Scholarships & Bursaries
Financial assistance with tuition fees is available through one of a number of avenues: Academic Scholarships, Music Bursaries or Boarding Bursaries. For students undertaking the International Baccalaureate, there is also an International Baccalaureate Scholarship. For external candidates, the General Excellence Bursary or Special Ability Bursary may apply. All Scholarships and Bursaries listed provide partial remission of fees.
Academic Scholarships are available to students who are due to enter the school in Year 7, 8 and Year 11 the following year, ie. those who are in Years 6, 7 or 10 when they sit the exam. These are open to any student currently enrolled at the school OR prospective students from another school.
The scholarships for students entering Year 7 are for four years (Year 7, 8, 9 and 10), the scholarships for students entering Year 8 are for three years (Year 8, 9 and 10) and the scholarships for students entering Year 11 are for two years (Year 11 and 12). During these periods they are also subject to an annual review of the student's results and conduct. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and this is decided through examinations.
An external examination company, the Australian Council for Educational Research, (ACER), sets and assesses these scholarship examinations and provides Townsville Grammar School with a rank order of merit for those who completed the examinations. Upon this basis, the Board of Trustees then offers partial scholarships which defray tuition fees only. The examinations themselves are usually conducted in the year prior to entry early in the year. Both successful and unsuccessful candidates are notified, by mail, of the outcome of these tests.
Click here to apply for an Academic Scholarship for Year 7 in 2014. Applications close midnight 13 May 2013, exam sat Thursday, 30 May, 2013. The application cost is $105. If you have previously sat this exam this year, there is no need to sit again.
Click here to apply for an Academic Scholarship for Year 8 or 11 in 2014. Applications close midnight 13 May 2013, exam sat Thursday, 30 May, 2013. The application cost is $105. If you have previously sat this exam this year, there is no need to sit again.
International Baccalaureate Scholarships are available to students entering Year 11 the following year and is awarded for Years 11 and 12. Applications for 2014 are now available. International Baccalaureate Scholarships are available for both internal and external candidates. Applications close 11 October 2013. Click here to read more about International Baccalaureate Scholarships.
Music Bursaries are available to students entering Year 8 the following year. Applications close 19 September 2013. Click here to read more about Music Bursaries.
Boarding Bursaries are available for students entering Year 8 the following year. These are generally offered until the end of the Middle School when students can reapply for consideration for Senior School. Boarding Bursaries are available for both internal and external candidates. Applications close 31 July 2013. Click here to read more about Boarding Bursaries.
General Excellence Bursaries for Middle and Senior School students are now available. General Excellence Bursaries are available only to external candidates. Click here to read more about General Excellence Bursaries.
Special Ability Bursaries are available on an ongoing basis. Special Ability Bursaries are available only to external candidates. These do not have a specific criteria nor a particular closing date. Students with special abilities should compile a comprehensive portfolio of achievements and references, with supporting documentation to submit directly to the Principal.
For information regarding Scholarships and Bursaries, please contact the Director of Enrolments, Kristell Scott on email@example.com or (07) 4722 4973.