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Your leadership career in Canada’s not-for-profit and community-service sector just got a little brighter

Do you have a successful career providing leadership in the nation’s not-for-profit and community-service sector? Would you like to sharpen your trailblazing skills creating transformative and systemic change in society and in the communities you serve?

The KPMG Foundation Community Leader Scholarship provides full tuition to one learner in Athabasca University (AU) Online MBA for Executives’ program. Applicants must have a proven track record of leadership in the not-for-profit and community-service sector, meet the AU MBA’s admissions criteria, and be able to begin their studies in August 2018.


$50,000 Scholarship

Specific to learners in Athabasca University (AU) Online MBA for Executives’ program, the recipient of this uniquely tailored scholarship, valued at up to $50,000, will have their tuition and other program expenses covered by the KPMG Foundation Community Leader Scholarship, including travel and attendance costs at one in-residence elective in Canada or at an international location, to be determined.

Above all, the scholarship is designed to complement the learner’s proven leadership ability in making a difference across their organization and transforming the lives and communities they help each day, using their skills in service, as well as the higher-education business skills they acquire and harness from Athabasca University.

“Athabasca University’s MBA links theory to practice and allows learners from all sectors to realize immediate benefits both in their careers and within their organizations. That’s something our learners, our alumni, and our stakeholders continually tell us,” says Dr. Deborah Hurst, Dean of AU’s Faculty of Business.

“For those working in Canada’s not-for-profit sector, the need for strong leadership and management is critical. Organizations are trying to ensure every penny spent makes a difference. It can sometimes be hard for not-for-profits or community-services to divert funding from providing service to investing in staff. This scholarship will make a life-changing difference for the recipient, their organization, and the communities they serve.”


Deadlines for applications are fast-approaching!

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the KPMG Foundation Community Leader Scholarship, providing:

  1. they are Canadian residents currently enrolled (i.e. have received written confirmation of their offer of acceptance) in Athabasca University’s Online MBA program for Executives, for the program start-date of August 2018 (the deadline to apply for the MBA program is June 15, 2018)


  1. they have a proven history of managing and/or leading a not-for-profit or community-service organization in the fields of charitable, voluntary, or community service – with demonstrated leadership potential within those sectors.

To view the comprehensive eligibility-and-criteria checklist, visit the KPMG Foundation Community Leaders Scholarship on Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business website.


About the KPMG Foundation Community Leaders Scholarship

The KPMG Community Leaders Scholarship is intended to equip emerging leaders within Canada’s not-for-profit and community-service sectors with the critical management skills and abilities that will enable them to contribute at a high-level to their organizations.


For further information on the KPMG Foundation Community Leader Scholarship, please contact:

Farid Noordin, MSc, MBA
Manager, Strategic Recruitment (Business programs)
Athabasca University                                  

Phone: 1-780-509-7553