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The Australian Scholarships Foundation – ASF - is the only Australian organisation solely focused on funding and facilitating scholarships for Australian not for profit (NFP) directors and staff to undertake education, training  and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and manage their organisations.

ASF is the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Fund of AusSchol Incorporated, an Australian registered charity, ABN 83 420 919 581.

ASF works with a number of Education Partners and Supporters to access and make scholarships available in a growing range of leadership and management training programs. These include post graduate university diploma, certificate and degree courses, short management and other training programs and specialized mentoring services. Disciplines covered include leadership, finance, accounting and risk management, board governance, strategic planning, project management, marketing and social networking. 

ASF does not provide any education and training programs in its own right, although it commissions education providers and private companies to deliver specific programs that meet NFP needs.

Full details, application forms and terms and conditions of current scholarships can be viewed at Current Scholarships Available in “Scholarships” & “FAQs”.

ASF is a proud member of Philanthropy Australia.


SRET - Help for the Helpers

Help for Australia’s disadvantaged is coming from an unlikely source. A major piece of research is hoping to show that money invested in training and developing leaders of community organisations will result in better support for those in need. The first stage of the research has shown a marked improvement in performance where people skill themselves up. (See chart).

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Corey Payne - NSW Young Australian of the Year

ASF Scholar Corey Payne named 2013 NSW Young Australian of the Year

Corey Payne is mainly known for his talent as an NRL footballer with the Canterbury Bulldogs. However it is his passion for getting high school kids in southwest Sydney to university that has brought him a different kind of recognition when he was recently named NSW Young Australian of the Year. Corey is the founder and Chairman of Future Direction Network, a not-for-profit organisation that provides scholarships, mentoring and career advice to young people who might not otherwise make it to university.

NSW Premier, Hon Barry O'Farrell, presents Corey Payne with award.

NSW Premier, Hon Barry O'Farrell, presents Corey Payne with award.

Corey recently won an ASF scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Company Directors Not-for-Profit Chairman course.

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600,000 NFP organisations contributes nearly 5% to GDP -$41b annually employs nearly 900,000 people attracts 4.6m volunteers
(source: ABS 2006-07 and Productivity Commission 2010)