Young Professional Scholarship

The 2018 IPAA National Conference Scholarship will open in June 2018. Please keep posted on this page or subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates.  

The Young Professional Scholarship is awarded annually to one Young Professional (YP) Member (Personal or Associate) and provides the opportunity to attend the IPAA National Conference.

The Scholarship

The scholarship traditionally provides the winner with return economy flights from Perth and full conference registration fee and is valued at $2,000.

How to Apply

Application is on a self-nomination basis and requires:

  • submission of a current resume including current position and contact details; and
  • submission of a paper (max 400 words) outlining why you would like to attend the IPAA National Conference, and detailing how it will aid your professional development and career in the public service.

Winner Requirements

Each winner will be required to complete a brief report on their experience at the Conference. This will be published on the Institute’s website and you may also be required to make a short presentation at a future Young Professional’s event or the Institute's AGM.

Judging

Applications will be reviewed** by a panel and the winner will be notified by email and announced on the Institute’s website.

Eligibility & Closing Date

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 35 years and under, and be a current Young Professional (YIPAA) - Associate or Personal Member.**

Not a YP Member? That’s OK!

Simply apply online. As a YP Member, you will receive benefits that will help you excel in the Public Sector. We connect members with people and ideas that matter!

Further Information

For further information, please contact us on 9360 1400 or email yohan.fernando@ipaawa.org.au. Further information on the IPAA 2016 National Conference is available at www.ipaa2015.org.au.

Competition Conditions

*Prize is not redeemable for cash, is not transferable or exchangeable. Cost of airfare is determined by IPAA WA. 
** The panel’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the panel’s decisions. The panel reserves the right not to award the scholarship. The competition is open to all current financial (paid) YP Members. This excludes Complimentary Young Professional Memberships provided as part of benefit to Corporate Members.  

Past Winners

2016

Avril Hughes, Department of the Premier and Cabinet 
View conference overview

2015

Cassie Houghton, Housing Authority
View conference overview

2014

Heather Perkins, Shire of Halls Creek
View conference overview

Rachel Morrice, Department of Treasury
View conference overview

2013

Kate Louden - Department of Housing
View conference overview

2012

Tahlia Jones, Health and Disability Services Complaints Office 
Download conference overview & speech notes

Emma Forrest, Department of Housing
Download conference overview & speech notes

2011

Adele Coyne, Department of Commerce
Download conference overview & speech notes