Indigenous Scholarships

Each year, IGS provides scholarships for Indigenous young people and the school intends to carry this important program well into the future.

The Indigenous Scholarship Program

Located on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, IGS has a long and proud tradition of educating young Indigenous Australians. The School’s Indigenous Scholarship program recognises the promise of our values and the responsibility our heritage requires of us to create a unique scholarship program — to provide access to an IGS education for young Indigenous Australians.

The Scholarship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students whose family circumstances would otherwise preclude them from attending IGS on a fee paying basis.

The program provides students with a Kindergarten to Year 12 education. It covers:

  • All tuition fees
  • Full uniform
  • Textbook allowance
  • Clubs and society fees
  • Excursion costs
  • Exchange programs

IGS Indigenous Scholarship Student

First Indigenous Scholarship graduate Tjarani with outgoing Chair David Baker in 2013

“I’ve been at IGS for 10 years and I have absolutely enjoyed my learning journey here…there is an amazing, supportive community at this school.” — Tjarani, Indigenous graduate

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018 Indigenous Scholarship Program have now closed.

Please contact the Director of Admissions & Marketing for more information on Indigenous Scholarships.

IGS is committed to education opportunities for young Indigenous people. Learn more about Our Indigenous Journey »

Would you like to give to the IGS Indigenous Scholarship Fund?

Please help us to provide this opportunity to more young Indigenous Australians. Donations of $2 and over are fully tax deductible.

Click Payments to make an online donation — or please visit our Giving page for more information.

“People often think that the benefits of scholarships are one-way, flowing only in the direction of the participants. The truth is that the whole community is enriched by the presence of our Indigenous Scholarship students."  — Principal Shauna Colnan

IndiGenouS eNewsletter Issue 2 »

Read the latest news for our Indigenous engagement programs and see updates on our students' achievements.