Scholarship Opportunities

We welcome interest from new and current Day and Boarding students who demonstrate the qualities, potential and leadership to make a significant contribution to our school in the broadest sense.

We are committed to supporting students from the local community and across Australia.

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. We strongly advise families to visit the school before sitting for a scholarship to make sure the school is the right fit for your child.

Academic Scholarships – registrations now OPEN

  • If you have registered for a scholarship for the previous testing day on 13 February, PLEASE NOTE you do not need to re-register.
  • Scholarships will be open to students entering Years 4 to 11 in 2022
  • Testing will take place at Ballarat Grammar on Saturday 20 March 2021 – starting at 8:30am
  • Testing is conducted by the Edutest group
  • Each student is provided with a diagnostic report of their achievement on the test
  • Registration Fee is $90
  • It is possible to arrange remote testing via the Edutest Website
  • Registrations are now open for 2022 entry CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Music Scholarships – registrations now OPEN

  • Scholarships will be open to students entering Years 5 to 11 in 2022
  • Auditions take place in mid-February each year
  • Available on all instruments, including Voice
  • Includes individual music tuition by one of our specialist Music teachers
  • Musical opportunities are provided through various ensembles including orchestras, concert bands, classical and contemporary ensembles, choirs and chamber groups
  • Successful candidates will be expected to participate in at least two ensembles as directed by the Director of Music
  • A minimum standard applies for most instruments – applicants should have no less than three years’ experience or provide a reference of recommendation from their instrumental teacher
  • Students may audition on more than one instrument
  • Pianists should be at least Grade 5 AMEB standard or equivalent
  • Registrations now open for 2022 entry
  • Please CLICK HERE to download the MUSIC Scholarship application form
  • Please CLICK HERE to download the MUSIC Scholarship Audition Information form 

Don Huntley Memorial Scholarship

  • Open to exceptional pianists – Grade 7 or higher
  • Applicants will present two contrasting pieces demonstrating proficiency and complete an aural test which includes general musicianship knowledge

Pipe Organ Scholarship

  • Open to any student interested in studying the pipe organ
  • We are especially supportive of experienced pianists

Art and Design Scholarships – registrations now OPEN

  • Open to students entering Years 5 to 11 in 2022
  • Interviews take place in February each year for entry the following year
  • Available to students who demonstrate a special aptitude and potential in Art/Design
  • Our dedicated Art and Design Centre features a spacious gallery and specialist studios offering Ceramics, Textiles, Product Design, Systems Engineering, Printmaking, Visual Communication & Design, Photography and Painting & Drawing
  • VCE Art and Design subjects: Art, Studio Arts, Visual Communication Design, Product Design & Technology and Systems Engineering
  • Registrations are now open for 2022 entry
  • Please CLICK HERE to download the ART & DESIGN Scholarship application form  

Dance and Drama Scholarships – registrations now OPEN

“General Excellence Scholarships for Boarders” – Registrations now OPEN

  • Registrations are now open for 2022 entry
  • New Boarding students who do not already have an offer of a scholarship or bursary at Ballarat Grammar are eligible to apply
  • General Excellence Boarding Scholarships are open to students who demonstrate general excellence through their capacity to contribute to the life of our school in the broadest sense
  • We are looking for a record of contribution and achievement in a range of areas such as sport, community service, leadership and the arts, as well as academic potential
  • Registrations are now open for 2022 entry
  • Please CLICK HERE to download the GENERAL EXCELLENCE BOARDING Scholarship application form  


  • Isolated Childrens’ Parents Association (ICPA) Bursaries: Families who have eligibility for the Federal Government Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme and with current ICPA membership should tick the box on the Edutest online registration (Academic scholarships), on the Application Form (Music, Arts and Design or Performing Arts scholarships) or on the General Excellence Boarding Application. An ICPA member student may be considered for an ICPA Bursary where the student is not the recipient of any other Bursary or Scholarship.

Contact Us

If you need any help with your scholarship enquiry please contact our Admissions Office on +61 3 5338 0830 or by email.