Indigenous Scholarships - Now Open


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 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.  We are a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible. For more information please visit their website –
MADALAH productions can be viewed - and
Nominations for 2021 will be accepted from Tuesday 2 June 2020
Application Requirements:
Please compile a portfolio to provide the School an understanding of your son or daughter, including their academic and extra-curricular achievements, interests, and goals.  

The portfolio must include all items listed below, as well as any other supporting documentation you may wish to submit.
  • Application for Enrolment Form. No application fee is payable
  • 2019 Semester reports
  • NAPLAN results
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of Aboriginality
  • Candidate testimonial – letter addressed to the Principal outlining why your son or daughter is applying
  • References - these can be from coaches, teachers, or community members
  • List of co-curricular activities and involvement – expands on achievements and extra-curriculuar involvement
Guildford Grammar School employs a full-time Indigenous Program Coordinator, Mr Joshua Casey, who works with our Indigenous students to support them in all aspects of life at the School.  
Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Principal.

We request that you submit your portfolio by either posting or submitting in person to the address below.  Please ensure you have included all of the requested documentation and your application is complete at the time of submission.
Mrs Tamara Laurito
Guildford Grammar School – Thwaites Centre
11 Terrace Road

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Applications for 2021 nomination close on Monday 10 August, 2020 at 2.00pm