Information and links covering; financial support in the form of scholarships, tuition, educational resources (text books, stationary) along with tertiary, apprenticeship or traineeship study (ABSTUDY).


Back to School

Back to School provides students with the educational resources they need for the school year, including text books and stationary. To qualify for assistance, the young person must be referred to the Les Twentyman Foundation by their school welfare coordinator or other support worker and must fulfil the eligibility criteria. The program also offers an avenue for the donation of quality and relevant second hand textbooks, diverting them from landfill and giving them a second life. More information can be found at Back to School.


Marrung Education Scholarship

Marrung (Murray Cypress pine tree, Wemba Wemba) Education Scholarships support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to complete years 11 and 12. There are 20 scholarships of $5,000 each ($2,500 per year over two years). The scholarships recognise students who demonstrate a high potential to succeed in their chosen pathway. More information can be found at Marrung Education Scholarship.


Yalari Scholarship

Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation that offers quality, secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities. Each year, up to 50 Yalari scholarships are offered to Indigenous children from regional, rural or remote communities who satisfy the selection criteria and are willing to give 100% towards their education. Scholarships include full boarding and tuition at one of Yalari’s partner schools. More information can be found at Yalari Scholarships.



ABSTUDY is a Commonwealth payment available for Aboriginal students in an approved tertiary education course, apprenticeship or traineeship. Abstudy can be used to pay for costs associated with study, housing, living expenses and travelling to your place of study each term or semester if you need to study away from home. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in secondary school may get ABSTUDY payments. More information can be found at ABSTUDY.


ACCO Support

Many of your local Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) will be able to assist you in accessing resources for your schooling such as uniforms and textbooks. Check out our Service Directory for information on ACCOs near you.


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