The John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship Trust was established 1994, with a $200,000 contribution from the Federal Government. The Law Council of Australia helped establish the Koowarta Scholarship and continues to act as trustee and administrator.
The Law Council is proud of the outstanding success of the John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship, which has assisted several indigenous Australians in completing their legal studies, many of whom have gone on to make valuable contributions to their communities, the legal profession and Australia.
The value of the scholarship given in 2017 will be $5,500.
The scholarship may be sought for part-time study or full-time study.
Those wanting to apply for the John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship must fulfil the following criteria:
be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
be enrolled in an approved course of study provided by an Australian tertiary institution
Additional eligibility information can be found on application form.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must complete the below form. Applications must be submitted on the official John Koowarta Reconciliation Law Scholarship application form.
In addition, all applicants should provide a brief statement of their aspirations, describing their
reasons for studying law and their objectives upon completion of your legal training. Applicants must also provide a brief curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees.
Please provide any other relevant information with the application, such as details of community
or extra-curricular activities, which may also be considered by the Advisory Committee.
Contact: Krystal James, Law Council of Australia
Ph. 02 6246 3713
Scholarship Type: education/humanities/law, commencing, continuing, Indigenous students,