WITH Tas Annual Scholarship

In 2013, the southern branch of Women in Tourism & Hospitality Tasmania (WITH) introduced a scholarship to encourage study aimed at professional development and career progression.

In the years since, $1,000 has been awarded annually to assist with the undertaking of tourism and/or hospitality studies at post-secondary level.

Whilst the funds are paid on successful conclusion of the study year, WITH Tas provides peer support throughout the year with the successful applicant attending a specified number of events, including one Management Committee meeting.

Dates for WITH Tas 2020 Scholarship:

  • Applications close 5pm, Monday 30th March.
  • Assessments done and interviews held in following fortnight.
  • Download the application below.
  • Winner announced in April at a WITH Tas function and in the following issue of the newsletter.
  • For further information email info@withtas.com or phone WITH Tas Committee Member Rita on 0438 310 323.

Previous scholarship winners

2019: Nilarach (Joy) Varahakaporn
Joy holds a Cert IV in patisserie and hospitality and is currently studying for a Cert IV in Commercial Cookery at Frontier Education. She moved to Hobart from Melbourne after visiting Hobart where the city took her breath away. Joy's ultimate dream is to own her own business but along the way she takes inspiration from Tasmania's many talented chefs and the state's vibrant food culture. Read more about Joy here >

2018: Grace Woolford 
Grace is a year 12 student studying both tourism and hospitality at Guilford Young College and is in her third year as a VET hospitality student. She is currently completing certificate II in Tourism, Kitchen Operations and Hospitality (Front of House).   When she finishes college at the end of 2019, Grace intends to start a pastry apprenticeship in Hobart which she is very much looking forward too. With the help of the WITH Tas scholarship she will be able to complete her apprenticeship and then travel with the skills obtained.

2017: Jacinta Lang
Jacinta completed her TasTafe studies in 2017 and is now enjoying working with the passionate and award-winning team at Pennicott Wilderness Journeys.

2016: Katherine Halliday and Molly Hutcheon
Following a career in event management and part-time study, Katherine completed her degree at the University of Tasmania and so impressed them, they offered her a job!
Molly Hutcheon received an Encouragement Award of $5oo towards her studies. After gaining hospitality experience including at Macq01, Molly is off travelling the world gaining life experience.

2015: Susie Serpanos
Susie studied at TasTAFE and continues to work in the hospitality industry.

2014: Katy Delaney

2013: Kristiana Timson


2019 WITH Tas Scholarship winner - Nilarach (Joy) Nilarach (Joy) Varahakapornarahakaporn
Grace Woolford, WITH Tas 2018 Scholarship winner
2018 Scholarship recipient Jacinta Long and Rita Warrener of WITH Tas
2016 Scholarship recipient - Katherine Halliday with Jane Johnston