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Westpac is giving girls and women the chance to continue their education through the Westpac Women and Girls Education Grants.

About the Grants

There are nine Grants available – three Grants for each of the three categories: primary school, high school/secondary college and tertiary student/adult worker wishing to return to study.

The successful Grant recipients will receive funding to contribute towards their education costs. For primary school, the Grant is $400, for high school/secondary college, the Grant is $1,000 and for tertiary students/adult workers who wish to return to study, the Grant is $2,150.

All local girls and women are encouraged to apply.

What do I need to do?

The 2018 International Women’s Day theme is #PressforProgress, which asks everyone to take ground-breaking action that unites friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act, be gender inclusive and drive the greatest progress for women and girls. 

Answer the essay question: What can be done to remove barriers to women and girls' progress?

  • Primary school – response should be 200 words or less
  • High school/secondary college – response should be 400 words or less
  • Tertiary student/adult worker – response should be 600 words or less.


Applications close at 5pm Tuesday 8 June 2018 and must be completed using the official application form. Applications must be typed or neatly hand-written. Illegible copies will not be accepted.

How can I apply?

Applications for the 2018 Westpac Women and Girls Education Grants are now closed.

Things you should know

Please refer to the full terms and conditions on entry prior to applying for the Grant, which is set out on the application form.