Indigenous Scholarships

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.

Recent graduate Josh Trindall (2019) was accepted to study at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).  Amos Smith (2019) is pursuing his studies in Environmental Science at the University of Western Australia with the intent to follow his predecessors and ‘Care for Country’.
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 year 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 - and