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Scholarship Policy and FAQ

Students will be provided with their results by the end of Term 2 of the year in which the application is lodged.

Short listed students will be asked to attend an interview in Term 2 of the year in which the application is lodged.

Generally, applicants will be advised within a week of their interview with the Principal.

There is no set number of scholarships offered. Scholarships will be offered to high performing students and will vary in number offered depending on the calibre of the candidates who have applied.

The Scholarship on offer will cover a portion of the tuition fees only. The value of the scholarship many vary per student. All other charges and fees need to be paid as per the school’s business regulations.

The period of time varies per student. Generally, scholarships are offered for three years at a time, allowing for a continuation of the scholarship after the initial period. High performing students can also increase the value of their scholarship based on continual and demonstrated track record of excellence.

If students on scholarships leave prior to the expiration of the scholarship or Alphington terminates the scholarship for a valid reason as stated in the Policy, families will be required to pay the amount of fee remission provided during the course of the scholarship.

Scholarship Policy:

Alphington Grammar School offers various types of scholarships:

  • Scholarships for students who display Academic Excellence
  • Scholarships for students who display exceptional achievement in the Arts, or Music
  • Scholarships for students who display exceptional achievement in General Excellence

Scholarships are awarded to students based on two (2) or more of the following criteria:

  • The results of scholarship testing
  • Written and/or practical examination
  • School reports
  • Portfolio
  • Recognised awards
  • An interview with the Principal and/or a Selection Panel.

Application for a Scholarship:

Applicants are required to register online by following the scholarship instructions provided on the Scholarship page of the Alphington Grammar School website.

There is a basic Registration Fee for the Academic scholarship as well as the Academic Excellence in Greek Scholarship, which must be included with the application; this payment must be received to validate the application before the said closing date.

Value of Scholarship:

The value of each scholarship is at the discretion of the Principal. The scholarship value will range as a percentage of Alphington Grammar School tuition fees for a specified period as stipulated in the “Letter of Offer”. Scholarships are not means tested.

Confirmation and Acceptance of Scholarship:

To confirm and accept a Scholarship offer, new families are required to pay $1250 non-refundable confirmation of acceptance fee within seven (7) days of the school official “Letter of Offer.”

The total amount of $1250 is non-refundable if cancellation of a Scholarship occurs. Existing families have already paid this fee at the time of enrolment.

The School offers all Scholarships to students on the condition that they maintain the expected levels of performance in the area that The Scholarship has been awarded and the student completes their secondary education at Alphington Grammar School. If a student leaves the School prior to completing Year 12, his/her parents will be required to repay the value of the Scholarship expended. At the discretion of the Principal, this condition might not apply in the case of the family having to relocate outside Melbourne or where the School agrees that special circumstances necessitate the cancellation of the student’s enrolment.