Westpac women’s education grants program - Solomon Star News


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Westpac women’s education grants program

27 May 2014

Westpac Solomon Islands is calling all women and girls who are interested in applying for a Westpac Women’s Education Grant to submit their application before time runs out.

Since 2011, Westpac Solomon Islands has offered the Westpac Women’s Education Grants Program to give women and girls an opportunity to receive financial assistance to help with the cost of their education.

 A total of six education grants are up for grabs in the Solomon Islands - two $1,000 grants for primary school girls, two $3,850 grants for high school or secondary college students and two $5,500 grants for tertiary students or workers who would like to return to study.

General Manager Westpac Solomon Islands, Kutila Pinto said the program presents great opportunity for women and girls to establish a solid foundation for their career through education.

“We’ve already had a great response from applicants nominating themselves or their peers for this program, and we encourage all those interested in applying to get their entries in before applications close on Friday 30 May.

“This program provides a fantastic opportunity for outstanding women and girls to get the support they deserve in order to excel in their education,” Mr Pinto said.

Westpac Solomon Islands is a strong supporter of improving educational standards of women across the Pacific, and hopes to continue to provide support for these grants in the future.

“By providing educational support, we hope to empower women in the Solomon Islands to reach their greatest career potential, and in turn help to strengthen the economic environment in which we operate.

“I strongly encourage all women and girls from around the Solomon Islands to apply for a grant to help support their future,” Mr Pinto said.

Applications for round five of the Westpac Women’s Education Grants Program close at 5pm on Friday 30 May. To apply, applicants must visit the Westpac website and submit their answer the following question: if you could advise the Prime Minister on meeting the three most important needs of women and girls, what would these be and why?

Westpac operates in seven Pacific countries - Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Samoa – through its network of more than 50 branches, 100 ATMs, thousands of merchants and In-Store Banking facilities.