August 21, 2010

ACT Women’s Director Scholarships Program for Female Australians

ACT Women’s Director Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Skills training
Provider: ACT
Country to Study in: Australia

Scholarship Description
The ACT Women’s Plan identifies key priority areas to improve equity for women and girls in the Australian society.

The ACT Women’s Directors Scholarships Program is a key action under this objective that aims to develop the skills and expertise of women who currently are or who aspire to be in decision-making roles.

The Company Directors Course is conducted by arrangement with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. The course assists with developing the skills and knowledge of directors and senior officers, thereby contributing to improved individual, company and board performance.

Eligibility
To be eligible for a Directors Scholarship applicants must be:
  1. female;
  2. an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  3. a resident of the ACT, or working in the ACT for the past 2 years;
  4. an aspiring director (i.e. you have taken steps to be nominated for appointment to a government or non-government organisation, board, committee or company); or
  5. a newly appointed director of a government or non-government organisation, board, committee or company; or
  6. a director-owner of a private company; or
  7. currently in a management role that requires an understanding of governance issues to effectively fulfil that role.
Eligible groups
Female citizens of Australia

Participating Institutions
Australian Institute of Company Directors

Fields of study
Any management field

Number of awards
Two Scholarships are available for the Company Directors course.

Sponsorship duration
Duration of the course

Scholarship benefits
Develops the skills and knowledge of directors and senior officers, thereby contributing to improved individual, company and board performance

Method of Application
To be eligible for consideration for a Scholarship, you must:
  • complete and sign an application form, and
  • address the assessment criteria.
Please forward your original completed and signed application form, including your claims against assessment criteria, plus three additional copies to the following address by COB Friday 8 October 2010:

In person:
The Secretariat
ACT Women’s Director Scholarship
Office of Women
Department of Disability Housing and Community Services
Ground Floor Lobby
11 Moore Street
Canberra City ACT 2601

Through Post:
The Secretariat
ACT Women’s Director Scholarship
Office of Women
Department of Disability Housing and Community Services
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA ACT 2601

You may download the Womens Directors Scholarships Application form (pdf) AND the Womens Directors Scholarships Application Guidelines for your perusal.

DEADLINES:
The deadline date is 8th of October 2010

Please note:
Note that previous recipients of a Scholarship through the ACT Women’s Director Scholarship Program are not eligible to apply.

More detailed information about the course and course dates can be obtained by accessing the Australian Institute of Company Directors website at: www.companydirectors.com.au.

Application Deadline: 8 October 2010
Open to International students: No (ONLY Australians)

More Scholarship Information and Application

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