Roberta Sykes Foundation

Applications open 7 March 2022 | Applications close 26 April 2022

Are you an Indigenous leader looking to accelerate your career by studying at Harvard Kennedy School?

CEW, in partnership with Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation (RSIEF), is offering up to three scholarships to Harvard Kennedy School for rising and mid-career women leaders of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Applicants are requested to select a course, delivered either face-to-face or online, offered by Harvard Kennedy School. You must meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate why you have chosen the course and how it will benefit you in your current and future roles.

Inclusions and obligations 

  • Applicants are required to select a course from the Harvard Kennedy School program
  • CEW & RSIEF will cover the cost of tuition fees (and a travel allowance if required) for the duration of the course, up to a total of AU$15,000 for each recipient
  • Applicants must choose a course that completes within 18 months from October 2022
  • The recipient(s) will be required to write a report about her scholarship experience and may be asked to speak at CEW and RSIEF events
  • On completion of the course, the recipient(s) will become a member of the CEW and Roberta Sykes alumni communities

Who should apply?

We are looking for middle- and senior women managers across not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors.

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

  • Mid-level to senior managers (i.e., CEO, or no more than 3 levels down from CEO)
  • 5 or more years’ experience managing teams of 5 or more people, including managers
  • 2 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)
  • Australian citizen or resident
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage

For more information about this opportunity please contact Sharon Kumar, Roberta Sykes Scholarships Manager: sharon.kumar@aurorafoundation.com.au or 0452 209 173, or the CEW Scholarships team: scholarships@cew.org.au.