Scholarships and Opportunities

RDA Tropical North collates information on relevant scholarships and opportunities from government, corporate and private sectors.

AIM Australian Institute of Management – Covid Stimuls Fund

In order to support the development of Australia’s workforce long term, AIM has launched the COVID Stimulus Fund. This fund can be used by eligible students and organisations to:

  • Apply a contribution towards tuition fees for AIM Vocational Qualifications capped at:
    -$3,200 for online Diplomas
    -$2,000 for online Certificate IVs
  • Provide an additional 2 training seats at no cost to organisations who book in 3 or more employees to an AIM short course

Contact AIM direct to view eligible industries. 

Chief Executive Women Scholarships

Women leaders: choose your own scholarship
The CEW Scholarship Program encourages women to choose the scholarship they believe will benefit them most. Candidates will have flexibility to choose a course that best suits their needs, aspirations and timetable. The course can be offered by any higher education school, anywhere around the world, delivered either online or face-to-face.

Scholarships will be available to women working in specific sectors and specialties, all year round in the following sectors and groups:-

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Government
  • Not-for-profit
  • Small business
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

Various closings dates depending on the course selected.  Courses include:  Executive Managers, Nursing, Indigenous Leadership, Leaders in NFP.

Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers Awards

Not-for-profit treasurers have to get the basics right. There’s no room for flimflam, big talk, or massaging the figures. The money just has to be there – or everybody misses out. We owe treasurers a lot.

Most treasurers are untiring, painstaking, and efficient. They work long hours without asking for thanks or recognition. They keep the group afloat.

Every community organisation understands how much they owe to the person who keeps track of the finances. But they don’t often tell them so. Our Community and the Commonwealth Bank and their Not-for-Profit Sector Banking team believe Australia’s treasurers deserve some recognition.

The Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Awards are designed to provide that recognition.

The winners of the Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Awards are announced at a gala event held during Not-for-Profit Finance Week.

Prize:  $5,000

Closing:  17 July 2021

Co-operative Farming – Educational Bursaries

Farmers, fishers and foresters
We are helping participants access learning at partner institutions and providers through educational bursaries for co-operative education and relevant training for co-operatives and collaborative business models. Our educational bursaries are aimed specifically at encouraging learners from the farming, fishing and forestry community to extend their capabilities through study, regardless of their level of formal educational attainment. Once a participant is approved, the bursary will be paid directly to the education or training provider.

Contact Co-operative Farming direct.

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions

Provides organisations, such as schools and community groups, with grants from $1,000 to $20,000 to sponsor eligible Australian students under the age of 18 to attend or participate in STEM related events, activities and competitions in Australia and overseas.

  • From $1,000 to $20,000
  • Will close when funding is exhausted