SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENTRY IN 2020

Geelong Grammar School awards a number of Sport Scholarships to talented athletes who show exceptional sporting promise at an elite level. A Scholarship at Geelong Grammar School provides access to advanced coaching, mentoring, training and competition support, as well as an exceptional education that will allow the student to grow intellectually, creatively, emotionally, morally, socially and spiritually.

We are pleased to offer Sport Scholarships for:

• Corio Campus – New Students entering either Year 10 or 11 in 2020

ELIGIBILITY

Sports 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.

Students should have strengths in particular sports (as highlighted below), and already be competing at a state or national level. They should also be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School and respect the philosophy and rules that govern the School.

Students awarded a Sport Scholarship will be expected to complete three seasons of sport, two of which must be a major sport.

  FEMALE  MALE 

SUMMER 

Rowing  Cricket, Rowing 

WINTER 

Netball, Soccer  Football (AFL), Soccer 

SPRING

Athletics  Athletics 


WHAT DOES A SPORT SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

Each year the School awards a number of sport scholarships of up to 100% of the tuition and day or boarding fees. As part of the application process, we ask parents to complete a financial assessment form.

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

CONDITIONS OF SCHOLARSHIP:

Sport scholarships are awarded based on sporting ability, general ability in both academic and co-curricular areas, school reports and on the results of interviews.

Students awarded a Sport Scholarship are expected to show leadership and be a role model in sport and for sport within Geelong Grammar School and the wider community.

The Director of Sport reviews sport scholarships annually after consulting with the respective Head of House, coaching staff and teaching staff who are in direct contact with the student. The continuance of the scholarship will depend upon a satisfactory review.

The following are expectations of all Sport Scholars and as such will form part of the criteria through which the scholarships are reviewed.

1. Scholars are expected to compete in three seasons of sport, as outlined in table earlier.

2. Sporting performance: Scholars should lead by example in their chosen sports and consistently demonstrate a high level of performance.

3. Academic Performance: Scholars should maintain a good academic record and a positive approach to all aspects of their studies. This is to ensure that they are maintaining their academic grades and consistently demonstrating exemplary Attitude and Effort grades of 3, 2, or 1.

4. Scholars should make themselves available for training sessions, APS matches and other matches as directed by the Director of Sport. There are 3 to 4 training sessions and a minimum of 1 game per week. Non APS matches may include pre-season matches, tour matches and camps all of which may be held during the holidays.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

• To commence the application process, students must register their details using our online form once applications have opened. 
• Once received, Admissions will email a sport scholarship application form.
• As part of the application,
a. Parents are asked to complete a financial assessment
b. Applicants are asked to complete a series of questions to support their application. This includes information about various fitness tests and details. These, together with local club/ Development squad/rep team and State representation details are requested along with each sports coach’s contact details.
c. School reports for the end of last year and interim reports for the current year should be provided along with the Year 9 NAPLAN results.

Please Note: If the Applicant holds a scholarship at their school, this should be disclosed.

Selected candidates will be invited to Corio Campus for an interview.

SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN ON 1 FEBRUARY 2019