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 2022

• Timbertop Campus: New Students entering Year 9 in 2022

• Corio Campus: Current Students entering Year 7 in 2022

ELIGIBILITY

General Excellence Scholarships are offered to students who could not otherwise attend Geelong Grammar School without financial assistance.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • sound academic attitude and achievement
  • all round ability in sport
  • an exemplary work ethic
  • participation in co-curricular activities
  • social awareness
  • leadership, service and commitment to making a positive difference

Successful candidates will be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School; respecting the philosophy and rules that govern the School.

Each application is evaluated on an individual basis and on the applicant’s merits. Successful applicants will be determined at the discretion of the School. All decisions on successful scholars are final.

Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens, or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa. Full-fee paying overseas students or Temporary Residents are ineligible to apply.

AWARDS OF GENERAL EXCELLENCE

Included in our General Excellence offerings awarded each year, a number of named scholarships have specific eligibility requirements. For 2022 these are:

THE AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL AND RURAL SCHOLARSHIP 

Rural and regional students have been a consistent part of the story of our School since 1855, when the sons of the early Western District pastoralists enrolled at Geelong Grammar School. There have been many examples of philanthropic support over the years for students whose families had fallen on hard times.

We are delighted to be offering the Australian Regional and Rural scholarship as part of the 2022 scholarship programme. This scholarship is available to new students from remote, rural and regional Australia, who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend the School.

Students entering from Year 7 onwards are eligible for this award, and a structured mentoring programme will be available to the Scholar both during the time of their attendance at the School, and beyond.

OLD GEELONG GRAMMARIANS SCHOLARSHIP 

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. As part of the General Excellence programme, these scholarships are offered for students entering from Year 7 to Year 11.

WHAT DOES A GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

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. Unfortunately, applications without financial information cannot be considered. Please refer to Step 1 for an outline of the requested documents required.

The value of a General Excellence Scholarship may be up to the value of 75% of tuition and day or boarding fees.

The scholarship awarded applies to the relevant Geelong Grammar School tuition and day or boarding fee, but not to uniforms, private lessons, textbooks, excursions, sundry charges or other personal items. For additional costs, please contact Admissions, Corio.

Successful recipients will be required to make payment of the Application and Enrolment Fees upon acceptance of the Scholarship. Successful recipients of a Scholarship who are current Geelong Grammar School students, will have previously paid this sum.

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.

EXAMINATION, INFORMATION AND SELECTION

Please Note: should testing be unable to be held on Campus due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will be advised of alternative arrangements via the Admissions Office, Corio.

Examinations will be held at the Corio Campus on Saturday 20 February, 2021.

Alternative examination locations may be arranged for students who live in remote, interstate or overseas locations. Alternate examination dates will not be permitted.

Approximately two weeks after the examination, shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview at the School, pending COVID-19 restrictions. In the event face-to-face interviews cannot proceed, Zoom interviews will be arranged.
Unsuccessful candidates will also be notified of the outcome at this time.

Every effort will be made to adhere to the proposed timeline, all candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application as soon as practical.

 

STEPS TO APPLY

Please Note: You must complete STEPS 1 + 2 for your application to be considered.

STEP 1:  Complete the GGS online application form and provide supporting documentation. The GGS online application form can be found here.

An outline of the supporting documentation and information required can be found here.

STEP 2:  Please register your child for the examination via the Edutest website by clicking here.

If you would like for your child to be considered for the Richard James Chester Guest Memorial Scholarship, please complete the exam registration by clicking here.

Examinations will take place at the Corio Campus on Saturday 20 February, 2021.

Alternate (remote) examination locations may be arranged directly through Edutest +61 3 9014 1411.


All awards are reviewed annually.