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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 Pembroke (IE@P) program.

The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Working in partnership with Pembroke School, 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.

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

2021 IYLP Scholarships closed 29 May 2020

Application Process

  • Applications for the 2021 IYLP Scholarships are now closed. Applications for 2022 entry will open in March 2021.
  • Shortlisted students will be required to attend a personal interview at Pembroke School with the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, and Pembroke School's Director of Indigenous Education, Amanda Bourchier.
  • Information, criteria, application forms and other details are available from The Smith Family via the 2021 IYLP Application Kit.
  • For more information click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, by email or telephone +61 8 8224 1402.

Application for admission to Pembroke School must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship. The online application form is available here.

For further information about Pembroke School please also make contact with Amanda Bourchier, Director of Indigenous Education at Pembroke School on +61 8 8366 6830 or by emailing