Moray & Agnew announces new Indigenous student scholarship in partnership with the University of Newcastle

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Moray & Agnew Newcastle is delighted to announce it has established the Moray & Agnew Indigenous Shaping Futures Scholarship in Law with the University of Newcastle.

Beginning from 2021 and in place for at least three years, this equity scholarship focuses on supporting Indigenous law students throughout their studies.

The Moray & Agnew Indigenous Shaping Futures Scholarship in Law scholarship contributes $4,000 to a different University of Newcastle Law School student each year to assist with expenses such as accommodation, text books and equipment, day to day living, travel costs and work placements.

Sean O’Sullivan, Moray & Agnew’s Managing Partner Newcastle, says, “We are excited to partner with the University of Newcastle, a highly reputable institution well known for high-quality education, to support transformative outcomes for Indigenous students.

“Our firm has an ongoing commitment to good corporate citizenship. One aspect of our firm’s business strategy relates to reconciliation initiatives and ways in which it engages with First Nations communities, supporting awareness and understanding of Australian Indigenous culture and entrepreneurship. One of the factors underpinning this is education.”

The University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Leadership) Nathan Towney says, “The University of Newcastle has a national leadership role and outstanding track record in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education. Our enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is significantly higher than the national average.

“We believe in providing a world of opportunity for all people, regardless of their background and experiences. We’re delighted that Moray & Agnew has chosen to support our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars of law and help them achieve their full potential, now and into the future.”

Professor Tania Sourdin, Dean and Head of Newcastle Law School, says, “It’s wonderful to have this support for our Indigenous students; there’s a pressing need to have more Indigenous lawyers.”


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