NSWALC Educational Scholarship

Applications for the 2024 round of the NSWALC Educational Scholarship are now open and close at 5:00pm on Thursday 31 August 2023.

Applications for the 2024 round of the NSWALC Educational Scholarship are now closed.

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 55 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 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 for the 2024 round will open on 1 July 2023 and close 31 August 2023, so please check back here for updated information and application forms across that period.


You will be able to apply online or via email after 1 July 2023.