Scholarships

The Old Ivanhoe Grammarian’ Association has always been delighted to see students, who otherwise may not have the chance to enjoy an Ivanhoe education, attend the School through the scholarship opportunities available to them. Indeed, the Association provides two scholarships in its own right and our Alumni support many more. Scholarships are the gift of a lifetime and we encourage your financial support when given the opportunity to do so.

The Sydney & Evelyn Buckley Memorial Fund

Established by the OIGA in 1957 as the Evelyn Buckley Memorial Fund following the death of Mrs Buckley. It became the Sydney and Evelyn Buckley Fund on the death of our Founder in 1964.

For every Life Member subscription an amount is placed in the Fund to build the corpus to an extent where it will become self-funding. It is a 50% half scholarship awarded to a single recipient. It is not campus specific and can be awarded at any secondary level when available.

The Peter Huxley Scholarship Fund
Michael Gorton AM (1976) Convenor

To honour the memory of much loved English master, Peter Huxley. Peter was a wonderful eccentric who possessed the finest qualities a teacher could have in communicating the beauty of the English language to his students. Peter gave the school 24 years of loyal and dedicated service and positively impacted the lives of hundreds of pupils at all levels of ability.

The Slater/Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund
Bruce Jeeves (1958) Convenor

The Slater/Graham Memorial Scholarship is so named to honour the memory of two long serving staff members Alan Graham and Rob Slater and was established through the generosity of many Old Ivanhoe Grammarians who admired them.  Their involvement in sport meant many hours were spent on and around the precincts of the South Ground and to further their memory the Slater/Graham Memorial Hill overlooking the ground has also been named in their honour.

Alan Graham was a member of the Class of ’32 and was on staff from 1946 until his death in 1979.  He also wrote the School Song in conjunction with another member of staff, John Marshall.  Rob Slater was a full time staff member from 1948 until 1988 and coached many premiership teams in a variety of sports during that period.

The inaugural scholarship was awarded in 2019 and the hope is to increase the number of recipients as the Fund grows.

The OIGA Centenary Scholarship

First awarded in 2020 to mark the centenary of the OIGA, this is a half scholarship to cover 50% of yearly academic School fees to the recipient. The intention is that once the Buckley Fund becomes self-sufficient, a percentage of Life Member subscriptions will be directed to this scholarship fund.

Round Square Support

For many years the OIGA has supported students in attending local, interstate and international Round Square conferences through a yearly gift to the School. This is distributed to students, who may otherwise be unable to attend, at the discretion of the Principal.

Dr Oswald T Kyle Award

Oswald Kyle, pupil No. 272, attended Ivanhoe Grammar School from 1923 to 1929.  After graduating in medicine he moved to Tasmania where he began forty years of service to the community, working tirelessly for improved health care facilities for the people of the Huon district.  In 1965 he was awarded an O.B.E. for his service to medicine.  He died in 1980.

The Dr. Oswald T. Kyle Award for Outstanding Community Service was established in 1988 by Leigh Holman with the generous support of Oswald Kyle’s family. It recognises the ideals of service held before students during their school days and the unselfish community involvement of so many Old Ivanhoe Grammarians. Our latest recipient Claire Waterman PSM Class of 2000 is pictured above with Deputy Principal, Daniel Brown.
If you know of an alumni who may qualify to be considered for the Oswald T Kyle Award please contact [email protected]