Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP)

The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians.

Offered in conjunction with The Geelong College, the IYLP is run by The Smith Family, with funding support through the National Indigenous Australians Agency. 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.

2024 IYLP Scholarships are now open

Application Process

  • Applications for 2024 entry close on Friday 26 May 2023.
  • Shortlisted students will be required to attend a personal interview at The Geelong College with the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, and a representative of the College

Information, criteria, application forms and other details are available from The Smith Family via the 2024 IYLP Application Kit here.

If you have any questions, please contact the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, on +61 8 8224 1402 or at

Application for admission to The Geelong College must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship.