The Arts have long been a central and vital plank in the School’s curriculum and character. We are delighted to be offering the Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship to a new student who demonstrates outstanding abilities in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the Visual Arts.

This scholarship is available for both boarding and day students.

The Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship is means-tested and shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide financial information for their application to be considered.

To be eligible for the Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship at Geelong Grammar School in 2024, applicants must be:

  • a new student entering into Years 10 or 11.

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

Student selection is based on the student’s folio of original work and academic examination. Shortlisted students will be asked to complete a creative assessment task and interview with the Head of Visual Arts.

Successful candidates will be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the School and be actively involved in the broader Visual Arts programme as a role model for others.

In accepting the Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship, the student must complete not less than two Visual Arts subjects in Year 10, and not less than two VCE Visual Arts subjects in Years 11 and 12, or one in IB Diploma Visual Arts 11 and 12. Students completing the IB Diploma must also commit to complete the Extended Essay on a subject relating to the Visual Arts.


Location: Corio Campus

Alternative locations may be arranged by contacting our examination provider (Edutest) directly +61 3 9014 1411.

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.

Key dates for the 2024 scholarship programme:

  • Applications open: Monday 31st October 2022
  • Applications close: Friday 3rd February 2023
  • Scholarship examination: Saturday 18th February 2023
  • First round interviews: April 2023
  • Second round interviews (if required): May-June 2023
  • Outcomes: Scholarship outcomes communicated to families by June 2023



There are two steps in the application process – you must complete Steps 1 & 2

STEP 1:                 Complete the GGS online application form. Click here to complete

STEP 2:                 Register your child for the academic examination via the Edutest website. Click here to register

Following the examination and upon receival of the student folio, shortlisted candidates are invited to complete a creative assessment task and interview with the Head of Visual Arts.

Interviews will occur in April; all candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application as soon as practical.

The Russell Drysdale Visual Arts Scholarship Terms and Conditions can be found here.