Cranlana Centre Scholarships

Cranlana Centre offers scholarships to applicants from the not-for-profit, arts and culture, start-up and community sectors.

Scholarship Overview

Cranlana Centre’s CEO, Vanessa Pigrum, says, “We know that executive education and leadership development opportunities are not always within the budgets of small not-for-profits, start-ups and individuals. We also know that diversity around the discussion table is the best way to create positive progress and societal change.

“This is why we’ve established a scholarship program – to encourage new and different perspectives to join the discussion and ensure leaders from organisations of all sizes are able to strengthen their ethical leadership skills.”

Along with four general scholarship places available each year, there are two additional scholarships available for people in more specific circumstances.

One gives a young woman (under the age of 40) working to improve outcomes for socially disadvantaged women and children in her community the opportunity to participate in the Colloquium.

The Jim and Di Carlton Scholarship will be awarded to one applicant each year from a refugee background who has achieved a position of leadership within Australia, or an individual who is demonstrating leadership through their work with refugees.

The 2020 scholarships have been awarded. A list of recipients can be found below.

If you'd like to be contacted when information on 2022 scholarships is available please email

Partner Scholarships

Several other organisations also offer scholarships to Cranlana programs.

Research Leadership Award, The Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute, an organisation that works for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples, offers a place in Cranlana’s Colloquium program to the winner of its Research Leadership Award.


Chief Executive Women & Vincent Fairfax Fellowship

Chief Executive Women offers an annual scholarship to senior women executives of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.


Michael Dwyer Leadership Scholarship, Fund Executives Association Ltd

The Michael Dwyer Leadership Scholarship, established by Fund Executives Association Ltd (FEAL) in 2019, each year gives an outstanding executive the chance to attend Cranlana’s Colloquium program.


If you would like to obtain further information about the activities of the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership, please contact us on (03) 9827 2660 or send us an enquiry