Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to create a First Nations Bursary program. Beginning in 2023, CBA will fund the education of 10 First Nations students from regional and remote communities, who will live as boarders on the BBC campus. 

These placements, offered for boys in Years 7 to 10, will allow recipients to experience the benefits of a BBC education that may have otherwise been unavailable to them. These students will enjoy access to world-class facilities, on-site tutoring and a warm and vibrant College community that will help them thrive as they mature into Gentlemen of Honour. 

This initiative will be partly overseen by a dedicated Indigenous Staff Officer who will provide guidance and cultural support to ensure that these students’ BBC experience is as positive and beneficial as possible. 

The First Nations Bursary Program is for applicants not already enrolled at the College whose family has a demonstrated and authentic need for financial assistance. They must have a current C passing grade in all subjects and possess a desire for strong academic outcomes and a willingness to participate in all facets of College life. Further information, including the process for applications, can be found here.

When you are filling out the form, please nominate First Nations BBC/CBA Program as your area of interest.