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The Indigenous Scholarship Appeal

The Scotch College Indigenous Program aims to embed indigenous and non-indigenous students, staff and the broader school community in the foundational belief that education is both the key and hope for the future of indigenous Australians.

Our Indigenous Scholarship Program ensures that, during the most influential years of their lives, some 1880 Scotch boys have opportunity to learn from, and develop friendships with, indigenous students.

In the last 11 years, 17 indigenous students have successfully completed Year 12 and have enriched the School’s social, academic, sporting and other co-curricular activities and programs.

At Scotch these boys develop the skills and the confidence to walk in both worlds of contemporary Australia. Scotch takes an innovative approach to community partnerships, academic support and mentorship. Fundamental to this is the support, encouragement and mentoring the boys receive from Scotch staff.

We measure our success not only by completion rates, but also by the positive choices that our graduates have made in their lives beyond Scotch. By having access to a Scotch education, boys taking part in the program can become role models in their own communities.

The Hon. Dr David Kemp
Former Scotch Council Chairman

Mr I Tom Batty

At the Year 12 Presentation Night at the end of 2018, the Lirrga Ceremonial Dance Group performed, celebrating particularly the graduation of a Scotch boy who grew up in their community in Northern Territory. Greg Munar, the leader of this group, presented the prizes.

Find out more about the Scotch College Indigenous Program.