The gift of education

Scholarships have been a consistent part of the story of Geelong Grammar and are a vital ingredient in the continuing diversity and vibrancy of our learning community. We celebrate an enduring culture and commitment to giving, whether through the spirit of service or more fundamentally enabling an education for those students who otherwise may not have this opportunity.

Generous gifts from donors allow the School to offer scholarships in Melbourne, across Victoria and Australia and the wider Victoria, providing support for over two hundred students through various scholarships each year. We also offer an additional one hundred bursaries and concessional support to existing families requiring financial assistance.

Applications for 2025 Major Scholarship programme are closed, reopening in November 2024.

Expressions of Interest for 2025 Sports Scholarships open: Friday 1st March 2024

Scholarship Programme Overview

Through the generosity of our School community, we are able to offer a broad range of scholarships, ranging from sport and academic scholarships to music and other educational scholarships. We offer these scholarships to students that display exemplary character and commitment in these areas. Our Scholarships programme also helps provide opportunity for students who would otherwise be unable to attend by covering their boarding and tuition fees in part or in full.

Scholarships are awarded to new and currently enrolled students. Some scholarships are offered to primary age students, however, we reserve the majority of our scholarships for secondary students, across boarding and day student enrolment.

2025 Scholarship Programme

Year 5 entryYear 6 entryYear 7 entryYear 8 entryYear 9 entryYear 10 entryYear 11 entry
General Excellence
Rural and Regional
*Boarding scholarships are available across all the categories.

Please refer to the individual scholarship pages for year level eligibility for current and new students.

The overriding purpose of student scholarships at our School is to provide access to exceptional learning opportunities for students who share the values of our School community. Scholarship students are highly committed to giving their personal best, and in doing so, act as positive role models for their peers, our School community and more broadly.

Each award has different criteria that can be found on the individual award page.

Please know that our School receives a high level of applications each year. Unfortunately, there is a greater level of unsuccessful students than those awarded a scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded one year ahead of commencement.

2025 Major Scholarship programme – key dates:

  • Applications open: Monday 30 October 2023
  • Applications close: Friday 2 February 2024
  • Scholarship examination: Saturday 24 February 2024
  • First round interviews: April 2024
  • Second round interviews (if required): May-June 2024
  • Outcomes: communicated to families by June 2024

2025 Sports Scholarship programme – key dates:

  • Expressions of Interest open: Friday 1 March 2024
  • Expressions of Interest close: Wednesday 31 July 2024
  • Please note, interviews can be held during the application period.

Academic Scholarships

Awarded to students of exceptional academic potential who demonstrate excellence across a broad range of disciplines.

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General Excellence Scholarships

Awarded to students who demonstrate sound academic attitude and achievement, exemplary work ethic and character, and all-round ability and enthusiasm across a broad range of disciplines.

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Music Scholarships

Awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in music and musical performance.

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Visual Arts Scholarships

The Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship is open to a new student who demonstrates outstanding abilities in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the Visual Arts.

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Sports Scholarships

Sport and athletic scholarships are awarded to talented athletes who show exceptional sporting promise at an elite level.

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Rural and Regional Scholarships

For students with a permanent home address that is located in a rural, regional or remote area within Australia who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend the School.

Awarded to students who demonstrate sound academic attitude and achievement, exemplary work ethic and character, and all-round ability and enthusiasm across a broad range of disciplines.

Rural and Regional scholarships fall within the General Excellence scholarship category, therefore, applicants interested in a Rural and Regional scholarship should apply for a General Excellence scholarship.  Families from rural, regional and remote areas will automatically be considered eligible.

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Boarding Scholarships

We take pride in being one of the many boarding schools that offer full scholarships, offering boarding scholarships to students who are entering the School across Year Levels 7 to Year 11, across all of the scholarship categories. These are scholarships for high school students, and each category has specific criteria for eligibility and the level of award.

Which category to apply for

Choral Scholarships

Awarded to students with previous choral or vocal experience and have a love of singing.

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Past scholar

This opportunity at Geelong Grammar has completely changed my life. I’ve had all these incredible experiences here. I got to lead our team to the best season Geelong Grammar has had, I’ve made incredible friends here as well. Some of the best friends I’ve ever had. I get a bit emotional talking about it, because there is so much to talk about."

Geelong Grammar Foundation

Our students today are supported in their access to exceptional learning opportunities through the ongoing generosity of our community — a community that believes in the transformational strength of education. We would like to acknowledge the kindness of donors and members of the Foundation for supporting our current and future students through the following named scholarships.