Who Can Apply?

The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship is available to any Indigenous child from regional, rural and remote communities and towns throughout Australia who will be entering Year 7.  Scholarships are limited to two children per family.

How to Apply?

Applications for Yalari scholarships beginning in 2021 will open in January 2020 and close 30th April 2020. To see what is involved in the application, you can view and download the pack below.

When you apply for the Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship you will need to include in your application:

  • Parts A, B, C & D of the Yalari Scholarship Application Pack (ALL questions completed);
  • Copy of applicant’s birth certificate;
  • A recent colour photograph of the applicant;
  • Semester 1 & 2 school reports from Year 5;
  • Written reference from applicant’s current principal or teacher;
  • Copy of applicant’s Year 5 Naplan results; and
  • Other attachments e.g court orders (if applicable)

What is selection based on?

The selection of Yalari scholars is based on:

  • Academic effort and school references;
  • Primary school attendance rates;
  • Participation in leadership, sport and extracurricular activities at school and in their communities;
  • Family support to attend boarding school; and
  • Performance in interviews with Yalari and school staff.

Application Process

Once applications are received, a selection panel will review the applications and a short-list of candidates is identified.  Short-listed candidates are interviewed in their own home with their family.  Based on the outcome of this interview, a recommendation will be made for the candidate and a guardian to attend an interview at the selected Yalari partner school.  Following the school interview and feedback from the school, Yalari will make a decision about whether a scholarship will be awarded.

The selection of our students is carefully planned to ensure a good fit between students and schools.

Scholarship Inclusions & Costs

All selected Scholarship students will be eligible for a full or part Abstudy allowance. This payment is directed straight to the school and is used to help Yalari cover the tuition and boarding fees at our partner schools. The gap between the Abstudy allowance and the cost of tuition and boarding is made up by Yalari through fundraising, donations and sponsorship. Applications for the Abstudy allowance should be made by the family through Centrelink after a student has been successful in being awarded a Yalari scholarship.

Abstudy pays for student travel to and from school at the beginning and end of each term.

For more information

For more information please contact our Student Support Team on 07 5665 8688.