International Women's Day Scholarships 2017
- Created on Monday, 31 October 2016 11:42
The 2017 International Women's Day Illawarra Scholarship Applications are now open. Click here
Warrigal is proud to again sponsor the Beryl Lewis Scholarship for Older Women. A scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a woman aged over 55 years 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 potential.
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.”
The winner will be announced at the annual International Women's Day Illawarra gala which is held on 4 March 2017 at the WIN Entertainment Centre.