Australian Scholarships Foundation

Building capability for the not-for-profit sector to thrive. Over 300 scholarships available in 2021.

Australian Scholarships Foundation

Building capability for the not-for-profit sector to thrive. Over 300 scholarships available in 2021.

What we do

Capability building
Over 300 scholarships are available for emerging leaders, senior management and board members of charitable organisations in 2021.
Partnerships
We work with leading education providers to make available leadership, management, and governance scholarships.
Let’s work together
Working with our sector colleagues we collaborate to deliver the best education solutions for their staff.
Research collaborations
We support research to drive improvement in organisational capacity and uplift the sector.

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Partner with us to help not-for-profit leaders thrive.

Your support will help charities build capacity and deliver for their communities.
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See what our scholars say about their experience

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Dr. Odette Pearson, Senior Research Fellow at Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity, SAHMRI and Adjunct Senior Fellow at Adelaide Medical School

Company Directors Course for Indigenous Business Leaders, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2019)

The program was beyond expectation – I didn’t think it would be so rich in information and application to everything we do. I thought it would be a hard slog, but the facilitators brought it to life. It was an amazing opportunity to meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working across all sectors; high achievers and inspirational. The exam prep day was excellent and gave us the opportunity to ask questions. There is definitely a need for this program as there is an expectation from our own organisations and an emphasis from private and government organisations to have Indigenous directors. Indigenous people sit on Advisory Boards (which is what I did) then once you get enough experience, you are asked to sit on a board. The course organisation was fantastic and the online portal excellent and we were all treated professionally by Perpetual and AICD. It was heaps of fun.

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Our partners

We wouldn’t be where we are without our partners. Because of their generosity, we can continue to deliver programs to NFP staff, executives and boards Australia-wide.

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What's happening

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Social sector organisational health report

We partnered with McKinsey & Company Australia and New Zealand on a major research effort to provide a deeper understanding of drivers of organisational health and capability needs across Australia’s social sector. Report available now.

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Congrats to all our scholarships recipients in 2021

In partnership with our leading education providers, we offered 411 scholarships in 2021 to not-for-profit staff and board members. These scholarships support building capabilities including,...

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140 leadership development places available for NFP leaders in 2022

In 2022 McKinsey & Company is offering 140 places for not-for-profit leaders to join their McKinsey Executive Leadership Program and McKinsey Young Leaders Forum. Scholarships...

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