Diversity Scholarship programs


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

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 Scholarships (now closed)

This scholarship program jointly funded by the Federal Government provided 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.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the rural and remote scholarships.

2) Board Ready Diversity Scholarships
(now closed)

This program will award 70 scholarships to talented women to undertake our highly regarded Company Directors Course or Mastering the Boardroom program, as well as receive 12 months membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The Board Ready Diversity Scholarship program is aimed at providing suitability experienced women with the opportunity to undertake world class governance education to enhance their directorship knowledge and to promote an increased representation of women on boards and in senior leadership roles.

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Board Ready Diversity Scholarships.

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 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.

Please visit our Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships page for further information on this program and a list of 2014 recipients.

Past Board Diversity Scholarships Recipients

 List of recipients in the  2012 and 2010 programs