The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is pleased to open their annual Not-for-Profit Scholarship Program for 2023/24, offering 200 fully funded scholarships.
Since 2017, the AICD has supported Not-for-Profit sector leaders to access foundational governance education to build capabilities and govern their organisations more effectively.
In conjunction with their facilitating partner, the Australian Scholarships Foundation, we invite applications from directors, executives and emerging directors of NFP organisations across Australia with an annual income of less than $2m to attend the AICD’s Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors program.
The Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors program provides participants with an understanding of fundamental compliance and performance related roles and responsibilities of directors, specifically in the areas of governance, risk, financial performance and strategy. This program is offered over 1.5 days and includes the following 3 modules:
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
This program is suitable for:
There are no educational prerequisites for this program.
This course runs over one full day and one-half days. Multiple course dates are available in each State and Territory across Australia, between August 2023 and June 2024. Please refer to the application form for full details. You will be asked to nominate your preferred 2 (two) course dates within your application. Whilst we endeavour to match successful applicants with their preferred dates, this will not be possible in every instance.
Each scholarship covers 100% of the associated course fees and is valued at up to $1,749 each. Travel and/or accommodation (if necessary) are to be covered by the successful candidates or their NFP organisation.
|Monday March 20, 2023||Applications Open|
|Sunday April 23, 2023||Applications Close|
|Monday June 12, 2023||All applicants are notified of the scholarship outcomes|
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident who fits one of the following categories:
Category one: existing
Category two: aspiring
Your current (or prospective) NFP organisation must:
*see #7 of our FAQs for guidance on eligible social enterprises
Applicants must also comply with the AICD terms and conditions as listed within the online application.
The AICD welcomes applicants who reflect the diversity of Australia’s population and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally diverse people, and people with disability to apply.
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the following steps:
Please note, applicants are not required to submit an endorsement letter for this particular scholarship.
If you have any adjustment requests or accessibility requirements to complete this application form, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 248 675.
For more information about the program, please click here. For program queries, please contact the AICD directly. If you need assistance with the scholarship application process, please contact the Australian Scholarships Foundation via email@example.com or call 1300 248 675.
We have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) around applying for this scholarship. Please read these if you have any questions or would like further advice.
Applications for the AICD’s Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors course close Sunday April 23, 2023 at 11.59pm AEST.
“From this course, I’ve been able to better serve the non-profit I am involved with by providing more informed guidance and governance. I’m grateful that I and many others were able to receive a scholarship to ensure we have more representation and diversity on Boards and various other positions where decisions are made”.
Aish Srinivas, Board Member, United Way West Australia Inc. and recipient of the AICD Governance Foundations for NFP Directors – 2021