Rosemary Richards Scholarship applications open

Women QTU members are being encouraged to apply for the AEU Rosemary Richards Scholarship 2017.

This scholarship, now in its eleventh year, is aimed at providing the opportunity to a woman member to increase her skills and experience in the Union’s work at a state/territory/national or international level and, by extension, supporting the AEU’s women members. The proposal may include (but is not limited to):

  • the establishment of a work-shadowing or a mentoring arrangement
  • research or study experiences
  • formal and/or informal training and development opportunities (e.g. attendance at an appropriate conference)
  • the design and implementation of a discrete project.

The scholarship, which is valued at up to $10,000 per year, is offered in memory of Rosemary Richards, a proud feminist, unionist and educator who played a crucial role in shaping the AEU as an organisation which reflects feminist principles. Rosemary passed away in November 2006 after a long battle with illness.

For more information, refer to the guidelines and nomination form on the AEU website at

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 April.

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