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Marjorie Propsting was a founding member of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association [ALGWA] in 1951, during the Jubilee Year of the Commonwealth of Australia.Marjorie Propsting
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Marjorie Propsting Scholarship

The Marjorie Propsting Scholarship has been established by ALGWA NSW as a tribute to Marjorie’s enduring belief in the need to support women in Local Government.

The Scholarship provides one off funding up to $3000 for staff members or Councillors to undertake learning and development activities towards:

  • Completion of a tertiary or TAFE course
  • Study to further your career
  • Attendance at a relevant course or conference


The Scholarship is allocated annually by the ALGWA Executive to support women in Local Government.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Recipient must be a financial member of ALGWA
  • Staff members and Councillors must have completed at least 12 months service with Council prior to commencement of the scholarship.
  • The successful applicant will be required to share the knowledge and skills obtained through the activities funded
  • Only activities that are not able to be funded under Council’s existing Educational Assistance Program or general training budgets will be eligible for funding under this scholarship


How to Apply:

Application needs to include details of your proposed learning activities, how this this will benefit your career within Council and how this knowledge will be shared with other women in Local Government. 

Applications will be reviewed by the ALGWA NSW Executive. 

Funding will be arranged with the ALGWA NSW Treasurer, who will require an appropriate invoice of the proposed activity.

The successful applicant may be requested to present a brief outline of their acquired skills and experience to an ALGWA conference. This is typically at the annual ALGWA NSW conference dinner. 

Applications must be received by ALGWA NSW by November 31st in any given year.

  • Scholarship form
    Section A: Personal details
    Section B: Details of course/learning to be undertaken
    Section C: ALGWA Membership
    Section D: Skill and shared outcomes
    Section E: Funding
    Section F: Shared outcomes with other women
    Please outline any details that may be relevant to support your application