Applications are now open for the following overseas scholarships for Indigenous postgraduate students:
- Charlie Perkins Scholarships for postgraduate studies at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge
- Roberta Sykes Harvard Club of Australia Scholarship for postgraduate study at Harvard University (see attached flyer Roberta Sykes Harvard Club of Australia Scholarship (PDF 632k)
Roberta Sykes Scholarships for postgraduate study at any overseas university. Scholarships for up to one year of overseas study, available to Indigenous Australians undertaking postgraduate studies in Australia. Roberta Sykes Scholarships available to Indigenous Australians to undertake short executive courses at overseas universities.
Expressions of interest should be directed, by email, to email@example.com
Roberta Sykes (pictured left) was the founder of Black Women's Action in Education Foundation, which was formed in the early 1970s. BWAEF grew out of a need for an organisation whose primary focus was to support Australian Indigenous women scholars in educational pursuits. From the mid-1980s, BWAEF enabled a number of Indigenous women to undertake postgraduate studies at Harvard. Over time, the ambit of funding was expanded to include support for Australian Indigenous men attending Harvard, and then also for Indigenous postgraduates to attend other overseas universities. To read the full story download the flyer Roberta Sykes Harvard Club of Australia Scholarship (PDF 632k)