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Supporting the Development of Leaders

For over 60 years the Municipal Engineering Foundation Victoria has been supporting the development of leaders across our sector through overseas study tour scholarship awards.

As we approach 2024 the Foundation is looking forward to again providing support for our leading public works professionals to experience the wonderful opportunity to travel internationally and learn from others.

MEF Victoria will be making an overseas study tour scholarship award available to selected public works professionals who are working within local government in Victoria to participate in a group focused tour during 2024.

MEF Victoria is committed to promoting gender equity, diversity and inclusion and recognises that gender equality is critically important for the success of the public works sector and the development of its leaders.

The study tour is to the United States of America and Canada where the successful applicants will travel as a group for up to three weeks, including attendance at the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exhibition (PWX) in Chicago, IL from 18th to 21st August 2024.

Each scholarship provides $11,000 as a contribution towards travel, accommodation, congress registration and incidentals.

The Foundation will seek applications that focus on current and emerging issues for our sector. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate leadership and innovation in identifying emerging issues for research that will significantly benefit local government and the public works sector.

The opening date for scholarship applications is proposed for mid September 2023. Further details will be available here.

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