18 December 2015

2016 NSW Aboriginal Land Council Freddy Fricke Scholarship open

In 2000 Freddy Fricke bequeathed his home to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. The NSW Aboriginal Land Council decided to use the funds from the sale of Freddy's home to establish a scholarship fund to assist in the education of young Aboriginal people.

Scholarship grants are available for undertaking a degree or diploma at any University in NSW (which is approved by a Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Community Fund trustee).

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council has now opened the 2016 Freddy Fricke Scholarship Program.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 1 February 2016.

The application form and information brochure is available to download from the NSW Aboriginal Land Council website - www.alc.org.au.

Completed applications and supporting documents should be submitted to:

By post:      By hand:  
Freddy Fricke Scholarship Program      Freddy Fricke Scholarship Program
c/- NSW Aboriginal Land Council NSW Aboriginal Land Council     
PO Box 1125          Level 5 Reception, 33 Argyle Street
Parramatta NSW 2124        Parramatta NSW 2150
Email:  policy@alc.org.au

Phone: (02) 9689 4444

Scholarship details

The maximum scholarship is $5,000 per annum.

Scholarship grants are available for undertaking a degree or diploma at any University in NSW which is approved by a CAF Community Fund trustee. Scholarship funds contribute to the successful student's approved fees and course related expenses.

The scope of the scholarships covers disciplines including Information Technology, Community Welfare/ Services, Community Management, Health/ Medicine, Tourism, Law, Science, Architecture, Engineering, Human Resources, Finance, Accounting, Banking and Commerce.

When approved, the funds are made as a grant to the University which is requested to allocate the grant towards the successful student's approved fees and course related expenses.

Grants are made at the discretion of the Trustee of the CAF Community Fund and the University to which the grant is made. Evidence will be required that the applicant is undertaking a relevant course before the scholarship can be awarded.

For more information about the grant please contact CAF on 02 9929 9633 or the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Policy and Programs Unit on 9689 4444 or policy@alc.org.au