We have curated a selection of scholarships from a range of providers across Australia to support not-for-profit staff. We do not administer these scholarships so please send queries directly to the organisation as per the links below.

Centre for Social Impact

Provider: Centre for Social Impact

Each year, the Centre for Social Impact awards scholarships to current and future students studying social impact education programs at UNSW SydneySwinburne University of Technology and The University of Western Australia.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of criteria.

2022 Harvard Club Victoria Non-Profit Fellowship

Opportunity for Victorian Community Service Sector CEOs to Study at Harvard Business School

Applications for the 2022 Harvard Club of Victoria’s (HCV) Non-Profit Fellowships to the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at Harvard Business School open on Wednesday 1 December 2021.


Wednesday 1 December 2021 commencing at 5.30 pm sharp until 7.00 pm, via a virtual link for potential applicants for the HCV Non-Profit Fellowships and representatives of peak bodies. The information session is free, please use this link to book before Friday 26th November: https://www.trybooking.com/BUUSP

Each year, through its Non-Profit Fellowship Program, the Harvard Club of Victoria sends up to three CEOs from the Victorian community service sector to Harvard Business School to attend the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) program. An HCV Non-Profit Fellowship provides A$14,000 of funding to cover the SPNM fees (tuition and case materials, accommodation, and meals), as well as travel to and from Boston, plus a study tour to non-profit organisations in North America. Harvard Business School have advised their intention to provide a face-to-face program in Boston in July 2022. The Fellowships are for CEOs in service delivery organisations in the community service sector, with specific focus in the following areas: alcohol and drug services; children, youth and families; disability; environment; family violence; housing and homelessness; Indigenous services; mental health; refugee resettlement.


1 December – 4 February 2022: Application period for HCV Non-Profit Fellowships.

Saturday 26 March 2022: Shortlisted candidates are interviewed.
Provisional Fellowship recipients are notified on the day of the interview if possible.

10–16 July 2022: SPNM program is planned to take place on the Harvard Business School campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For further details, visit our webpage or contact Mandy Croker at [email protected]

Chief Executive Women

Chief Executive Women is offering scholarships for mid to senior-level NFP managers. The scholarships are designed to help women build their leadership capabilities and accelerate their careers.

Candidates can choose the course they believe will teach them the skills they need.

Who should apply? 

We are seeking female leaders who are committed to the NFP sector and looking to contribute more. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:

  • Senior executive (i.e., CEO, or no more than 3 levels down from CEO) in the not-for-profit sector
  • 5 or more years’ experience managing teams of 5 or more people, including managers in the NFP sector
  • 5 or more years general management experience (i.e., business unit, line or functional management incorporating key responsibilities such as P&L management, strategic planning, and people leadership)
  • A deep commitment to the NFP sector
  • Limited access to formal development for in the past 2 years
  • Australian citizen or resident

University of NSW – AGSM

The Australian Graduate School of Management offers a range of not-for-profit scholarships including:

  • Andrew Thyne Reid Scholarship
  • CSI AGSM MBAX (Social Impact) Scholarship
  • AGSM Alumni Community Leader Scholarship


AcademyGlobal (AG) invites high potential future leaders to apply for a half-scholarship position on the 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Program for the Not-for-Profit Sector.

This program provides knowledge and skills across the areas of strategy, leadership and communication, fundraising, project management, finance and risk management. Successful applicants represent emerging leaders from social enterprises throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Course Dates & Venue: Monday 7th February to Friday 11th February 2022; 9am – 5pm on
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, 199 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

Admission and Eligibility: AG welcomes new leaders and high potential future leaders employed in the not-for profit sector to apply. Applications by Wednesday 15th December 2021

Kilfinan Australia

Kilfinan Australia provides confidential, free, one-on-one mentoring relationships between CEOs of not-for-profit organisations and experienced leaders from the corporate and public sectors.

Disclaimer: the above scholarships are not facilitated by the Australian Scholarships Foundation and all information on these external scholarships are updated by the individual providers.

We are happy to share details of not-for-profit scholarships in line with our own eligibility criteria on this page to support the broader community. Please send an email to the team with your organisations details and official weblinks.