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Mark Lyons Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management Scholarship



1 year



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The scholarship aims to improve the quality of leadership and management skills in the Australian not-for-profit sector. By investing in the leadership and management capacities in this sector, it is hoped that the scholarship will also contribute to the promotion of community wellbeing; to overcoming disadvantage; and to developing the values and skills that strengthen Australian democracy.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and
  • For the duration of the Scholarship: full-time or part-time enrolment in one of the following eligible courses:
    • Master of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management; or
    • A UTS Business School Research degree focusing on not-for-profit sector related research;
  • For Coursework students only:
    • Must have completed 12 credit points of study; and
    • Have achieved a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 75%; and
  • Must disclose any other scholarships, awards, or organisational affiliations beyond UTS
  • All candidates must apply using the UTS online Scholarships Application form.

Selection process

Having met the eligibility criteria, the recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Motivation and commitment to study/research in the area of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Management, as demonstrated by the Scholarship application and interview.
  • Demonstrated initiative in personal and professional life, as demonstrated by the Scholarship application process and interview.
  • Potential for the receipt of the Scholarship to assist the student in their studies, as demonstrated by the Scholarship application process and interview.
  • Financial disadvantage and other educational barriers*, may be taken into consideration.
    • Students wishing to evidence this criteria should provide a personal statement describing their financial and/or educational disadvantage.

*Educational disadvantages include: Financial disadvantage, rural/regional background, disability, carer responsibilities, sole parent responsibilities, long term medical condition/disability, indigenous Australian, refugee background.

Applications closed

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

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UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527

Other information

Professor Mark Lyons was UTS Professor of Social Economy, having worked at UTS from 1975 to 2009. He was a pioneer in the study of the not-for-profit sector and wrote what is considered the definitive text in the field, The Third Sector: The Contribution of Nonprofit and Cooperative Enterprises in Australia (2001). Professor Lyons was a man of great social conscience and believed it was crucial to value and promote the third sector, not just charities but advocacy groups, lobby groups, environment groups and other non-government organisations because they contribute to building a strong and stable society and are the basis for the continued health of our democracy.