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


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.


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, textbooks, 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.


1. To commence the application process, students must register their details using this online form.
2. Once received, you will be emailed the General Excellence Scholarship application forms. We ask parents to complete a financial assessment and provide comments supporting their need for assistance. Students are asked to outline their suitability for a General Excellence scholarship and provide school reports from December last year and any interim reports this year plus their most recent NAPLAN results. If your child currently holds a scholarship at another school, this should be disclosed.
3. Students need to complete an academic examination as part of the application procedure (see registration links below). Performance in the academic exam is not the basis for selection, but will provide an understanding of the learning needs of your child.
4. Examinations will take place at the Corio Campus, or alternate examination locations can be arranged through Edutest (our examination provider). Examinations will be on two consecutive Saturdays to allow flexibility for families.
5. Selected candidates will be invited to Corio Campus for an interview with the Scholarship review panel. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified once the selection process has been finalised. All awards are reviewed annually.

Important Dates:
• Applications are now closed. 
• Examination dates are on Saturday 4 May and Saturday 11 May at the Corio campus, or at the remote testing location. Students need only sit one examination.

Examination Location and Timing:
• Examinations will be held at Geelong Grammar School in the SPACE, 50 Biddlecombe Ave, Corio, Vic, 3214
• Students should arrive at the Corio Campus by 9.30am
• The Examination will start at 10.00am and conclude at 11.30am.
• Parents are welcome to stay on campus whilst the examination takes place. 

Applications are now closed.



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 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.


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.


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.

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. 


Launching in 2019, The Handbury Scholarship is to assist a student from a remote, rural or regional community who would otherwise not be able to afford a Geelong Grammar education. These students will need to display qualities of general excellence and demonstrate enthusiasm and interest to participate in a wide range of academic and co-curricular opportunities available at the School.

A means tested scholarship awarded to a full boarder, entering from Year 7, with the student from a remote, rural or regional community.


This scholarship was established by the Hermitage Old Girls’ Association. It is to be awarded to a girl entering any year from Year 7 and to a student who would not attend Geelong Grammar School without financial assistance.


This Scholarship was first awarded in 2013 by the Geelong Grammar Foundation as part of the Annual Giving programme generated from the wonderful support received from the community each year.


The Scholarship is awarded to a student entering from Year 9 to Year 12 and is a means tested scholarship.

It will be offered to a student who demonstrates an all-round ability and be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School, whilst respecting the philosophy and rules that govern Geelong Grammar School.


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.