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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 close 31 May and 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 letter of recommendation from the student’s current school Principal
  • A letter of recommendation from a respected member of the student’s community, who is not a family member.

Enquiries:
Mr Michael Ralph
Indigenous Student Program Co-ordinator
mralph@ccgs.wa.edu.au

Postal applications to:
Mr Alan Jones
Principal
Christ Church Grammar School
PO Box 399
CLAREMONT WA 6910

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 an Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) scholarship, this is also paid to the School. Christ Church is a partnership school with Madalah (Making A Difference And Looking Ahead). Madalah Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation based in Perth with another office located in Broome. Madalah administers the IYLP on behalf of the Federal Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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