Scholarships open for applications

Quite a few scholarship announcements are doing the rounds at the moment, so we’d like to let you know about a few that are worth looking at for those in the philanthropic sector. Please direct all enquiries to the relevant organisation offering the placements.


Australian Scholarships Foundation Scholarships for Not-for-Profit Board Members

Up to 325 scholarships are available for not-for-profit board members and non-executive directors to attend the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ one-day Not-for-Profit Board Course to be held around the country during October and November. The one-day course is designed specifically for board directors of charitable organisations looking to develop a deeper knowledge of the responsibilities of directorship,  governance and performance issues relating to NFP organisations. Funded by Perpetual Foundation in partnership with the JS Love Trust.

Note that your organisation does not need DGR in order for you (as an individual) to apply.

Scholarship commencement date: One day in October or November 2011in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Canberra

Applications for scholarship close: Friday, 19 August 2011

Click here for application guidelines and more information


Charlie Perkins Indigenous Scholarships in the UK

Two annual postgraduate scholarships are open for Indigenous Australians to study at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge for up to four years. Established by the Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students, with funding for the first two scholars provided by the Australian Government, the British Government, Rio Tinto, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Australia Scholarships Ltd.

Applicants must first apply to Oxford or Cambridge University for a graduate degree before applying for the scholarship.

Scholarship commencement date: 2012/2013

Applications to Cambridge University closing date: 1 December 2011

Applications to Oxford University closing date: 20 January 2012

Applications for scholarship open: 15 August 2011 - 14 October 2011

Click here for application guidelines and more information


Swinburne University Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship - Arts & Social Sciences

Based in Victoria, the Swinburne Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships exempt students from paying the student contribution amount for the duration of their course, subject to academic and other conditions. Courses eligible include the Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Public Policy) and the Bachelor of Social Science, amongst many others.

Scholarship commencement date: 2012

Applications for scholarship close: 19 December 2011

Click here for a list of courses available and application guidelines

Aug. 10, 2011

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