Congrats to all our scholarship recipients in 2023
A big congratulations to all the not-for-profit scholarship applicants awarded scholarships to date in 2023.
In partnership with our leading education providers, we awarded to date 374 scholarships in 2023 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 awarded in 2023:
- 2023 Kilfinan Australia Not-For-Profit Mentorship Scholarships
- 2023 AGSL / Torrens University Australia – Doctor of Business Leadership
- 2023 Harvard Club of Australia Ferris Family Fellowship
- 2023 McKinsey Executive Leadership Program
- 2023 Directing Change Scholarship
- 2023 Disability Leadership Program
- 2023 AICD Governance Foundations for NFP Directors Scholarship
- 2023 Kaplan Business School Master of Business Administration Scholarship
- 2023 Social Impact Fellowship Scholarship
These 2023 scholarships have recently closed and are yet to be announced
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Our 2023 scholarship winners
Kaplan Business School Master of Business Administration Scholarship
This year the Australian Scholarships Foundation and Kaplan Business School are delighted to award five 100% scholarships to not-for-profit leaders following a strong cohort of applicants. The Kaplan Business School MBA 2023 recipients include Louise Beames, Environs Kimberley; Nicki Dyson working at Interchange WA ; Jess McGrath from Exodus Foundation; Samantha Payne from The Pink Elephants Support Network; and Craig Petty who works with Compassion Australia.
AICD Governance Foundations for NFP Directors Scholarship
Social Impact Hub Fellowship Scholarship
Australian Graduate School of Leadership – Doctor of Business Leadership
The Australian Scholarships Foundation and the Australian Graduate School of Leadership announced Natasha Kusmuk as the Doctor of Business Leadership Scholarship recipient in 2023.
Natasha is the Chair of a not-for-profit organisation called Sister Project Incorporated.
Harvard Club of Australia – Ferris Family Fellowships 2023
The Australian Scholarships Foundation and the Harvard Club of Australia announced Jonathon (Jono) Peatfield and Renee Wilson as the Harvard Club of Australia Ferris Family Fellowship recipients in 2023. Jono Peatfield is the Chief Executive Officer of Life Education NSW, delivering wellbeing education to children, and Renee Wilson is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian War Widows, supporting and serving veteran families.
Kilfinan Australia Not-For-Profit Mentorship Scholarships 2023
In 2023 for the first time, Kilfinan Australia and the Australian Scholarships Foundation offered mentorship scholarships for not-for-profit Emerging Leaders to be mentored by a senior corporate executive to provide support and personal growth and improve cross-sectoral understanding. The calibre of applicants was exceptional in this first year and the program was extended from ten to 13 mentorship places.
Disability Leadership Program 2023
The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), in partnership with Australian Network on Disability facilitated another round governance education scholarships, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. In 2023 108 full-fee scholarships were awarded to undertake either:
- The AICD Company Directors Course
- The AICD Foundations of Directorship Program
- The AICD Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors.
Read more about the program here.
Australian Institute of Company Directors – Directing Change Scholarship 2023
McKinsey & Company – Executive Leadership Program 2023
30 scholarships awarded
The 2023 Executive Leadership Program scholarship recipients are CEOs and executives from not-for-profit organisations across Australia. Read the full list here.
Our 2022 winners
There were 532 scholarship recipients in 2022. Read full details of our scholarships offered in 2022 and winners.