The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)
AIEF provides scholarships to boarding schools for Indigenous students that are in financial need. Applicants must be enrolled as boarders at one of AEIF’s 31 Partner Schools, which can be found in QLD, VIC, WA, SA and NSW. For more, see the AEIF scholarship page.
GO Foundation High School Scholarships
The GO Foundation offers a number of scholarships to high schools. Their primary high school partnership is with Matraville Sports High but is also partnered with a number of independent high schools. Outside of these partnerships, they may also offer scholarships at their own discretion. For more, see GO Foundation scholarship page.
Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship Program
The Harding Miller Education Foundation Scholarship Program provides the tools and support to lift the educational achievements and career aspirations of high potential girls who are facing disadvantage. Scholarship support begins in Year 9. Scholarships are awarded for 2 years. For more, see the Harding Miller Scholarship page.
Indigenous Youth Leadership Program - The Smith Family
The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians, with a focus on Indigenous youth from communities in very remote areas of the country or regional communities. For more, see the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program page.
Yalari– Education Indigenous Children
Yalari is a not-for profit organisation that offers 50 boarding scholarships, including support and personal development, for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. Applicants must apply whilst in year 6, for entry into a partner school in year 7. These schools are located nationwide. For more, see the Yalari scholarships page.
Youth off the Streets National Scholarship Program
The Youth off the Streets National Scholarship program provides funding to students aged 16 to 21 that are Australian citizens and have a clear need for financial assistance. For more, see the Youth off the Streets scholarship page.
Scholarships by state
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Government provides funding to assist low-income earning families with education expenses through the Secondary Bursary Scheme for students in years 7-10 and the Student Support Fund programs. For more, see the ACT government scholarship page.
New South Wales
Calrossy Anglican School ICPA Boarding Scholarship
The ICPA (Isolated Children and Parents Association) Boarding Scholarship is provided to a student from an isolated area whose parents are members of the ICPA (Isolated Children and Parents Association). The scholarship is available for entry at any level, and offers a discount on boarding fees each school term. For more, see the Calrossy Scholarship page.
Catholic Education Foundation Sydney
The Catholic Education Foundation offers an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary, which is open to all 13 year levels, from Kindergarten to Year 12. This applies to all Catholic Schools in the Sydney region. For more, see the Catholic Education Foundation’s scholarship page.
DCJ Scholarships (NSW)
NSW communities and justice, offers scholarships to help students who live in social housing, and are in year 10, 11 and 12, at a NSW high school or TAFE, completing a school based apprenticeship or traineeship, or studying a vet subject at school in 2018. For more, see the DCJ scholarships page.
International Grammar School Indigenous Scholarships
The International Grammar School in Sydney CBD offers an Indigenous Scholarship Program which is open to Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander students whose family circumstances would otherwise preclude them from attending IGS on a fee-paying basis. For more, see the International Grammar School’s scholarship page.
Public Education Foundation- (NSW Department of Education)
The Public Education foundation is an organisation dedicated to providing life changing scholarships to young people in public education. They currently provide a number of scholarships for secondary school students, with a range of eligibility criteria. For more, see the Public Education Foundation’s scholarship page.
Pymble Ladies College Indigenous Scholarships (NSW)
Pymble Ladies College is a Boarding school, but they do also offer scholarships to non-boarders. The non-boarding scholarship is offered through the Go Foundation (subject to availability). For boarders, they also offer an Indigenous Leadership Scholarship, in partnership with AIEF, and the Evonne Goolagong-Carley Performance Scholarship (in partnership with AIEF). For more, see the Pymble Ladies College scholarship page.
St Columba Anglican School Indigenous Scholarship
The St Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie offers scholarships to Indigenous students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. For more, see the St Columba Anglican School’s scholarship page.
Cape York Youth Leaders Program
The Academic Leaders phase offers scholarships and support to assist talented Indigenous students enter credible academic institutions and graduate with a standard of excellence. Academic Leaders are offered scholarships to attend secondary schools across Queensland while receiving intensive support from dedicated Cape York Leaders Program staff. For more, see the Cape York Youth Leaders Program page.
Marist College Ashgrove
Marist College in Ashgrove Queensland is a Catholic Boys Boarding School, which offers Indigenous Scholarships both through AIEF and another program, called the Higher Expectations Program (HEP), brokered by the Cape York Institute. For more, see the Marist College scholarship page.
QATSIF- Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families
QATSIF offers a QCE Scholarship Program which provides two-year scholarship funding to support students commencing in Year 11. QATSIF funds successful schools which then provide scholarships to individual students. For more, see the QATSIF scholarships page.
Capstone Editing Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students
The Capstone Editing Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students provides $1,000 of funding to one South Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in Year 11 or Year 12 per year to assist them to complete their secondary schooling and enter university. For more, see the Capstone Editing Scholarship page.
SA Government- Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship.
The Amy Levai Aboriginal teaching scholarship for secondary school students is for year 11 students at a SA government school who intend to enrol in a teacher education pathway at an Australian university in year 12. For more, see the SA Government scholarship page.
SA Government - Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship
The South Australian Government provides the Dame Roma Mitchell Scholarship, to support Aboriginal students in year 11 and 12 to complete the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). For more, see the SA Government scholarship page.
University of Adelaide- Indigenous Education Program
The University of Adelaide offers the Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program- a pathway, education and development program at The University of Adelaide for high-achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12/13. For more, see the University of Adelaide Indigenous Education Program page.
Tasmanian Government Scholarships
The Tasmanian Government offers a number of scholarships for high school students, including the Alma Lily Stackhouse Scholarship for Indigenous students entering years 11 and 12. For more, see the Tasmanian Government Scholarships page.
Camberwell Grammar School (VIC) Camberwell Grammar School offers full non-boarding scholarships for Indigenous boys between year 7–12. For more, see the Camberwell Grammar School scholarship page.
Melbourne Girls Grammar Indigenous Scholarships
Indigenous Scholarships have been available at Melbourne Girls Grammar since 2006, and they cover tuition fees, boarding fees, books, and uniform fees. For more, see the Melbourne Girls Grammar Indigenous Scholarships page.
Scotch College Indigenous Scholarships- Melbourne
Scotch College Melbourne has an Indigenous Program which includes full academic and boarding scholarships for Indigenous boys, involvement with local community projects, and a longstanding partnership with Tiwi College. For more, see the Scotch College Indigenous Scholarships page.
Victoria State Government
The Victoria State Government offers Marrung Education Scholarships (formerly Wannik Education Scholarships), a program which provides scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12. For more, see the Victoria State Government scholarship page.
Western Chances Scholarship
Western Chances Scholarships are awarded to talented and motivated young people in Melbourne’s west who have been recognised by their nominators, teachers, lecturers, and the wider community. For more, see the Western Chances Scholarship page.
Wominjeka Indigenous Scholarships at Beacon Hills Secondary College (VIC) Scholarship providing up to 50 per cent reduction on basic tuition fees for students starting Years 7-11 in 2020. Applications close on Friday the 17th of May 2017. For more, see the Wominjeka Indigenous Scholarships page.
The Western Australian Government coordinates a number of financial scholarships, grants and prizes for young people in secondary school. Applications open Term 4 each year towards the end of October. For more, see the WA Government scholarship page.
Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School (WA)
Open to students entering Years 7 to 10 who demonstrate a commitment to pursing tertiary study. Preference is given to candidates from the South West region, although candidates from other areas may be considered. For more, see the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School scholarship page.
Catholic Education Western Australia
Catholic Education in WA offers an Aboriginal Secondary Scholarship Program, which is partnered with almost 30 Catholic colleges in Western Australia. For more, see the Catholic Education WA scholarships page.
Guildford Grammar School Western Australia
Guildford Grammar School has a number of scholarships available to Indigenous students, either as day students or boarders. For more, see the Guildford Grammar School WA scholarships page.
Kolbe Catholic College Aboriginal Scholarship (WA) Open to students entering Years 7 to 10 who demonstrate a commitment to pursing tertiary study. Preference is given to candidates from the South West region, although candidates from other areas may be considered. For more, see the Kolbe Catholic College Aboriginal Scholarship page.
MADALAH Scholarships- Western Australia
MADALAH (Making a Difference and Looking Ahead) is a not-for-profit that offers a number of scholarships within its 15 partner secondary schools in Western Australia. For more, see the MADALAH Scholarships page.
Scotch College Indigenous Scholarships – Perth
Scotch College in Perth is committed to providing scholarships to Indigenous boys looking to enter as a boarder in year 7. The Scotch College Indigenous Network program includes support with Indigenous mentors and tutors at the school. For more, see the Scotch College Indigenous Scholarships page.