The Swinburne Philanthropy and Social Impact Alumni (SPSIA) Scholarship provides support to an individual who either works within or runs/leads a purpose-driven organisation which has a focus on social impact (including but not limited to a grant-making body, charity, community organisation, community foundation, B Corp, social enterprise, social business, intermediary or consultant).
The scholarship is to support the individual to undertake the Master of Social Impact (including a student currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Social Impact who is intending to articulate into the Master of Social Impact).
Students must be accepted to commence full-time or part-time studies in the Master of Social Impact . Or, be a current student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Social Impact and is intending to articulate into the Master of Social Impact.
The Master of Social Impact arms you with the skills you need to become an agent of social change through a social enterprise of your own or from inside the organisation you work for. Dig deep into the complex social, environmental and economic challenges facing business and society.
Eligibility / selection criteria
- be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa
- be accepted to commence full-time or part-time studies in the Master of Social Impact in 2020. Or, be a current full-time or part-time student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Social Impact and is intending to articulate into the Master of Social Impact at Swinburne in 2020
- work within or leading a purpose-driven organisation which has a focus on social impact
- provide a statement outlining your leadership ambition in the sector (e.g. personal statement and or letter of support)
- provide answers to the following questions:
- in no more than 100 words, how do you expect the Master of Social Impact will help you advance in the sector?
- in no more than 100 words, what do you hope to achieve with your career in the social impact sector?
The scholarship is valued at $8,000 for one year.
How to apply
Applicants must complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation by Friday31 January 2020
All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.
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