New scholarship fund to increase access to university for Aboriginal students

To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Freedom Ride, and ensure that Aboriginal people from around NSW can access a world class education, the University of Sydney has established the NSW Freedom Ride Scholarships Fund.

The fund aims to raise money to support scholarships that will enable more talented young Aboriginal students from NSW to access a University of Sydney education.

Professor Shane Houston Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), says that funds such as this help ensure that Aboriginal people can become the future leaders in our society by receiving every opportunity to succeed at university.

“We can all play a part in providing Aboriginal students with the opportunity to study, grow and connect with inspiring learning and research possibilities.”

The fund will help ensure that Aboriginal people can build a rewarding career, contribute to the future of our nation and create valuable networks and friendships. To find out how you can support our community, visit

Providing Indigenous pathways to higher education and research is one of the five priority areas that are supported by the University’s INSPIRED fundraising campaign, which aims to raise $600 million by the end of 2017.

Find out more about the Freedom Ride commemoration.

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