Community Scholarships – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students

For Entry into Year 7, 2025


General Information

The Woodleigh School Board is pleased to be able to offer Community Scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Scholarships are for entry into Year 7 2025 for students who do not currently attend the school and who would otherwise be unable to attend.  The opportunities afforded by a Woodleigh education is a life-changing and transformative for individuals and their families.

Community Scholarship

Woodleigh School welcomes applications from students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage who feel they have much to offer our school community.  The Community Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of sound academic potential, a strong desire to learn, and the willingness to participate fully in the co-curricular life of the school.  This includes a connection to culture, leadership skills, citizenship qualities and a willingness to be part of Woodleigh School's Reconciliation Group. 

Students are expected to make the most of all opportunities afforded to them at Woodleigh and parent(s) will actively support every aspect of their schooling. Boarding and homestay facilities are NOT available, so applicants are expected to live with their families/guardians within a commutable distance of the school.


Applications for the Year 7 2025 Community Scholarships are now closed.

Supporting Documentation

The following documents are required for each scholarship candidate:

  • Completed Application for Enrolment
  • Cover letter outlining the student’s qualities and achievements
  • Semester 1, 2023 full school report
  • Semester 2, 2023 full school report
  • Year 5 NAPLAN test results
  • Year 3 NAPLAN test results
  • Proof of Aboriginality
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s School Principal or Year 6 teacher
  • Other documents providing evidence of the candidate’s commitment to and involvement in their local community

The candidate should also submit a written piece (no longer than 500 words) introducing themselves and telling us about their ‘mob’, family or community.  How would they make a positive contribution to the Woodleigh community?


  • Community Scholarships cover 100% of Tuition Fees and Consolidated Charges and are tenable through to the end of Year 12
  • The Student Entry Fee ($900.00) is waived for the successful applicants 
  • Additional costs, such as uniforms and textbooks, are covered at the Principal's discretion
  • Camps are covered, with $600 allocated to our Activities Camp options
  • One visit to Ampilatwatja Community
  • Valedictory and formals


The scholarships are awarded with the intention that the successful candidates will continue through to the end of Year 12 and are subject to annual review by the Principal.  If it is felt that the student’s work, behaviour, or attendance is below standard or inappropriate, the Principal reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship with reasonable notice.  Applications for this Community Scholarship are only open to students not currently attending Woodleigh School, and who would otherwise be unable to attend.

Students are expected to make the most of all opportunities afforded them and that their parent(s) will actively support every aspect of their schooling.


Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the Principal along with Woodleigh's Head of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs.

Scholarship offers are strictly confidential and are made at the discretion of the Principal.  No correspondence will be entered into.  All applicants will receive communication from the school advising the outcome of their application.

Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding Woodleigh School Scholarships, please contact Laura Maasburg, Director of Enrolments.

03 5971 6100 or

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