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CEW SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM

The CEW Scholarship Program offers women leaders scholarship opportunities at defining moments in their career. The program offers a wide range of scholarships to advance women’s leadership. In most cases, our Scholars can choose a course that best suits their career and aspirations. Many scholars attend leadership courses at prominent international business schools. CEW Scholars go on to become part of our CEW Connect Community.

CEW Scholarships are core to CEW’s DNA. We have been offering career defining scholarship opportunities to women for 30 years to grow the pipeline of women leaders.

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SCHOLARS

SINCE THE PROGRAM BEGAN IN 1992

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SCHOLARSHIPS

TO BE AWARDED ACROSS 15 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS IN 2023

1 %
OF SCHOLARS

CHANGED OR PROGRESSED THEIR CAREER & ATTRIBUTED THEIR SUCCESS TO CEW SCHOLARSHIP

WHAT
SCHOLARS HAVE TO SAY

A unique opportunity to
further develop and refine your leadership skills.

Applicants will have to demonstrate how the specific course will benefit team in their current and future role as a woman leader. Check your eligibility status now for the range of scholarships on offer and take note of the opening and closing dates for applications.

Please direct any questions regarding the CEW Scholarship Program to scholarships@cew.org.au

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

Scholarships are available to women working in specific sectors and specialties. Our scholarship program runs throughout the year. It is important to review each scholarship’s eligibility criteria to make an informed decision regarding which scholarship(s) are the most suitable.

Applicants are invited to find a course that they can commit to completing within 18 months of being awarded the scholarship and can meet enrolment requirements of their nominated course.  They must be able to articulate why they have chosen their course and how it will benefit them in their current and future role as a woman leader. 

CEW also offers several scholarships to specific courses up to certain specified values which can be found within the scholarship criteria. 

CHOOSE A CEW SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are available to women working in specific sectors and specialties. Our scholarship program runs throughout the year. It is important to review each scholarship’s eligibility criteria to make an informed decision regarding which scholarship is the most suitable.

2023 CEW Scholarships Program:

A scholarship for exceptional women leaders

CEW is offering a scholarship for one senior woman leader to attend one of the world’s most renowned executive education Institutions – INSEAD. This scholarship offers a seat on INSEAD’s four-week Advanced Management Program, which will take place in Fontainebleau, France.

Applications open 17 November 2022
Applications close 30 January 2023

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A scholarship for a woman working in the Arts

CEW has partnered with Jane Hansen AO to offer one Australian woman working in the Arts an incredible opportunity to study an executive level course of their own choosing anywhere in the world.

Applications open 20 March 2023
Applications close 16 April 2023

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A scholarship for women working in the Arts

CEW has partnered with Jane Hansen AO to offer six Australian women working in the Arts an incredible opportunity to participate in the CEW Leaders Program.

Applications open 15th May
Applications close 11th June

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A scholarship for two women leaders ready to accelerate their career

CEW is offering two women leaders an incredible opportunity to complete the INSEAD Leadership Transition course 

Applications open 29 May 2023
Applications close 25 June 2023

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Two scholarships for women looking to grow their governance expertise

The CEW and GIA scholarship will be open to two mid to senior level women working in any sector or industry who are interested in undertaking a qualification in governance.

Applications open 12th June 2023

Applications close 9th July 2023

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A scholarship for women working in retail

CEW has partnered with the Australian Retailers Association to offer one Australian woman working in retail an incredible opportunity to study a leadership course at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

Applications open 24 April 2023

Applications close 21 May 2023

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The need for great leadership in nursing has never been more paramount. 

CEW is offering a scholarship for an Australian female registered nurse to study a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University in 2023.

Applications open 13 February 2023
Applications close 12 March 2023

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A scholarship for women in STEM.

Women are substantially underrepresented in both STEM education and STEM careers.

CEW is offering two scholarships to mid-to-senior-level STEM managers to help develop leadership capabilities. Applicants can target the skills they need to accelerate their STEM careers by choosing their own course.

Applications open 24 July 2023
Applications close 20 August 2023

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A scholarship for a woman leader in media

In celebration and memory of Maureen Kerridge AM and her achievements as a pioneering woman in media, the Kerridge family is generously donating a scholarship for women in advertising, media and television.

Applications open 3 April 2023
Applications close 30 April 2023

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A scholarship for women working in the sustainability sector

There is real opportunity to develop women sustainability practitioners across the fields of environmental sustainability, corporate sustainability, and sustainable finance, so they can advance into more influential roles to lead and accelerate sustainable outcomes.

ANZ and CEW are offering up to two experienced women sustainability practitioners the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and enhance their capabilities.

Applications open 8 May 2023
Applications close 4 June 2023

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A scholarship for women working in the not-for-profit sector

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.

Applications open 6 February 2023
Applications close 5 March 2023

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A scholarship for women working in the not-for-profit sector

CEW is offering 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.

Applications open 26th June
Applications close 23rd July 2023

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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.

Applications open 20 February 2023
Applications close 19 March 2023

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A scholarship for women leaders in the Public Sector

Public Sector organisations are increasingly focused on developing women leaders, but a significant gender gap still exists at the senior executive level.

CEW supports women leaders in all areas of business including the public sector. Applicants can choose the course they believe best suits their learning needs and help progress their careers.

Applications open 17 April 2023
Applications close 14 May 2023

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A scholarship for a senior executive woman to accelerate her career

This scholarship is for senior executives who lead key parts of their organisation and aspire to top leadership positions.

Applications open 10 July 2023
Applications close 6 August 2023

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2022 scholars

2021 scholars

2020 scholars

CEW SCHOLARSHIP PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Bonnie Boezeman AO

Jane Hansen AO

Keith Kerridge, in memory of Maureen Kerridge AM

CEW Connect is an exclusive community of over 1800 women who are either CEW Scholars or CEW Leaders Program graduates. Our numbers are growing every year as we enable more women leaders.

The power of the Connect community is to drive real and sustained change working together with each other and CEW Members and their organisations on the advancement of more women into senior roles. Connect members have access to their own community hub, state-based activities, digital content and a national cadence of both virtual and face-to-face learning and networking.