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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.

MBS Specialist Certificates

Melbourne Business School's Specialist Certificates


Applications close 21st April


In partnership with ASF, Melbourne Business School is offering FULLY FUNDED scholarships for their Specialist Certificate in Leadership and Specialist Certificate in Strategic Marketing programs for 2017. Valued at $12,000AUD, each program consists of two core and two elective subjects which will set you up for success and growth in your NFP organisation.

Specialist Certificate in Strategic Marketing:

The Specialist Certificate in Strategic Marketing is designed to provide you with the strategic marketing capabilities that are essential for the superior performance of your marketing function and organisation. The course will also update and deepen your existing marketing strategy capabilities. Designed for not-for-profit marketing professionals and those responsible for aligning marketing activities with business strategy.

Specialist Certificate in Leadership:

Graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Leadership will develop individual capacity for leadership and enhanced ability to develop strategies for their organisations. The program offers life-long learning opportunities for NFP professionals to extend their business, leadership and management skills and knowledge. Designed for not-for-profit professionals from early career to senior leaders seeking to extend their business, managerial and leadership skills and knowledge.

100% SCHOLARSHIPS open to applicants Australia-wide.


Governance Institute's Certificate in Governance for NFPs

Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits in WA

Applications close TODAY - last chance to apply!

Certificate in Governance for NFPs

ASF, the Bankwest Foundation and the Governance Institute of Australia are offering 100% scholarships to 10 deserving not-for-profit workers to complete the Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits in Perth from 23rd - 25th May.

The Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits provides a strong foundation for good governance, specifically recognising the requirements of NFP organisations. The program focuses on the duties of those working in the NFP environment and practical tools for managing the financial reporting and compliance requirements of the sector. It is tailored to meet the legal, regulatory and financial reporting requirements of the NFP sector which is currently undergoing reform.

Each scholarship is valued at $3,510, covering all associated course fees. Scholarships are open to NFP applicants who live and work in Western Australia. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply.

Click here to find out more and to apply for a scholarship.

Applications close Monday 10th April 2017 at 5pm AWST. APPLY NOW!

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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)