The Go Foundation
The Go Foundation The GO Foundation founded by Adam Goodes, Michael O’Loughlin and James Gallichan started its journey in the town of Dareton, NSW, with a population of approximately 600, where approximately 200 were of Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander heritage. In 2014, the GO Foundation refined its focus to education, believing that education was the key to creating a brighter future for Indigenous Australians. The Research conducted by the GO Foundation and KPMG Arrilla Indigenous Services in 2017 showed a clear correlation between a strong cultural identity and participation and achievement in education and training by Indigenous students. SCHOLARSHIPS Public education foundation scholarship: Scholarships include financial assistance of $2,500 per year for educational needs for Years 11 and 12 (so two years total), and access to the GO Ecosystem where students receive access to mentoring, homework support, internships, work experience and other opportunities. The scholarship is to cover educational expenses such as: Face-To-Face Tutoring or Online Tutoring Incidental fees (eg text book hiring, costs associated with a specialised subject etc) Uniforms and school shoes (including school sports clothing) Stationary and general office items and equipment Text books Laptop or iPads or other similar devices Printers Internet connection for study at home School excursions and school camps Costs associated with work experience linked to VET subjects Furniture for study such as desk, chair, lamp etc If you are indigenous and in Year 10 this year, attend a state school in Metropolitan Sydney or Metropolitan Adelaide, and you meet the criteria, then you can apply! The recipient will receive the scholarship for the term of the scholarship as long as they remain enrolled in a public school, show reasonable academic progress and continue to meet the conditions of the scholarship. Basic eligibility Attends a Public School in the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (as defined by the ABS) in NSW or South Australia Currently in Year 10 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian citizen or permanent resident Selection criteria Potential to do well at school and be able to demonstrate that the scholarship will make a significant contribution to reaching that Applicant should demonstrate an aspiration to work hard and achieve. Academic performance is helpful evidence, but it is not the only way in which an applicant might demonstrate a strong work ethic. Positive attitude towards school and high attendance rates Intention to complete their HSC and continue on to tertiary / vocational education Disadvantage currently preventing the student from realising potential and/or successfully completing their studies Demonstrate they participate in school life Demonstrate they contribute in the community and/or in extracurricular activities Indigenous community links. Applicant should demonstrate a strong cultural identity or a desire to understand more about their cultural heritage. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a desire to give back to their community or family through service, volunteering, helping or being a member of community organisations More information here: If a student leaves public school before the end of the scholarship term, the scholarship will lapse. Any unspent monies at the end of the scholarship period must be refunded to the Public Education Foundation scholarship fund. Matraville sports high scholarships: The selection criteria are as follows, in no particular order: Financial need: GO Foundation scholarships are not means tested, but applicants who demonstrate financial need are more likely to be awarded a scholarship. GO Foundation will consider, in particular, the circumstances of the applicant's family or immediate caregivers in considering this factor. Work ethic and aspiration: Applicant should demonstrate an aspiration to work hard and achieve. Academic performance is helpful evidence, but it is not the only way in which an applicant might demonstrate a strong work ethic. The applicant must display an understanding that hard work is the only way to achieve. Cultural identity: Applicant should demonstrate a strong cultural identity or a desire to understand more about their cultural heritage. Desire to give back to the community: Applicant should care about their community, family and friends. Community service, volunteer work and certain extracurricular activities or memberships of organisations by applicant should be considered. Passion for learning: Applicant should demonstrate a desire to learn and continue learning. Rate of attendance at school: Applicant should have at least a reasonable rate of attendance at school. Note that GO Foundation scholars with low rates of attendance might potentially have their scholarship revoked. However, the GO Foundation may also look at any reasons for low attendance in assessing a student’s application. Independent school scholarships: For scholarship applications to our Independent partner schools, please contact the Schools (https://www.gofoundation.org.au/schools/) directly to discuss current availability. Other scholarships: From time to time, the GO Foundation, in its absolute discretion, may award scholarships outside those listed above. Such applications will be assessed according to a variety of criteria that may include (but will not be limited to) financial need, student aspirations, a student’s desire to give back, school attendance and the ability of GO to provide such ad hoc scholarships at the time.