Young Refugee Women Scholarship Program

Submissions have closed.

Settlement Services International (SSI) and the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) are seeking expressions of interest for the Young Refugee Women Scholarship Program to attend, and actively participate in, the National Multicultural Women’s Conference 2016—Influencing Change: Vision and Impact.

The Conference will be held on 3-4 November 2016, at Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney.

Up to three participants will be selected for the Program. They will be supported by representatives from FECCA and SSI to navigate the Conference sessions and explore issues of interest, discuss their emerging ideas with experienced actors in the sector, network with inspirational women, and establish connections for the future. At the closing session of the conference, the participants will share their insights on the key topics explored throughout the two-day event, their individual learnings, and how they will translate that knowledge into their future endeavors.

Expressions of interest are sought from women, aged 18 to 30, who came to Australia as refugees. We particularly encourage applications from young women who are keen to engage with the multicultural and settlement sectors, and who are otherwise unable to attend the Conference due to financial reasons.

Please submit a maximum 300 word or 3 minute video expression of interest explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the Program, how you would benefit from participating, and how you would apply the experience in your future activities. Don’t forget to include your travel requirements in the application.

All expressions of interest must be submitted by 5:00pm Wednesday 10 August AEST to To submit use the subject line: Young Refugee Women Scholarship Program Expression of Interest. If you have any questions or comments, please contact FECCA Communications Advisor Lavanya Kala at

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Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline5 August 2016
Notification of acceptance of abstractFrom 17 August 2016
Early bird /Presenter registration closes12 September 2016
Accommodation and registration cancellation deadline15 September 2016
Conference dates3-4 November 2016