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 Educational Scholarship (the Scholarship), formerly known as the Freddy Fricke Scholarship was launched in July 2002.

Since then, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council has awarded 53 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 enrolled full-time at a tertiary institution.

In addition to this, the Scholarship provides an opportunity to undertake a six-week paid internship, to be undertaken between November 2022 and February 2023, in a NSWALC Business Unit of the Scholarship recipient's discipline. In light of COVID-19, the timing for undertaking the internship component will be determined closer to the date.

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 are NOW OPEN and you can:

Applications close at 5:00pm, Wednesday 31st August 2022 and should be submitted via email to scholarships@alc.org.au.

NOTE: Incomplete application forms and applications without all supporting documents will NOT be assessed.

To understand the terms of the Scholarship and whether you are eligible, please ensure you read the Policy prior to completing your application.

NSWALC Educational Scholarship Policy and Procedures 2022.

For further information regarding the NSWALC Educational Scholarship and answers to FAQs please download this flyer:

NSWALC Educational Scholarship Flyer 2022.

If you have any questions that have not been answered in the Policy or the FAQs, please contact the NSWALC Program Implementation Unit on (02) 9689 4444 or via email at scholarships@alc.org.au.