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At The Geelong College we welcome scholarship applications from students who will make the most of the opportunities offered at Geelong College, and who can make a positive contribution to our community. Students from regional areas are encouraged to apply for scholarships in addition to boarding (i.e. academic, music etc). Scholarships are for Australian citizens only.

All scholarship applicants* must sit an academic test which will be held at the College on Saturday 16 November. When registering with Edutest you will be asked if you would like to be considered for Means Tested Scholarships, Old Geelong Collegian Scholarships, Music or Boarding scholarships, please consider these choices and have the relevant supporting documentation available should your child be shortlisted for interview. There is one $120 administration fee for sitting the academic test payable on application.

You do not need to apply for each scholarship individually, you will be considered for the scholarships for which you fit the criteria based on your answers to questions on the application form.

*Current Geelong College students applying for music, visual or performing arts scholarships do not have to sit the academic test and apply directly to the College.

Practice tests

Practice tests are available from Edutest here. These tests cover Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Mathematics and are suitable for students from Year 6 to Year 10 (current Year Level). The scholarship exams also include a Written Expression component which is not replicated in the practice tests.

More information

For further information about scholarships, please email our Admissions team at scholarships@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au or call (03) 5226 3156.

Academic Scholarships

The College offers a number of academic scholarships each year which are open to new and current students. Those available for 2021 are listed below. Please note the eligibility, criteria and details fields particularly to ensure you answer the questions on the application form correctly.

Scholarship nameEntry Year LevelEligibilityAmountCriteriaDetailsApplication Process
Russell Higgins ScholarshipYear 7New or current student100% for 6 years

Outstanding academic ability

Means tested

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

 

Click here to apply through Edutest

Florence Higgins ScholarshipYear 7 or 9New or current student50% for 6 years or 100% for 4 years

Outstanding academic ability

Means tested

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

 

Click here to apply through Edutest

MM Thompson ScholarshipYear 7New or current female student75% for 6 yearsFemale student of outstanding academic ability

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

 

Click here to apply through edutest

Philip Hall Scholarship
Year 7
New or current student
75% for 6 years

Outstanding academic ability

Means tested

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.Click here to apply through edutest
Norman Murray ScholarshipYear 11New or current student25% for 2 years

Outstanding academic ability

Means tested

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

 

Click here to apply through Edutest

OGCA ScholarshipYear 9

New or current student

Must be the child of an Old Collegian (grand parent or great grandparent etc acceptable)
TBC

Outstanding academic ability Demonstrated broad range of interests

Means tested

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

 

Click here to apply through Edutest

Principal’s Academic ScholarshipsYear 7 - 11New or current student
Principal’s DiscretionOutstanding academic ability

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

 

Click here to apply through Edutest

Music

The College offers a number of music scholarships each year which are open to new and current students. Those available for 2021 are listed below. New students are required to sit the academic test. Please note the eligibility, criteria and details fields particularly to ensure you answer the questions on the application form correctly. Please click here to find out more about the requirements for music scholarship applicants.

Scholarship nameEntry Year LevelEligibilityAmountCriteriaDetailsApplication Process
Dan Freeman Music ScholarshipsYear 7 or 9New or current students25% or 50% for 3 or 6 yearsSignificant proficiency and interest in instrumental or vocal music

New students only: Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

All students attend an audition.

 

New students:

Click here to apply through Edutest

Current students:click here to apply

Principal’s Music ScholarshipYear 7 - 11New or current studentsPrincipal’s discretionSignificant proficiency and interest in instrumental or vocal music

New students only: Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

All students attend an audition.

New students:

Click here to apply through Edutest

Current students: click here to apply

Boarding

The College offers a number of boarding scholarships each year which are open to new and current students. Those available for 2021 are listed below. Please note the eligibility, criteria and details fields particularly to ensure you answer the questions on the application form correctly.

Scholarship nameEntry Year LevelEligibilityAmountCriteriaDetailsApplication process
Jennie Hawkins Boarding Scholarship
Year 9
New female students
50% of boarding fees for 4 years

Female student from a farm community or rural town.

Strong academic record, good work ethic and sense of community spirit.

Means tested

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.Click here to apply through Edutest
Principal’s Boarding ScholarshipYear 7 - 11New or current studentsPrincipal’s discretion

Outstanding academic ability

Demonstrated broad range of interests

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

 

Click here to apply through Edutest

Pegasus General Excellence ScholarshipsYear 7 – 11New studentsPrincipal’s discretion

Display excellence in sport, music, leadership or community service

Sound academic ability

Means tested

Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

Click here to apply directly to the College
Other Scholarships for 2021

From time to time the College offers a number of other scholarships for special interests which are open to new and current students. Those available for 2021 are listed below. Please note the eligibility, criteria and details fields particularly to ensure you answer the questions on the application form correctly.

Scholarship nameEntry Year LevelEligibilityAmountCriteriaDetailsApplication Process
Howard Hitchcock Visual Arts ScholarshipYear 11New or current students25% for 2 years

Outstanding talent in any aspect of the Visual Arts

Undertaking two Arts subjects in Year 11 and Year 12

New students only: Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

All students: submit a portfolio and attend an interview

New students:

Click here to apply through Edutest

 

Current students: click here to apply

Performing Arts ScholarshipYear 10New or current students40% for 3 years

Outstanding talent in any field of the performing arts

Commitment to contribute to the performing arts program and general life of the school

New students only: Scholarship Test Saturday 16 November.

All students will attend an interview and audition - prepare two of drama, dance, vocal performance

New students:

Click here to apply through Edutest

 

Current students: click here to apply