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

In 2019, the Scholarship will change to assist students with funds to help complete their studies as well as providing the opportunity of an additional paid internship at NSWALC.

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

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

A 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.

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

Further information including how to apply will be available later in August 2019.

For more information about the NSWALC Educational Scholarship please contact the NSWALC Program Implementation Unit on 02 9689 4444 or via email at scholarships@alc.org.au.