Indigenous Scholarships

Applications for 2022 enrolment are now closed.

Nominations are open for students entering Year 7-11 in 2022 to apply for an Indigenous Scholarship at Guildford Grammar School in partnership with MADALAH.
Guildford Grammar School has a long history of providing educational opportunities for Indigenous students. Since our foundation, over 200 Indigenous students have attended the School, dating back to our first Indigenous student, Charlie Burns, who attended from 1905-1909.
Charlie Burns left the School in 1909 to join the Australian Army and fight overseas. Larry Kickett and John McGuire are two notable Indigenous Old Guildfordians, both of whom have enjoyed outstanding success in their sporting and professional careers. 2009 graduate Dylan Collard, was named 2013 NAIDOC Male Youth of the Year, having completed his law degree and is now a teacher.

In 2019, graduate Josh Trindall was accepted to study at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).  Amos Smith is pursued his studies in Environmental Science at the University of Western Australia with the intent to follow his predecessors and ‘Care for Country’. In 2021, Year 11 boarder Jalen has won the Indigenous Boarding Awards for the category: Exceptional Contribution to the Community by an Indigenous Boarding Student. You can read more about Jalen's nomination and initiatives here.
Guildford Grammar School is committed to the promotion of positive and respectful relationships for all. Our Reconciliation Action Plan is under review and aims to further our partnership and acknowledgment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We work closely with Indigenous families and elders to constantly grow our shared understanding.
We have several scholarships available for male and female Indigenous students, either as day students or boarders: 

  • NewGen Power Nyoongar Scholarship Scheme
  • Inkpen Scholarship
  • Bayley Scholarship
  • MADALAH Scholarships 
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 7-12. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). We are a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible. For more information please visit their website or watch their videos here and here.

Applying for an Indigenous Scholarship

You are required to nominate your child with MADALAH (more information is available on their website) and with Guildford Grammar School. Follow the steps below when submitting your application with us.
  1. The Application for Enrolment Form.
  2. No application fee is payable.
  3. A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required.
  4. Proof of aboriginality. 
  5. Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2020 School reports.
  6. Two most recent NAPLAN copies.
  7. List of co-curricular activities and achievements.
  8. Candidate testimonial.
  9. Two references (teacher, coach or community member). This cannot be a family member.
  10. Diagnostic/specialist or extension information (if applicable to your child).
  11. Submit your application via Australia Post, courier or in person to:
       Mrs Anne Dunstan
       Thwaites Centre
       11 Terrace Road
       GUILDFORD WA 6055
       Click here to view the Thwaites Centre (34) on our School map.

Please ensure that you allow plenty of time to submit your child’s portfolio if you live remotely as late applications will not be accepted.