GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Geelong Grammar School’s Scholarship Programme offers a range of scholarships made possible through the generosity and support of donors. The School is very grateful to all those who have contributed to the Scholarship Programme.
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 no longer deserves the opportunity to have this assistance.
The value of the award is up to 75% of tuition and day or boarding fees.
Eligibility and application procedure
- 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
- Current Geelong Grammar School students are not eligible to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship
Parents are asked to complete a financial assessment form and a brief comment in support of assistance.
Students are asked to complete a series of questions in part two of the application.
Last year's school report and interim reports for current year are also required.
Scholarships will be offered once the Scholarship Sub-Committee has met. All awards are reviewed annually.
Note: If a student currently holds a scholarship at another school, this should be disclosed at the interview stage of the application. Applicants will be considered for ALL General Excellence Scholarships as applicable - you do not need to complete individual application forms for each named scholarship.
The following General Excellence scholarships are now closed for 2018.
SIR JAMES DARLING MEMORIAL FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
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'. 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.
THE DATO' ARTHUR TAN BOON SHIH ART SCHOLARSHIP
The Dato’ Arthur Tan Boon Shih Art Scholarship was founded in 2007, by Arthur’s family in his loving memory. The Dato’ Arthur Tan Boon Shih Art Scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Corio Campus at any year level in the Secondary School Years 7 – 12. The Scholarship is held until the student leaves the School and is then re-awarded. The recipient of the Scholarship will be chosen by the Principal in consultation with senior staff. It will be based on reports from the student’s previous school. Where there are a number of candidates, the Principal will make the final decision.
CLYDE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
The Clyde School Scholarship was established in 2006 by the Clyde Old Girls Association. The Scholarship is for a girl entering the School in Year 10 and is to be means tested. Recipients of the scholarships may be assigned to any House, but if possible, they are to enter Clyde House.
THE HERMITAGE OLD GIRLS' ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Hermitage Old Girls’ Association Scholarship was established in 2006 by the Hermitage Old Girls Association. The Scholarship is for a girl entering the School from Year 7 and is to be means tested. When entering Senior School, recipients of the Scholarship may be assigned to any House, but if possible, they are to enter Hermitage House.
OLD GEELONG GRAMMARIANS SCHOLARSHIPS
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.