Scholarships
Scholarships

Experience opportunity at Geelong College, a leading Victorian School.

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.

We offer Academic, Boarding and Music Scholarships from Years 7 to 11, and encourage diversity and excellence at the College through this program.

The fee remission offered to each candidate (other than where stated in the scholarship descriptions) is at the discretion of the Principal and will take into consideration the scholarship exam results as well as current school performance and the candidate's community, sporting and personal achievements.

All candidates* for 2019 scholarships must sit an examination facilitated by Edutest at The College on Saturday 17 February 2018. A College presentation, morning tea and tours for parents will be available during the test.

Registration:

Apply now, applications close on Friday 9 February 2018.

Registration for candidates is online through Edutest. Please follow this link to the Edutest site to apply for a scholarship.

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must email copies of the candidate's most recent school report and NAPLAN results in one PDF document to admissions@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au before their application can be processed.

*All external students applying for music scholarships are required to sit the academic scholarship test as well as audition. Current Geelong College students will only be required to audition. Auditions take place after the academic testing.

*All external students applying for the Howard Hitchcock Design and Creative Arts Scholarship are required to sit the academic scholarship test as well as prepare a portfolio and respond to the selection criteria.

* Applicants for the Jennie Hawkins Boarding Scholarship will be selected from boarding scholarship applicants who meet the scholarship criteria.

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. Click here for more information on the practice tests.

For further information about scholarships, please email our Admissions Manager, Deb Fanning or call on (03) 5226 3156.

Music Scholarships:

The College has a vibrant music program offering individual lessons and ensembles of high standards across a range of instruments and musical styles. Music Scholarship recipients will be offered full remission of instrumental tuition fees on one instrument and part remission of academic fees, the amount of fee remission offered to each candidate is at the discretion of the Principal. For more information on Music Scholarships click here.

Other Scholarships for 2019:

In addition to the scholarships outlined below which have specific criteria or are offered cyclically, we also offer a range of academic and boarding scholarships.

The Jennie Hawkins Boarding Scholarship – for entry into Year 9 or 10 as a boarder in 2019

In memory of Old Collegian, Former College Council member and leader in agriculture, Jennie Hawkins. The Jennie Hawkins Scholarship offers a 50% boarding fee reduction to a female boarder for entry into Year 9 at Geelong College for the maximum duration of four years. It will be awarded, on the determination of the Principal, to a girl from a farm community or rural town (not a provincial city) with a preference that the student is from the Riverina (not essential). The scholarship will be cyclically, as the Jennie Hawkins Scholar graduates. To apply please complete the Edutest application form here and ensure you select boarding.

Howard Hitchcock Design and Creative Arts Scholarship

The Howard Hitchcock Design and Creative Arts Scholarship offers a Term’s fees remission for two years to a promising visual artist or designer. All applicants are required to submit a folio (of no more than 10 works) which will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Demonstration of a range of appropriate trialling and development of potential ideas in an artistic medium. Ample evidence of the applicant’s ability to think on a broad and innovative basis.
  • Use of imagination as evidenced in the folio of work. There should be signs of innovative exploration of ideas.
  • Level of skill that is displayed in the folio of work. Evidence of fine motor skills in one or more mediums.
  • Evidence of personal art responses, concepts and/or observations. Depth of interest within the subject as evidenced in the folio of work.

In addition students will be asked to:

  • Write a short essay of 500 words. The question will be – Discuss the ways in which your interest in the Design and Creative Arts has developed over recent years.
  • Write a short statement of their future intentions in relation to Design and Creative Arts.

Please submit your clearly labelled folio with written submissions attached to the Admissions Manager at 138 Noble St Newtown, VIC 3220.

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