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The Australian Scholarships Foundation – ASF - is the only Australian organisation solely focused on funding and facilitating scholarships for Australian not for profit (NFP) directors and staff to undertake education, training  and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and manage their organisations.

ASF is the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Fund of AusSchol Incorporated, an Australian registered charity, ABN 83 420 919 581.

ASF works with a number of Education Partners and Supporters to access and make scholarships available in a growing range of leadership and management training programs. These include post graduate university diploma, certificate and degree courses, short management and other training programs and specialized mentoring services. Disciplines covered include leadership, finance, accounting and risk management, board governance, strategic planning, project management, marketing and social networking. 

ASF does not provide any education and training programs in its own right, although it commissions education providers and private companies to deliver specific programs that meet NFP needs.

Full details, application forms and terms and conditions of current scholarships can be viewed at Current Scholarships Available in “Scholarships” & “FAQs”.

ASF is a proud member of Philanthropy Australia.

AICD Online Learning Scholarships 2015

100% scholarships for AICD’s Online Learning Short Courses – Apply Now!

AICD online learning

The Bankwest Foundation and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) are offering up to 20x 100% scholarships for the AICD’s incredible suite of online learning short courses and webinars throughout 2015.

Specifically targeted at directors, board members, CEOs and senior executives of not-for-profit organisations, the scholarships are a great opportunity to strengthen or refresh your director knowledge at a time, place and pace that's most convenient for you.

If you live and work for a charitable not-for-profit organisation in Western Australia we’d love to hear from you! Click here to find out more and to apply for a scholarship.

Applications close 30th April 2015 – get in quick!

Kaplan Business School MBA Scholarships 2015

$800,000 in MBA Scholarships to the NFP Sector

Kaplan MBAs

Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) recently had the privilege of awarding a record-breaking 44 Master of Business Administration scholarships to deserving candidates in the charitable not-for-profit sector. The scholarships (17 fully funded and 27 half funded) are generously funded by Kaplan Business School and are collectively worth over $800,000. This is a unique offering which will provide valuable management education to the recipients and their employing organisations.

This is an incredible opportunity for the scholarship recipients to gain practical management skills that will allow them to develop their capability to lead and inspire others and increase their social impact.

ASF’s CEO Amy Lyden says, “These 44 MBA scholarships represent our single biggest offering in our 6 years of operation. This is a huge investment in the leadership capability of the scholarship recipients’ not-for-profit organisations. We are proud partners with Kaplan on this initiative and are incredibly grateful for their generosity.”

Kaplan Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Rob Regan says, "Kaplan respects the critical role that NFP organisations hold in our community and we are delighted to be partnering with Australian Scholarships Foundation to support this sector. By giving 44 talented, hardworking students the chance to grow their knowledge and hopefully reach their career goals, we are living up to our vision of building futures one success story at a time. Kaplan looks forward to welcoming these new students to the MBA program and we will be working with them to ensure that this course helps their day-to-day work and positively impacts their organisation."

Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and thank you to everyone who applied!

If you missed out this time, there’ll be another chance to apply in 2016. Sign up to our newsletter to find out when applications open.

Click here to read the media release.

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600,000 NFP organisations contributes nearly 5% to GDP -$41b annually employs nearly 900,000 people attracts 4.6m volunteers
(source: ABS 2006-07 and Productivity Commission 2010)