The Scots College offers AIEF Scholarships for boarding students.
The Scots College is proud to have been in partnership with AIEF for nine years. Together with AIEF, our Indigenous Scholarship Program is co-sponsored by Scots families, allowing the College to deliver a program that is tailored to the needs of each boy. Our goal is to develop self-determination within each student, enabling them to unlock their potential and achieve their goals.
The Scots Indigenous program was led in 2021 by Miss Justine Kolliou, Mr Linden Brownley and Mr Kevin Brennan. By developing strong partnerships with our students’ families and forming connections with local Indigenous communities, the Indigenous team is ensuring that our boys are culturally safe and feel connected.
Our boys are developing into fine young men with ‘Brave Hearts and Bold Minds’, whilst being proud of their culture and heritage.
Our 14 AIEF scholars are thriving academically and socially. Given the issues faced by all during the pandemic, this is to be celebrated even more. A moment of great pride was mid-year when one of our senior students initiated a new tradition, the Welcome to Scots Indigenous Program ceremony.
The purpose behind the initiative is to acknowledge new Indigenous students at the college and also help make the program more visible in the school community. We want the program to move away from being an exclusive club, but rather a place where any student in the college can come and learn more about Australia’s First Nations people.
In 2021, AIEF Scholarship Students at The Scots College were spread across Years 7 to 12.
In 2021, the 16 Indigenous students enrolled at The Scots College were representative of 1.3% of the total population of 1273 students.
In 2021, AIEF supported 14 students at The Scots College.
In 2021, the retention and Year 12 completion rate at The Scots College was 93%.
Note: Attrition rates do not imply underperformance as students may leave a school for a variety of reasons including changes in personal circumstances such as family relocation interstate, personal or family health issues, or moving to a school that is more suited to the needs of the student.