Assistance – Education Scholarships

CWA Secondary and Tertiary Bursaries

Members’ children and grandchildren are eligible for CWA Secondary Bursaries which are awarded annually.  CWA Tertiary Bursaries are open to all students and also awarded annually. The main criteria are financial need, civic awareness and student endeavour and applications are made through a CWA branch, closing at CWA Head Office by 30 September each year. Supporting material is required with each application. These are funded from the CWA Sir James Mitchell Education and Welfare Fund.

Click on the links below for the appropriate application forms:

CWA Secondary Bursary

CWA Tertiary Bursary

CWA Member Bursary

Up to $2000 is available each year to assist a CWA member of at least five years to take on tertiary study. Bursaries are awarded to members who can demonstrate how the course will benefit the member, CWA and the community with financial need being a major criteria.

Click on the link below for the application form:

CWA Bursary for Members

CWA / CTA Henderson Field Scholarship (for WA Rural Nurses)

The Country Women’s Association of WA (CWA) together with the Commercial Travellers’ Association of WA (CTA) have established the CWA / CTA Henderson Field Scholarship which is designed to encourage further nursing skills training, particularly involving the care of children, for the benefit of rural, regional and remote communities.

Funds were gifted by the Commercial Travellers’ Association of WA and provided to the Country Women’s Association of WA who will manage the funds and selection process.   Each year, a total of $5,000 will be given in scholarships to deserving applicants.

“We are encouraging rural nurses to apply for a scholarship to access short or long courses, depending upon their need”, said Mrs Heather Allen, State President of the CWA of WA. “This scholarship is designed to encourage nurses to undertake further skills training in paediatrics or other specialities for the benefit families in rural communities.  School and community nurses may also wish to apply for a scholarship to upgrade their skills to offer more comprehensive services to their clients.  We are happy to consider all applications”, said Mrs Allen.

Click on the link below for the application form:

CWA CTA Henderson Field Scholarship (for WA Rural Nurses)

CWA Rural Medical Scholarship

Beginning in 2008, $10,000 has been granted annually from the CWA State Project Fund to a rural student who would have difficulty in financing his or her medical studies, and has an interest in serving as a GP in the country. This scholarship was most recently awarded to Jessica Ibbeson from Bunbury, who has just graduated. The inaugural scholarship holder is now Dr James Preuss.
Contact the State Office for details and availability.

CWA Rural Dental Scholarship

This is for a rural student who is studying dentistry at UWA and who intends to practice in a rural area. In 2013 the inaugural scholarship was presented to Rachel Abdel- Messih who grew up in Port Hedland.  Contact the State Office for details and availability.

CWA/Muresk Institute Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management Scholarship

This is a new $5,000 perpetual scholarship beginning in 2017 for a first year student enrolled in the above course.   Contact the State Office for details and availability.

Emma Sherrington Bursary

Mrs Emma Sherrington, a great intellect and a longtime member of the Cunderdin Branch was unable to pursue higher education herself but wished to help others achieve their goals.  On her passing, she left a bequest with the interest to be used for a Tertiary Education Scholarship for a male or female rural student studying their first degree at a recognized WA University.  Only one beneficiary can receive the grant at any given time.  CWA administers this bursary. Contact the State Office for details and availability.

The Matthew and Emma Field Memorial Bursary

As a result of a generous donation from Mrs Margaret de Castilla, the Matthew and Emma Field Bursary was established in honour of her parents.  CWA administers this bursary which is available annually for children living within a 200 km radius of Kunnunoppin to attend a secondary or tertiary educational institution and who are entering the first year of living away from home. Applications close 31 October each year at the Association’s Head Office. Contact the State Office for details and availability.