Commonwealth Women’s Leadership Programme Scholarship 2022

The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. is inviting interested persons to apply for the Commonwealth Women’s Leadership Programme Scholarship 2022 which is being offered by Commonwealth Sport.


This scholarship programme aims to support 25 women from the Commonwealth on their personal development journeys to being strong role models and agents of change to guide the next generation of women in sport. By awarding scholarships, we want to support emerging female leaders to access appropriate educational and experiential opportunities which will empower them as leaders for equal rights within their sport and communities. This programme is available to all female leaders in sport, including coaches, administrators, executives, official, etc, who demonstrate a need.

The successful participants will receive a £5000.00 GBP scholarship to support them on their individual development pathway. This programme will support participants to not only clarify their leadership ambitions and recognise their leadership strengths but more importantly will broaden their understanding of their role in supporting equality within the Commonwealth Sport Movement. Participants will be supported by both local and international mentors to support their journey and ambitions.

Selection of participants will be through assessment of applications received from our 72 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA).

Attached is a document which provides all the relevant information from Commonwealth Sport about the scholarship programme. Interested applicants are advised to read the document carefully.

Course Information and Documents

Applicants are required to submit the following:

 Evidence of Barbadian nationality
 Current Curriculum Vitae
 Transcript or copy of relevant qualifications
 Motivational letter, including information on their involvement in sport
 Completed Personal Development Plan (A template is provided to help applicants structure their PDP)
 Letter of endorsement from National Federation confirming their involvement in sport over the last 12 months
 A letter of support from the local mentor selected by the applicant, along with the signed document for mentors

Applicants must also satisfy the General Eligibility Criteria stipulated by Commonwealth Sport and should provide any additional documents that might be evidence of meeting any of those requirements.

Applications should be sent to the Director, National Olympic Academy, at, and copied to, no later than Friday, 28 January, 2022. All applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.

Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview on Monday, 31 January, 2022.

We encourage you to ensure that all women in your federation are made aware of this opportunity.