2016 Victorian Women's Governance Diversity Scholarship program

The Victorian Women's Governance Scholarships is a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

The program is aimed at increasing the knowledge, skills and confidence of Victorian women to enable them to join private, public and community sector boards and to effectively contribute as a Director. It is anticipated that benefits may also flow to participating community and not-for-profit organisations through better governance practices.

What is the scholarship program?

This program will award 34 full fee scholarships (not including accommodation and travel costs) to high-calibre women to undertake the Company Directors Course.

The scholarship recipients will also receive 12 months membership of the Australian Insitute of Company Directors.

Who should apply?

The Scholarships are open to:

  • Women who are currently board members of not-for-profit organisations that receive Victorian Government funding; and
  • Women who are currently serving on a Victorian Government board

Additionally, it is expected that candidates have a basic level of financial literacy to undertake the program, and are able to demonstrate a desire and capacity to develop a board career.

All applicants must be a resident of Victoria at the time of application and have the right to live and work in Australia for a period of at least five years. It is crucial that applicants have not been previously disqualified as a company director.

Please review the program guidelines and frequently asked questions and make sure you meet the eligibility criteria prior to submitting your application.

Application form, together with all the supporting documents should be emailed to: diversity@aicd.com.au

The Victorian Women’s Governance Scholarship Program is now closed

Please contact the Victorian office if you would like any further information on (03) 9245 4200.

Past Programs

2015 Program

Full list of Victorian Women's Governance Scholarship recipients

2014 Program

Full list of Victorian Women's Governance Scholarship recipients: 15 April 2014

2013 Program

Full list of Victorian Women's Governance Scholarship recipients: 10 May 2013  

2012 Program

Full list of Victorian Women's Governance Scholarship recipients: 30 May 2012