First Nations Law Scholarship

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First Nations Law Scholarship

The Ngalaya and Colin Biggers & Paisley First Nations Law Scholarship is an annual scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students in NSW and the ACT.

The scholarship was established in 2021 by Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation, and is funded by Colin Biggers & Paisley.

The First Nations Law Scholarship is a once-off scholarship awarded to a passionate and committed Indigenous law student. 

Applications are now open for 2022, apply before Sunday 8 May!

Scholarship benefits

The successful scholarship recipient will receive:

  • A $5,000 scholarship payment;
  • the opportunity to participate in Colin Biggers & Paisley training and professional development – including attendance of courses and conferences;
  • mentoring support throughout the duration of your law degree; and
  • any other support and advice that Ngalaya can offer to support the recipient in their goals.


Applicants for the scholarship must be:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and 
  • enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws, Diploma of Law, Juris Doctor, or Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at a tertiary institution in NSW or the ACT.

    Assessment criteria

    Applicants for the Ngalaya and Colin Biggers & Paisley First Nations Law Scholarship will be assessed based on their:

    • Demonstrated commitment to First Nations justice;
    • Demonstrated involvement in community-focused work;
    • Potential to advance First Nations’ interests throughout their legal career; and
    • Financial need.

        Application process

        To apply for the 2022 scholarship, send an email to attaching your:

        • latest resume/CV;
        • latest academic transcript; and
        • a personal statement (max. 2 pages) that introduces yourself, your mob, and how you meet the assessment criteria above.

        Applications close Sunday 8 May 2022.

          Other scholarships for First Nations law students

          Ngalaya offers once-off bursaries and grants to First Nations law students and Ngalaya members. Applications are always open.

          There are many other scholarships available to support First Nations law students during their studies. To learn more, visit the Ngalaya scholarship page, and the Aurora Education Foundation’s Indigenous Pathways portal.


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