Lifesavers with Pride are proud to launch their Proud Beaches Scholarship which will enable members of the LGBT community around Australia to overcome any financial barrier to becoming a lifesaver. LWP will reimburse course costs, starting potential members on their lifesaving journey.
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for the scholarship, for either the Surf Rescue Certificates available from 16 years old, or the Bronze Medallion from 18. LWP welcomes applications from everyone around Australia regardless of gender, culture or physical ability. People outside the LGBT community are also welcome to apply and demonstrate why they should be a recipient.
The Australian beach season operates from October to April in the south and May to September in the northern tropics, so applications are always welcome.
Lifesaving is a great endeavour, and we encourage the LGBT community to get involved in a welcoming, progressive and inclusive organisation. Completing the Bronze Medallion course is the first step towards patrolling the beach and we are keen to ensure cost isn’t a barrier to LGBT recruits becoming qualified lifesavers. Applicants should contact their local surf club to find out when their course starts,and what they need to do to commence. Then just apply for the scholarship. It’s as easy as that.
As long as applicants are willing to provide LWP with some content for their social media feeds, everyone is welcome to apply. This will ensure that Lifesavers with Pride continue to show lifesaving around the country as being welcoming, progressive and inclusive to their LGBT members and recruits.
Lifesavers with Pride encourages clubs to share this scholarship opportunity and we’d love to know what your club does to make members feel safe, welcome and included. We welcome messages of support via email or messages on social media, especially with our hashtags #lifesaverswithpride, and #LWPscholarships.
Find the link to the scholarships here