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2020 BUSINESS BOOSTER & ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIPS- NOW OPEN!

ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR OR RUN AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS AND ARE SEEKING SUPPORT TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS IN TO ITS NEXT PHASE? IF SO, WE WANT YOU!

Women in Business & Regional Development, in partnership with Dare to Dream Business Coaching and Mentoring, Southern Cross Austereo and Flinders University are thrilled to announce our 2020 Scholarship program is now open and we are offering scholarships for up to two women who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential and/or run an established businesses and are seeking support to help boost their businesses into its next phase. The WIBRD scholarships are valued at over $2500 each to the recipients who fit the defined criteria. The Scholarships will take place for a year from July 2020 to June 2021 and will be directly aligned with the Women in Business & Regional Development strategic direction whereby the recipients of the scholarships will be supported and guided in their business pursuits by the WIBRD network.The scholarships which support the establishment and fostering of female entrepreneurs and businesswomen also provide a framework for women in our community to enhance business contacts, develop friendships and strategic alliances to continually strive for business and personal growth.
KEY DATES

Submission are open on the 6 May 2020 and will close on the  15 June 2020.


BUSINESS BOOSTER SCHOLARSHIP

 

WiBRD is committed to connecting, supporting and building the capacity of our business community.  We understand the various stages that business go through throughout their life cycle, some of which can be challenging, some exciting and others disappointing. As such the WiBRD Business Booster Scholarship has been developed to support a business owner to further develop the capabilities of their business.
Whether you have been in business for 12 months or 30 years, reviewing your business practices, strategy and purpose is a vital part of remaining sustainable.

SCHOLARSHIP INCLUSIONS

  • 1 x Full year Individual WIBRD Membership valued at $99
  • Coaching & Mentoring package from Dare to Dream Coaching & Mentoring valued at $1500.
  • 1 x Southern Cross Austereo Marketing package to the value of $1450
  • $750 contribution to a Training Program to further encourage and support the recipients business pursuits, donated by Flinders University. The training to the value of $750 is to be identified as an eligible training program by both the recipient and sponsor of funding, Flinders University.
  • 1 x complimentary pass to a WiBRD ticketed event(s) of your choice (excluding IWA). Once booked, tickets will not be transferable to another event or person

ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP

An entrepreneur is someone with the capacity and willingness to develop a product and/or service, organise and manage a business venture and the courage to take the risk to turn the concept into reality. They bring to the market a viable product and/or service that people want or need.

The scholarship will look to ignite the potential in the recipient by offering access to a network that support like-minded women who get together in a supportive environment to provide relationships to enhance business, develop friendships and strategic alliances. WIBRD continue to strive to be an identifiable and respected source of community and regional perspectives, sought by policy makers and drivers.

SCHOLARSHIP INCLUSIONS
  • 1 x Full year Individual WIBRD Membership valued at $99
  • Coaching & Mentoring package from Dare to Dream Coaching & Mentoring valued at $1500.
  • $750 contribution to a Training Program to further encourage and support the recipients business pursuits, donated by Flinders University. The training to the value of $750 is to be identified as an eligible training program by both the recipient and sponsor of funding, Flinders University.
  • 1 x complimentary pass to a WiBRD ticketed event(s) of your choice (excluding IWA). Once booked, tickets will not be transferable to another event or person.

WIBRD SCHOLARSHIP PARTNERS
Women in Business & Regional Development are proud to announce that in 2020 we have teamed up with Dare to Dream Business Coaching and Mentoring, Southern Cross Austereo and Flinders University who will further add value to what the current program offers and we are thankful to them for coming on board for such a great initiative.
  

SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION & BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT FREE TRAINING
To further support the submission process and to encourage as many women as possible to apply for the Business Booster and Entrepreneurial Scholarships, Women in Business & Regional Development are hosting a webinar which will feature a presentation by Di Ind of Di Monty Training Solutions and Toni Vorenas of Metro Bakery on how to develop your application for the Scholarship program including tips for business plan development.
When: Wednesday the 13th of May
When: 2pm

Link:  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86907427549
Meeting ID: 869 0742 7549

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS & SUBMISSION

Submissions are received online via our website: https://www.wibrd.org.au/scholarships/ Whereby applicants are required to answer questions regarding their business. Included with the business submission must also be a current profile photo, business logo and business plan.


WHO CAN APPLY

The scholarships are open to women over the age of 18 years who own a business and/or actively pursuing a business or entrepreneurial goal. They must reside and operate their business in the region of South East SA and Western Victoria.

We wish you all the best in your applications!
Any queries relating to submissions can to be emailed through to the WIBRD Executive Officer, Lydia Mules at [email protected]
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