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Over 200 scholarships to boost skills of not-for-profit board members, leaders

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The Australian Scholarships Foundation has announced over 200 scholarships in partnership with Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Stanford Australia Foundation and Kaplan Business School, for not-for-profit board members and leaders.

“These scholarships are a truly unique opportunity to support and advance NFP sector board members and organisational leaders,” Samantha Sayers, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Scholarships Foundation said.

Recent COVID-19 disruptions have increased the complexity of leading not-for-profit organisations. Ensuring leaders are equipped to meet these challenges, support their teams, and help their communities requires sustained investment to build the skills and capabilities of these leaders. These scholarships help charities support their people to learn and thrive during these unprecedented times.

AICD Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Program 2021/22 scholarships

The Australian Institute of Company Directors are offering 200 scholarships for directors, senior managers and emerging directors of NFP organisations Australia-wide.

The scholarships aim to provide access to high quality education for current directors of small NFP organisations and aspiring directors with a passion and commitment to the sector. Scholarships are open to directors, executives, and emerging directors of NFP organisations with a turnover of less than $2 million and are available across all Australian states and territories.

The Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Program gives participants an understanding of fundamental compliance and performance related roles and responsibilities of directors, specifically in the areas of governance, risk, financial performance, and strategy to support their board member roles.

Applications for the scholarship close 20 August 2021 at 5pm AEST.

2021 Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarship

In 2019 Ben Vasiliou, Chief Executive Officer of Youth Projects, and a passionate advocate for the most vulnerable Australians, was awarded the Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarship which had a significant impact on his leadership ability.

“Being awarded a scholarship to study an executive education program at Stanford University was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The course itself opened my mind to new ways of thinking and improved my analytical skills. Whilst being challenged and supported to develop new skills, I was also able to share my own learnings,” Vasiliou said.

Two Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarships are available in partnership with the Stanford Australia Association this year. The scholarship awards up to AUD$20,000 to cover course fees, and economy travel to or from California. Study includes six months of mentoring from a Stanford alumnus living in Australia and a one-year complimentary membership in the Stanford Australia Association.

Recipients will be in organisational leadership roles and employed by an Australian non-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status 1 (DGR1).

2021 Kaplan Business School Scholarship

Kaplan Business School are also releasing three scholarships next week to enhance the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations. Partnering with Australian Scholarships Foundation Kaplan are offering 100% scholarships for the combined package of Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) to not-for-profit staff Australia-wide.


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