Diversity Scholarship programs

We are delighted to offer scholarship programs to high-performing women that support them in their director and executive careers.

National Diversity Scholarships

We are pleased to announce we have partnered with the Federal Government for a third round of Board Diversity Scholarships, which will award 140 full fee scholarships to experienced women to undertake one of the Australian Institute of Company Directors' highly regarded governance education programs.

1) Rural and remote (Now closed)

The first scholarship program supported by the Federal Government will provide 30 scholarships to women living in rural and remote locations to undertake Company Directors Course (including an allocation for travel and accommodation costs) aimed at supporting and developing their executive or professional director careers. Scholarship recipients will be announced by 3 September 2014.


2) Board Ready Scholarships
(applications open on 10th September 2014)

This program will award 70 scholarships to women who are seeking to transition from their executive to a board career or professional non-executive directors seeking to advance their directorship career. In this stream scholarships for the Company Directors Course and Mastering the Boardroom program will be awarded, as well as 12 months membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Applications for the Board Ready Scholarships will open on Wednesday 10th September and close on 1st October 2014.

Please see the Board Ready Scholarship program Guidelines and Selection Criteria for further information.

3) Sector Development Scholarships (applications open in February 2015)

This program will provide 40 scholarships to women currently working in executive roles in male dominated sectors aimed at supporting and developing their executive careers. In this stream scholarships for the Company Directors Course and for the Foundations of Directorship program will be awarded.

To register your interest in the Board Ready or the Sector Development Scholarships please submit an expression of interest.

Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships 

In 2012 we launched the Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships in partnership with the Victorian State Government. The program is aimed at increasing the skills, qualifications and confidence of Victorian women to enable them to join private, public and community sector boards and to effectively contribute as a Director.

The Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships for 2014 is now closed. The recipients will be announced by the end of October 2014.

Please visit our Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships page for further information on this program.

Past Board Diversity Scholarships Recipients

 List of recipients in the  2012 and 2010 programs