A big congratulations to all the not-for-profit scholarship applicants awarded scholarships to date in 2022.

In partnership with our leading education providers, we are offering over 400 scholarships in 2022 to not-for-profit staff and board members. These scholarships support building capabilities, including leadership and management skills, technical skills and governance knowledge. The following scholarships have been released for 2022.

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Our 2022 scholarship winners

Australian Institute of Company Directors – Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Scholarships 2022/23

Congratulations to our NFP winners

In 2022 the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), in partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation awarded 200 full scholarships to enable directors, executives and emerging directors of NFP organisations with a turnover of less than $2m to attend the AICD’s Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors program. Read the full winner list here.

AGSL / Torrens University – Doctor of Business Leadership

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Helen Jentz is the recipient of the AGSL / Torrens University Australia – Doctor of Business Leadership scholarship in 2022. Helen Jentz is the Chief Executive Officer of Wounds Australia, the peak professional association and health promotion organisation for Australia’s wound prevention, management, and care.

Read the full press release here.

Harvard Club of Australia – Ferris Family Fellowships 2022

Helen Jentz is the recipient of the AGSL / Torrens University Australia – Doctor of Business Leadership scholarship in 2022. Helen Jentz is the Chief Executive Officer of Wounds Australia, the peak professional association and health promotion organisation for Australia’s wound prevention, management, and care.

Read the full press release here.

Kaplan Business School – Master of Business Administration – 2022

This year the Australian Scholarships Foundation and Kaplan Business School are delighted to extend their 100% scholarship offer from three to four not-for-profit leaders following a strong cohort of applicants.

The Kaplan Business School MBA 2022 recipients include Michele Laurie who works with Social Futures; Johannes Scheiber from SYC Ltd; Jeane Waters, The Smith Family; and Sarah Jenkins, from the Menzies Foundation.

Read the full press release here.

Bankwest / Curtin University – WA Leaders Scholarship 2022

21 scholarships awarded

Bankwest and Curtin University offered the WA Leaders Scholarships in 2022 to support those living in Western Australia working for not-for-profit organisations to help build capacity in the Western Australian NFP sector.

21 scholarships were awarded to undertake either the Graduate Certificate in Project Management or the Graduate Certificate in Business at Curtin University in 2022. Read the full article.

McKinsey & Company – Executive Leadership Program 2022

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31 scholarships awarded

The 2022 Executive Leadership Program scholarship recipients are CEO’s and executives from not-for-profit organisations across Australia. Read the full list here.


Supporting scholarships

Directing Change Scholarship 2022

The Australian Network on Disability, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)launched the Directing Change Scholarships in 2022. Aimed to increase the representation of people with disability on Australian boards, the scholarship will support emerging and experienced leaders with disability. 

Australian Network on Disability and Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) awarded 22 full-fee scholarships to undertake either the Foundations of Directorship program or the Company Directors Course at AICD.  Plus, 8 months of mentoring with an Australian business leader to help winners maximise their board career opportunities.

Winners include:

Alice Anderson,
Ben Aldridge,
Christopher Burrows,
Dominique Evele,
Fifi Rashando,
Dr George Taleporos,
Justin Lokhorst,
Megan Spindler-Smith,
Meryl Zweck,
Priscilla Brice,
Ross Chaplin MAICD LREA,
Sarah Fowler,
Sarah Stewart,
Yhana Lucas.

The Australian Scholarships Foundation is proud to work with Australian Network on Disability and AICD as delivery partner to administer these scholarships, to contribute to and strengthen capability building in underrepresented areas of leadership.


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Our 2021 winners

There were 398 scholarship recipients in 2021. Read full details of our scholarships offered in 2021 and winners.