Indigenous Scholarships

Indigenous Scholarships are awarded to Indigenous boys at various levels of entry to the Senior School and are unique in nature. The intent of the scholarships is to provide exceptional educational opportunities for Indigenous boys who have the potential to lead within their community. Each scholarship provides full boarding and tuition fees and is tenable for the duration of a boy’s education at Christ Church.

How to apply

The application should be completed by the student and his parents or guardian. Applications should include the following:

  • Indigenous Scholarship Application form
  • Application for Admission (no fee payable)
  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate
  • Copies of the student’s last two school reports
  • A copy of the student’s most recent NAPLAN assessment
  • A recent passport size photograph of the student
  • A character reference by a person (not related) who has known the student over time.

Mr Michael Ralph
Indigenous Student Program Co-ordinator

Postal applications to:
Mr Alan Jones
Christ Church Grammar School
PO Box 399

The School supports the program financially. Each year, one boy carries the title of the Vines Family Indigenous Scholar. This special award is a result of a gift to the School by Margaret and Roger Vines in 2007. Another boy carries the title of the Ashton Family Indigenous Scholar, by virtue of another gift given in 2010 by Ross and Jeannine Ashton. Christ Church is very grateful for their invaluable support and generosity which is instrumental to enriching our Indigenous students’ lives.

If families are eligible for Abstudy – this benefit is paid to the School. If boys receive additional funding, such as a Madalah scholarship, this is also paid to the School. MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students, primarily from remote and regional communities, to WA’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. MADALAH secondary scholarships provide support to students from Years 7 to 12. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Christ Church is a partnership school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible.

To read more about the Indigenous Student Program, click here.