The Advancement Office was delighted to organise the inaugural Scholarship Recipient and Benefactor morning tea in the Morris Room on Sunday 21 October prior to the Speech Day formalities at Corio Campus.


The special morning tea provided an opportunity for the benefactors of named scholarships to formally meet with their Year 12 scholarship recipient. Benefactors were able to hear about each student’s journey at the School and their plans beyond GGS. Similarly, the scholarship recipients and their families were able to thank their benefactor for their support and to learn the history of each scholarship and why the benefactors aspire to assist students by being so generous in commencing a named scholarship.

Benefactors included President of the Hermitage Old Girls’ Association, Deirdre Griffiths, President of the Clyde Old Girls’ Association, Margie Gillett, and Patsy Crummer, the benefactor of the Richard Crummer Scholarship (who flew down from Sydney for the day).


“We were delighted to take this opportunity to connect our scholarship recipients and benefactors for the first time on such a special occasion," the Executive Director of the Geelong Grammar Foundation, Jo Nitz, said.

“Unfortunately not all of our benefactors can join us today, however the feedback from the many donors and families about the event was astounding.”


The School provides almost 25% of secondary school students with financial assistance through the scholarship programme and the Geelong Grammar Foundation would like to offer more scholarships to students, who simply do not have the opportunity to experience a GGS education.