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 2020 will open in January 2019 and close 30th April 2019. To see what is involved in the application, you can download a sample application pack.

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

  • Application forms (ALL questions completed)
  • Year 5 school report (Semesters 1 & 2)
  • A reference from school Principal, teachers or a respected member of your community.
  • A recent photo of the applicant.
  • Completed medical form
  • Year 5 Naplan Report
  • Copy of birth certificate

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

If you wish to find out more or have any questions, please call Kylie Bennett from our student support team on (07) 5665 8688 or email student.admin@yalari.org