Indigenous Education Scholarships; Rotary Soukup Scholarship Fund

The Rotary Club of Sydney’s Soukup Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to young, post- secondary students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent whose means would not otherwise permit them to undertake tertiary study. Currently the Scholarships support students at The University of Sydney and The University of Technology, Sydney.

The Club strongly believes that education changes the lives of individuals, communities and the nation and that these scholarships will ultimately contribute to a fairer and a more prosperous Australia.

The scholarships are supported by a significant donation made to the Club by George and Jenny Soukup in memory of George’s parents, Vaclav and Bed’a Soukup. Scholarships are also supported by financial contributions by other Club members. In the 2016 academic year we are supporting 5 Rotary Soukup Scholarships; the plan is to have a minimum of 7 scholarships, but hopefully more, in the 2017 academic year.


If you, your family or business would like to discuss supporting an additional scholarship, or adding to the fund’s corpus, please contact the committee’s chair Gillean Wilbow (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) While the current scholarships are all called Rotary Soukup Scholarships the club would be happy to vary the name of a future scholarship to reflect the wishes of a donor.

Alternatively, you can simply contribute to a Rotary Soukup Scholarship by making a tax deductible donation via the club’s Benevolent Fund. Please write “Rotary Soukup Scholarship” in the comments section for online donations or on the back of the cheque. All donated money is used to support scholarships.The administration is done by volunteer club members and any costs are covered by club members not by donations.

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