Scholarships

Georges River Grammar prides itself on being a caring, learning environment that actively strives to provide opportunities for every child to achieve according to their potential, as well as experience success and enjoyment in their spiritual, academic, social and physical endeavours. We are proud to be able to offer a limited number of full and partial academic and ability scholarships to outstanding applicants.

Ability Scholarships

Georges River Grammar recognises potential and supports high achievers in Music, Visual Arts and Sport. Students are selected based on the needs of the School and the talents of students that will strengthen existing School programs.

Ability scholarships are open to current and potential new students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2022. The scholarship entitles the holder/s remission of school fees (part or full).

Applications for Ability Scholarships for entry in 2022 close on Friday 7 May 2021.

Sports Scholarships

  1. Students applying for a Sports Scholarship must submit an Ability Scholarship Application Form by the due date.
  2. Applications for Sports Scholarships are assessed and selection for interview is based on student information as presented in the application.
  3. Eligible applicants will be invited to an interview with the Sports Scholarship Selection Panel.

The interview is an opportunity for the applicant to outline the outstanding level of achievement they have attained in their chosen sport. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their sport background, preferred playing position, playing ability, positional play, tactics, and representative opportunities for the future. In addition, applicants may be asked to outline their involvement in other sports, outside of their area of expertise and to discuss how their sporting achievement can contribute to the culture of the School.

Criteria for Assessment:

  • A high level of achievement/representation in their chosen sport is essential;
  • Significant contribution to the School’s sporting program through coaching, officiating and mentoring at representative levels;
  • Representation at a National level (e.g. representing NSW) or its equivalent; and,
  • School participation and contribution across multiple co-curricular areas, beyond sporting activities.

Visual Arts Scholarships

  1. Students applying for a Visual Arts Scholarship must submit an Ability Scholarship Application Form and Mini- Portfolio of Work, by the due date.
  2. Applications for Visual Arts Scholarships are assessed and selection for interview is based on student information and ability, as presented in the application and submitted Mini-Portfolio of Work.
  3. Eligible applicants will be invited to an interview with the Visual Arts Scholarship Selection Panel.

Talented artists are invited to submit applications of the basis of works, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics or printmaking. Students can submit up to four images of their visual arts practice within their preferred discipline in the Mini-Portfolio of Work. This Mini-Portfolio must not exceed a file size of 2MB.

A more comprehensive portfolio of selected works may be presented at interview.

Selection Process

  • Interviews are conducted for selected candidates.
  • Questions about art achievements and aspirations will be asked at the interview.
  • The student will be given the opportunity to discuss their Art Portfolio at interview – including the skills/techniques applied, as well as the conceptual basis of the work/s.

Music Scholarships

  1. Students applying for a Music Scholarship must submit an Ability Scholarship Application Form by the due date.
  2. Applications for Music Scholarships are assessed and selection for audition and interview is based on student information and ability, as presented in the application.
  3. Eligible applicants will be invited to an audition and interview with the Music Scholarship Selection Panel.

While all oral and instrumental abilities will be considered, the School particularly seeks students performing on orchestral instruments, such as strings and woodwind. Candidates who have achieved a high pass in AMEB Examinations (or equivalent) will also be favourably considered.

Music Audition

Candidates are required to prepare two contrasting pieces, undertake aural tests, answer general knowledge questions and show an ability to sight read on their chosen instrument/s. A short interview will follow, concluding the audition process.

The following instruments are particularly sought in 2022:

  • Strings – Violin Grade V, Viola or Cello Grade IV, Double Bass Grade III
  • Brass/Woodwind – 1 or 2 years prior school tuition in Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn or Tuba or Grades II or III
  • All other Brass/Woodwind instruments – Grade IV
  • Percussion/Drum Kit – Grade III

Apply here for Ability Scholarships (Sports, Visual Arts or Music)

Applications for Ability Scholarships for entry in 2022 close on Friday 7 May 2021.

For further information regarding enrolments and scholarships please contact enrolment registrar on (02) 9725 7566 or enrolments@grg.nsw.edu.au

Academic Scholarships

Thank you for applying for an Academic Scholarship at Georges River Grammar. Academic Scholarship applications are now closed.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us via email: enrolments@grg.nsw.edu.au