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Scholarships

Scholarships

Applications for 2020 Scholarships open in October 2018

Scholarships

Applications for 2020 Scholarships open in October 2018

Scotch College Adelaide values student excellence and diversity and seeks to recognise this through the provision of a number of scholarships each year.

Scholarships are awarded to encourage and recognise meritorious achievement and potential, and are offered at different year levels based on the assessment of specific criteria.

The following scholarships are available to current and new students. Students can only be awarded one scholarship.

  • Academic
    • Colin & Alexandra Hamilton Scholarship (new students only, available 2023)
    • Academic Scholarships
  • Excellence
    • Scotch College Foundation Scholarship (available 2021)
    • Oughton Family Scholarship (new students only, available 2022)
    • Scotch College Old Collegians Scholarship
    • Sport Scholarships
    • Personal Endeavour Scholarship (Year 5)
    • Principal's Scholarship
  • Boarding & Tuition
    • Davidson Scholarships (available 2022)
    • Boarding & Tuition Scholarships
  • Enrichment (Caledonian & Performing Arts)
    • Caledonian Scholarship (new students only)
    • Performing Arts Scholarship (may be awarded for specific talents, eg Music or Dance)

 

Applying for Scholarships

Applications for 2020 Scholarships will close at 5pm on Thursday 24 January 2019. Some scholarships require the applicant to participate in either ACER or EDUTEST Scholarship Tests (detailed below).

Please visit the Fees page of this website for further information about Scotch College's Fees.

A one-off Scholarship Application Fee of $150.00 is payable at the time of application (not applicable to Old Collegians or current families). Only applications that have paid the application fee will be considered.

 

 

Scholarship Testing

Registration and payment for these tests should be completed via the relevant buttons below, in addition to the Scotch College Scholarship Application form.

ACER Testing for Academic, Principal, and Boarding and Tuition Scholarships will be held on SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2019 on the Torrens Park Campus. 

Candidates for the ACER test are asked to assemble in the Drawing Room, Scotch College, Carruth Road, Torrens Park by 8.45am. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided for all students along with the writing material required for the examination. At this time, parents are also invited to join Director of Admissions, Carrie Cousar, for morning tea and a tour of the College, prior to the conclusion of the examination at 11.30am.

EDUTEST for the Endeavour Scholarship for Year 5 entry will be held on SATURDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2019 on the Mitcham Campus.

Candidates for the Edutest scholarship test are asked to assemble in the Gilchrist Library, Scotch College, Muggs Hill Road, Mitcham at 8.45am. The test will commence at 9am and consist of a 15 minute written exam, 2 x 30 minute online testing sessions, a 20 minute break, 2 x 30 minute online testing sessions. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided for all students along with the writing material required for the examination.
 

 

Year 5 Come & Try Days/Tours

Scholarship applicants are encouraged to book a 'Come & Try' day at Scotch College prior to sitting the Edutest. This will allow your child to familiarise themselves with the school, meet the teachers, make new friends and be immersed in the Scotch culture.

Families wishing to tour the College are encouraged to book a personal tour prior to the end of this year. Please contact us via enrolments@scotch.sa.edu.au or phone 08 8274 4209.

Please note, families wanting to meet with the Principal, John Newton, are welcome to do so, at any stage during the application process, and are encouraged to book a separate interview by contacting enrolments@scotch.com.au

Scholarship Process

The application process for all scholarships opens in October (16 months prior to start date). Applications will close the following January (12 months prior to commencement). After receipt of applications, applicants will be shortlisted, interviewed by the judging panel, trialled or auditioned (sport / performing arts / music / Caledonian) and successful applicants will be offered a place.

We are looking for quality applicants who address the following criteria in their application:

  • Personal values
  • Leadership potential
  • Cultural awareness
  • Moral integrity
  • Service
  • Achievement (academic and/or co-curricular)
  • Social/emotional intelligence
  • Global perspective
  • What they may contribute to the College

 

Expectations of all Scotch College Scholarship Holders

All scholarships are reviewed annually. All scholarship holders must meet the following expectations if they are to continue to receive the award:

  1. Scholarship holders are role models and ambassadors of the College, demonstrating high standards of behaviour, manners and standards of dress at all times. Their behaviour must be good and set a positive example to the rest of the College; in particular those younger than themselves.
  2. The scholarship holder should maintain a high commitment to their studies, best demonstrated by their attitude, effort and grades.
  3. In addition to their academic responsibilities, scholarship recipients will need to be engaged in an extra area of interest within the College.
  4. The scholarship holders shall consistently reflect the values of the College in his/her demeanour, including acting with honesty, integrity and leadership.
  5. The scholar must keep the amount of their scholarship confidential and not discuss it with other students, friends or people outside their immediate family.
  6. Scholarship holders will actively participate in an annual review regarding their ability to meet all of the specified expectations of scholarship recipients.
  7. If the scholar does not exceed the above requirements this may result in a process of review that recommends that a scholarship is not renewed at the end of the academic year, or in some extreme cases, being withdrawn immediately.

Any enquires relating to scholarships should be directed to the Director of Admissions at enrolments@scotch.sa.edu.au.

 

Available Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to current and new students. Students can only be awarded one scholarship.

Academic Scholarships

Colin Hamilton Scholarship

The Colin Hamilton Scholarship (new students only, available 2023 - applications will open in October 2021) seeks to honour the legacy of Colin Hamilton, a former Scotch parent. It is awarded to one student in either Year 7 or Year 8 and allows 100% remission on tuition fees for their entire time at Scotch. The scholarship is awarded to a meritorious student, who also demonstrates financial need, and is determined on the basis of their results in the independent ACEP examinations, offered by the Australian Council for Educational Research, which is open to students who attend other schools. Proof of financial need will be required as part of the scholarship process.

Colin Hamilton Scholarship Expectations

 

Academic Scholarships

A limited number of other Academic Scholarships are available to students in Middle School. Scholarships will be for 25%-50% remission of tuition and will be awarded on the basis of an applicant’s results in the independent ACER examinations, offered by the Australian Council for Educational Research, which is open to existing Scotch College students and to students who attend other schools. The College reserves the right to determine the number of academic scholarships made available in a given year, but successful recipients will receive the scholarship for the duration of their time at Scotch.

Academic Scholarship Expectations

All Academic Scholarship applicants must undertake the ACER Scholarship Test.

Excellence Scholarships

Foundation Scholarship

The Scotch College Foundation Scholarship (available 2021 - applications will open in October 2019) was established by the Scotch College Foundation and is awarded as a 50% remission of tuition fees to an outstanding student entering Year 10 for the duration of their time at Scotch College. The scholarship is open to existing Scotch College students and to students who attend other schools. There is only one Foundation Scholar at Scotch at any given point in time.

 

Oughton Family Scholarship

The Oughton Family Scholarship (available 2022 - applications will open in October 2020)  is a 3-year scholarship awarded to an outstanding student entering Year 10 at Scotch College from another school, who would not otherwise be able to attend Scotch College without financial support. Successful recipients receive a 75% remission on their tuition fees for their time at the College. There is only one Oughton Family Scholar at Scotch at any given point in time. Proof of financial need will be required.

 

Old Collegians Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of the SCOCA, children and grandchildren of Scotch College Old Collegians are eligible to apply for the SCOCA Scholarship, which is awarded every year to an outstanding student entering Year 10 for the duration of their time at Scotch College. The scholarship is open to existing Scotch College students and to students who attend other schools. The successful recipient will conduct themselves as a positive role model to others and as an outstanding ambassador for the College, their family, and the Old Collegians’ Association. The successful recipient will also attend Old Collegians’ meetings and events as an ambassador as required.

Old Collegians Scholarship Expectations

 

Sport Scholarships

A limited number of Sport Scholarships will be awarded annually and be open to current students and those attending other schools. The College reserves the right to determine the number of Sport Scholarships made available in a given year. The successful recipients will receive the scholarship for the duration of their time at Scotch. These scholarships may be awarded during the middle years (Year 7, 8 & 9). Successful recipients of the Sport Scholarship will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees. Scholarship are awarded based on the results of previous school reports and evidence of sporting excellence. They are intended to reward and encourage students who have a strong work ethic and who consistently achieve to a high level.

Sport Scholarship Expectations

 

Personal Endeavour Scholarships

A limited number of Personal Endeavour Scholarships will be awarded annually and be open to current students and those attending other schools. The College reserves the right to determine the number of Personal Endeavour scholarships made available in a given year. These scholarships are available at Year 5 (duration of three (3) years). Successful recipients of the Personal Endeavour Scholarship will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees. This scholarship is awarded based on the results of previous school reports, Edutest results, an interview, and any Academic Competition results available. It is intended to reward and encourage students who have a strong work ethic and who consistently achieve to a high level in Academics, Personal Leadership and School Community Involvement and Service. Please note, applicants applying for a Year 5 scholarship are required to sit an Edutest examination as part of the application process. Please ensure that you register the student to sit the Edutest examination in addition to registering for the Personal Endeavour Scholarship. Applicants are encouraged to attend a ‘Come and Try’ day at Scotch College prior to applying for this scholarship.

 

Principal's Scholarships

A limited number of Principal's Scholarships will be awarded annually and be open to current students and those attending other schools. Scotch College wishes to recognise special abilities that are otherwise hard to reward in other categories. The College therefore awards the Principal's Scholarship in the event that a student applying for entry to Years 7, 8, or 9 can prove they have a specific, exceptional skill, such as, but not limited to, oratory, Science and Technology, entrepreneurship, innovation or social change. Successful recipients of the Principal's Scholarship will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees. This Scholarship may not be awarded every year. Applicants should state their area of expertise and provide evidence of their ability. The College will draw upon its own experts in the chosen area to confirm whether this ability is indeed exceptional, and is therefore deserving of this Scholarship.

Principal's Scholarship Expectations

Boarding & Tuition Scholarships

Davidson Scholarship

The Davidson Scholarships (available 2022 - applications will open in October 2020) are awarded to two (2) students entering Year 10, for the duration of their time at Scotch College Adelaide. This scholarship allows 25% remission on both boarding and tuition fees. Students who are awarded the Davidson Scholarship must be able to demonstrate their ability to work and live in a communal environment, treating peers and staff with respect. The student will be expected to participate fully and to the best of their ability in the academic life of the College. We also expect the student will demonstrate service and leadership skills, and display good role model behaviour at all times. The scholarship holder will be a good ambassador for their local region, for Boarding, and for the College.

 

Boarding Scholarships

Scotch College Boarding Scholarships will be awarded to two (2) Senior School students for their duration of their time at Scotch College Adelaide. This scholarship allows 25% remission of boarding fees only. These scholarships are awarded annually and are open to current students and those attending other schools.

 

Boarding & Tuition Scholarships

A limited number of Scotch College Boarding & Tuition Scholarships will be awarded to Middle School students for the duration of their time at Scotch College Adelaide. This scholarship allows 25% of boarding and tuition fees. These scholarships are awarded annually and are open to current students and those attending other schools.

These scholarships are awarded based on the results of previous school reports and evidence of excellence. They are intended to reward and encourage students who have a strong work ethic and who consistently achieve to a high level in Academics, Sport, Community Involvement and Service, and Leadership.

Boarding Scholarship Expectations

Enrichment Scholarships

Caledonian Scholarship

The Caledonian Scholarship is awarded in Middle School and is offered to a student who demonstrates an outstanding ability in piping, pipe band drumming, or highland dancing. The students must join the Scotch College Caledonian Corps for performances and competition. This scholarship is awarded based on the results of school reports and an audition. It is open to external applicants only. Successful recipients of the Caledonian Scholarships will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees.

Caledonian Scholarship Expectations

 

Performing Arts Scholarship

Performing Arts Scholarships are offered to students in Middle School (Year 7, 8 & 9) with demonstrated outstanding ability in dance, music, drama or voice. The scholarships are awarded based on the results of school reports and an audition, where students will be assessed according to specific criteria related to their nominated area. Successful scholarship recipients need to understand that there are many opportunities in the Scotch Performing Arts program and that through careful consideration, each student will be given an opportunity to shine. A limited number of partial Performing Arts Scholarships will be awarded annually and be open to current students and those attending other schools. Successful recipients of the Performing Arts Scholarship will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees.

Performing Arts Scholarship Expectations

 

Music Scholarships

Specialist Music Scholarships offer each student an opportunity to develop their special talents and areas of interest through a comprehensive curriculum.

Selection criteria for this scholarship includes expertise on Instrument/Voice, ability or potential on a second instrument, ability or potential with voice, (expression, accuracy, tone), evidence of sustained commitment to musical development (significant performances, instrumental examinations, ensemble participation) leadership potential, sustained academic success and high standard performance audition and interview.

Specialist Music Scholarship Expectations

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