BGS Indigenous Scholarship

Brighton Grammar School is a learning community passionate about developing, inspiring and guiding boys from all backgrounds to be successful men.

At BGS, we have strong links to two remote Indigenous schools – in Milikapiti and Pormpuraaw. The boys who visit these communities as part of our Indigenous Exchange Program return to BGS inspired by the cultural experience and full of the joy of new friendships. Additionally, we have a strong relationship with the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS), through which a number of boys are receiving a BGS education.

Through the generosity of our community, BGS is now in a position to offer its first Indigenous Scholarship fully funded by that community.

Status: Closed
Opening date: October 2018
Closing date November 30, 2018

Application form


Are you eligible to apply?

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • An Indigenous boy currently in Year 5, 6, 7 or 8, without the financial means to attend the School.


The recipient will be an Indigenous boy of fine character who can demonstrate his willingness to embrace the spirit and culture of BGS, and who will benefit from a BGS education, taking into account:

  • Interview
  • School reports
  • Demonstration of participation in and contribution to the community
  • Means (the scholarship is means-tested, with parents’ financial disclosure being required at shortlist stage).


The Indigenous Scholarship offers generous remission of the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Homestay fees, where appropriate
  • Books
  • Uniform
  • Outdoor Education fees
  • Travel to and from BGS at the beginning and end of each school term, where appropriate.


BGS Indigenous Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at BGS.

Special conditions

BGS Indigenous Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • Maintain a high standard of academic effort
  • Contribute positively and enthusiastically to School life. Progress and contribution to School life are reviewed annually.      

A Scholarship may be withdrawn if the Headmaster is not satisfied with the diligence or conduct of the holder. Failure to pay fees may also lead to withdrawal.  The School reserves the right not to award any or all of the scholarships available. No boy may hold more than one scholarship.