creatING opportunities for learning and development

supportING EDUCATION of Aboriginal peoples

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Carey Education Trust

Daniel Tucker, founder and Managing Director of Carey Mining has strong traditional connections to the Wongatha regions and has led the business to be Australia’s most successful 100 per cent Aboriginal, privately-owned and managed contracting company.

Daniel’s focus on ethical business and building the capacity of communities has seen Carey Mining develop a long history of empowering Aboriginal people through training, employment and enterprise opportunities.  Carey Mining also invests a portion of profits to initiatives that improve outcomes for Aboriginal people. 

In 2007 the Carey Education Trust was established by Daniel and his late wife, Lynley to promote the importance of education and to support the learning of Australian Aboriginal peoples.  The Carey Education Trust provides scholarships to Aboriginal primary, secondary and tertiary students to help them reach their potential.  The Carey Education Trust also invests in initiatives that create opportunities for learning and development of Aboriginal people.

Daniel Tucker is on the Trustee board and remains involved in the selection of scholarship recipients and education investments.




School Scholarships

Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and currently studying or applying to study at a government school.

The Carey Education Trust is focussed on providing scholarships to people of all abilities and academic levels.  Students who are motivated to learn and doing their best are eligible for a scholarship.  An objective of the Trust is to help Aboriginal people achieve the best possible educational outcomes according to their individual needs. 

Scholarships through the Carey Education Trust will cover costs relating to:

  • Tuition fees and contributions;
  • Book list items; and
  • Co-curricular activities as required by the school (such as excursions, camps and swimming lessons).

Additional costs relating to the students’ studies will be assessed on an individual basis.

Please note:  Applicants who are receiving a scholarship through another provider are not eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Carey Education Trust.

University scholarships

Applicants must be current or future students of Curtin University of Technology or ECU.  Priority is given to applicants studying qualifications with a view to start a career in the mining, engineering or business sectors, however students studying in other disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The current Carey Education Trust scholarship recipients are Patrick McGill and Dale-Maree Rollason. 

Patrick McGill

Patrick is studying a finance double degree major at Curtin University.  "The Trust enabled me to fully engage with my studies as I could afford textbooks and all the other resources I needed… By supporting me the Trust has enabled me to be the best I can be and through it I am happy and enjoy Perth so much more now. So thank you."

Dale-Maree Rollason

Dale-Maree is studying a Bachelor of Education at ECU.  "The scholarship allows me to work towards finding a work-life-study balance that sees me not only strive towards my aspirations in the future, but to carry out actions that see me achieving my goals in the present...most importantly I am able to dedicate myself on a holistic level to my studies so that I can achieve my Bachelor of Education (Primary) and eventually support my future students to achieve their goals and endeavour to become strong leaders themselves."


The next round of applicants will be invited in 2020. Please contact the scholarships office for ECU for further information.

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School Scholarships

To discuss your eligibility and to apply for a school scholarship please contact the Community Relations Advisor at Carey Mining on 08 6465 8000.  You may also send us an email through our Contact Us page.  


Curtin and ECU Scholarships

The next application round will be in 2020.

All applicants are advised to speak to the Scholarships Officer or to visit the scholarships page of Curtin University of Technology or ECU





The purpose of the Carey Education Trust is to empower Aboriginal people through education and life-long learning.  The Carey Education Trust invests in initiatives that create opportunities for Aboriginal people to develop a desire to learn and build knowledge and skills.

Please contact us to discuss how your initiative may be supported by the Carey Education Trust.




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