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Each year Goulburn Murray Community Leadership (GMCL) partners with financial supporters and employers to provide a number of scholarships to enable individuals from a variety of sectors, locations and special interests to participate in the Fairley Leadership Program.


Scholarships for the 2022 program include:

Ken Sampson Memorial Scholarship 

Merit scholarship – valued up to $5,000 (1 available)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Have demonstrated passion, initiative and a strong track record for being an active participant in or leader of community based natural resource management activities,

  • Have demonstrated a passion to promote community awareness and understanding of natural resource management and environmental health issues,

  • Be a permanent resident within the Goulburn Broken Catchment area,

  • Support the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s vision of - “Healthy, Resilient and Productive Landscapes Supporting Vibrant Communities”,

  • Is either a self-funded participant (i.e. not sponsored by another scholarship or does not have access to employer funded participation), committee member or employee of the Goulburn Broken CMA

Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Full scholarship – valued at $6600 each (2 available)

Eligibility criteria:

Must work and or reside in a recognized Victorian dairy community

Be directly engaged with any part of the dairy value chain

Show a genuine interest in their community and community engagement

Be able to demonstrate leadership potential

Country Fire Authority Scholarship

Full scholarship – valued at $6600

Eligibility criteria:

Must be a CFA volunteer with a local station within the Goulburn Murray region

Ability to demonstrate leadership potential

Ability to commit the required time and energy to the program and to engage as an active learner

Show a genuine interest in their community and community engagement

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