Scholarships

LOGiT Scholarship

LOGiT
Indigenous Scholarship

Applications are now closed for the LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship, offered for the first time in 2021.

Congratulations to Donna Dai, the recipient of the 2022 LOGiT-IPWEA Scholarship.

Donna is from the Sui Baidthum clan from the Saibai in the Torres Strait Island. She is currently working at the Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) as an Asset Administrator officer.

Women in AM Scholarship

Rita Excell Women in Asset Management Scholarship

We were pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship aimed at encouraging women to build a career in infrastructure asset management launched in 2022.

IPWEA is excited to announce the recipient of the 2022 Rita Excell Women in Asset Management Scholarship, Maria Kougioumoutzakis.

Congratulations Maria, we can’t wait to see you achieve next! See you in one of our Pathway courses soon.

Congratulation to LOGiT Indigenous Recipient 2022

The scholarship aims to:

  • support an Indigenous professional to build capability and credentials in asset management,
  • grow Indigenous representation in the asset management profession, and
  • contribute to the strength of asset management practice in Australia.

The 2022 scholarship created a great impact and we want to ensure this is continued.


Donna Dai
recipient for the 2022 scholarship

Asset Management is such a diverse and inclusive environment that has sparked a passion to better serve my community in a business sense. Being accepted for this LOGiT IPWEA scholarship on top of that is just amazing. Thank you for the opportunity and recognition for what I have achieved thus far. I look forward to commencing my course and learning more about my role and how this course will help me gain a greater understanding of my role as an Asset Officer in local government and contribute to the team. I hope that I can be a role model for other Indigenous and Torres Strait islanders who are looking to get into the industry.

Indigenous Scholarship
Women in AM Scholarship

Rita Excell Women in Asset Management Scholarship

According to Rita Excell. "This scholarship is aimed at ensuring women are encouraged to nominate for professional development in the field of infrastructure asset management. I see this scholarship as the catalyst to encourage women to consider a career in asset management and removing the financial barrier to accessing this."

With the number of women working across STEM based professions increasing in recent years (from 24% in 2016 to 28% in 2020) IPWEA, as a peak professional association representing the broad field of infrastructure and public works professionals, is in a prime position to support this continued rise in female participation.

The IPWEA Rita Excell Women in Asset Management scholarship aims to:

  • Support women building a career in STEM fields with a focus on infrastructure asset management;
  • Enable IPWEA to support and encourage increased numbers of women participating in the field of infrastructure asset management;
  • Enable IPWEA to communicate the value of infrastructure asset management to the broader community; and
  • Contribute to building the strength of infrastructure asset management practice.

Maria Kougioumoutzakis
recipient for the 2022 scholarship

I am absolutely thrilled to have been announced as the recipient of the inaugural Rita Excell Women in Asset Management Scholarship. 6 months ago, I was given a wonderful opportunity to expand my career into the world of Facility and Asset Management. I look forward to the challenges and growth that this Scholarship presents and the opportunities to network with professionals across the field.

Inclusions for both scholarships


Scholarship recipients will receive access to IPWEA’s internationally recognised Asset Management Foundations and Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning courses.

To consolidate learning and to support professional practice the recipient will also receive access to the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and the International Infrastructure Financial Management Manuals (IIFMM).



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