Intrust Super Scholarships


In partnership with Intrust Super, Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia is thrilled to offer the Intrust Super Scholarship Program for 2021. The program will offer three scholarships to support the continual professional development of women in our industry and recognises the skills and contribution that women bring to the gaming, hospitality and gaming related industries.

In 2021 we will offer 1 scholarship to the online Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Leading Operational Excellence and 2 scholarships to the online University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of Reno (UNLV/UNR) Executive Development Program.

Females in the gaming, hospitality and gaming related industries that are connected to Australia and New Zealand are welcome to apply for all scholarships (eg you can apply for both).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Leading Operational Excellence

(apply today)

About MIT ‘Leading Operational Excellence‘ Program: 

The MIT Program commences on 12th July 2021, it is a 6 week program that will require 6 hours of coursework per week. It is designed to help you lead organisational change.

In Leading Operational Excellence, senior faculty from the MIT Sloan School of Management guide you through proven processes for innovating and systematising product development, business procedures, and service design—from ideation and development to commercialisation and ongoing product/service leadership. This high-impact program is highly applicable to a broad range of industries.

Week One: Balancing Creativity and Discipline

Week Two: Process Analysis

Week Three: Analysis of Capacity

Week Four: Service Quality

Week Five: Capacity, Demand and Profit

Week Six: Operational Leadership

Download the Program Brochure for more information.

Who should apply:

Australian or New Zealand domiciled females in the gaming, hospitality or gaming related industry who are dedicated to advancing their career and are committed to developing their operational leadership skills and knowledge.

Applicants must be available to commit to 6 hours of course work per week commencing 12th July 2021.

Inclusions & Obligations: 

The scholarship includes full course fees including in-program coach feedback.

Applicants must commit to attending the course on the dates specified.

The successful applicant must provide a report about their scholarship experience and may be required to speak at future Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia events. 

All other expenses and incidentals, are to be covered by the recipient of the scholarship. 

To Apply: 

To apply for the scholarship, you will be required to submit the following via our online application portal: 

  1. Application Form 
  2. An up to date copy of your resume
  3. Managerial letter of support from your immediate manager supporting your application and commenting on your leadership. 

Applications open on 1st April 2021 and close on Friday 23rd April, 5pm (AEST).

Announcement of Recipient: 

The scholarship recipient will be announced on Wednesday 12 May  via social media.

For any questions regarding the program, please contact us on info@wgha.org.au 

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas / University of Reno (UNLV/UNR)

Executive Development Program

(applications expected to open in May 2021)

About the Executive Development Program: 

Held in November 2021, the Executive Development Program is designed to help you lead organisational change. It increases your capacity to lead and manage in a changing environment and prepares you to think strategically and reshape your organisation. It provides the information and insights to create organisational growth opportunities through strategic alliances. 

The Executive Development Program covers: 

  • Product 
  • Attractions 
  • Casino environment 
  • Employee development 
  • Community relations 
  • Partnerships and; 
  • Exceptional customer service.  

The nine-day intensive program consists of daily seminars taught by some of the business world’s most influential innovators and executives, as well as case study analysis with team members from the program. The program maybe modified in 2021 to an online version.

The EDP creates lifelong connections and enables participants to gain valuable insights into an ever-changing industry. Up to 65 attendees from across the world participate in this gaming leadership program each year. 

More information on the Online EDP can be found on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas website.

The 2019 inaugural scholarship was awarded to Hannah Morelos and her reflections from the EDP are available here. 

Who should apply:

The EDP is specially designed for: 

  1. Executives and senior managers in positions of substantial responsibility who help shape the futures of their organisations.  
  1. Owners, board members and other leaders active in strategic planning for gaming organisations.  
  1. Government regulators who require a comprehensive understanding of casino operations  
  1. Rising stars within a gaming organisation. 

Females in the Gaming, Hospitality or Gaming related industries, domiciled in Australia or New Zealand who are dedicated to advancing their career and are committed to developing their strategic leadership skills and knowledge are encouraged to apply. 

Inclusions & Obligations: 

The scholarship includes online course fees. Applicants must commit to attending the course on the dates specified. The successful applicant must provide a report about their scholarship experience and will be required to speak at future Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia events. 

All other expenses and incidentals, are to be covered by the recipient of the scholarship. 

To Apply: 

To apply for the scholarship, you will be required to submit the following via our online portal once applications open: 

  1. Application Form (Online within application process) 
  2. An up to date copy of your resume 
  3. Managerial letter of support from your immediate manager supporting your application and commenting on your leadership. 

Applications are expected to open on 3-May-2021 and close on 29 May 2021 (5pm AEST).

Announcement of Recipient:

The scholarship recipient will be announced on Wednesday 11 August  at the Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia’s Leaders Lunch at the Australasian Gaming Expo in Sydney.

For any questions regarding the program, please contact us on info@wgha.org.au

The inaugural scholarship was awarded in 2019 to The Star Entertainment Group’s Hannah Morelos. Reflecting on her experience, Hannah says

“I am grateful and so proud to have completed such a challenging program. I know that this experience will inform the way that I move forward and the impact that I will have. The industry that I choose to be part of is vibrant, fast paced and innovative. Now, more than ever, it is also an industry that values the importance of social responsibility, diversity and inclusion. The 2019 cohort had the highest female representation to date.”

Read more about Hannah’s EDP Scholarship Experience.