Scholarships

Ipswich Grammar School offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries providing financial assistance to families from all areas and backgrounds. Domestic students are welcome to apply for any of the following:

• IGS Academic Scholarship
• IGS Special Abilities Bursary


The above scholarships are awarded for a maximum 3 year period and are reviewed annually. The discount applies to Tuition Fees only and can range from 5% to 75% per year, dependent on what level the applicant meets the criteria.


Whilst our targeted year levels are Year 7 and Year 10, scholarships can be awarded to other Year levels under special circumstances and are assessed on an individual basis.


Please note that an application must be received for consideration before any assessment or formal offer can be made.
Each application is assessed on an individual basis and treated in a confidential matter.


The following will be requested as part of your application:


1. Scholarship or Bursary Application Form
2. Enrolment Registration Form
3. Two most recent semester school reports
4. Most recent Naplan report
5. A copy of the applicants birth certificate
6. A resume of achievements, including certificates, reference letters, awards, team photos, race times/distances, memberships, leaderships, and/or media articles
7. $110 registration/application fee


All applications must be submitted in PDF format via the online Enrolment Form. No hardcopies will be accepted, no staples and no display folders.


Formal academic assessment may be required in some cases. Applicants for the Academic Scholarship will be required to sit the ACER exam. Further details on ACER can be found here.


Applications will be assessed regularly and if successful, the applicant will be invited to attend an interview with the Headmaster or Deputy Headmaster. Following this interview, you will be notified in writing whether or not a scholarship or bursary will be offered.


Academic Scholarships

Students entering Year 7 in 2019 are encouraged to apply for an Academic Scholarship.


The key criteria for awarding Scholarships at Ipswich Grammar School are:

  • Overall academic performance and future potential
  • Diligence and application in academic studies
  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity
  • ACER Exam results


To apply for an Academic Scholarship (Year 7 and Year 11 entry in 2019) via the ACER exam, please register online here. Registrations for ACER costs $120. The exam will take place at Ipswich Grammar School.


For more information on applying for an Academic Scholarship click here


Special Abilities Bursary - Instrumental and Vocal Music

Students entering Year 7 in 2018 or 2019 are encouraged to apply for a Special Abilities Bursary - Instrumental and Vocal Music.


The key criteria for awarding Bursaries at Ipswich Grammar School are:

  • Achieved a minimum of Grade 3 AMEB (or equivalent), on the following instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
  • Achieved a minimum of Grade 2 AMEB (or equivalent), on the following instruments: Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Voice, Multi-Percussion.
  • Overall academic performance and future potential
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity


For more information on applying for an Instrumental and Vocal Music Scholarship click here


Special Abilities Bursary - Visual and Performing Arts

Students entering Year 7 in 2018 or 2019 are encouraged to apply for a Special Abilities Bursary - Visual and Performing Arts


The key criteria for awarding Bursaries at Ipswich Grammar School are:

  • The demonstration of an exceptional commitment to their chosen art form, providing evidence of classes, examinations, competitions entered, auditions etc and dedication to the arts in general
  • In the Visual Arts, that the student can produce a comprehensive portfolio relevant to their age, demonstrating their exploration of varied mediums and a natural ability in drawing
  • The applicant presenting a resume of awards, certificates, roles, achievements and references demonstrating achievement in and commitment to the Arts
  • Overall academic and artistic talent and future potential
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity


Applications can be made by obtaining a Special Abilities Application form from the Partnerships Admissions Manager on 3813 9604 or enrolments@ipswichgrammar.com


Special Abilities Bursary - Sport

Ipswich Grammar School offers a number of Special Abilities Bursaries to students who show, or have shown, outstanding talent in a GPS sport, including Basketball, Football, Cricket, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Rugby. Bursaries support elite athletes whether they compete at international, national, or regional level.


The key criteria for awarding Bursaries at Ipswich Grammar School are:

  • Regional, State or National representation in chosen sport in recent years and future potential
  • Overall sound academic performance
  • Diligence and application in sport and academic studies
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity


Applications can be made by obtaining a Special Abilities Application form from the Partnerships Admissions Manager on 3813 9604 or enrolments@ipswichgrammar.com

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