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 Scholarships

FIA Conference National Scholarship

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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 $1,345). 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.

For full details, click here.

Applications are now closed.

The Joan and Ted Flack Scholarship

This scholarship honours the incredible contribution of both Joan and Ted Flack to fundraising and to FIA. Providing the opportunity for one FIA QLD Member to attend the 2020 FIA Conference when they would not have had the opportunity otherwise. Aimed at supporting early career fundraisers, with less than five years experience in the industry, this scholarship provides the recipient the chance to grow their knowledge and level of fundraising practice; provide encouragement to them to pursue a career in the field; and deliver benefits to their non-profit organisation and through them the wider community.

The scholarship covers the cost of a Conference Only* registration (valued at $1,590). Flights and accommodation are not included.

Mandatory selection criteria include:

Must be a current financial member of Fundraising Institute Australia

Must be an early career fundraiser with less than 5 years experience in a fundraising role

At least 50% of the applicant’s job/position must be devoted to fundraising in a non-profit organisation

Applicant will present a verbal report on their Conference experience, at a QLD Breakfast in the 12 months following the 2020 Conference (to outline what they gained from the opportunity and how it was applied to their organisation/career)

The Scholarship must be repaid in full if the winner does not attend the Conference in 2020.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Applications are now closed.