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McCarthy Mentoring NFP Executive Scholarship: applications open

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McCarthy Mentoring is proud to offer its annual Executive Mentoring Scholarship for a leader in the not for profit sector. Now in its fourth year, the scholarship is designed to assist a talented executive progress their career, strengthen their leadership skills, manage tough organisation challenges and increase their capacity to affect change through their important work in the community.

The 2016 scholarship winner will offered the six month Executive Mentoring Program with a carefully selected mentor external to the organisation.   The mentor will be chosen from our suite of well-respected leaders from business, government and the not for profit sector that have not only reached the top of their fields but share our commitment to developing others. The program provides the mentee with a trusted confidential advisor to assist them to:

  • develop their leadership skills and capacity
  • build confidence and resilience
  • clarify and map their goals and career path
  • broaden networks
  • manage challenging workplace issues
  • gain support from board and other stakeholders
  • further understand best governance practice
  • work more effectively with the board


It consists of a facilitated introductory meeting, five x two hour meetings throughout the year as well as a formal evaluation at its completion. The recipient will also receive support and guidance through the McCarthy Mentoring one2one mentoring platform which includes insights, resources and best practice tools.

In addition, they will be invited to attend our exclusive Leadership Lunches with other executive clients and guest speakers.

This is a very exciting opportunity for any executive looking to achieve their personal and organisational goals and strengthen their capacity to affect change in the Australian community.


How to apply?

To apply, applicants need to complete the Scholarship Application Form and email it along with a CV to by 5pm, Friday 19th February 2016.


Terms and conditions 

  • The following conditions apply:
  • The scholarship is open to a member of an executive team reporting to the CEO or equivalent in an Australian not-for-profit organisation.
  • Applicants may live anywhere within Australia.
  • The scholarship recipient must commence the mentor program by May 2016.
  • The scholarship is awarded at the absolute discretion of McCarthy Mentoring.
  • A short-list of applicants may be called for a phone interview by McCarthy Mentoring


Applicants will be assessed based on their:

  • potential for leadership (skills and/or expertise)
  • need for career support and mentoring
  • capacity to influence and make an impact within the organisation and broader sector

Applications close 5pm, Friday 19th February 2016. Download the application here. 


Past recipients

2013 Scholarship recipient – Karen Bevan, CEO Playgroups NSW

2014 Scholarship recipient – Brett Macdonald, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dry July Foundation.

2015 Scholarship recipient – Suzanne Connolly-Andrews, CEO,  Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services, Northern Queensland

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