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​The purpose of the Fairley Alumni Scholarship is to provide financial support and opportunities for individuals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service, leadership potential, and a desire to contribute positively to the Goulburn Murray region. This scholarship aims to empower and uplift those who may face challenges or barriers, allowing them to participate in the Fairley Leadership Program.



1. Facilitating access to leadership development

Providing financial assistance to individuals who may not have the means to participate in the Fairley Leadership Program due to economic constraints.

2. Recognising and supporting community service

Acknowledging and rewarding individuals who have actively engaged in community service and demonstrated a commitment to making a positive impact.​

3. Fostering inclusive leadership

Promoting diversity and inclusivity in community leadership by offering opportunities to individuals who may belong to disadvantaged cohorts.

4. Empowering future community leaders

Investing in the development of individuals with strong leadership potential, aiming to empower them to become effective leaders within their communities

5. Addressing systemic barriers

Recognising and addressing systemic barriers that may limit certain individuals from accessing leadership development opportunities.

6. Building a network of community leaders

Creating a network of scholarship recipients who share a commitment to community service and can contribute collectively to the positive development of the Goulburn Murray region.

7. Encouraging positive impact

Encouraging scholarship recipients to expand on skills by participating in the Fairley Leadership Program and contribute meaningfully to community development.

8. Promoting equality of opportunity 

Advocating for equal opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that financial constraints are not a hindrance to their participation in leadership programs.

9. Aligning with community needs

Ensuring that the scholarship aligns with the specific needs and priorities of the Goulburn Murray region, contributing to the overall well-being and progress of the community.

By serving these purposes, the Fairley Alumni Scholarship seeks to create a more inclusive and diverse leadership landscape, fostering positive change and sustainable development in the Goulburn Murray region.

Note: You can view the full list of application questions here (please submit responses using the button below).

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