Academic, Music and All-Rounder Scholarships, covering full or part remission of resident tuition fees, may be awarded to new and existing students of The Hills Grammar School entering Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11.
In addition, applicants for a Music Scholarship are required to attend an audition. Short-listed applicants for Scholarships will attend an interview with the Principal at which a portfolio of the applicant's achievements may be presented.
The awarding of all Scholarships is at the discretion of the Principal. Scholars are expected to work hard at their studies as well as be involved in the wider life of the School. Scholarships are tenable from the time of awarding until the end of Year 12, but all scholarships are subject to an annual review. Part scholarships may be increased on the basis of sustained, outstanding achievement by the student.
From time to time, Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in The Hills Grammar Junior School, who demonstrate outstanding endeavour and achievement. These may be in any of the three categories, Academic, Music or All-Rounder. Further information may be obtained by phoning the School on 9654 2111. Please note - applications for 2014 have now closed.
Academic Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of the results of the Scholarship Examination, which is usually held in March each year, and an interview. Applicants who progress to an interview may wish to assemble a portfolio of achievement from other sources such as School Reports, Certificates awarded in State and National Competitions or up-to-date documents from outside agencies and bring this to the interview. Applicants not currently enrolled at the School can only progress to an interview if they submit an Application for Enrolment.
Academic Scholars are seen within the School as role models in terms of their intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic. All students, including Academic Scholars, are expected to be actively engaged in the extensive co-curricular program.
Music Scholarships at The Hills Grammar School are offered at 50% or 100% remission of resident tuition fees for students entering the School or varying levels up to 50% of School fees for current students.
The number of scholarships available in any given year is determined by the Principal of the School in consultation with the Music Department. Scholarships generally cover School fees only and do not include fees associated with private music tuition.
- As a guide, students should be studying at 5th Grade AMEB standard, or equivalent, on their chosen instrument.
- Applicants who play the Bassoon, Oboe or French Horn may be considered at a lower practical standard.
- Vocalists must have previous choral experience as well as a background on a chosen instrument.
Details of the audition and interview process are available on request from the Enrolments Office.
Scholarships for All-Round Achievement, providing full or part remission of resident tuition fees, may be awarded to students entering Year 7 and Year 11. Current students of The Hills Grammar School and students entering the School are eligible to apply. In assessing each application, weight is given to the range of the applicant's achievements, with particular reference to:
Demonstrated strong academic performance across the curriculum. In addition to good school reports, applicants will be assessed on their results in the Scholarship Examination and an interview. Applicants new to the School are required to submit an Application for Enrolment to progress to the interview stage.
Demonstrated outstanding involvement and continuous, positive participation in a range of co-curricular activities, including but not limited to those offered at The Hills Grammar School. Written reports may be sought from staff supervising these activities, attesting to the applicant's level of participation and contribution as well as the applicant's character and leadership qualities.
Evidence of participation in Gifted and Talented Programs, school vacation programs run by universities and outstanding individual accomplishments not included above.