Every year Newcastle Grammar School offers a number of scholarships to promising students for entry into the School in the following year.
The majority of these scholarships are for academic merit, however, there are also some scholarships available in the areas of music, visual arts, sport and general excellence / assisted places.
As part of the Assisted Places Program, the School hopes to be able to offer a student who may not otherwise be able to attend Newcastle Grammar School and the opportunity to be part of our School community.
Scholarships take the form of part remission of tuition fees and are only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia.
Scholarship Disciplines Offered for 2018
Academic Scholarships are available for students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2018.
Music Scholarships are available for students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2018.
Visual Arts Scholarships are available for students entering Year 7 in 2018.
Sport Scholarships are available for students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2018.
All Rounder / General Excellence Scholarships are available for students entering Years 9 to 11 in 2018.
Applications are invited from internal students and students not currently enrolled at Newcastle Grammar School. Every student regardless of the Scholarship they are applying for must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Examination. Students currently on a scholarship at Newcastle Grammar School may not reapply.
It is a requirement that an Application for Enrolment at Newcastle Grammar School be placed prior to any scholarship offer being offered. All students for Year 7 entry in 2018 are required to attend the information seminar which will be held on Tuesday, 14 March as part of the Newcastle Grammar School Open Day.
Registration is now open and closes Monday, 20 March 2017. No late applications will be accepted. To register for a Newcastle Grammar Scholarship >Click here. The Scholarship application process is now CLOSED.
An application fee of $300.00 is required to be paid online directly to ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). https://scholarships.acer.edu.au. The Scholarship Application Fee cover the required Application for Enrolment at Newcastle Grammar School. If an Application for Enrolment has already been placed with the School, the $150 Fee will be credited to the applicants School account.
Students who wish to apply for a Scholarship must apply for the ACER examination by the closing date and will sit the Scholarship examination, which will be held at the School on Monday, 3 April 2017 commencing at 9.00am.
All applications must be received online by ACER by the closing date. After completing an online application, you will be required to submit directly to the School, an Application for Enrolment at Newcastle Grammar School (attached to the confirmation email from ACER), the last 2 school reports and most recent NAPLAN results. This additional information and portfolio (if required – see Discipline Specific Additional Application Requirements) must be submitted prior Monday, 3 April 2017 to be considered. Additional information can be submitted via email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org or be addressed to the Communications Manager and marked Private & Confidential. If this additional information is not submitted, the Application will not be considered.
All examination results and documentation will be reviewed to produce a list of initial successful applicants. These applicants and their parents/guardians will be offered an interview with the Deputy Head of School to discuss the student, School and be furnished with a letter of offer for a scholarship. Once this offer has been accepted, we will be in contact to organise the Entry Interview with the Head of School.
All Students who are wishing to apply for a Scholarship at Newcastle Grammar School in 2018 will be required to sit for the SST (Years 7 to 11) ACER Examination paper, which will be held at the School on Monday, 3 April 2017 commencing at 9.00am.
Newcastle Grammar School is currently offering scholarships for 2018 entry.
Apply for a Level 1 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 7 or 8 in 2018.
Apply for a Level 2 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 9 or 10 in 2018.
Apply for a Level 3 ACER Scholarship Test if your child will enter Year 11 or 12 in 2018.
Please Note: All students must sit for the examination on the same date at Newcastle Grammar School. We are unable to accept preferencing for a different date, or sit the Examination at an alternate school campus or alternate time. Please ensure that you have no conflicting work, sporting or social commitments.
The Scholarship candidates will be selected based on the assessment of the following criteria where appropriate:
- Acer Scholarship Application Form
- ACER Scholarship Examination results
- Supplementary information / portfolio
- Additional Examination / Audition (Visual Arts / Music Scholarship)
- Demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment in chosen field
Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School's decision is final.
Value of Scholarships
Scholarships come in the form of part remission of tuition fees. The value of each Scholarship may vary. Scholarships may range in value from 25% to 50% of tuition fees. In some instances, Scholarships of lesser value may be offered. For students who apply for a All Rounder / General Excellence, the value of this award is at the discretion of the Head of School and may require a family financial background check for short listed candidates.
Notification of Offer of Scholarship
After the Examination, a short list of applicants will be devised in each of the Years and disciplines and these applicants will be invited to the School for an interview with the Deputy Head of School and tour of the facilities.
Initial short listed applicants should be notified prior to Friday, 9 June 2017. There may be a requirement for second round offers after this date. A letter will notify unsuccessful candidates as soon as possible after all offers have been made.
Additional Information and Discipline Specific Application Requirements
For additional information on the Scholarship program or the discipline specific application requirements >Click here. The Scholarship application process is now CLOSED.