Recipient Chosen for the NSW Aboriginal Land Council 2021 Educational Scholarship

11 February 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to congratulate university student Kyle Plant, who has been awarded the 2021 NSW Aboriginal Land Council Educational Scholarship.

The $10,000 Scholarship is aimed at penultimate year students at a tertiary institution in NSW.

NSWALC Chair Anne Dennis says Kyle’s scholarship application demonstrated his commitment to empower Aboriginal communities through sustainable infrastructure development.

“Kyle showed his drive and passion to contribute to quality infrastructure in our communities and was very clear with his goals in his field of study and future career.

“The NSWALC Educational Scholarship will assist Kyle with funds to complete his final year of studies in the construction field,” she said.

Kyle Plant is a Wailwan Yuin Gamilaroi man with strong family connections to Walgett, NSW and is studying a Bachelor of Construction Management at Western Sydney University.

He says his overarching goal is to take his knowledge and skills back to his community.

“Building quality housing, schools, hospitals and roads is crucial for all communities and in particular Aboriginal communities in regional and remote areas of NSW.

“I am committed to planning, communicating and managing projects for the community’s benefit, while also protecting the community’s interests and aspirations regarding what is built on their land, and how it is maintained,” he said.

The NSWALC Scholarship also includes a six-week paid internship, but due to ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, this component has been placed on hold by the Council until further notice.

Please check back at the NSWALC website for information on when the 2022 Round will open, at https://alc.org.au/education-grants/

For more information, email media@alc.org.au