AITD - Over 40 years experience in supporting the learning and development community

Professional Development

Mark Pompei Student Scholarship

About the Mark Pompei Student Scholarship
In 1991, Mark Pompei, a young staff development officer at MMI Insurance (now Allianz Australia), was tragically killed in an accident. At the time of his death, Mark was undertaking part-time study to enhance his skills and advance his career in training and development.

In the year following his death, his colleagues at Allianz Australia worked tirelessly to establish a memorial fund to be used to assist other trainers studying part-time, just like Mark. The proceeds of this fundraising were given to the Australian Institute of Training and Development to manage and use as the basis of the Mark Pompei Student Scholarship.

This scholarship was presented for the first time in 1993 and proudly continues today. 

Eligibility and Submission Process


To apply for the scholarship, the candidate must:

  1. Be enrolled in an accredited course, working towards a qualification in learning and development;
  2. Complete an application form and supply proof of course enrolment, as well as a statement of support from an employer or academic advisor;
  3. Submit a 1000-word essay 

  4. Scholarship Package
    This year, AITD have enhanced the scholarship package so that the recipient of the 2020Mark Pompei Student Scholarship will have their essay published in Training & Development magazine and receive:

    1. $2000 to assist with studies
    2. 1 year's AITD membership
    3. 2 tickets to the 2020 AITD Excellence Awards gala dinner
    4. 1 ticket to the 2021 AITD conference
    5. Enrolment in the 2021 AITD mentoring program
    6. Enrolment in 1 AITD professional development course

    This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone studying for an L&D qualification part-time, with the benefits totalling a value of more than $5000.

  • Writers Wanted