Scholarship recipient organisations (L to R, clockwise): Community Care and Transport Incorporated, Skyline, Solar Citizens.

In 2023 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.

The diverse list of 200 recipients includes directors, executives, and emerging directors of not-for-profit and charitable organisations with an annual income of less than $2 million and represents every state in Australia.

These scholarships will support these board members to build their skills and help provide quality governance to the charitable and not-for-profit organisations they serve. This program contributes greatly to our overall mission to elevate the capability of leaders in the sector.

We would like to congratulate recipients from across Australia.

Australian Institute of Company Directors – Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Scholarships 2022/2023 award recipients

Australian Capital Territory

Heidi Douglas

Heidi Lee Douglas is the National Director of Solar Citizens, and an Independent local government Councillor for Bayside NSW. Heidi shared on receiving this scholarship, “Striving for better leadership unlocks potential in those around us, as well as within ourselves. This scholarship will enable me to become a better leader for Solar Citizens, but it will also help me in my other leadership roles, such as in my work as a film director and as local government councillor.

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia

David McDonald is CEO of Community Care and Transport Incorporated. “David shares on receiving this scholarship, “Whilst I have had extensive business experience and I have picked up so much knowledge on my life’s journey to date, I have never really had any formal training of this nature. This will be a wonderful opportunity and experience for me personally to benchmark against my current knowledge bank and to challenge any existing paradigms that I may have”.



Western Australia

Girl jumping with umbrella front yellow brick wall

Congrats to all our scholarship recipients in 2023

Read about all our winners to date this year.