Applications Open for NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s Educational Scholarship 2024

1 July, 2023

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s (NSWALC) Educational Scholarship is now open for applications from today, 1 July 2023.

NSWALC’s Educational Scholarship provides two $10,000 scholarships and a paid internship, and is aimed at NSW Aboriginal students in their penultimate year at university.

NSWALC Chairperson Danny Chapman says the Scholarship has supported dozens of Aboriginal students since its inception.

“The NSWALC Educational Scholarship is part of Council’s commitment to Aboriginal people in NSW, by assisting Aboriginal students with their study expenses on their pathway from higher education into employment.

The Scholarship has been awarded to 55 students since it began in 2000, and I look forward to continuing to support students with their educational and career aspirations,” he said.

The NSWALC six-week paid internship component provides Scholarship recipients valuable practical experience in their  field of study, develops their workplace skills and increases their understanding of the Land Rights Network.

Internships will be undertaken during an agreed time following the announcement of the successful applicants, in a NSWALC Business Unit of the Scholarship recipients’ disciplines.

Fields of study may include law, finance, business, media and communications, human resources, land & environment, planning, policy, or property management.

Eligible Aboriginal university students interested in applying can access the application form on the NSWALC website’s Scholarship page. The NSWALC Educational Scholarship Policy provides details on determining your eligibility. Click here to go to the page.

Applications for the NSWALC Educational Scholarship close at 5:00pm on Thursday 31 August 2023.

Please call NSWALC’s Program Implementation Unit on 02 9689 4444 for more information or email


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.