NSWALC Educational Scholarship
2020 Applications Are Open

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.


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

The Scholarship will also provide an opportunity to undertake a six-week paid internship, to be undertaken between November 2020 and February 2021, 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 where the applicant can provide a direct link between their study and the current or future work of NSWALC.

Applications are OPEN and the application form is available below.

Applications close at 5:00pm, Monday 28 September 2020 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. 

Further information and answers to your FAQs are available from the NSWALC Educational Scholarship Flyer.

Downloadable documents for the NSWALC Educational Scholarship, 2020 Round.

NSWALC Educational Scholarship Application Form

NSWALC Educational Scholarship Policy

NSWALC Educational Scholarship Flyer

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.