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The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship is available to any Indigenous child from regional, rural and remote communities and towns throughout Australia entering Year 7. Scholarships are limited to two children per family.
Applications for Yalari scholarships beginning in 2019 will open in January 2018 and close 30th April 2018.
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
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.
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.