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As there will be no IPAA National Conference in 2023, the 2023 IPAA National Conference Scholarship will return in 2024. Please keep posted on this page or subscribe to our mailing list for the latest updates. Below is some general information about the Scholarship. 

The Scholarship is awarded annually to one Young Professional (YP) Member (Personal or Associate) and provides the opportunity to attend the IPAA National Conference.


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 400 words) outlining why you would like to attend the IPAA National Conference, and detailing how it will aid your professional development and career in the public service.

Winner Requirements

Each winner will be required to complete a brief report on their experience at the Conference. This will be published on the Institute’s website and you may also be required to make a short presentation at a future Young Professional’s event or the Institute’s AGM.


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


To be eligible to apply you must be aged 35 years and under, and be a current Young Professional (YP) – Associate or Personal Member.**

Not a YP Member? That’s OK!

Simply apply online. As a YP Member, you will receive benefits that will help you excel in the Public Sector. We connect members with people and ideas that matter!

Further Information

For further information, please contact us on 9360 1400 or contact us.

Competition Conditions

*Prize is not redeemable for cash, transferable or exchangeable. Cost of airfare is determined by 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 current IPAA WA Young Professional members.

The scholarship excludes Complimentary Young Professional Memberships provided as part of benefits to Corporate Members.

Winner of the Young Professional scholarship must be a current member when they accept the scholarship. Winner must be available to attend the Conference on the dates specified above.  

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for information relating to Awards.

Past Winners

IPAA WA would like to congratulate all Young Professional Members below who have won the Expand Your Horizons Scholarship in the past. Read reviews on their experiences at the IPAA National Conference here.

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