Education Scholarships

Fish Fundraising Scholarship

The Fish Scholarship is provided by Fish Community Solutions and is open to those working with an Australian charity with limited professional experience. Applicants must be working with organisations that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission and have an annual revenue less than $1,000,000.   The winner will receive a funded place at the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s Fundraising Essentials course.

The 2020 Fish Scholarship is now open.

In 2020, the chosen scholarship recipient will be awarded:

  • a place at the Fundraising Institute Australia’s Fundraising Essentials course either in virtual class format in November 2020 or in the self-paced online delivery mode, and
  • a complimentary 12 months Advanced Membership to the Small Non-Profits Alliance

Applications are open until 30th August 2020. For more information and details:

FIA Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by the FIA Foundation to enable an early career fundraiser to gain a comprehensive foundation in best practice fundraising by studying the Fundraising Institute Australia’s Certificate of Professional Fundraising. Applicants must be a current individual member or staff of organisation member of FIA with a minimum of one year’s experience in fundraising (either volunteer or paid). This is a fully paid scholarship and applications are open from 1 April to 30 April to study in either Trimester 2 or 3 of 2020.

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

BMS Scholarship

The BMS Scholarship is provided to support the continuing professional development of the future leaders of fundraising. This scholarship is open to current individual members or staff of organisation members of FIA who have a minimum of three years’ experience in professional fundraising to be awarded a place on the Diploma of Professional Fundraising. This is a fully paid scholarship for the awarded recipient with study to be undertaken from May 2020.

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

Conference Scholarship

FIA Conference National Scholarship

Aimed at improving fundraising skills in small charities.

FIA’s Conference National Scholarship provides an opportunity for FIA members to attend the conference when they would otherwise not have the opportunity, due to financial means. The scholarship was introduced in 2016 to help support and improve fundraising skills in small charities and not-for-profits within Australia.

The scholarship covers the cost of a full FIA Conference member registration (valued at $795). The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration only. Any other costs (such as travel, accommodation, awards gala dinner tickets or any other expenses) must be met by the scholarship recipient.

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