Prince Alfred College Foundation Scholarship Fund – Indigenous Scholarship

An Indigenous Scholarship is available to students of Indigenous Australian background entering Prince Alfred College in Years 7 to 11.  An Indigenous Scholarship is usually awarded annually on the basis of academic potential, the student’s extra-curricular interests and an interview.

For information about our Indigenous scholarships please contact our Indigenous Program Manager, Mr Darren Roylett:

When applying for the Indigenous Scholarship we will ask you to provide information such as:

  • Family name, given names, date of birth, home address
  • Current school year level and the year level for which they are applying
  • Name of current school and school address
  • Are you applying to be a day student or a boarder?
  • Mother’s or Guardian’s: family name, given names, home address, mobile, email, occupation
  • Father’s or Guardian’s: family name, given names, home address, mobile; email, occupation
  • The sporting, extra-curricular and community activities the student participates in.

We also ask the student to write in his own words up to 250 words about why he would like to come to Prince Alfred College.

Scholarship benefits

The Indigenous Scholarship entitles the recipient to a reduction of 50% of teaching (tuition) fees only. For example, the teaching fee in 2018 for a Year 11 student is $23,190 so the scholarship recipient would pay only $11,595.

The following fees and costs are not covered by the scholarship:

  • Travel to and from the College
  • Boarding fees – if applicable
  • School camps, excursions, sporting trips and sports participation
  • Laptop computer, books and stationery
  • College and sporting uniform

The College Fee Schedule can be found at

It is recommended that applicants consider these costs and discuss them with the College prior to submitting an application.

Selection Criteria and Process

The criteria used to assess applicants for the Indigenous Scholarship, include:

  • academic ability
  • sporting participation
  • community achievements
  • cultural achievements.

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of a written application and final selection made based on an interview process.

An Indigenous Scholarship may not be awarded in a particular year should none of the applicants satisfactorily meet the criteria or if sufficient funds are not available.