AISA endorsed as DGR – Providing opportunities and building a safer nation

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) has established the AISA Foundation Scholarship Fund. This fund has been endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) to provide scholarships to increase the number of women, Indigenous Australians and regional/rural children - including those from disadvantaged backgrounds - to build a career in cyber security.

Chairperson of AISA, Damien Manuel, says “AISA is delighted to now be able to accept public donations and provide fully tax deductable receipts, as well as dispense scholarships across Australia.”

“This fund will be integral to bringing greater diversity to the cyber security sector and positively change the lives of disadvantaged families and communities.”

“AISA will inject cash into the fund and is committed to topping up the fund each year. Individuals or businesses who want to give back to the community can contribute to the fund to help expand the number of scholarship recipients. 100% of all received donations will go direct to scholarships.”

AISA’s exciting new Foundation Scholarship Fund is open to applications from individuals who are Australian citizens and meet any of the following:

  1. identify as women;
  2. ordinarily reside in a rural or regional area of Australia;
  3. are financially disadvantaged or are experiencing financial distress;
  4. identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians

A new AISA Foundation Scholarship Fund Committee has been established to provide oversight and governance of the Fund. AISA welcomes to the committee Narelle Devine, Tom Crampton, Gai Brodtmann, Joshua Craig, Suelette Dreyfus, Patrick Fair, John O’Driscoll, Greg Adamson and Damien Manuel.

The role of this committee will be to approve eligible candidates applying for scholarships and disperse the funds necessary.

AISA is seeking public contributions to its Foundation Scholarship Fund and is currently accepting donations from organisations and individuals. If you would like to contribute, please email [email protected] 


Media contacts:

Damien Manuel
Board Chairperson, Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
0439 319 603 | [email protected]

Megan Spielvogel
General Manager, Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
0458 020 026 | [email protected]

Please read AISA Media Release 'AISA endorsed as DGR – Providing opportunities and building a safer nation' HERE