2015 Fulbright Scholarship Winners Announced
On the 19th February, the Australian-American Fulbright Commission officially announced the recipients of its 2015 Australian Scholarships during the 2015 Showcase and Presentation Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Perth.
|Pictured above: 2015 Fulbright winner Annette Stewart, US Ambassador John Berry, ASF Chairman Paul Murnane and ASF CEO Amy Lyden|
Among them, Ms Annette Stewart of Bush Heritage Australia was recognised as the recipient of this year’s Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership, sponsored by the Origin Foundation and supported by the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF).
The annual Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership award is designed to provide an opportunity for a leader in the not-for-profit sector to undertake research in the United States for 3-4 months. Each individual scholarship is valued up to $40,000 for research and professional development in the U.S. The Origin Foundation has generously funded this scholarship opportunity for 2013-2017.
||With her Fulbright scholarship, Annette Stewart plans to work closely with the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which is an active consortium of leading conservation organisations, agencies and funders in the US. Annette aims to develop a series of case studies that will provide new insights to empower conservation
organisations around the world to achieve better protection for the world’s wildlife and landscapes. She will be well placed in her role at Bush Heritage Australia to implement these findings upon her return.
Annette holds a Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie University, and a Masters of Environmental Management & Restoration from Charles Sturt University. With a background in Information Technology, Financial Services, and Conservation, she has built a broad range of skills in strategy development, business planning, systems development, and business process improvement.
Congratulations to Annette and the 2015 Fulbright Scholarship recipients!
Applications for the 2016 Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership open 1st May 2105. Click here for more information.