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, offering up to 50% off tuition fees and/or boarding.

Scholarship enquiries contact:

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

2019 Scholarship opportunities

Academic Scholarships

Year 5-12  |  New & Current students

Applications for 2019 scholarships are now 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 2019 Academic Scholarships for Years 5 – 12 have closed.

*The academic scholarship process is facilitated by Edutest, an external service provider. Edutest charge a $100 fee to register and complete the application process.  

Scholarships examinations will be held Saturday 24 March 2018 and Monday 26 March 2018.

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.

John Webster Scholarships

Year 6 | Year 7 | New Students

For new students entering Year 6 & 7. Applications for 2019 are now open and will close Friday 29 June 2018.

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

Year 4-5  | Year 8-12  |  New Students

For new students entering Year 4 to 5 and Year 8 to 12. Applications for 2019 are now open and will close Friday 29 June 2018.

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

Year 11  |  New students

Applications for 2019 are now open and will close Friday 29 June 2018.

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.

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

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

– 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

Music  |  Drama  |  Dance  |  New & Current students

Applications for 2019 are now open. First round applications will close Monday 19 March 2018 and second round applications will close Friday 29 June 2018. First round audition dates will be advised soon.

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

Painting  |  Print making  |  Drawing  |  Mixed Media  |  Photography  |  Sculpture
New & Current students

Applications for 2019 are now open and will close Friday 29 June 2018.

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.

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:

Scotch Oakburn College Scholarships Application Form 2019 entry (all scholarships other than academic)