APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Geelong Grammar School’s Scholarship Programme offers a range of scholarships made possible through the generosity and support of donors. We are grateful to all those who have contributed to these life-changing Programmes.

We are pleased to offer General Excellence Scholarships for:

• Corio Campus New Students entering Years 7, 8, 10 and 11 in 2020
• Timbertop Campus New Students entering Year 9, 2020

ELIGIBILITY

General Excellence Scholarships are offered to new students who could not otherwise attend Geelong Grammar School without financial assistance (current GGS students are not eligible to apply).

Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa.

Candidates should demonstrate an all-round ability and be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School and respect the philosophy and rules that govern the School.

WHAT DOES A GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

The value of a General Excellence Scholarship can be up to 75% of tuition and day or boarding fees. All General Excellence Scholarships are means tested to determine the level of funding. Parents are required to provide personal financial information to support the scholarship application.

The scholarship awarded applies to the relevant Geelong Grammar School fee, but not to uniforms, private lessons, text books, excursions, sundry charges or other personal items.

It is the intention of the School that the General Excellence Scholarship holders will hold the scholarship for the duration of his or her schooling, unless the student’s work or behaviour is such that it is felt that he or she is no longer deserving of the opportunity to have this assistance.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

1. To commence the application process, students must register their details using this online form.  
2. Once received, Admissions will email the application forms for a General Excellence Scholarship.
3. As part of the application, we ask students to complete a series of questions to support their application. School reports from December last year and any interim reports this year plus the most recent NAPLAN results are requested. We ask parents to provide comments supporting the need for assistance and there is a financial assessment form to complete.
4. All applications are reviewed and selected candidates will be invited to Corio Campus for an interview. All awards are reviewed annually.

Please note:
• If a student currently holds a scholarship at another school, this should be disclosed.
• There are a number of named Scholarships that fall under the General Excellence banner; you do not need to complete an application for each individual named Scholarship.
• You do not need to sit for the Academic scholarship.

Applications close on Monday 29 April 2019

LIST OF GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

J.R. DARLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

These scholarships commemorate the life and work of Sir James Darling (1899-1995). Darling was Headmaster of Geelong Grammar School for 32 years from 1930 to 1961, and was an inspired educational leader, recognised in Australia's Bicentennial year (1998) as one of the 200 'Great Australians'.

ELIGIBILITY:
In accordance with Sir James Darling's wishes to enrol students from a wide range of backgrounds, these scholarships provide places for new students who would not be able to attend Geelong Grammar School without financial assistance, and are offered for Years 7 to 11.

RICHARD CRUMMER SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY:
The Richard (Dick) Crummer Scholarship was established in 2008 and was established by Dick’s widow, Patsy in his loving memory. This Scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Corio Campus in Year 7 or in Year 8, who could not attend without financial assistance.

FRANK COVILL SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY:
The Frank Covill Scholarship is named in recognition of the magnificent contribution that Frank Covill made to Geelong Grammar School in the 50 years that he worked for the School.

This scholarship is awarded to a child of naturalised Australian parents whose first language is not English.

RANKEN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

The Ranken Family Scholarship was founded in 2012, and was established by Bill (M’72), Katharine, Sarah and Charles (M’08) Ranken. The scholarship celebrates the extended Ranken family, both the four generations who have attended GGS since the 1890’s and all those connected to them.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Scholarship is awarded to a student entering from Year 7 to Year 12.

The Scholarship recipient should be a student who has shown courage and perseverance to overcome hardship. The recipient may have experienced uncertainty in their life, or may have persevered through illness, disappointment or challenge, and been able to do so with a positive, resilient attitude.

If applying for the Ranken Scholarship, please provide a letter from the student outlining their personal circumstance of hardship.

THE MICHAEL & GINA MURRAY SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship was established by Michael Murray (P’50). He and his brother, Tim (P’53) were only able to attend the School because of the generous remission of fees for sons of clergy. Then when their father, was killed in an air crash in 1950 and their mother was left without financial support, they were only able to complete their education at GGS because of the generosity of two admirers of the Bishop who anonymously provided money.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Scholarship is available for a day or full boarder, with the point of entry from either Year 7, 8 or 9 and will be means tested. Students would need to demonstrate the ability to benefit from the rich educational opportunities by the School.

OLD GEELONG GRAMMARIANS SCHOLARSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY:
The School awards these scholarships to new students whose parents or grandparents are alumni (Geelong Grammar, The Hermitage or Clyde schools) and wish to attend Geelong Grammar School but who could not do so without financial assistance. These scholarships are offered for Years 7 to 11.