Scholarships of up to $60,000 for Aboriginal students


2583 Selena Uibo OKMinister for Education Selena Uibo (pictured)  says the NT Government will provide scholarships of $15,000 a year “to encourage more Aboriginal Territorians to become teachers and educators”.
She says in a media release the Growing Our Future scholarship program, “which supports Aboriginal Territorians who want to pursue a career in education,” will be available for up to four years studying for a Bachelor of Education at Charles Darwin University, and up to two years for those studying a Master of Teaching there.
“There are more than 15,000 Aboriginal students – 43.9% of the Territory total – enrolled in NT Government schools, and we need more Aboriginal educators working in our schools.
“Aboriginal educators are leaders in schools and communities, and the Territory Labor government is promoting strong pathways for more Aboriginal Territorians to take up teaching.”


  1. Not a scholarship for all Territorans who want to pursue a career in education.
    Why do we continue this division?
    Surely we want the best educators, not just the best ones with the right coloured skin.
    Unless this identity politics is called out for what it is we are in strife in the future.
    My kids have been taught by black, white, straight, gay and probably a few more variations, and honestly, all they want is a teacher who can show them the wonder of learning and can teach because they have a passion for it.
    Discrimination alive and well under the guise of social measures. One day we will wake up.

  2. Sorry Erwin, correction to my previous one, bloody iPad comes up with some doozy auto corrects.
    First line should read why not a scholarship … etc.
    Third line down should be a Top Ender will relate to a central Australian … etc.
    Last line should be special measures, not social measures.

  3. Local 1 Re: Posted November 21, 2018 at 11:54 pm
    It read fine both ways.
    The NT government appears far too comfortable maintaining itself in a state of apartheid.

  4. So if your underprivileged, desperately want to be a teacher and not black?
    I think a lot of us woke up to all this years ago, but when will it stop?
    I hate having my country turned into a racist joke.


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