“We have two main aims: Firstly, to have Indigenous boys as an everyday part of College life, to enrich 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
About the Program
Established in 2006, the Indigenous Education Program at The Scots College aims to make a profound difference in boys’ lives with 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 thirteen years ago to provide top quality secondary educational opportunities for Indigenous young men.
The Program offers an education to Indigenous boys who demonstrate leadership potential and are committed, with the support of their families, to achieving excellence in their lives.
Today, in 2019, there is a wonderful cohort of Indigenous boys across Years 7 to 12 who enjoy and enrich the College community. Miss Baressa Frazer joined the Program as Head of Indigenous Education this year and brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to the Program. 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 Indigenous Education Program at The Scots College offers 20 scholarship positions in the Senior School with three openings 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.
For more information on Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries, contact Miss Baressa Frazer, Head of Indigenous Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.