New First Nations scholarship at UNSW Business School for social impact post-grad studies

Centre for Social Impact

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) has announced an exciting new opportunity for a First Nations student to study its MBAx (Social Impact) postgrad degree on a fully funded scholarship.

The Emeritus Professor Richard Henry AM and Dr Rachel Oberon Indigenous Advantage Scholarship covers full tuition funding, valued at $60,000, for the duration of the program with AGSM at UNSW Business School that can be completed between one and six years.

Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent and will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate academic merit; leadership skills within the workplace or community; and a commitment to supporting, developing, and contributing to better social outcomes in the business, public, and/or social purpose sectors.

“We’re proud to be offering this scholarship in partnership with Professor Richard Henry AM and Dr Rachel Oberon to relieve the financial burden of postgraduate qualifications for a First Nations student,” said Associate Professor Graham Brown, Director of CSI UNSW.

“The UNSW Business School understands the importance of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students to continue their studies, especially in specialised career trajectories like social impact and sustainability.

“We hope opportunities like this encourage more First Nations students to bring their unique skills and experience to social impact programs and careers that work to create better community outcomes.”

Professor Richard Henry AM, previous CSI Board Chair and co-funder of the scholarship said: “We hope this scholarship helps a First Nations leader of the future to achieve their potential.”

George Brown, the previous scholarship recipient, is now HR Manager at the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council.

“I don’t think I could have done the MBA without the scholarship. It allowed me to invest in myself and now I can give back to my community in Wreck Bay,” he said.

“I’ve been able to use many of the skills from the course like collective goal setting, self-management, and problem identification techniques – all while giving back to the next generation. The scholarship has had a flow-on effect to both my fellow community and the wider community.”

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