AIEF Scholarship

Applications for the 2023 AIEF Scholarship are now CLOSED

In partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), PLC Sydney offers scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarders. 

The scholarship covers tuition and boarding fees as well as some incidental educational expenses such as textbooks and uniform.

A means tested financial contribution from parents is an important part of the program. Parents are required to make annual financial contributions to the school based on their combined household income.


  • Friday 20 May 2022 at midnight - Applications close 
  • Term 2 2022 - Shortlisted candidates are contacted for an interview
  • Term 1 2023  - Recipients of the scholarship start school


To be eligible students need to:

  • be an Indigenous Australian
  • receive ABSTUDY
  • be accepted for enrolment as a boarder at an AIEF partner school (PLC Sydney)
  • be enthusiastic about attending school
  • receive the support and encouragement of parents toward the enrolment and scholarship
  • be likely to complete their schooling to Year 12
  • be in financial need
  • have parents committed to making financial contributions toward expenses


Applicants must submit both a PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form and an AIEF Scholarship Application Form with supporting documentation (including school reports from the last two academic years). Please submit your PLC Sydney AIEF Scholarship, by clicking the link below. To submit the AIEF Scholarship application form, please download the AIEF Scholarship application form below.

enrol-icon  Applications for 2023 AIEF Scholarships are now closed

For more information about our AIEF scholarship please visit the AIEF website.

download-icon Download the 2021 AIEF Handbook

download-icon Download the 2021 AIEF Scholarship Application Form


For more information on the AIEF Scholarship please contact:

Ms Marissa Andrews
T: +61 2 9704 5666