Scholarships

Scholarships are available to help individuals and organisations cover all or a portion of the fees for the Tasmanian Leaders Program.

The various scholarship and their eligibility criteria are set out below.

We sometimes announce new scholarships before applications close. So check back regularly on this page and follow us on Facebook.

Tasmanian Aboriginal Scholarship

TasNetworks own, operate and maintain the electricity transmission and distribution network in Tasmania. In 2022 they are offering, in partnership with the Tasmanian Leaders Foundation, one scholarship for a Tasmanian Aboriginal person to cover the full employer fee.

To be eligible you must:

  1. Complete a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
    1. The extent to which participating in the 2022 Tasmanian Leaders Program would positively impact your life;
    2. The extent to which the scholarship will assist you in your representation of, and commitment to your community, culture and the general aspirations of Tasmania’s Aboriginal People; and
    3. Any need or disadvantage the scholarship and program participation will assist them to overcome.
The Select Foundation Scholarship

The Select Foundation aims to assist in the funding of health and medical research and supports Tasmanian charities working to address disadvantage in our communities. In 2022 they will support and enable one fully funded scholarship for a Tasmanian living with disability to participate in the 2022 Tasmanian Leaders Program.

To be eligible you must:

  1. Live with disability.
  2. Complete a candidate statement of up to 400 words acknowledging.
    1. That you live with disability;
    2. How participating in the 2022 Tasmanian Leaders Program would help you to achieve your goals;
    3. Your willingness to meet with the Select Foundation at an event in 2023, at the cost of Tasmanian Leaders, to share your experience of the program.
HIA Building Women Scholarship

The Housing Industry Association is offering two scholarships in the sum of $6,600, to cover the full employer/sponsor fee for women employed in the residential building and construction industry within Tasmania.

To be eligible you must:

  1. Be a female currently employed in Tasmania’s residential building industry;
  2. Be a current financial HIA member, HIA Associate member or a direct female employee of a HIA member; and
  3. Provide an applicant statement of up to 400 words outlining:
    1. Your personal and demonstrable passion and commitment to the residential building industry.
    2. Your commitment for the long-term to the industry; and
    3. Your need for financial support to pay for your professional/personal development
TLP15 Changemaker Scholarship

The participants of the 2021 Tasmanian Leaders Program have established a Changemaker scholarship to help a Tasmanian ignite positive change within our state. A Changemaker is someone who takes creative action to solve problems, big or small, from sparking a global movement to calling out a bully in a workplace. The scholarship will be worth at least $3,200 and most likely more as the campaign is still active.

To be eligible you must:

  1. Must have a vision and supporting action plan to progress a project that will create positive change or benefit the Tasmanian community.
  2. Consideration of a 300-word candidate statement addressing:
    1. How participating in the Tasmanian Leaders Program will enable the applicant to develop necessary skills and build networks that will positively impact on the likelihood of their future successes; and
    2. The details of the value of, and need for, financial support to participate in the program.
Tasmanian Leaders Non-Profit Scholarship

The Board of Tasmanian Leaders is offering one scholarship of up to $3,900 to cover half of the employer fee for one successful applicant from a small community-based not-for-profit or social enterprise. The organisation must have clear social outcomes in Tasmania and the scholarship recipient must have demonstrated capacity, success and passion to lead their organisation.

To be eligible you must:

  1. Be employed by a small community-based not-for-profit or social enterprise with clear social outcomes in Tasmania.
  2. Complete a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
    • Your demonstrable commitment to the Tasmanian community.
    • Your demonstrable capacity, success and passion in the not-for-profit sector.
    • Why you or your organisation needs financial support to pay for your professional/personal development.
Tasmanian Leaders Small Business Scholarship

The Board of Tasmanian Leaders is offering one scholarship of up to $3,900 to cover the employer fee for one successful applicant from a small business in Tasmania with demonstrated capacity, success and passion to undertake future entrepreneurial projects.

To be eligible you must:

  1. Manage a small enterprise or business, with considerable initiative and risk.
  2. Complete a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
    • Your demonstrable commitment as an entrepreneur, including key outcomes and successes over the past 5-10 years.
    • Your demonstrable capacity to drive the development and growth of a profitable entrepreneurial business.
    • Why you or your organisation needs financial support to pay for your professional/personal development.
Scholarship application process

To be considered for a scholarship you must complete an application form addressing the eligibility criteria after you have completed your application form for the Tasmanian Leaders Program.

The process to apply for a scholarship is as follows:

  1. Complete your main Tasmanian Leaders Program application form.
  2. Indicate in that application your wish to apply for a scholarship.
  3. Submit your Tasmanian Leaders Program application form.
  4. The system will automatically provide log on access to your scholarship application form.
  5. Log on to the portal and choose ‘Scholarship form’ under ‘Applications’.
  6. Complete and return the scholarship form by 6 October 2021.
Please note the following                                              

You will not see the option for scholarship form until you have submitted your Tasmanian Leaders Program application.

We encourage you to speak with a member of staff before submitting an application for a scholarship. To do this please contact us.

If there are no suitable candidates for a given scholarship in a particular year, that scholarship will not be awarded.

An applicant may be offered a reduced scholarship.