New Educational Scholarship to Support NSW Aboriginal University Students

Aboriginal university students in NSW will be supported in their studies through a new educational scholarship offered by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council Educational Scholarship (formerly the Freddy Fricke Scholarship) will open for applications on 26 August 2019. 

The Scholarship is aimed at penultimate year students at a tertiary institution in NSW.

Two $10,000 scholarships will be offered across the state.

NSWALC Chair Anne Dennis said the Scholarship provides a pathway from education into employment for the next generation of Aboriginal students.

"The NSW Aboriginal Land Council Educational Scholarship will assist students with funds to help complete their studies as well as providing the opportunity of an additional paid internship at NSWALC," she said.

"The internship will give scholarship recipients valuable practical experience in their fields by working at the peak body for the Land Rights network."

The six-week internship will be undertaken during January and February 2020 in a NSWALC Business Unit of the Scholarship recipient's discipline.

Fields of study may include law, finance, business, media & communications, human resources, land & environment, planning, policy or property management.

Councillor Dennis urged eligible Aboriginal university students in NSW to apply.

"This really is a fantastic opportunity to be supported while you learn and develop your skills. NSWALC wants to help Aboriginal students to flourish while you study, so you can fully participate in your communities and reach your potential," she said. 

Applications open on 26 August 2019 and close 4 October 2019.

Further information including how to apply will be available later this month.