International Scholarships


Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia is thrilled to offer International Scholarships in 2021. The program offers 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 the first half of 2021, Daisy Brown from Hornsby RSL was the recipient of the scholarship to the online Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Leading Operational Excellence.

In the second half of 2021 we will offer a scholarship to Leading Innovative Change 6 week online program by Berkeley, University of California.  

Females in the gaming, hospitality and gaming related industries that are connected to Australia and New Zealand are welcome to apply for all scholarships.

Berkeley, University of California

Leading Innovative Change Program

About the Leading Innovative Change Program: 

The Berkeley University of California Program commences on 25th October  2021, it is a 6 week program that will require 6 hours of coursework per week. It is designed to help you lead innovative change change.

In Leading  Innovative Change, Berkeley-Haas professors, recognised worldwide for their forward thinking research and thought leadership, guide you to innovate your business model and reinvigorate your leadership approach.   You will strengthen your ability to foster innovation, transform your organisation, drive new levels of growth, and sustain success through continual assessment and reinvention. Become a Change Agent.

    • Week One: Seek First
    • Week Two: Make Meaning
    • Week Three: Be Creative
    • Week Four: Shift into Gear
    • Week Five: Transform Culture
    • Week Six: Communicate Change

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 25th October 2021.

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 closed on 31st August 2021. 

Announcement of Recipient:

The scholarship recipient will be announced via social media and in our newsletter.

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

Prior Scholarships

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)    Leading Operational Excellence

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: 

Congratulations to Daisy Brown from Hornsby RSL, NSW for being the recipient of this scholarship.   

Thank you to all applicants.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / University of Reno (UNLV/UNR)   Executive Development Program 2019 

This scholarship was awarded  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.