AWIS Women in STEM Award

In 2018, AWIS introduced a financial award to support those who identify as women studying STEM subjects.

Through the New Horizons for Women Trust, the $9,000 award will support up to three women annually enrolled in a tertiary STEM qualification. The award is particularly aimed at anyone who identifies as a women whose social identity is under-represented in their field of study.

For more information on the Award or to apply, go to


2018: Kajaun Rhind-Reedy (Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging)); Jessica Turner (PhD Computer Science); Kimberley Maxwell (PhD Marine Biology)

2019: Natasha Bettridge (Bachelor of Computing Sciences); Monique Cooper (Bachelor of Engineering Honours); Kira Pitman (Master of Science (Physics))

2020: Hayley Ngo (Bachelor of Engineering (Construction Engineering)); Irene Leathwick (PhD Computer Science)

2021: Grace Thompson (Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)); Heni Unwin (Master of Science (Environmental Science))