‘CREATIVITY IN STEM’ ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Geelong Grammar School fosters academic excellence by offering students with strong academic skills the opportunity to participate in our exceptional educational programmes. To coincide with the growth of our exciting and innovative Creative Education programme and developing STEM programmes, we are offering students the opportunity to be awarded a ‘Creativity in STEM’ Academic Scholarship.

‘Creativity in STEM’ Academic Scholarships are being offered for Year 10 students, entering Year 11 in 2021, who have an enthusiasm and aptitude for STEM subjects.

Successful applicants are required to:

• Study Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and two of Chemistry, Physics and Biology in Years 11 and 12
• Have a creative mindset and zeal for problem solving
• Partake fully in our Creative Education programmes under the mentorship of Creative Education Collaborators

ELIGIBILITY

• Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa, who are entering Year 11 in 2021. Full-fee paying students or Temporary Residents are ineligible to apply.

KEY TIMINGS

Opening Date: Wednesday 20 November, 2019
Closing Date: Friday 14 February, 2020
Scholarship Testing Date: Saturday 22 February, 2020

EXAMINATIONS

Held at the Corio Campus. Registration commences from 8.30am, with the examination starting at 9.00am. The examination will be conducted in two-parts, including an examination component, and a STEM problem-solving task under assessment conditions.

INTERVIEW and SELECTION

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.

WHAT DOES A ‘CREATIVITY IN STEM’ ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

The School will award a number of ‘Creativity in STEM’ Academic Scholarships of up to 50% of the tuition and boarding, or tuition and day boarding fee; the actual percentage offered depends on the performance of the individual candidate at the scholar's interview and on the subsequent problem solving assessment task. Parents of students offered an award can, if they so wish, complete a financial assessment form requesting further financial assistance.

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

STEPS TO APPLY

STEP 1: All applicants must register via the Edutest website. Once logged in, follow the application steps outlined by Edutest, and complete payment of registration fee. We will contact you closer to the exam date with further details about the day.

STEP 2: Academic examinations will take place at the Corio Campus on Saturday 22 February, 2020.

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.

APPLY NOW

1. Please register for the academic examination via this Edutest link