First Nations Scholarship

Ivanhoe Grammar School respects, honours and appreciates the diversity, culture and lessons that can be learned from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people. As such, we are pleased to have partnered with the Aborigines Advancement League to initiate the unique First Nations Scholarship Program.


  • This Scholarship Program will cover the tuition fees of First Nations students allowing them to attend Ivanhoe Grammar School.
  • As Ivanhoe Grammar School is not a boarding school, First Nations Scholarship recipients will reside at the Lady Gladys Nicholls Hostel, under the direct care of the Aboriginal Hostel parents who operate the facility.
  • Approved co-curricular activities and camp fees will be covered.
  • Education materials will be covered.
  • School uniform will be covered.


  • At the Principal’s discretion, scholarships will be available to secondary years students wanting to attend Ivanhoe Grammar School.
  • To be eligible for the Scholarship, potential students must reside at the Lady Gladys Nicholls Hostel and be eligible for Abstudy living away from home allowance.
  • Ivanhoe Grammar School prides itself on being a school, which has for more than 100 years developed ‘young people of character’. Therefore, our scholarship recipients will be young people who are determined to:
      • complete their Year 12 studies.
      • be involved in a variety of school programs beyond the classroom.
      • proudly representative and be an example of their culture.
      • be a positive and warm member of hostel life.


To apply please complete the Online Application Form.

All applications will be reviewed and shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For further information, please contact us at 

Banner art is from a larger artwork created for Ivanhoe Grammar School by Andrew Cuimara (Andrew Taylor) of the Ballardong and Yuet tribe of the Noongar Nation.