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.

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 or North West Coast and demonstrate a passion for their community and a commitment to working towards a positive long-term future for their region. The scholarship may also include coverage of costs that are incurred during the program, to reduce transportation barriers and/or address any other physical or financial constraints.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. That you are a resident of the West Coast or North West Coast.
  2. Consideration of a candidate statement of up to 400 words outlining:
    • your personal and demonstrable passion and commitment to your local community;
    • your vision for the long-term future of the NWC or 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.
ATDC Scholarship

The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania (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 $5600 to cover the employer/sponsor fee for a successful applicant from the community sector who specialises in alcohol and other drug work.

To be eligible you must:

  1. Be employed within the community sector and specialise in alcohol and other drug work.
  2. Complete a candidate statement of up to 300 words outlining:
    • Your commitment to ongoing work and leadership in the community alcohol and other drug sector.
    • Your willingness to work in partnership with the ATDC to use your learnings from the TLP to help advance the Tasmanian alcohol and other drug sector.
    • Details of why your organisation needs financial support to pay for your professional/personal development.
Tasmanian Aboriginal Scholarship

TasNetworks own, operate and maintain the electricity transmission and distribution network in Tasmania. In 2020 they are offering, in partnership with the Tasmanian Leaders Foundation, one scholarship for a successful applicant that can meet the State Government’s Aboriginal eligibility guidelines of $5,600 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 2020 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 overcome.
Tasmanian Leaders Non-Profit Scholarship

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 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 $2,800 to cover the employer/sponsor 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 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 logon access to your scholarship application form.
  5. Logon to the portal and choose ‘Scholarship form’ under ‘Applications’.
  6. Complete and return the scholarship form by 6 October 2019.
Please note the following                                              

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

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 if they of their employer can cover the remainder.