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The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians. The IYLP is offered in conjunction with the Indigenous Education at ϲ̳ (IE@P) program.

The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Working in partnership with ϲ̳, the IYLP is run by The Smith Family, with funding support through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Government-funded program aims to close the gaps in Indigenous educational disadvantage by creating greater access to additional education choice for Indigenous students, particularly those from remote and very remote areas of the country.

In addition to helping Indigenous students achieve their educational aspirations, the IYLP supports the development of positive role models and leaders to inspire other Indigenous students.

Applications for the 2025 IYLP Scholarships are now open and close Friday 31 May 2024.

Registration of Interest

  • The Smith Family in conjunction with ϲ̳, invites registrations of interest from students interested in the IYLP Scholarship and boarding positions in 2025. Registration of interest is open now via communication directly with the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, by email leanne.smith@thesmithfamiliy.com.au or telephone +61 8 8224 1402.
  • Upon registration of interest with The Smith Family, please contact the Director of Indigenous Education at ϲ̳, Amanda Bourchier, by email IE@pembroke.sa.edu.au or telephone +61 8 8366 6830, for more information.
  • Places are open to students entering Years 8-12 in 2025.

Application Process

  • Information, criteria, application forms and other details are available from The Smith Family via the .
  • Application for admission to ϲ̳ must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship. The online application form is available .
  • Shortlisted students will be required to attend a personal interview at ϲ̳ with the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, and ϲ̳'s Director of Indigenous Education, Amanda Bourchier.

If you have any questions, please contact the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, by email leanne.smith@thesmithfamiliy.com.au or telephone +61 8 8224 1402.

For further information about ϲ̳'s IE@P program please read Indigenous Education.