NSWALC Educational Scholarship

The History

In 2000 Mr. Frederick (Freddy) Fricke generously bequeathed his home to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC). The Council decided to use the funds from the sale of Freddy's home to establish a Scholarship fund to assist in the education of Aboriginal peoples in NSW. The NSWALC Freddy Fricke Scholarship (the Scholarship) was launched in July 2002.

Since then, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council has awarded 49 scholarships to assist Aboriginal students in their studies.

The Scholarship 

NSWALC has committed to make available annually, two scholarships of $10,000 each, to assist students with funds to help complete their studies, and is aimed at penultimate year students at a tertiary institution in NSW. 

In addition to this, the Scholarship provides an opportunity to undertake a six-week paid internship, between January and February, 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 or, a discipline whereby the applicant can provide a direct link between their study and the current or future work of NSWALC. 

Applications will open in July and the application form will become available for download.

For more information about the Scholarship and to understand the eligibility criteria, please read the Scholarship Policy here or contact the NSWALC Program Implementation Unit on 02 9689 4444 or via email at scholarships@alc.org.au.