“We have two main aims. First, to have Indigenous boys as an everyday part of College life, enriching the lives of all students and the College community so that they understand and appreciate Indigenous culture, have Indigenous friends and break the cycles of inequality and cultural separation. The second aim is for their education to benefit their communities in some way, not just themselves.” Dr Ian PM Lambert, Principal
Indigenous Education Program
Established in 2006, the Indigenous Education Program at The Scots College aims to make a profound difference in boys’ lives by giving them the opportunity to be a fine Scots boy.
Research shows that the inability to access long-term quality education is one of the major contributing factors to the self-perpetuating cycle of unemployment, poverty and ill health experienced by some of Australia’s Indigenous communities today.
The Scots College Indigenous Students’ Bursary Fund was established to provide top quality secondary educational opportunities for young Indigenous men through our Indigenous Education Program. The Program offers a Scots education to Indigenous boys who demonstrate leadership potential and, with the support of their families, are committed to achieving excellence in their lives.
Today, there is a wonderful cohort of Indigenous boys across Years 7 to 12 who enjoy and enrich the College community. One of the great benefits of this Program is that it builds community around passionate commitment, care, respect and love.
Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries
The Scots College offers 18 scholarships for the Senior School’s Indigenous Education Program, with three openings available each year in Year 7.
To apply for an Indigenous scholarship, download the application information. The $500 registration fee does not apply to Indigenous applicants.