Northparkes Mines Indigenous Scholarships available in NSW and ACT

The Koori Mail has reported this month that applications are closing for the latest Northparkes Mines Indigenous Scholarship Program at the end of January. The program, which is now in its fourth year, assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through their university degree. Technical scholarship holders receive $10,000 a year, while non-technical scholarship holders receive $5000 a year. On top of financial support Northparkes offers support through work placements onsite and throughout Australia. IAHA Student Representative Committee member Sophie L’Estrange (from Forbes) is one of the six current Northparkes scholarship holders. Sophie is in her third year of a Bachelor of Oral Health at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Each semester break Sophie completes work placement onsite at Northparkes, as well as at other businesses that will assist her in her chosen field.

I’ve been given great opportunities to expand my professional development in the dental field through placements organised by Northparkes in various clinics throughout NSW and the ACT

said Sophie.


For further information on applying for a Northparkes scholarship, contact Haylee Pottage on (02) 6861 3003 or email


Click here to apply online.

January 19, 2015


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