Each year Scotch College offers a number of scholarships for Australian residents entering Year 7 in the following year.

Applications for our 2021 Academic, Music and Boarding scholarships closed on Monday 16 March 2020. Applications for our Indigenous Scholarships closed on 3 August 2020.

Tàlantach Scholarships

Adjective · talented · gifted [Scottish Gaelic]

Scholarships for Years 3–7 entering 2021

Taken from the Scottish Gaelic for gifted and talented, our Tàlantach Scholarships are key to the College's commitment to providing lifelong opportunities to academically capable boys from all backgrounds.

Covering up to 95% of school fees for the successful applicants, the Tàlantach Scholarships enable students with high academic potential to excel and equips them with the benefits of a world-class independent education.

This substantial scholarship recognises the founding values of our College and the desire to promote academic excellence and diversity.

External students entering Years 3–7 in 2021 are eligible to apply. Please note this scholarship is only available to students currently not enrolled at the College. All applicants must provide proof of Australian citizenship.

Applications for the Tàlantach Scholarships closed on Friday 18 September 2020.

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Academic Scholarships

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

  • J A Gooch Scholarship – awarded to a Scotch College student
  • G G Gooch Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding student from any school
  • Open Entrance Scholarships – awarded to outstanding students from any school

Applicants are required to sit an entrance test at either Scotch College or at their school.

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. 

Applicants are required to sit an entrance test at either Scotch College or at their school.

Music Bursaries

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

Music Bursaries provide:

  • 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 bursary).

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

To learn more about our Music Bursaries, please get in touch at

Boarding Scholarships

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

Applicants are required to sit the entrance test either at the College or at their school.

Indigenous Scholarships

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 2021 Indigenous Scholarships are now closed.

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Year 11 Scholarships (current students only)

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

The scholarships cover a third of the fees for Year 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.

Applications for our 2021 Year 11 Scholarships have now closed. Applications for 2022 will open in late April 2021. 

WR Dickinson Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all Year 11 students at Scotch College. This scholarship is awarded for academic merit, leadership qualities, co-curricular involvement and achievement in PSA sport.

PC Anderson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to sons 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.

For further information, please get in touch with our Admissions team on or +61 8 9383 6809.



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