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The Stanford Australia Foundation (SAF) is offering two scholarships for study at Stanford University in the US in the 2018 calendar year. SAF scholarship recipients must be employed by an Australian non-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status 1 (DGR1), and be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency or temporary residency in Australia.

Please note that candidates are required to be in organisational leadership roles. Those who are solely in non-executive directors or board roles are not eligible.

The 2018 Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarships each include:

  • Up to $20,000AUD (for course fees and economy travel) for a NFP executive to attend a Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) executive course and undertake a study tour.
  • Six months of mentoring from a Stanford alumni living in Australia.

Candidates can choose their preferred course from the GSB offering, including the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders and the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship.

The Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders is a six-day residential program designed to further the professional development of leaders in the nonprofit sector. The Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship is a six-day residential program designed to help social entrepreneurs take enterprises and innovative models to the next level.

For a complete list of courses available visit the Stanford GSB website.

Guidelines for eligibility for Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarships:

  • Candidate is an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or temporary resident of Australia.
  • Candidate is currently employed in a leadership position at an Australian Non-profit organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient 1 status (DGR1). Please note that non-executive directors who do not hold a line leadership role are not eligible for SAF scholarships.
  • Scholarship will be applied to a course held at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA between 1 January and 31 December of the scholarship year. For example, the 2018 scholarship will be applicable to courses being run during the 2018 calendar year.
  • Candidate understands that they are solely responsible for gaining entry through any required application process for their selected course. Scholarship awards are conditional on program entry.

Scholarship winners will provide 2 short written reports (one within 1 month of completing their course and one after 12 months of completing their course) describing the impact of winning the scholarship.

Criteria are as follows:

  • Candidate’s potential for leadership
  • Benefits to the candidates professional development
  • Potential positive impact to the candidate’s organisation
  • Potential impact for the Australian community

Applications close: 31 August 2017

More information and to apply

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