For many families – including Indigenous Australians – financial and geographic considerations present a significant barrier to accessing a Melbourne Grammar School education. The School community currently supports funding for 12 bursaries for Indigenous students per year. Each bursary provides most of the financial assistance required to cover the students’ tuition and boarding fees, and selected incidental costs. Thirty-two Indigenous students have already benefited from the Indigenous Programme, with 22 having completed their VCE. The School has set a goal to increase the number of Indigenous Bursaries available in any given year to 15.
To help make this aim a reality, we need the support of the School community – Old Melburnians, parents, and friends. Your support will help us to encourage Indigenous students to dream big, strive hard and achieve their personal goals. You will also be investing in our whole School community which is enriched by the inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds.
For further information about giving to this Programme, please contact the Manager of Stewardship and Donor Relations, Moya Barclay.
A team of passionate Old Melburnians, parents, Indigenous community leaders and staff are committed to guiding the Programme and ensuring its long-term success.
Adrian Appo OAM
Peter Greenberg OAM
David Harper AM
Rupert Myer AO