Roberta Sykes Foundation

2022 Applications Closed

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 the Harvard Kennedy School for rising and mid-career Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 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

CEW and Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation Scholarships

Past Scholars

What makes an application stand out?

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.

Application requirements

The sponsor letter