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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.

2019 Fulbright Scholarship Recipient
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Congratulations to our 2019 Fulbright Scholarship Recipient

On 28 February, the Australian-American Fulbright Commission officially announced the recipients of its 2019 Australian-American Scholarships at Parliament House in Canberra, and simultaneously celebrated the 70th anniversary of the scholarships and the largest cohort of recipients in that time.

Among this year's awardees was Mr Adam Davids of CareerTrackers, who was recognised as the 2019 recipient of the Fulbright Professional Scholarship in NonProfit Leadership, sponsored by Perpetual and supported by the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF). Adam is a proud Aboriginal Australian and descendant of the Wiradjuri people in western New South Wales. As the Director, Learning at CareerTrackers he is supporting thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to obtain a university degree, pursue professional employment, become leaders of industry and role models for future generations.

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Adam Davids (centre) and his benefactors at the Fulbright awards night, February 2019.

The annual Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership award is designed to provide an opportunity for a leader in the not-for-profit sector to undertake research in the United States for 3-4 months. Each individual scholarship is valued up to $30,000 for research and professional development in the U.S.

With his Fulbright scholarship, Adam plans to analyse the pathway to generate sustainable jobs for under-represented minorities by studying leading NGOs and historic institutions in the U.S. He will build a Global Alliance between INROADS (his host organisation), CareerTrackers and other NGOs across the U.S. to create a professional jobs consortium for under-represented minorities and unlock ongoing collaboration with a vision to elevate the social and economic impact of organisations and their beneficiaries.

Congratulations to Adam and the 2019 Fulbright Scholarship recipients!


Applications for the 2020 Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership are now open and will close Monday 15 July 2019.

Click here for more information and to apply. Click here to read the media release.

Would you like to find out more about the Fulbright scholarship and attend an information session? Register your interest HERE.


 
Kaplan Business School MBA Scholarships 2019

100% MBA Scholarships for NFPs Australia-wide

Applications close 4 November

Master of Business Administration

Fulfil your dream of studying an MBA - and do it with a 100% scholarship - thanks to ASF and Kaplan Business School.

We're offering three not-for-profit leaders the chance to complete a world-class MBA qualification with a scholarship valued at $40,800. 

Kaplan Business School’s MBA will provide you with valuable practical skills that will allow you to excel in a dynamic and ever-changing professional environment and to become a successful leader. Benefit from the flexibility and diversity of a general Master of Business Administration or choose one of seven specialisations.

Recent scholarship recipient, Jeremy Bonken of Prahran Mission, began his MBA this year and is already finding it valuable. “The course content is interesting and very educative... Just knowing that Kaplan want you to get the very best out of the course is incredibly engaging. Thanks to ASF and KBS, I have access to tremendous learning and growth."

At the other end of the MBA journey, Rohan Braddy, CEO of Mambourin, has recently graduated with his qualification. He says, "the MBA has been nothing less than transformative. There is literally no aspect of my professional role that has not been positively impacted by it. It gave me the confidence to do the right things and do things right. In short, the MBA has been a game-changer." Find out more about Rohan's experience here.

Successful recipients will be able to study at any of the four campuses of Kaplan Business School, with a full-time or part-time study load, and in either online or face-to-face mode, beginning in Trimester 1, 2020.

If you're a senior NFP professional, manager or emerging leader, this is an incredible opportunity to advance your career, expand your professional network, and gain the skills you need to lead effectively and strategically. Here's three more ways an MBA can boost your career in the NFP sector.

Click HERE to find out more and apply.

Applications close 4 November at 5pm AEDT.


 
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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)