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Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES ARE OFFERED AND FOR HOW MUCH?
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS: The number of Academic Scholarships offered depends upon the test performance of students. For top ranking students, we generally offer a 40% reduction in fees. There is a limited Scholarship Fund upon which we draw. The aim of this funding is to assist as many families as possible to access a Grammar education. Hence, most offers are usually between 10% and 20%. Families are encouraged to apply for Round 1 (major round), as Round 2 offers are limited to the balance of the scholarship fund available from Round 1.
OTHER BURSARIES: Other bursaries are available for application, however, students can only access one scholarship or bursary offer, with the exception of IB Scholarships. Students may be offered more than one scholarship or bursary and it is therefore at the family’s discretion which one they choose to accept.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP EXAM?
All exam papers are returned to ACER where they are marked, and the results are returned to the School with a ranking order for each student. You will receive a results sheet via the email address with which you registered. We will notify successful candidates.
WHAT IF MY CHILD IS UNSUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP OFFER - HOW DO WE ENROL?
Your child’s enrolment is welcomed regardless of their academic scholarship application outcome. Students can also apply for a range of other bursaries. Students may be offered more than one bursary and it is therefore at the family’s discretion which one they choose to accept.
HOW DO IB SCHOLARSHIPS WORK?
IB Scholarships provide a partial remittance of fees for students who undertake the IB Diploma Programme in Years 11 and 12. This is the only scholarship that can be held concurrently with an Academic Scholarship.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE IB PROGRAM?
The IB Diploma Programme is an alternative academic course for Years 11 and 12. Refer to the International Baccalaureate Organisation website (www.ibo.org) and, if you think your child fits the IB Learner profile, we can make an appointment for you with our IB Co-Ordinator.
WHAT ARE THE EXTRA COSTS FOR ENROLMENT?
In addition to Tuition Fees, there is a $150 application fee and a $350 confirmation fee. These are once-only fees for the life of your child’s enrolment.
CAN I ORGANISE AN INTERVIEW IF I PREFER A MORE PERSONALISED Q&A SESSION?
This can be arranged at any time by contacting our Director of Enrolments.
IF MY CHILD IS IN YEAR 6 AT TOWNSVILLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL'S JUNIOR SCHOOL, DO I NEED TO ENROL FOR YEAR 7 AT NORTH WARD CAMPUS?
If your child currently attends Townsville Grammar School you do not need to re-enrol for Year 7. They are automatically enrolled until the end of Year 12, unless otherwise advised.