Indigenous Scholarship Programme
Over the past two years, the Indigenous Scholarship Programme has welcomed more than 20 new students to Canberra Grammar. Our first four students graduated in 2020, going on to university at UC here in Canberra and UTS in Sydney. Each of these young women are the first in their families to attend university.
Many of the students come from the South Coast and take the, often daunting, step of leaving their families and communities behind to Board here. Our students typically commence in Year 10, to finish their schooling here, or in Year 8, in order to give them the chance to make the transition from primary to secondary school at home. While we aim to provide them with all the academic, pastoral and co-curricular opportunities Canberra Grammar offers, they give back so much more. Without question, they teach us about the richness of their cultures.
Our goal is to have educated 100 Indigenous students by our 100th year in 2029. To achieve this, our aim is to enrol at least 10 new Indigenous students each year until 2029: and beyond. There is no shortage of good kids who we can enrol; however, for many of these students, their key barrier is finding the necessary funding for fees and boarding.
That is why we established the Indigenous Scholarship Programme. We are enormously grateful to all our benefactors for their support for our Indigenous Scholars: thank you.
We are currently taking applications for the Indigenous Scholarship Programme for students all over the ACT and NSW. In the meantime, please take this opportunity to meet two of our current Indigenous Scholars:
Miah Moggridge, CGS Podmore Warawitcha Scholar
Miah Moggridge is a proud Kamilaroi woman. She started in Year 8 at Canberra Grammar this year.
Following in the footsteps of her brother, Miah chose CGS after hearing about the great opportunities to do with going on exchange overseas and with languages, particularly French, which she is currently studying along with Design and Technology. When she finishes school, Miah aspires to be a meteorologist and specialise in clouds and storms
Miah represents the School in golf, and when she’s not at School participates in circus. She is looking forward to having the chance to share her culture with the School, and having the chance to give Acknowledgement of Country at School events.
Deklyn Crawford-Reid, CGS Indigenous Scholar
Deklyn Crawford-Reid chose to come to CGS because of the pathways the school has to offer. particularly in co-curricular activities and academia. During his time here, he has enjoyed having the chance to meet numerous people, making several friends whilst growing as a person.
Commencing in Year 10, Deklyn is now in his final year at CGS. His favourite subjects are Legal Studies and he aspires to study Law at Bond University when he finishes at the end of this year.
Deklyn counts playing 1XV Rugby, being awarded Jones Sports house captain, participating in the CCMMBAIS international justice symposium, and rolling out an anti-bullying campaign as the highlights of his time at CGS.
We wish him all the best for his final exams.