2023 Applications will open:

Monday 20th February - Sunday 19th March

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

CEW thanks the Aurora Foundation for their generous support in partnering with us to establish these scholarships which will be dedicated to supporting indigenous women leaders.

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 
  • 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

For more information about this opportunity please contact the CEW Scholarships team: scholarships@cew.org.au.