Indigenous Scholarships

Indigenous Scholarships

Reconciliation Vision: The community of Scotch College brings a wide range of cultural backgrounds and experiences to reconciliation. Through open and thoughtful conversations we seek to increase our pupils' understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and experiences and to inspire further explorations of reconciliation.

Scotch College Indigenous Network

The Scotch College Indigenous Network (SCIN) has grown rapidly over the past five years. In that time the College has had twenty-five Indigenous boys complete Year 12. Currently the College has thirty-eight Indigenous boys attending the College, thirty four whom are residing in our boarding facilities and four who are day boys. In the past 5 years the Scotch College Indigenous Programme has celebrated a 96% WACE graduation rate.

The Indigenous students at the College are well supported by our programme coordinator, an Indigenous Student Mentor as well as eight part-time Indigenous student tutors who come and work with our boys in the evenings to compliment the learning that occurs in class during the day. The College is committed to improve our Indigenous programme as well as raising cultural awareness through our Reconciliation Action Plan which is currently under review.

Activities such as Indigenous Round, NAIDOC Week, Sorry Day and the Yira Yarkiny Concert are all celebrations of the Indigenous Culture at the College and within our community.

Our aim is to create the next generation of Indigenous Leaders in their own communities, Western Australia and indeed Australia.

Indigenous Scholarships 2019

Scotch College is a modern, progressive and successful independent School for boys. Scotch College is committed to providing educational opportunities to Indigenous boys from Years 7 -12.

Scholarships are being offered for entry into Year 7 as a boarder in 2019.

The scholarships will offer full remission of tuition and boarding fees from Year 7 through to Year 12. Parents/Guardians are required to contribute financially to the boys' social activities and events as well as extra curricula items such as musical instruments.

Applicants will be chosen according to current academic progress and proven application to study, willingness to contribute to the Scotch community, leadership qualities and motivation for tertiary study, apprenticeships and career opportunities. Eligibility for Abstudy will also be taken into consideration. Further information is available via this brochure.


Students must be regarded as Indigenous Australians and should have sufficient self-confidence and personal support to enter a new school at Year 7/8 with the intention of continuing to Year 12.


Academic levels and achievements of a student are considered, but are not the predominant criteria for selection. Selection is based on consideration of the following criteria: -

Academic – students should demonstrate:

  • Sufficient study skills to cope with the demands of the curriculum
  • Good work habits, e.g. completing homework, preparedness to tackle new work
  • Interest in learning
  • Sound literacy and numeracy levels

Commitment – students must demonstrate a preparedness to commit to stay at the School until the completion of Year 12.

Attitude - students must demonstrate a positive attitude to learning, be able to adjust to and respond positively to the School environment and have the social skills and confidence to relate well to others.


Students must have the support of their family and/or community. This will require emotional support and some contribution to financial support. The level of financial contribution is reviewed on an individual and highly confidential basis, with the expectation that families/communities will contribute according to their capacity. The Scholarship does not cover the provision of uniform, textbooks, IT equipment, pocket money or other voluntary School activities including excursions, camps and tours. Families are expected to participate in School programmes/information sessions, etc. as much as distance and travel permits and be supportive of their son's education.


Complete the enclosed application form and include:

  • Two most recent School reports of applicant.
  • Two letters of reference, one from applicant's current school Principal, one character reference.
  • WALNA Test results for Year 5.
  • Completion of applicant's form including a letter explaining why he feels he should receive this scholarship.
  • Information from professionals pertaining to your son's academic, medical and social progress.

Applications can be made via the form below and close on 15 March 2018.

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