There can be no greater gift given to our children than a quality education.

A scholarship to Scotch Oakburn College provides access to one of Australia’s leading schools where it might not otherwise be financially possible. Scholarships provide due recognition for individual children’s ability and achievement in academic studies, performing arts or general excellence.

Scotch Oakburn offers a wide variety of Scholarships for new and existing students from Year 4 to Year 12.

John Webster Scholarships

For new students entering Year 6 & 7. Applications for 2018 are now closed.

These scholarships are offered through a bequest from the late John Webster, a former student of the College, and are available to students entering Year 6 or Year 7, who are not already attending the College and can show evidence of sound academic attainment together with interest and achievement in other aspects of school life. The latter may include one or more of community service, sport, drama, music, dance, visual arts or public speaking.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student:

– who is not already attending the College,
– who demonstrates a sound academic standard, together with interest and achievement in other aspects of school life,
– who may not otherwise be able to attend the College for financial reasons, and
– who has the ability and inclination to be part of our active College community.

The scholarship covers up to 50% of tuition fees and 20% of boarding fees, if the student intends to board at the College.

Kathleen Thomas Scholarships

For new students entering Year 4 to 5 and Year 8 to 12. Applications for 2018 are now closed.

These scholarships are funded by the Scotch Oakburn College Foundation as a result of a bequest from the late Kathleen Thomas. Each scholarship is available to students who are not already attending the College and can show evidence of sound academic attainment together with interest and achievement in other aspects of school life. The latter may include one or more of community service, sport, drama, music, dance, visual arts or public speaking.

These scholarships are awarded to students:
– who are not already attending the College,
– who demonstrate a sound academic standard, together with interest and achievement in other aspects of school life,
– who may not otherwise be able to attend the College for financial reasons, and
– who have the ability and inclination to be part of our active College community.

The scholarship covers up to 50% of tuition fees and 20% of boarding fees, if the student intends to board at the College.

Alec Campbell Scholarships

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

These scholarships honour the late Alec Campbell, one of the College’s most celebrated past students, who was also the last ANZAC. The scholarship is open to students who will be entering Year 11 and are not currently attending the College. Students must show evidence of sound academic attainment together with interest and achievement in other aspects of school life. The latter may include one or more of community service, sport, drama, music, dance, visual arts or public speaking. There are two awards offered each year and concessions apply to tuition and/or boarding fees.

The scholarship will be awarded to one boy and one girl:

Carlton Heres (’16) completed Year 11 and 12 as an Alec Campbell Scholarship recipient.

– who are not already attending the College,
– who are currently in Year 10,
– who are good all-rounders and demonstrate an enthusiasm for study, and
– who have the ability and inclination to play an active role in our College community.

The scholarship covers 75% of tuition fees and 75% of boarding fees, if the student intends to board at the College.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

These scholarships are available to students who will be entering Year 7 to Year 12 and are open to students of any school who show ability and potential in one or more of the following areas:

• Music • Drama • Dance

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an audition as part of the selection process.

Visual Arts Scholarships

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

The Visual Arts Scholarship is available to both current and new students entering Year 11 or Year 12.  The Visual Arts Scholarship offers generous discounts off tuition fees and will be offered to students who show potential in one or more of the following disciplines:

• Painting • Print Making • Drawing • Mixed Media • Photography • Sculpture

Successful applicants will also be required to study a TCE art elective, and donate a major piece of work to the College art collection at the conclusion of their studies.

Academic Scholarships

Applications for 2018 are closed.

Academic scholarships are open to current Scotch Oakburn students and students from any school who would like to enter the College in Year 5 to Year 12. The scholarships offer generous concessions on tuition and/or boarding fees.

The externally assessed examinations for these scholarships are held at Scotch Oakburn College each year and concessions apply from the following school year. On the day of the examination parents are invited to visit the College and take part in guided tours of the Junior School, Middle School, Senior School and Boarding House.

Registration for 2018 academic scholarships for Years 5 – 12 are now closed and examinations have taken place.

For more information on scholarships, please contact our Registrar, Trish Reid on (03) 6336 3394 or email enrolments@soc.tas.edu.au.

Remote online testing is also available to Australian residents located outside of Tasmania.  An additional remote sitting fee would apply.  Contact our Registrar for details.

More details about scholarships and bursaries can be obtained by telephoning our Registrar, Trish Reid on (03) 6336 3394 or email enrolments@soc.tas.edu.au.

More information:

Download a written Scotch Oakburn College Other Scholarships Application Form (all scholarships other than academic)