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FIA Scholarships are funded by the FIA Foundation


The FIA Foundation's primary focus is the advancement and development of training and professional education of fundraisers. FIA invites you to support this goal. The FIA Foundation has DGR status.

Its primary purpose is to:

  • advance and develop training and education opportunities for fundraisers
  • develop the Library Resource Centre
  • promote research into the fundraising industry and
  • develop a career pathway through professional development.

To support the foundation please click here.

The FIA Foundation awards scholarships for attendance at FIA’s professional development events and courses.

Scholarships are open to members of FIA who have a current full individual membership or to the nominated representative of an organisational membership.

FIA Conference National Scholarship

Aimed at improving fundraising skills in small charities.

The FIA 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 has been introduced to help improve fundraising skills in small charities and not-for-profits within Australia.

A scholarship will be provided to one member from each state and territory (eight in total) to attend the 2017 FIA Conference on the Gold Coast. The scholarship covers the cost of a full FIA Conference member registration (valued at $1,345).
Flights and accommodation are not included.

Find out more here.

The Arthur Venn Fundraising Leadership Scholarship

The Arthur Venn Fundraising Leadership Scholarship pays tribute to one of the founders and teachers of fundraising in Australia. Click here for more information.

In 2016, the John Allen Scholarship was introduced for scholars from Victoria. 

To support the scholarship, please click here.

2016 Arthur Venn Recipients:

  • Anthea Mur MFIA
  • Ashlie Marshall MFIA
  • Karen Shields MFIA
  • Katherine Ash MFIA
  • Mark Foyle MFIA
  • Rachael Lance MFIA

2016 John Allen Recipients:

  • Anne Frankenberg MFIA
  • Thomas Duggan MFIA

The FIA Certificate in Fundraising Scholarship

The FIA Certificate in Fundraising Scholarship is available for one FIA member per state per year to complete the Certificate in Fundraising in their state.

2016 Recipients: 

  • Kylie Kingston AMFIA
  • Will Kirsop MFIA
  • Stephanie Byrne MFIA