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OCC Fellowship Grant Program

The OCC Fellowship Grant Program supports Old Collegians who are planning to undertake a not-for-profit venture that aligns with OCC values and promotes the empowerment of women, female leadership, education or social entrepreneurship.

The program includes financial support to assist the recipients in their endeavours. Examples of suitable ventures that might benefit from the Fellowship Grant include undertaking a research project, developing a business case for a social enterprise, providing outreach activities, adapting existing program offerings/approach, and more.

Fellowship Grant Value

A maximum of three grants will be awarded each calendar year, each for an amount up to $3,000.

Key Dates

May – June: Applications Open
July: Selection Process
August: Outcomes Notified

Successful Past Applicants


Steph-Cousins-(2000)-Headshot-(2).jpg Steph Cousins (2000) for the venture: “Empowering refugee women to find safer futures through international employment.”


Nicole-Bishop-(Butcher-1996)-Headshot-2.JPG Nicole Bishop (Butcher 1996) for the venture: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a not-for-profit training program aimed at improving the lives of widows in Northern India.
N-Deane-Helajzen-(1994)-Headshot.jpg N’Deane Helajzen (1994) for the venture: Marking 25 Years since the Srebrenica Genocide: To see, to know, to remember – An online exhibition to combat Historical Revision and Genocide Denial.
Alana-Schetzer-(2000)-Headshot.jpg Alana Schetzer (2000) for the venture: ‘Get Lippy’. A social enterprise selling limited edition lipsticks to raise awareness and funds for organisations that work to prevent violence against women.

Alana was guest speaker at the 2021 OCC International Women’s Day Event. Click here to watch her address.

Learn More

To learn more, click on the below link. Applications for the 2021 Old Collegians' Club Fellowship Grant Program are now closed however you can sign up here to be updated directly with information about the program in the future.
Fellowship Applicant Information