International Women's Day Illawarra Scholarship
- Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:08
Warrigal is proud to again be supporting International Women's Day Illawarra in 2016.
In 2016, the International Women's Day Illawarra Committee will offer six individual scholarships of $2000 each to encourage women in our community, who might not otherwise have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, skill and experience in a field of their interest or in which they have shown great interest.
The Beryl Lewis Scholarship for Older Women
Beryl Lewis was inspired by a love of older people and the joy and fulfilment that volunteering provided. Beryl had a long association with Warrigal where she operated the Warrigal Op-Shop, volunteered at the Mt Warrigal Care Home and served as a Board member from 1984-1998. During her time on the Board, Beryl developed an interest in Alzheimer’s Disease and was instrumental in setting up a Day Care Centre to provide respite to carers. Now known as the Beryl Lewis Centre, this remains a key service offered by Warrigal today. Beryl also particularly enjoyed working with other inspiring women who were part of the Mt Warrigal Ladies Auxiliary. She once said “”I’m very proud of the Auxiliary and all of those who volunteer. People have done some wonderful things: you wouldn’t credit what they have done.”
For more information on the scholarship, and to apply Click Here
Note: The applicant must be aged 55 or over.