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Important Information for 2024 Scholarships: Due to an increase in enrolments, no scholarships will be offered to NEW students entering the College in Years 8 and 9 in 2024. Existing Scotch Oakburn College students are still invited to apply for relevant scholarships.

2024 applications are now open.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION EVENINGS

Our Scholarship Information Evenings are informative sessions held each year that are designed to inform and educate both new and existing parents of the College, and their children, on the array of scholarship opportunities on offer.

Our Information Evenings for 2024 Scholarships will be held on Monday 5 December 2022 for Years 5-9 and Monday 13 February 2023 for Years 10-12.

These sessions allow those interested in applying to find out all you need to know about scholarships including how to apply.  At the information evening you will have the opportunity to tour our Penquite Campus, speak to staff and students of the College about their experiences.

Important Update: Due to an increase in enrolments, no scholarships will be offered to NEW students entering the College in Years 8 and 9 in 2024. Existing students are still invited to apply for relevant scholarships.

For more information contact:

Trish Reid
College Registrar
P: (03) 6336 3394
E: enrolments@soc.tas.edu.au

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION EVENINGS

Our Scholarship Information Evenings are informative sessions held each year that are designed to inform and educate both new and existing parents of the College, and their children, on the array of scholarship opportunities on offer.

Our Information Evenings for 2024 scholarships have been held. Should you wish to discuss scholarships options with us please contact our Registrar, Trish Reid.

Trish Reid
College Registrar
P: (03) 6336 3394
E: enrolments@soc.tas.edu.au

Note: Scholarships are available for Australian citizens or those holding residential visas. Currently, we do not have scholarships available for international students.

NEW & CURRENT STUDENTS  |  Years 5-12

Academic scholarships are open to students from any school, including current Scotch Oakburn students, who would like to enter the College in Year 5 to Year 12. The scholarships offer between 20% and 50% discount on tuition and/or boarding fees.

Important Update: No scholarships will be offered for 2024 in Years 8 and 9 to NEW students entering the College.

The externally assessed examinations for these scholarships are held at Scotch Oakburn College in March each year and concessions apply for the following school year.

Remote online testing is also available to Australian residents located outside of Tasmania.

Applications for 2024 academic scholarships are now open.

NEW STUDENTS  |  Years 6 & 7

John Webster 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 offers between 20% and 50% off tuition fees and 20% off boarding fees if the student intends to board at the College.

Applications for 2024 John Webster scholarships are now open.

NEW STUDENTS  |  Years 8-12

Kathleen Thomas scholarships are funded by the Scotch Oakburn College Foundation as a result of a bequest from the late Kathleen Thomas (nee Batten, MLC ’35). Each scholarship is available to a student who is 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.

Important Update: No scholarships will be offered for 2024 in Years 8 and 9 to NEW students entering the College.

The scholarship offers between 20% and 50% off tuition fees and 20% off boarding fees if the student intends to board at the College.

Applications for 2024 Kathleen Thomas scholarships are now open.

NEW STUDENTS  |  Year 11

The Alec Campbell scholarship honours the late Alec Campbell (’1917), 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 offers 75% off tuition and 75% off boarding fees if the student intends to board at the College.

Applications for 2024 Alec Campbell scholarships are now open.

MUSIC  |  DANCE  |  DRAMA
NEW & CURRENT STUDENTS  |  Years 7-12

These scholarships are available to students who will be entering Year 7 to Year 12 and are open to students from any school, including current Scotch Oakburn students, who show ability and potential in music, dance and/or drama and technical theatre production.

Important Update: No scholarships will be offered for 2024 in Years 8 and 9 to NEW students entering the College.

The scholarship offers between 20% and 50% off tuition fees and 20% off boarding fees if the student intends to board at the College.

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

Applications for 2024 Performing Arts scholarships are now open.

PAINTING  |  PRINT MAKING  |  DRAWING  |  MIXED MEDIA  |  PHOTOGRAPHY  |  SCULPTURE

NEW & CURRENT STUDENTS  |  Years 11 & 12

Visual Arts Scholarships are available students entering Year 11 or Year 12 and are open to students from any school, including current Scotch Oakburn students. The scholarship offers between 20% and 50% off tuition fees and 20% off boarding fees if the student intends to board at the College.

It 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.

Applications for 2024 Visual Arts scholarships are now open.

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HOW TO APPLY

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Academic scholarship applications are submitted via Edutest, an external service provider.  An application fee applies.

CLOSING DATES

Academic Scholarships applications for 2024 entry will close Friday 17 February 2023. All other scholarships for 2024 entry will close Friday 26 May 2023.

A strict application timeline process is applied for applications, interviews, offers and acceptance of offers.

DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Awards are tenable to the completion of Year 12 at Scotch Oakburn College, subject to review at the end of each semester by the Head of School. The review takes into consideration the student’s results, their active participation in College activities and advancing Scotch Oakburn College’s reputation through exemplary presentation and behaviour in and out of the school. Scholarship recipients are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to Scotch Oakburn College.

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The percentage of tuition fee remission will vary according to students’ abilities and personal circumstances. The tuition fee covers all tuition costs. They do not cover other costs which are the responsibility of the parent, guardian or carer. Inclusions and exclusions may differ at the Principal’s discretion.

MEANS TESTED SCHOLARSHIPS

Both the John Webster and Kathleen Thomas Scholarships are means-tested. Means testing is applied to successful scholarship recipients and will determine the level of scholarship offered. Means tested scholarships are specifically set aside for eligible families who would be unable to afford the normal tuition fees. After successfully qualifying for the applicable scholarship you will be contacted by our Business Office to complete means testing.

Scholarships Information Evenings

Our Information Evenings for 2024 Scholarships will be held on Monday 5 December 2022 for Years 5-9 and Monday 13 February 2023 for Years 10-12. Prospective students and their families are warmly invited to attend.

Important Update: Due to an increase in enrolments, no scholarships into Years 8 and 9 for 2024 will be offered to NEW students entering the College. Families interested in these year levels are still invited to attend and learn more about the College’s programs. Existing Scotch Oakburn College students are still invited to apply for relevant scholarships.

Register to attend:

  • Note: Students are welcome and encouraged to attend with their families. Please include in your number of attendees.
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