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Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships

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.

Scotch College awards Scholarships to selected students in the following areas:

  • Academic
  • Excellence
  • Boarding & Tuition
  • Enrichment (Caledonian & Performing Arts)

 

Applying for Scholarships

Applications for 2019 Scholarships open on Tuesday 5 September 2017 and close at midnight on Thursday 18 January 2018. Most Scholarships also require the applicant to participate in either ACER or EDUTEST Scholarship Tests (detailed below).
 

Click here to apply for a Scholarship at Scotch

 

Scholarship Testing

ACER Testing for Academic & Principal's Scholarships will be held on the Torrens Park Campus at Scotch College on Saturday 3 February 2018.

The EDUTEST for the Year 5 Endeavour Scholarship will be held on the Mitcham Campus at Scotch College on Saturday 10 February 2018. 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 and 2 x 30 minute online testing sessions.

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

 
Candidates for the ACER scholarship 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 the Director of Admissions Carrie Cousar for morning tea and a tour of the College, prior to the conclusion of the examination at 11.45am.

Candidates for the Edutest scholarship test are asked to assemble in the Gilchrist Library, Scotch College, Muggs Hill Road, Mitcham at 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 the Director of Admissions Carrie Cousar for morning tea and a tour of the College, prior to the conclusion of the examination at 11.45am.

 

Available Scholarships

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

Academic Scholarships

Colin & Alexandra Hamilton Scholarship, Other Academic Scholarships

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, and 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 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.

A limited number of other Academic Scholarships for a partial remission of tuition fees are available to students in Years 7, 8 or 9. Scholarships will be for 20%-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 applicants must undertake the ACER Scholarship Test.

Excellence Scholarships

Available Excellence Scholarships

  • Scotch College Foundation Scholarship available 2021
  • Oughton Family Scholarship (new students only) available 2019
  • Scotch College Old Collegians' Association (SCOCA) Scholarship
  • Sport
  • Academic & Personal Endeavour Scholarship (Year 5 Entry)
  • Principal's 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 Adelaide. 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.

The Oughton Family Scholarship is a 3-year scholarship awarded to an outstanding student entering year 10 at Scotch 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 and proof of financial need will be required.

Thanks to the generosity of 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 Adelaide. 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.

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, but successful recipients will receive the scholarship for the duration of their time at Scotch. These scholarships are available in Middle School (Year 7, 8 & 9). Successful recipients of the Sport Scholarship will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees. Sport Scholarship recipients must represent the College team when selected and place the College team before any other commitments. Scholarship recipients who play for Clubs must prioritise their College sports responsibilities over their club at all times.

A limited number of Academic and Personal Endeavour Scholarships will be awarded annually and be open to current students and those attending other schools. These scholarships are available at Year 5 (duration for 3 years). Applicants applying for a Year 5 scholarship are required to sit an Edutest examination as part of the application process. Successful recipients of the Academic and Personal Endeavour Scholarship will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees.

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 reserves the Principal's Scholarship in the event that a student, applying for entry to Years 7, 8, 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.

Excellence and Principal's Scholarship applicants must undertake the ACER Scholarship Test (or EDUTEST Scholarship Test for Endeavour Scholarships).

Boarding & Tuition Scholarships

Davidson Scholarships, Other Boarding & Tuition Scholarships

The Davidson Scholarships are awarded to 2 students entering Year 10, for the duration of their time at Scotch. 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. We also expect the scholarship holder to be a good ambassador for their local region, for Boarding and for the College.

A limited number of partial Boarding 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 boarding scholarships made available in a given year, but successful recipients will receive the scholarship for the duration of their time at Scotch. Successful recipients of the Boarding Scholarship will receive 25% remission on their boarding fees only. It is 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/or leadership.

A limited number of Scotch College Boarding & Tuition Scholarships will be awarded to Middle School students, for their duration of their time at Scotch. 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.

Enrichment Scholarships

Caledonian Scholarship & Performing Arts 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 student must join the Scotch College Caledonian Corp for performances in competition. It is awarded based on the results of school reports and an audition. A limited number of partial Caledonian Scholarships will be awarded annually to external applicants only. Successful recipients of the Caledonian Scholarships will receive between 25% to 50% remission on tuition fees.

Performing Arts Scholarships are offered to students with demonstrated outstanding ability in dance, music, drama or voice in Middle School (Year 7, 8 & 9). 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 Scotch's Performing Arts program and that through careful consideration, each student will be given an opportunity to shine. Furthermore, any student undertaking private tuition at the College will do so at their own expense. 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. Recipients must complete at least one Performing Arts subject to Year 12 level and prioritise school rehearsals and performances over external organisations (exceptions may be made and need to be individually negotiated by the Head of Performing Arts for commitments which involve state or national performances or ensembles).

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. Scholarship recipients must study music as a curriculum subject through to the completion of at least one Year 12 Music Subject, and extensive participation and leadership across a range of co-curricular music ensembles and music touring groups is expected.

 

All Scholarships carry with them a set of specific expectations beyond the expectations we set for all Scholarship holders.

 

The Scholarship Process

The Application process for all Scholarships opens in October (16 months prior to start date).  Applications will close the following January (i.e.12 months prior to commencement). After receipt of applications, applicants will be shortlisted, interviewed, 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. While each Scholarship is unique and carries its own individual expectations, 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 financial details of their scholarship confidential and not discuss it with other pupils, 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 Head of Admissions at enrolments@scotch.sa.edu.au.

 

Director of Admissions
Carrie Cousar

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