St Hilda's Indigenous Scholarships

Artist: Kirra Laidlaw

About the Scholarships 

St Hilda's provides outstanding educational opportunities to girls from JK through to Year 12. Today, we have an enrolment of over 1200 students, including over 100 boarders from throughout Western Australia as well as students from overseas.

Starting in 2021 St Hilda’s is committed to providing educational scholarships to West Australian Indigenous girls starting their schooling in Year 7 for the remainder of their education at St Hilda’s. Where possible consideration may be given to entry into other years, but Year 7 is the preferred point of entry.

The scholarships are aimed at providing exceptional educational opportunities for Indigenous girls who have the potential to lead and inspire within the community.

Each Indigenous scholarship to St Hilda's is provided in partnership with the West Australian organisation MADALAH. The scholarships along with Abstudy and parent contributions cover tuition and boarding fees from Year 7 through to Year 12. 

 Please check the MADALAH Scholarship Program and selection criteria by clicking here.

Applicants will be chosen through a selection process that includes proven school engagement, academic progress, motivation for tertiary study, as well as eligibility for Abstudy.

2022 Scholarships are Now Open. Click here to apply 


Students must be regarded as Indigenous Australians and demonstrate a willingness and intent to embrace the opportunities associated with moving to St Hilda’s for their education. Students should have significant family support to enter a new school at Year 7 with the intention of continuing to Year 12.


Academic levels and achievements of a student are considered, but are not the predominant criteria for selection. Selection is based on an excellent student attitude, motivation levels, sound literacy & numeracy, strong references from past teachers, good attendance and an interview.


Students must have the full support of their family and/or community. This will require emotional support as well as some financial support. The level of financial contribution is reviewed on an individual and highly confidential basis, with the expectation that families/communities will contribute according to their capacity.

The Scholarship does not cover the provision of uniform, textbooks, IT equipment, pocket money or other voluntary School activities including optional excursions, camps and tours. Families are expected to participate in School programmes and information sessions where possible.

Catriona Nixon
Indigenous Scholarship Co-ordinator

MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students, primarily from remote and regional communities, to WA’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. MADALAH secondary scholarships provide support to students from year 7-12. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). We are a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible. For more information please visit their website –