NSW Aboriginal Land Council Freddy Fricke 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 target the future pipeline of young Aboriginal talent into the Land Rights Network, from education into employment.

The Scholarship will be aimed at penultimate year students in an undergraduate/graduate degree at a tertiary institution in NSW. Disciplines of study are varied and may include law, finance, business, media & communications, human resources, land & environment, planning, policy or property management.

Two x $10,000 scholarships will be made available for a male and female student, in addition to a paid 6-week internship (to be undertaken during January-February 2020) in a NSWALC Business Unit of the Scholarship holder's discipline.

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

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