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LBWR scholarships

Due to the generosity of our sponsors and community LBWR can support participation in its leadership program through various scholarships. We acknowledge our generous sponsors for giving back to their community and their ongoing support of community leadership development.

Agriculture Victoria – New to LBWR19

Agriculture is a vibrant part of our regional economy and way of life. Agriculture Victoria and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources supports the leadership development of an individual working in agriculture who lives in Ballarat and the western region.

• Eligibility: Work in or show a genuine interest in biosecurity & agriculture with a interest in widely establish pest animal and plants. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and have the potential to commit time and energy to leading in their community in the future.
• The scholarship covers the full cost of the program ($6011 + GST)
• Sponsored by Agriculture Victoria and Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 

 Bank Australia Indigenous Scholarship

As part of its commitment to reconciliation, Bank Australia supports emerging Indigenous leaders to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and networks. Each year, one scholarship is available in the program.


GForce Employment Solutions Emerging Young Leaders Scholarship

Gforce encourages inclusive employment and leadership opportunities and is committed to adding value to its regions with local and socially-conscious endeavors.

Hugh Williamson Foundation Scholarship

Ballarat is home to a vibrant and growing community of artists and cultural practitioners. Each year, the Hugh Williamson Foundation supports one leader from the arts and culture sector to undertake the program.

Eligibility: Artist in Ballarat or the western region (does not have to be in full-time employment as an artist)
The scholarship covers the full cost of the program ($6011 + GST)
Sponsored by the Hugh Williamson Foundation

Peter Davies Scholarship

Peter Davies was a visionary business leader who made an extraordinary contribution to the Ballarat community. In honour of Peter, this scholarship supports a small business owner or entrepreneur to develop their skills and make an impact.

Eligibility: small business owner or entrepreneur in Ballarat or the western region
The scholarship covers the full cost of the program ($6011 + GST)
Sponsored by Committee for Ballarat

Pyrenees Shire Community Scholarship

Do you live or work within the Pyrenees Shire? The Pyrenees Shire Council offers support to two emerging leaders to enable their own development and to contribute to the resilience of their own community.

Leaders In Action Scholarship

LBWR's alumni now numbers nearly 300. This scholarship is in recognition of the impact our graduates have in the community post-program.


Scholarship recipients

Peter Davies Scholarship

Bank Australia Indigenous Scholarship

Hugh Williamson Foundation Scholarship (formerly the Bug Blitz Scholarship)

Pyrenees Shire Community Scholarship

Leaders In Action Scholarship

Denis Tricks Young Regional Community Leadership Scholarship sponsored by The Hugh Williamson Foundation

Agriculture Victoria Scholarship

GForce Employment Solutions Emerging Young Leaders Scholarship