Scholarships

Peninsula Grammar offers a number of scholarship opportunities across multiple year levels.

Academic and General Excellence Scholarships - Years 5, 7 and 9

Scholarships for students entering Years 5, 7 and 9 are offered on the basis of scholarship testing held in February each year for the following year. Scholarship Selection Testing is conducted on our behalf by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), a well-known, independent, national research and development organization. ACER currently conducts scholarship testing of many thousands of students across Australia.

Academic Scholarships are awarded to the students who perform best on the examination.

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who do well on the examination and who can demonstrate excellence in areas such as Sport, Music and Drama. Evidence of achievement will be required from those students who are invited for General Excellence interviews after the awarding of Academic Scholarships is completed.

Scholarships are usually tenable until the completion of Year 12.


Robert Barr-Smith Scholarship - Year 7

The Robert Barr-Smith Foundation was established in 1915 after the death of businessman and philanthropist Robert Barr-Smith.

Mr Barr-Smith allocated funds to a scholarship for a Peninsula Grammar student as part of his trust. The trust fund is explicit about how the money must be used. This annual scholarship is open to male students only from Victoria who will be entering Year 7. Applicants may not be existing students of Peninsula Grammar and should be from a family that would otherwise not be able to afford the School’s fees.

This General Excellence, means-tested scholarship is offered annually, entailing a full remission of tuition fees and associated costs (approximately $105,000) plus extras such as music lessons, excursions and electives tenable from the commencement of Year 7 through to the completion of Year 12.

Applicants are not required to sit the ACER scholarship exam, but may elect to do so.


Board of Directors Scholarships - Year 7

The Board of Directors offers a small number of families who would not normally be able to afford to send their child to Peninsula Grammar, the life changing opportunity of a scholarship including full remission of tuition fees from Year 7 through to the completion of Year 12.

This scholarship will allow the recipients the opportunity to learn, grow and flourish ready to take a purposeful place in life. Peninsula Grammar is an impactual institution; influencing students who will make a difference beyond our gates.

This is a general excellence, means-tested scholarship.

Lomholt Music Scholarship - Years 7 to 12

The Lomholt Music Scholarship is offered from time-to-time to promising musicians who are not currently enrolled at the School. Applicants must have at least three years experience on their chosen instrument and be playing at a very advanced level. This auditioned scholarship attracts approximately 50% remission on tuition fees and free school-based music instruction on the student’s chosen instrument. The Scholarship is tenable from Years 7 to 12 but applicants may enter the School at any secondary year level. For further information, please email our Head of Ensemble and Studio Music, Dr Richard Vaudrey or call +61 3 9788 7777.

Class of '99 Memorial Scholarship - Years 10 or 11 entry

The Class of ’99 Memorial Scholarship has been established to honour the memory of Daniel Groves, Blair Hibbert and Timothy Noble who lost their lives in a tragic car accident in Frankston on 21 November 1998. At the time of the accident the boys were approaching the end of Year 11 and would have otherwise joined their classmates who subsequently became the Class of '99. Daniel, Blair and Timothy were highly regarded by our community. They took full advantage of all that our school offers. 

This scholarship is partly funded by the generous investment of parents from the graduating Class of ’99. 

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend this School. Family finances will be a consideration when bestowing the Scholarship. 

The Scholarship is a General Excellence scholarship - the recipient need not necessarily be an outstanding academic, but will show a strong commitment to his/her studies. In addition, he or she will be able to detail achievements in areas outside the academic program, such as music, sport, drama or debating.

The scholarship is awarded to a student entering Year 10 or 11 and includes full remission of Tuition Fees for Years 10, 11 and 12 as applicable (approximately $65,000 - $90,000 in total).