Schmidmaier/ Mayne Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

Applications for this year now closed

CEW looks forward to launching applications for this scholarship again in 2023.  Please follow us on social media to be kept informed when our next round of applications will open.  Thank you for your interest in CEW and this program.

Not-for-profit Scholarship

CEW is offering up to four scholarships to attend the CEW Leaders Program in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra 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 12 months of being awarded the scholarship and commit to attending all three blocks of the course. See dates below
  • 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:

Sydney: 8-10 June 2022; 10-11 August 2022; 5-6 September 2022

Additional Program offerings in Sydney and Melbourne may be provided in the second half of 2022

The Program will be offered in Brisbane, Canberra and Perth during the first half of 2023

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