GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are currently closed and will re-open for 2022 in November 2020.

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 2021

• Corio Campus: Current Students entering Year 7 in 2021

• Timbertop Campus: New Students entering Year 9 in 2021

ELIGIBILITY

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

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

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, 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. 

INTERVIEW, EXAMINATION AND SELECTION

Examinations are held at the Corio Campus. 
Alternative examination locations may be arranged for students who live in remote, interstate or overseas locations. 

Approximately two weeks after the examination, shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview at the School. (In some cases, Skype interview can be arranged).

Scholarships will be offered as soon as possible after the interview. All awards are reviewed annually.

STEPS TO APPLY

STEP 1: All applicants are asked to complete an online application form and provide supporting documentation. An outline of the supporting documentation and information to be provided with the General Excellence application can be found here. (PDF 463KB)

STEP 2: Students will be asked to sit an academic examination as part of the application procedure, and register via Edutest (the examination provider).  Performance in the academic exam is not the basis for selection, but will provide an understanding of the learning needs of your child. Examinations will take place at the Corio Campus, or alternate examination locations may be arranged through Edutest.

STEP 3: 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.

We look forward to receiving applications for 2022 which will open in November 2020.

LIST OF GENERAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL AND RURAL SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY
The Australian Regional and Rural 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.

THE HARTLEY MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY
The Hartley Mitchell Scholarship is available to new students entering from Year 7 onwards and awarded primarily on academic merit.

THE NICHOLAS WEBB SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY
The Nicholas Webb Scholarship is available to new students entering from Year 10 as a full boarding student.  The criterion for eligibility is based on academic merit, and a history of active community service will be viewed favourably by the Scholarship panel.

THE JOHN PETER ALSTON WALLACE SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY
The JPA Wallace Scholarship is available to new students entering Year 9 (Timbertop Campus) with selection based predominantly on the student’s ability to play in a sport. 

THE J.R. DARLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY
In accordance with Sir James Darling's wishes to enrol students from a wide range of backgrounds, this Scholarship provides new students with the opportunity to attend Geelong Grammar School who would otherwise not be able without financial assistance.  The Scholarship is offered for students entering Year 7 onwards, and awarded to students that demonstrate an all round ability and are eager to participate in a wide range of opportunities at the School.

THE SEVIOR FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY

The Sevior Family Scholarship was established to provide students with an all-round ability the opportunity to contribute and be a part of Geelong Grammar School.  The Scholarship is open to new students entering the Corio Campus in Year 8.

THE MCBAIN FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY

The McBain Family Scholarship is awarded to a student that shows interest and enthusiasm for both the academic and co-curricular offerings at Geelong Grammar School and is open to new students entering the School from Year 7 onwards.

THE MICHAEL COLLINS-PERSSE SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY

The Michael Collins-Persse Scholarship is for students that show early signs of being reflective and independent, and who are beginning to be interested in deep reading and thought.  They may already possess a real thirst for knowledge, an open and enquiring interest in literature, an interest in theatre, an understanding of or interest in spirituality, and a facility to communicate ideas verbally by means of debating and public speaking.  The Scholarship is open to new students entering from Year 7 onwards. 

OLD GEELONG GRAMMARIANS SCHOLARSHIP

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 students entering from Year 7 to Year 11.