Central West Branch

The AFGW Central West branch is centred in the Cowra-Canowindra district.
Fundraising • Community Service • Scholarships

Purpose

Our purpose is to reward and support rural women in their advancement of education by fund raising activities that promote friendship and interest for ourselves and the community.

Central West Branch Meetings

The Central West Branch of the AFGW is actively engaged in the community hosting two
Luncheons and two Dinners each year. The four functions are attended by Branch and
community members invited from a comprehensive mailing list who benefit from the
experience and wisdom of an invited speaker with the purpose of raising funds for the
Branch. An AGM is held each year and those elected are invited to committee meetings at
either a Cowra or Canowindra member’s home.

Awards

The Central West Branch of the AFGW awards two Scholarships to Rural Women

Cowra – Canowindra HSC Scholarship ($2000)
The aim of this annual scholarship is to assist a highly-motivated female student who lives and attends school in the Cowra – Canowindra area and has been accepted for university. Highly commended awards may also be given at the discretion of the HSC Scholarship Committee.

The Cowra – Canowindra HSC Scholarship, valued at $2000, is financed entirely from funds raised from our Central West group functions, newsletters and donations.

Interested students are invited to submit a CV and a letter of application to the AFGW HSC Coordinator at the following email address:  afgwcwhsc@gmail.com

Please visit the Scholarships Summary page for more detail.

Closing date: 25.01.2018

The Dr Barbara Wright Post-Graduate Scholarship ($4,000)
The Dr Barbara Wright Post-Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a woman from Central West NSW seeking to continue her post-graduate education.

Since its inception in 2001 this scholarship has been awarded every two years when funds permit. It was renamed in 2007 to honour one of our members, Dr Barbara Wright.

Dr Wright was a past president and committee member of the Branch for over 30 years. Barbara, whose eulogy was printed in the NSW and Australian AFUW Newsletters in 2007, was a driving force in the establishment of this scholarship. She was a highly respected GP, who was committed to the local community and as a tribute following her death, AFGW Central West launched an appeal for funds to ensure the scholarship’s continuance. The generosity of the rural community and of Barbara’s many friends from far and wide has meant that a substantial sum has now been placed in the AFGW NSW Education Trust.

Donations to the Dr Barbara Wright Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund are still welcome and are tax-deductible.

Please visit the Scholarships Summary page for more detail.

Barbara Wright
Barbara Wright

Contact

President: Jean Mary Fagan jeanmaryfagan@yahoo.com.au

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