Scholarships

At Leadership WA we recognise that not everyone will have the financial means to participate in our Programs and Courses. As such, to make our leadership Programs more accessible to a wider range of participants, we are delighted to offer a range of Scholarships through the Leadership WA Foundation, and conjunction with our partner organisations. Please see available Scholarship below, plus we advise you check back regularly and follow us on our social channels, to be informed of when new Scholarships become available.

Please note that candidates working in government or for government agencies or associated departments are ineligible for Leadership WA scholarships. Many Government Departments offer internal processes and support to apply for Leadership WA Programs. We suggest you contact your Organisational Development team to ask if funded places are available.

Leadership WA Foundation Scholarships

Leadership WA have a limited number of Scholarships available for those working in small-medium* not-for-profits (or suitable small businesses or sole traders) wishing to participate in our Programs. The Scholarships cover the Program Organisation Fee, with the Personal Fee and any travel and accommodation required, the responsibility of the participant.

If you would like to apply for a Scholarship, you can elect to do so in your application for either the Signature Leadership Program or the Rising Leadership Program. The additional Scholarship questions form part of the application.

*for the purpose of our Scholarship, small-medium NFPs are assessed as those with an annual income of $20 million or less.

Leadership WA – LeadAbility Scholarships

We offer a limited number of Scholarships  for people with lived experience of disability, or those who work in the sector, wishing to participate in our Programs. If you would like to apply for one, you can select to do so in your application for the Signature Leadership Program or the Rising Leadership Program.

Limited scholarships are also available for the Aspiring Leadership Course, for participants who have a disability or lived experience. In addition, those working in or advocating for the sector will be considered and are invited to consider applying.

LeadAbility Scholarships cover the Program Organisation Fee, with the Personal Fee the responsibility of the participant.

In addition, the LeadAbility Course is fully funded by a Scholarship, so there is no fee payable to attend.

LeadAbility is generously supported by the Department of Communities (Disability Services), who share our vision to build strong and inclusive communities.

2025 Signature Leadership Program | GGA CBH Growing Leaders Scholarship

The GGA CBH Growing Leaders Scholarship Program has been designed to offer members of the Western Australian grain growing industry access to leadership development with Leadership WA.

The program provides two scholarships annually for the Signature Leadership Program.

With a commitment to developing leadership for social impact and championing courageous leadership, Leadership WA believes this scholarship initiative presents a valuable opportunity to ensure the complexity of agricultural perspectives and challenges are explored and shared with the leaders of today and tomorrow.

Applications open mid-year.

2025 Rising Leadership Program | Mt Burdett Scholarships

The Mt Burdett Rural and Regional Advancement Foundation and the Leadership WA Foundation are proud to offer emerging leaders in regional Western Australia the opportunity to further build their leadership capability, through two scholarships onto the 2024 Rising Leadership Program. Applicants can apply for either cohort.

To be eligible, participants must live and work in regional Western Australia and be passionate about using their leadership to meaningfully impact community. Click here for more information.

The Foundation’s vision is that by investing strategically in new initiatives and people, they create a vibrant, resilient community to ensure a healthy future for both the Esperance region and across rural and regional Western Australia.

The Scholarship covers the full Program Fee. Please note that any travel and accommodation required will be the responsibility of the participant.

Start your application here.

2024 Scholarships

Pilot Scholarships offered in 2024; renewal for 2025 will be advised. Please visit this page regularly or follow us on LinkedIn to view the latest Scholarship opportunities.

Signature Leadership Program | Culture and the Arts Scholarship 2024 (Pilot Scholarship)

The Culture and Arts Scholarship, funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, was aimed at supporting those working to enhance the impact of arts and culture in Western Australia.

The initial opportunity for this Scholarship provided two fully funded places on the 2024 Signature Leadership Program, a fundamental opportunity for a senior leaders contributing to a more vibrant Western Australia.

Discover more about this Scholarship, including eligibility requirements, here.

Rising Leadership Program | Community Leadership Scholarship 2024 (Pilot Scholarship)

The Community Leadership Scholarship was created by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, in support of mid-career leaders working in a small-medium* sized not-for-profit organisation, within the fields of family and domestic violence (FDV), youth justice, Aboriginal community support/ACCOs or renewable energy, enabling them to participate in the Rising Leadership Program in 2024 (in either the March or July cohorts).

This Scholarship covers the full Program fee. Please note that there is one Scholarship available in 2024. Any travel and accommodation required will be the responsibility of the participant.

Rising Leadership Program | Construction Training Fund (CTF) Construction Sector Leaders Scholarships 2024 

The CTF supports Western Australia’s building and construction industry to meet its demand for skilled workers, while supporting the development of a modern and progressive building and construction industry.

These scholarships are aimed at mid-career leaders who are actively working in the WA construction sector, in an area the CTF supports, looking to participate in the Rising Leadership Program in 2024.

There were two scholarships offered, that covered the full Program fee – one for a metropolitan and one for a regional applicant. The regional scholarship also included travel and accommodation.

Applications for these Scholarships are now closed. Availability in 2025 to be advised.

We offer a range of scholarships through the Leadership WA Foundation, and in partnership with external organisations.