Empowering Women Leaders: CEW Scholarships
Each CEW Scholarship represents a life changing opportunity. They provide women with the chance to study, learn, and accelerate their careers at some of the world’s most influential institutions such as Harvard Kennedy School, INSEAD, Oxford Said Business School, Melbourne Business School and more.
CEW offers several scholarships to prescribed courses which must be completed within 12 months* of being awarded. Course and educational institution information, including the course brochure and course dates, can be found on each scholarships’ page.
Other scholarships invite applicants to find their own course that they can complete (and are eligible for) within 12 months of being awarded the scholarship. For these scholarships, awardees must be able to articulate in their application why they have chosen the course and how it will benefit them in their current and future role. Know that when you receive a scholarship, CEW is invested in your career and your success in the long-term. You’ll join the CEW Connect Women Community, a network of peers and mentors who have completed any of CEW’s leadership programs, which will be a source of support and knowledge over the duration of your career.
Please note that as CEW members are more senior than scholarship recipients, they are not eligible to apply for CEW Scholarships. CEW members are encouraged to participate by joining a scholarships review panel, encouraging women in their networks to apply, or supporting the CEW Leaders Program. To express interest in joining a CEW Scholarships review panel, please email email@example.com.
*This is not applicable for the Bonnie Boezeman AO Scholarship and the Governance Institute of Australia Scholarship.
Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship
The need for great leadership in nursing has never been more paramount. CEW has partnered with Bonnie Boezeman AO to offer a scholarship for an Australian woman registered nurse to study a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University.
ARA Women Leaders in Retail Scholarship
CEW has partnered with the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) to offer one woman working in retail an incredible opportunity to study a leadership course at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.
Arts & Media
Maureen Kerridge AM Scholarship
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 to study an executive level course of their own choosing, anywhere in the world.
Hansen Executive Leadership in the Arts Scholarship
CEW has partnered with Jane Hansen AO to offer one woman working in the Arts an incredible opportunity to study an executive level course of their own choosing, anywhere in the world.
INSEAD Advanced Management Program Scholarship
CEW is offering a scholarship for one senior woman 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.
The CEW and HMST Scholarship
CEW has partnered with the Helen McPherson Smith Trust and the Melbourne Business School to offer one scholarship to a Victorian woman in the not-for-profit sector to study an Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School.
The CEW and Governance Institute of Australia Scholarship
The CEW and Governance Institute of Australia (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 at the Governance Institute of Australia.
CEW Leaders Program
Hansen CEW Leaders Program for the Arts Scholarship
CEW has partnered with Jane Hansen AO to offer five women working in the Arts an incredible opportunity to participate in the CEW Leaders Program.
Our application process
Check your Eligibility
Register or Login to the CEW Scholarships Platform and complete the Eligibility Quiz. Based on this quiz, your dashboard will show you the scholarships you are eligible for. You may apply for all scholarships available on your dashboard.
Begin your Application/s
The process consists of four parts: Employment and Education Information, Scholarship Application Form, Executive Sponsor’s Endorsement Letter and CV (optional). Additional documents may be required in the Scholarship Application Form section.