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Schmidmaier/Mayne Scholarship

Schmidmaier/ Mayne Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2023 Schmidmaier Mayne Scholars!

CEW is pleased to announce Chloe Spackman, Terese Hooper, Dr Sandra Gardam and Tara Laursen as the recipients of this scholarship.  Congraulations!

Are you one of our next Schmidmaier Mayne Scholars?  Please send an email to to be kept informed about when this scholarship will next start accepting applications in 2024.

Not-for-profit Scholarship

CEW will offer up to four scholarships to attend the CEW Leaders Program in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth. Applications are open to women who work in the not-for-profit sector who are looking to take on executive leadership roles and fulfil their leadership potential.

This scholarship was established in 2021 in recognition of CEW Members, Dagmar Schmidmaier AM and Lynette Mayne AM, who made a significant contribution to CEW’s mission through the development of the highly successful CEW Leaders Program.

Inclusions and obligations

  • The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees for the duration of the Leaders Program course
  • The recipients must complete the Program within 18 months of being awarded the scholarship and commit to attending all three blocks of the course.  Timing is flexible, CEW will work with the winners to find a suitable date.
  • Recipients are encouraged to attend the Program in their home state/city. A travel allowance may be provided to a recipient who is not based in one of the locations where the Program is currently delivered
  • The recipients will be required to write a report about their scholarship experience and may be asked to speak at CEW events
  • On completion of the course, the recipients will become members of the CEW alumni community, CEW Connect

CEW Leaders Program Dates:

Current dates are listed here for the Leaders Progam.  An updated schedule will be released on 1st March with further dates.  Please note that CEW is very flexible and will work with you to find the most appropriate cohort.

Who should apply?

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:

  • Mid- to senior executive (CEO, or no more than 2 levels down from CEO) in the Not-For-Profit sector
  • 5 or more years general management experience (i.e., business unit, line or functional management incorporating key responsibilities such as P&L management, strategic planning, and people leadership)
  • Endorsement from senior management or the Board of your organisation
  • Australian citizen or resident