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

About the Grants

There are six Grants available – two Grants for each of the three categories: primary school, high school/secondary school and tertiary/adult worker wishing to return to study. The successful Grant recipients will each receive K3,000 to contribute towards their education costs.

All local girls and women are encouraged to apply.

What do I need to do?

The 2017 International Women’s Day theme is “Be Bold for Change” which asks everyone to take ground-breaking action that drives the greatest change for women. Answer the essay question: Tell us about a bold female who has improved the lives of women in your country.

  • 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 Monday 8 May 2017 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?

Download the form (PDF 56KB) or ask for an application form at your local Westpac branch.

Instructions and the terms and conditions of the program are listed on the application form.

When are the winners announced?

The winners of the Westpac Women’s Education Grants will be announced in the media on Friday 2 June 2017.

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.