Regional Young Professional Scholarship

The 2021 Regional Young Professional Scholarship to attend the IPAA WA Public Sector Young Professionals’ Conference will open in October 2020. 
The Scholarship is awarded annually to one regionally located Public Sector Young Professional (YP) and provides the opportunity to be more involved in your professional community. This includes attending the IPAA WA Public Sector Young Professionals’ Conference and a one-year IPAA WA YP membership.

About the YP Conference

The IPAA WA Public Sector YP Conference provides young professionals in the public sector with a forum to explore and discuss the critical issues affecting their career prospects with leaders and peers. The conference features an exciting program that is developed for young professionals by young professionals, and will keep you inspired the whole day through thought provoking and interactive sessions. 
The 2021 Conference will be held on 12 February 2021 in the Perth CBD (venue TBC). 

About YP Membership

Young Professional Membership provides you with a range of benefits that you will find useful and of value to your career development. Click here to find out more. 

The Scholarship

The scholarship provides the recipient with a one-year IPAA WA YP Regional membership, travel assistance to and from Perth, accommodation and full conference registration fee*.

Start Preparing your Nomination Today

Application is on a self-nomination basis and requires:
  • submission of a current resume including current position and contact details; and
  • submission of a paper (max 600 words) outlining:
    • How the theme of the conference relates to your current work;
    • Which of the pillars are you most interested in for your career development and why; and
    • How you will share the information you have learnt with other young professionals.

Apply here

To submit your application, please complete the online form here:

Scholarship Recipient Requirements

The recipient of the Regional YP Scholarship will be required to complete a 1 page report on their experience at the Conference. This will be published on the Institute’s website and the YP Committee’s social networks.


Applications will be reviewed** by a panel and the recipient will be notified by email and announced on the Institute’s website.

Eligibility & Closing Date

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply you must be aged 35 years and under, located regionally*** in WA and working in the WA public sector. 
Closing date: The 2020 YP Regional Scholarship closes Friday 4 December 2020.

Further Information

For further information, please contact us on 9360 1400 or email
Further information on the 2021 Young Professional Conference will be available soon at

Competition Conditions

*Prize is not redeemable for cash, transferable or exchangeable. Cost of travel is determined by IPAA WA. Accommodation may be included if needed as per the Public Service Award 1992 and through discussions with IPAA WA.
** The panel’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the panel’s decisions. The panel reserves the right not to award the scholarship. The competition is open to all Young Professionals currently working in the WA public sector (including government and not-for-profit organisations).
*** Regional WA is defined as outside the Perth/Peel Regional Development Commission boundaries