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Private School Scholarships in Perth

Scotch College offers a range of academic scholarships for new and current students.


Entering Year 7, 2022

Each year Scotch College offers a number of scholarships for Australian residents entering Year 7 in the following year. Applications for our Year 7, 2022 Academic, Music and Boarding scholarships closed in March 2021.

Applications for our Indigenous Scholarships for students entering Year 7, 2022 close on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Academic Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

  • J A Gooch Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding current Scotch College student
  • G G Gooch Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding student from any school (outside of Scotch College)
  • Open Entrance Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding student from any school (including Scotch College)

Boarding Scholarships

Each year Scotch College offers opportunities to outstanding students from rural areas to commence at the College as a Year 7 boarder.

Boarding Scholarships are available to rural, interstate and overseas Australian citizens.

Music Scholarship

Scotch College offers an opportunity for a talented, hardworking young musician to further their studies at Scotch College.

The Music Scholarship recipient must demonstrate a passion for music, a dedication to their musical journey and be willing to commit to substantial involvement in Scotch's music programme in order to achieve excellence during their time at the College.

Please note only shortlisted Music Scholarship applicants will be eligible for an audition. These candidates will receive further information regarding their audition from the Head of Music, following the examination.

Indigenous Scholarships (open now)

Scotch College offers annual scholarships to Indigenous students entering Year 7.

Applicants are selected based on their current academic progress, leadership qualities and interest in tertiary study. The scholarships, along with ABSTUDY and parent contributions, cover tuition and boarding fees from Year 7 through to Year 12. Parents or guardians are required to contribute financially to the boys' social activities and events, as well as extra-curricular items such as musical instrument hire.

Applications for Indigenous Scholarships for students entering Year 7, 2022 close Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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Year 11 Scholarships

For current Scotch College students

Each year Scotch College awards a limited number of scholarships for Year 11 students currently at Scotch College.

WR Dickinson Scholarship (for non-OSC families)

This scholarship is available to current Year 11 students at Scotch College, who do not have a father, uncle or grandfather in the Old Scotch Collegians. This scholarship is awarded for academic merit, leadership qualities, co-curricular involvement and achievement in PSA sport.

PC Anderson Memorial Scholarship (for OSC families)

This scholarship is awarded to Year 11 students at Scotch College, who are sons, nephews or grandsons of Old Scotch Collegians, for academic merit, leadership qualities, co-curricular involvement and achievement in PSA sport.

The PC Anderson Scholarship was established by the Old Scotch Collegians to commemorate the contribution made by PC Anderson as Headmaster.

What is provided?

The scholarships cover a third of the fees for Years 11 and 12 and are available to students currently in Year 11. Scholarship funds for Year 11 are paid retrospectively (where applicable) for the successful applicant.

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For further information, please get in touch with our Admissions team on admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au or +61 8 9383 6946.

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Music Fellowships

Up to six Music Fellowships are offered each year for current and new students entering Year 7, who demonstrate natural musical aptitude and a passion for their practical musical studies.

Music Fellowships are awarded to a musician from any background or experience level, with the College determining which instrument will be offered for future study.

What is provided?

  • A 100% remission of the annual music tuition fees for the allocated instrument until the end of Year 12.
  • A 100% remission of the annual instrument hire charges for the allocated instrument (only for the first year of the fellowship).

Scotch College expects fellowship recipients to maintain a high level of musical proficiency and set an example to others in the Scotch community.

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To learn more about our Music Fellowships, please get in touch at music@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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Bursaries and financial assistance

Bursaries are open to all current students to help families in need with paying their son's fees.

In all cases, the financial circumstances of the family are taken into consideration. Applications can be made in confidence to the Headmaster.

WA Gardner Bequest

Bursaries from the WA Gardner Bequest were set up to support the enrolment of sons and grandsons of Old Scotch Collegians and cover the whole or part of the tuition of students who would otherwise be unable to attend the school.

A former member of the teaching staff, W A Gardner made a bequest in 1968 to establish the fund that currently supports families at the school.

Apply for financial assistance

Application forms may be obtained by applying in writing to the Chief Financial Officer’s Personal Assistant, Scotch College, PO Box 223, Claremont WA 6910 or by emailing bernadette.boisen@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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Contact us today

For further information about our private school scholarships, please get in touch with our Admissions team at admissions@scotch.wa.edu.au or call +61 8 9383 6800 today.

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