Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club and naming rights and major partner NRMA Insurance have teamed up with Western Sydney University to create the inaugural NRMA Insurance and Western Sydney Wanderers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship.
The scholarship - which will be awarded annually to the value of $12,650 - is now available to current or commencing students to help them excel in their tertiary studies at Western Sydney University. It also includes a paid internship at NRMA Insurance or Western Sydney Wanderers FC.
To be eligible, applicants must be of Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal descent and have a connection to football in Western Sydney.
According to Anthony Justice, chief executive for NRMA Insurance, the scholarship is part of the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan, which seeks to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, businesses, and communities.
“The Western Sydney Wanderers share our passion for helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students achieve their dreams, whether that be through sport or studies,” Justice said. “We are proud to have created a scholarship program which will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students the foundation for future success through supporting their studies at Western Sydney University.
“The scholarship participant will also work in our business as a paid intern to get practical, on the job experience.
Applications are now open and close on March 17, 2017.