Indigenous students are significantly underrepresented in the higher education system, particularly in rural and regional communities. Arrow is addressing this situation with scholarships at leading educational organisations which benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Arrow’s areas of operations.
By encouraging more Indigenous graduates, who are qualified to take up professional, academic, and leadership positions across all sectors, this program contributes to regional development and reduces Indigenous disadvantage.
Since 2013, Arrow Energy’s Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship Program has
- involved five leading Queensland universities
- awarded scholarships to 102 Indigenous students with 40 per cent studying Health
- produced 44 Indigenous university graduates
- 40 current scholars, including 5 post-graduate students.