PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES

SCHOLARSHIPS AT
SCOTCH OAKBURN COLLEGE

Applications for 2025 Scholarships have now closed.

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 2025 Information Evenings have now concluded.

For more information contact:

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.

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 2025 academic scholarships have closed.

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 2025 John Webster scholarships are now closed.

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.

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 2025 Kathleen Thomas scholarships are now closed.

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 2025 Alec Campbell scholarships are now closed.

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.

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 2025 Performing Arts scholarships are now closed.

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 2025 Visual Arts scholarships are now closed.

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HOW TO APPLY

An APPLY NOW button will be available at the top of the page when applications are open. Click to start your application.

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

CLOSING DATES

Academic Scholarships applications for 2025 entry will close Monday 19 February 2024. All other scholarships for 2025 entry will close Friday 24 May 2024.

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.