Roberta Sykes believed in the power of education.
Over time, the Foundation realised that offering postgraduate opportunities is only part of the solution - there is another major gap in educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders. What about the managers and professionals who don't have the time or the formal qualifications to undertake ongoing study, who aspire to create change but need more skills and support to make it happen?
The need was clear. The Bursary program provides Indigenous scholars the opportunity to gain new perspectives and ideas, develop skills and qualifications. Meet some of the inspirational and amazing alumni of the Bursary program.
Roberta Sykes Bursary
The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous Australians to undertake short executive education courses at recognised overseas academic institutions.
Roberta Sykes Chief Executive Women Scholarship
The Foundation is also now partnering with Chief Executive Women to offer three scholarships annually for women managers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. The scholarships are designed to support women at different stages of their careers by giving applicants the choice of five programs at Harvard Kennedy School and INSEAD Singapore.
Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarships
The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarships provides funding to Indigenous Australians who wish to undertake study at Harvard University.