Scholarships for the Tasmanian Leaders Program

Scholarships are available to help individuals and organisations cover all or a portion of the program fees to build capacity in a particular community or industry, based on the priorities of our scholarship partners.

The criteria for eligibility is outlined below, but please note the first criterion for all scholarships is acceptance by Tasmanian Leaders into the Tasmanian Leaders Program. No scholarship will be awarded if no candidate is considered suitable and on occasion, an applicant may be offered a reduced scholarship on the proviso they, or their employer can cover the remainder.

The scholarships listed below are for the 2019 Tasmanian Leaders Program intake. More scholarships may be announced between now and applications closing so we encourage you to keep an eye on this page and to follow us on Facebook where we will announce any new scholarships.

If you would like to increase the leadership capacity of your sector or local leaders for the benefit of Tasmania as a whole, maybe you would like to offer a scholarship for the 2019 Tasmanian Leaders Program? If you would like to find out more, please contact our General Manager Angela Driver at angela.driver@tasmanianleaders.org.au or 0417 379 703.

2019 Scholarships

 University of Tasmania West Coast Scholarship


The University of Tasmania is offering one scholarship of up to $5,600, to cover the full employer/sponsor fee for applicants who could not undertake the program without financial support. Eligible applicants must reside on the West Coast and demonstrate a passion for their community and a commitment to working towards a positive long-term future for the West Coast.  The scholarship may also include coverage of costs that are incurred during the program, to reduce transportation barriers for West Coast residents and/or address any other physical or financial constraints.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. That you are a resident of the West Coast.
  2. Consideration of a candidate statement of up to 400 words outlining:
  • your personal and demonstrable passion and commitment to your West Coast community;
  • your vision for the long-term future of the West Coast and the role you would like to play in achieving this; and
  • why you need financial support to pay for your professional/personal development, including whether you need any additional resources to attend program days to address access issues.

Tasmanian Leaders Non-Profit Scholarship

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The Board of Tasmanian Leaders Inc. is offering one scholarship up to the value of $2,800, to cover the employer/sponsor fee, for a successful applicant from a small community-based not-for-profit or social enterprise with clear social outcomes in Tasmania with demonstrated success, capacity, and passion to lead the organisation forward.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. That you are employed within a small community-based not-for-profit or social enterprise with clear social outcomes in Tasmania; and
  2. Consideration of a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
  • your personal and demonstrable commitment to the Tasmanian community;
  • your demonstrable capacity and success within the not-for-profit sector; and
  • why you or your organisation needs financial support to pay for your professional/personal development.

 Tasmanian Leaders Small Business Scholarship

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The Board of Tasmanian Leaders is offering one scholarship of up to $2,800, to cover the employer/sponsor fee, for one successful applicant from a small business in Tasmania with demonstrated success and capacity and passion to undertake future entrepreneurial projects.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. That you are managing/developing a small enterprise or business, with considerable initiative and risk; and
  2. Consideration of a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
  • your personal and demonstrable commitment as an entrepreneur, including key outcomes and successes over past 5-10 years;
  • your demonstrable capacity to drive the development and growth of a profitable entrepreneurial business; and
  • why you or your organisation needs financial support to pay for your professional/personal development.
  Be Better Scholarship
  In memorium of Nathan Paul McDonald, TLP9 2015 graduate. Nathan’s partner, Rebecca Grigg and children, Ollie and Greta McDonald, along with Nathan’s friends, acknowledge that the final year of Nathan’s life was enriched by his participation in TLP. This scholarship, sponsored collectively by Nathan’s family and friends, aims to arm the recipient with the skills needed to Be Better. To experience a personal and professional awakening as Nathan did. Nathan’s personal motto in the final year of his life was to Be Better. A motto all who knew him have adopted since his passing. This scholarship, to the value of $5,600, is available to someone who is actively working or volunteering to increase participation in grassroots and community sport across Tasmania.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Evidence of current employment/volunteering within the sport and recreation industry
  2. Consideration of a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
  • your commitment to the sports and recreation industry
  • how the skills and knowledge gained from the Tasmanian Leaders Program will benefit your work
  • why you need financial support to pay for your leadership development.

 The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania Scholarship

   The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc (ATDC) is the peak body representing the interests of community sector organisations that provide services to people with substance use issues in Tasmania. The ATDC is offering one scholarship to the value of $5,600 to cover the employer/sponsor fee for a successful applicant from the community sector who specialises in alcohol and other drug work.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Current employee within the community sector who specialises in alcohol and other drug work;
  • A commitment to ongoing work and leadership in the community alcohol and other drug sector,
  • A willingness to work in partnership with the ATDC to use their learnings from the TLP to help advance the Tasmanian alcohol and other drug sector, and
  • Details of why your organisation needs financial support to pay for your professional/personal development.

Applications for a scholarship

Anyone interested in being considered for one of the above scholarships will, in addition to the program application form, need to complete a separate application form addressing the eligibility and selection criteria. To access the scholarship from you need to first indicate your intention to apply for a scholarship in your main TLP application. After you have submitted your main application the system will then automatically provide access to the scholarship application which you can get to by logging into the portal and choosing ‘scholarship form’ underneath the heading ‘applications’. You won’t see this option until you have submitted your application form. We encourage you to speak with a member of staff before submitting an application for a scholarship on 6777 2781 or 0417 379 703.

Closing Date

Scholarship applications must be received by October 6.