Scholarship Information

Clearwater have funded a full Scholarship for an Emerging Indigenous Water Leader from VIC to participate in the next round of the IWC Water Leadership Program (WLP).

The WLP is an award-winning, annual program that helps emerging leaders to develop the ability to exert influence, drive change and advance challenging integrated water management projects.

Scholarships will be awarded to high-caliber candidates who clearly demonstrate potential as a future water leader and satisfies the entry criteria.

Clearwater Emerging Indigenous Water Leader Scholarship valued at $10,500 

The scholarship will cover $9500 of recipient’s course fees (totalling $10,500 excl GST for the program). The recipient will be required to pay or arrange for payment of the remaining $1000 (excl GST). The scholarship will also provide a $1000 allowance towards covering expenses associated with participating in the intensives which form part of the program (i.e. travel and accommodation). Any additional expenses are to be covered by the recipient or their employer.

Please note: the final number and value of scholarships awarded will remain at the discretion of IWC and will depend on the quality of applications received.
General eligibility criteria and terms & conditions

All Scholarships for the 2021/22 IWC Water Leadership Program are subject to the following general eligibility criteria:
  • Applicants must have at least 3 years of work experience in the water industry/sector
  • Applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident currently working in Australia.
  • Be able to communicate clearly in English
  • Applicant’s work supervisors must understand the nature of the program and support their application.

All applicants for this full (see definition of Clearwater full scholarship on page 2 of these T&Cs) Scholarship must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
  • Is of Aboriginal descent and Identifies as an Aboriginal person and be accepted by your community.
  • Currently working for a local government, water authority or catchment management authority, Aboriginal Land
  • Council anywhere in Victoria working in water management.
  • Currently hold a position that allows the recipient to advance IWM approaches.
  • Currently occupy project, team or program management roles in which they have the potential to enable the
  • development of others, especially Indigenous people
  • Possess a strong commitment to learning and personal development, including the ability to respond positively
  • to feedback
  • Have a desire to complement their technical and management skills with advanced leadership capabilities
  • Be able to demonstrate aspirations to improve their ability to influence stakeholders and drive change in order
  • to deliver more integrated forms of water management
  • An ability to travel to Brisbane and attend both face-to-face training sessions in March2022 (5 days) and July 2022 (2 days)
  • Have organisational support from current employer to attend the program
All Scholarships for the 2021/22 IWC Water Leadership Program are subject to the following general terms and conditions:

  • Full participation in all elements of the program is expected. This includes the ability to travel to Brisbane to physically attend the two face-to-face training sessions in February and July 2022 (COVID permitting).
  • If an applicant is offered a scholarship but fails to formally accept the scholarship (i.e. in writing by email) within 3 days, the scholarship may be offered to another applicant.
  • Scholarship recipients will be guaranteed a place in the program in 2021/22.
  • Scholarships are not transferable to future years or to other people.

Scholarship specific additional eligibility criteria and terms and conditions are detailed on the website here

Closing Date

All Scholarships for the 2021/22 IWC Water Leadership Program will close at midnight 16th September 2021. 

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