Since 2005, Yalari has been providing Indigenous children from regional and remote communities across Australia the opportunity to receive a full boarding school scholarship for their entire secondary education. Yalari’s vision is to be one of Australia’s great enduring educational and leadership foundations empowering Indigenous people from regional and remote Australia.

The Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarships cover full boarding and tuition costs to attend one of twenty of Australia’s leading boarding schools from Year 7 through to Year 12. In addition to gaining a high-quality academic education, Yalari scholars are also exposed to extracurricular sporting, vocational and life experiences that they might otherwise never encounter.

Yalari’s program design recognises the challenges of adapting to boarding school life and of moving to a major city from regional and remote communities. Additional support is provided throughout the scholarship, including locally based student support officers, annual year-level camps for the Yalari cohort and the opportunity to socialise and connect with current and past Yalari scholars.

Starting in 2023, The Balnaves Foundation will be supporting students from the Northern Slopes region in NSW throughout the entirety of their high school education. This funding also contributes towards the associated support program that includes a locally based Student Support Officer, working directly with the students at their school, plus the student’s attendance at an annual camp that brings the entire grade’s cohort together.

Find out more about Yalari here.