FIA Certificate in Fundraising Scholarship

The FIA Foundation is offering three Certificate in Fundraising Scholarships this year. Find out more here.

Scholarships have been awarded in recent years to dynamic and deserving recipients who have used the skills and knowledge learnt in the Certificate in Fundraising course to expand their fundraising knowledge and expertise. 


Applications for the Certificate in Fundraising Scholarship are now open!
Applications close: 12 Noon on Wednesday, 14 March 2018.

Please read the Eligibility Requirements and Conditions of Scholarship below, before uploading the Application Form.

Submit your application now!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be a member of FIA, with a current full individual or organisational membership.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to 6 months of study to undertake the FIA Certificate in Fundraising course commencing in April – October 2018.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to their studies outside of their work environment (e.g. out of work hours, during weekends, etc).
  • Applicants must submit the completed Application Form along with their resume.
  • Applicants must also provide a suitable referee from their organisation (e.g. CEO or Fundraising Director) who is happy to provide a Letter of Support.

Conditions of Scholarship

  • The scholarship covers the cost of registration only. Any other costs (such as travel expenses) to attend the course must be met by the scholarship recipient.
  • The scholarship must be undertaken in the specified time period (April to October 2018). The course cannot be deferred.
  • Should you require an extension to complete the Certificate in Fundraising by the specified time period an extension fee will apply at your own expense. Extension Fees are as follows: $125 (2-3 months) or $250 (3-6 months). A maximum of two extensions will be granted.
  • Should you withdraw from the Certificate (for any reason) prior to completion of the course, you will be required to pay a withdrawal fee of $1,000.
  • The recipient agrees to submit a written summary of their experience in completing the FIA Certificate in Fundraising and a Course Evaluation and Declaration Form no later than 30 days following completion. This will become the property of FIA and may be used for promotional purposes.
  • The recipient agrees to be profiled for marketing and promotion purposes. This may include, but is not limited to, providing photos and profile information for FIA’s website, newsletters, advertising, social media accounts (including Facebook and Twitter) and other marketing collateral. We also request (if you haven’t already) that you ‘like’ the FIA Facebook Page to keep up to date with FIA news.

Please Note:

Courses will only run in the states specified if sufficient registrations are received – if your scholarship application is successful you may choose to complete the Certificate in Fundraising in another state or online.

Should you have any questions about the Scholarship or the FIA Certificate in Fundraising, please contact the FIA Education team on 1300 889 670 or

2017 recipients:

  • NSW – Debra Almeida MFIA, Philanthropy Manager, WWF-Australia
  • VIC – Jolene Molloy MFIA, Bequest Manager, Good Shepherd Australia/ New Zealand
  • WA  – Killian Feehan MFIA, Senior Business Development Manager, CauseForce

2016 Recipients: 

  • NSW – Kylie Kingston AMFIA, Coordinator & Service Director, Northern Rivers Preschool Alliance & Nimbin Preschool
  • QLD – Will Kirsop MFIA, Brand Manager, CauseForce
  • VIC – Stephanie Byrne MFIA, Fundraising and Resourcing Manager, Fusion Australia

2015 Recipients: 

  • NSW – Victoria Bowring MFIA, Fundraising Assistant and Office Manager, Stillbirth Foundation Australia
  • QLD – Kirstie Page AMFIA, Development Manager, Topology
  • VIC – Christopher Turner MFIA, CRM Administrator, Greening Australia
  • TAS – Carla Johnson AMFIA, Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Opita Inc
  • WA – Ashleigh Brown MFIA, Fundraising Coordinator, PlusLife