Applications for the 2021 Indigenous Scholars Programme are now closed.
For 2021 Scholarships:
- 26 June 2020 – Applications open
- 7 August 2020 – Applications close
- Term 4 2020 – First round offers will be made
For more information and to apply, we invite you to view the:
Canberra Grammar School envisions a possible future in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have the same chances and opportunities as non-Indigenous children. The School recognises our position in being able to affect equity and equal opportunity by welcoming Indigenous Scholars to the School community each year through the Indigenous Scholars Programme.
Our Indigenous Scholars have the opportunity to be ambassadors of their cultural heritage, to take pride in their Aboriginal identity, to share their knowledge with other students in the hope of reconciling the past with an optimistic future. We recognise the transformative power of a world-class education and the impact this can have on the community and societal outcomes across Indigenous and non-Indigenous settings.
With shared values, common interests and synergies, in August 2018, the Podmore Foundation and the CGS Foundation established the CGS Podmore Trust within the CGS Foundation to work in parallel with the CGS Indigenous Scholars Programme. Two of the Indigenous Scholarships awarded are directly funded by the CGS Podmore Trust, and are named the ‘CGS Podmore Warawitcha Scholarship’ and the ‘CGS Podmore Brigadier Damian Roche Memorial Scholarship’. You can read more about the CGS Podmore Trust (previously Podmore Foundation) at CGSFOUNDATION.ORG.AU/PODMORE-FOUNDATION
Canberra Grammar School invites scholarship applications from Indigenous students who believe they would thrive in our environment. We envision these scholarships to be mutually beneficial, learning with and from one another. Scholarships are awarded to students who show the potential to succeed, who demonstrate care and concern for the broader community, have a range of talents and interests, and are eager and ready to participate in and contribute to the CGS community. Those who have shown leadership ability and commitment to their education are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be proud of their culture and have a desire to give back to the communities they are involved in.