Soroptimist International Bayside offers scholarship open to support women's tertiary education

EDUCATION: Soroptimist International Bayside is offering $1000 to support a woman or girl in her tertiary studies.

EDUCATION: Soroptimist International Bayside is offering $1000 to support a woman or girl in her tertiary studies.

SOROPTIMIST International Bayside is offering a scholarship of $1000 to a woman or girl from the Bayside area to support her studies at a tertiary institution.

Soroptimist International is a global organisation of women, with a focus on educating, enabling and empowering women and girls world-wide.

This scholarship honours Maris King, an eminent Soroptimist and past member of the Bayside club.

Ms King had a distinguished career in the Australian Diplomatic Service and was the first woman to serve as an Australian High Commissioner.

She has a street named after her in Canberra.

The 2020 winners were Hilde Ebersohn, who was working towards her Certificate III and IV in ageing support, and soprano Leah Lever, studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Southern Queensland.

For further information and application form, please email sibayside@siswp.org requesting a Scholarship Application Package.

Applications are now open and close on February 1, 2021.

The winner will be announced at SI Bayside's International Women's Day Breakfast at the Redlands Sporting Club on March 5.