Scholarships

Launceston Grammar supports students, whom, without assistance, may not be able to benefit from outstanding opportunities to be nurtured, challenged and inspired to serve and shape our world with courage, curiosity, creativity and compassion.

We value diversity amongst students and recognise this through the provision of a broad range of scholarships. They are offered at different year levels based on the assessment of specific criteria. Successful applicants will receive part remission of tuition fees (up to 50% concession) with scholarships tenable until the end of Grade 12 unless noted otherwise.

Register Interest

Applications for 2022 W. O. Layh Scholarship are open.

All other 2022 Scholarships are currently closed.
Applications for 2023 Scholarships will be open later in 2021.

W. O. Layh Scholarship

W. O. Layh Scholarship

Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Friday, 10 September 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 4 – 12

The W.O Layh Scholarship was established in October 1977 by Mr W.O. Layh, a well-known Launceston accountant and member of Launceston Legacy.

Applicants will be required to meet one of the following criteria:

  • a ward of Legacy
  • a child or grandchild of an Ex-Serviceman or Ex-Service-woman who has served in the forces outside of Australia.
  • a student whose financial circumstance would otherwise prevent them from enrolling at Launceston Grammar.

Documentation required

  • W.O. Layh Scholarship Application Form
  • Copy of the student’s two most recent school reports and NAPLAN results
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate/passport
  • Relevant evidence for W.O Layh Scholarship Criteria:
    • Proof of Service (if applying as a child or grandchild of an Ex-Serviceman or woman who has serviced outside of Australia)
    • Financial Information Form (if applying on the basis of financial need)

Applications for 2022 Scholarships are now closed. Applications for 2023 Scholarships will open later this year.

Register your interest in a 2023 Scholarship

Submit your details below to register your interest in a 2023 Scholarship.

2023 Scholarship EOI


2022 Scholarships Programme

Academic Scholarship

At Launceston Grammar education is one which inspires and motivates students to pursue excellence in their chosen field or pursuit. Our students consistently achieve outstanding academic results and often comfortably enter their university or course of first choice.

As a School, we are committed to developing well-rounded and compassionate young people. Our history shows that each student who passes through leaves an enduring mark on our community. The passion and determination to strive for what is right, and the desire to change our world for the better is evident.

Academic Scholarship
Registrations

Registrations now closed

Registrations close

Friday, 19 February 2021

Exam date

Friday, 26 February 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 4 – 12

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who achieve excellent academic performance in the Academic Scholarship examination.

The Academic Scholarship examination will be held on the Junior Campus (for students entering Grades 4 to 6 in 2022) and Senior Campus (for students entering Grades 7 to 12 in 2022).

More information will be provided to applicants following registration.

External applicants may be required to meet with the Headmaster and/or member of the School Executive at an agreed time following the examination.

Late applications will not be considered.

Documentation required

Applicants must register online for the Academic Exam. No further documentation required.

Other Scholarships

A variety of additional scholarships are available across a number of School areas and highlight the breadth of curriculum offerings at Launceston Grammar.

Alumni Scholarship: Old Launcestonians' Association and Broadland House Old Girls Association
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grade 11

Applications are invited from students whose parent(s), grandparent(s) or near relative graduated from Launceston Grammar or Broadland House and who can demonstrate excellence and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academic; Leadership and Community Service; and Sport in their Application form.

Aviation Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grades 8-10

Applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability and keen interest in further developing their skills in the areas of Aviation, Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics.

Aviation Scholarships are offered on the condition that the Scholarship holder elects subjects consistent with the entry requirements for most university engineering degrees. More specifically, students will be required to:

  • choose at least two of the following electives each year: Extension Mathematics, Extension Science, Investigations in Science, Applied Engineering, Technology, Robotics, Aviation Theory, Computer Aided Design, and ICT Studies;
  • over the course of their TCE, be required to complete: an aviation related Student Directed Inquiry (SDI) (level 3 TCE Course that allows students to pick their own research topic), Mathematics Methods Foundation, Mathematics Methods, Physical Sciences Foundation, and Physical Sciences;
  • participate in school STEM challenges (such as the Formula 1 challenge), and provide mentoring and support for junior participants; and
  • participate annually in at least two external STEM-related competitions.

Successful applicants will be awarded the opportunity to participate in the construction of the full-sized aircraft currently underway at Launceston Grammar.

Documentation required

Within the Scholarship Application form, the Applicant’s Letter must outline what the applicant hopes to achieve in the area of aviation. The Academic Reference should be provided from the applicant’s Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics teacher.

Portfolio of examples showcasing their engagement with STEM and the design process. The portfolio may demonstrate competence in any of the following areas: Mechanical / structural / marine / aeronautical engineering, Computer assisted design, Robotics, Coding and or Computer Science.

Build Your Own (BYO) Excellence Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grades 4-11

Applicants who demonstrate interest and ability in their area of passion which is not offered in any other Scholarship. The goal is to uncover the full breadth of a student’s capabilities and capacity to contribute dynamically to the life of the School.

Successful applicants will receive additional support such as mentorships and funding for attendance at courses or workshops outside of School.

Documentation required

Within the Scholarship Application form, the Applicant’s Letter must explain the origins and development of the applicant’s area of interest. The Academic and Personal References should be provided from individuals supporting the applicant in developing their specific area of interest.

Two annotated exemplar work samples (i.e. brief film, filmed performance, published story, an invention etc)

Christopher ‘Gus’ Green Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grades 4 or 5

The Christopher ‘Gus’ Green Scholarship is open to new students who will be entering into Grade 4 or Grade 5 in 2022 and whose financial circumstance would otherwise prevent them from enrolling at the School.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate excellence and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academics; Leadership and Community Service; and Sport in their Application form.

The Scholarship is awarded for entry into Grade 4 or 5 until the conclusion of Grade 6.

Documentation required

In addition to the Scholarship Application form, a Financial Information Form must be completed.

Frederick Fairthorne Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 5 or 6

The Frederick Fairthorne Scholarship was established in response to a generous bequest of the estate of esteemed Old Launcestonian, the late Frederick Fairthorne.

Students will be required to demonstrate outstanding achievement in their academic studies as well as in one or two of the following areas: sport; music; the arts; leadership; or community service.

The Scholarship is awarded for entry into Grade 5 or 6 until the conclusion of Grade 6.

General Excellence Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 4 – 12

Applicants will be required to demonstrate excellence and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academics; Leadership and Community Service; and Sport in their Application form.

Indigenous Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grades 4-12

Applicants will be required to demonstrate excellence and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academics; Leadership and Community Service; and Sport in their Application form.

Migrant and Refugee Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grades 4-12

Applicants will be required to demonstrate excellence and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academics; Leadership and Community Service; and Sport in their Application form.

Scholarships are open to students who are Australian citizens, permanent residents or students who hold Humanitarian Migrant status visa.

Documentation required

In addition to the Scholarship Application form, a Financial Information Form must be completed.

Means-tested Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 4 – 12

Applicants who demonstrate excellence and achievement who would not under any other circumstances be able to afford a Launceston Grammar education.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate excellence and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academic; Leadership and Community Service; and Sport in their Application form.

Documentation required

In addition to the Scholarship Application form, a Financial Information Form must be completed.

Neale Henry Edwards Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grade 7

The Scholarship is awarded for entry in Grade 7 until the conclusion of Grade 10 and is offered every 4 years as funds become available.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate excellence and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academic; Leadership and Community Service; and Sport in their Application form.

The Scholarship is awarded for entry into Grade 7 until the conclusion of Grade 10 and is offered every 4 years as funds become available.

Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grades 4-11

To encourage young people who are entrepreneurially minded, creative, inventive and courageous. Launceston Grammar nurture student’s entrepreneurial ideas through a system of adult mentoring for our Young Entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship can occur in any area of endeavour, including but not limited to: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), Business, Social Sciences or Sustainability.

Documentation required

Within the Scholarship Application form, the Applicant’s Letter must address the following points:

  • What is your dream? How will it change the world?
  • What will you develop and how will it benefit others?
  • What are your specific or particular areas of interest or passion?
  • What, if anything, have you already achieved as an entrepreneur?

 

Performing & Creative Arts Scholarships

From large-scale musicals to monologue performances, screen-based media to inspirational fine art, collaborative ensembles to master soloist pieces, our Performing and Creative Arts programmes offer many opportunities for students to shine.

Whatever their artistic talent or passion they will find an outlet across Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts and Media. There are also numerous opportunities to be involved through our extracurricular programme.

Andrew Gordon Music Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grade 11

A generous donation made by the late Mr Andrew Gordon has enabled the prestigious Andrew Gordon Music Scholarship to be established.

As a guide, the School has set minimum levels of previous achievements on AMEB or Trinity College examinations, or equivalent, for audition. These are as follows:

Theory Performance School Grade of Entry
Grade 4 AMEB Grade 5 – 6 AMEB Grade 11

 

Shortlisted applicants may be required to perform an audition in front of a panel of judges. Applicants should come prepared to play two contrasting pieces on their chosen instrument/s or on each of their chosen instruments, if more than one (maximum of two pieces).

The audition will also include a sight-reading test, an aural test and a short interview with the panel. Applicants will be assessed on their presentation, program choice, preparedness, potential, engagement and finesse.

Documentation required

Within the Scholarship Application form, please ensure one reference is included from the applicant’s musical coach; a USB containing a video recording of the applicant’s performances on their chosen instrument/s (musical or vocal)

Bruce Fairfax Public Speaking and Debating Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New students entering Grades 7-12

Applicants must have a demonstrated ability in public speaking and debating and possess a keen interest in developing these skills further.

Successful applicants will be required to participate in the School’s inter-house and inter-school debating and public speaking season, support their peers and junior debaters and participate in at least two competitions annually.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to perform an audition in front of a panel of judges.

Documentation required
Within the Scholarship Application form, please provide one written reference obtained from the applicant’s debating or public speaking coach or tutor.
Performing and Creative Arts (Poimena Visual Art) Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 7-12

Applicants will be required to demonstrate artistic excellence in visual arts, photography, painting, film making, media art and/or sculpture.

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their work on a USB. Portfolios will be reviewed by a panel and will be considered based on their originality, diversity, technical skill and emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Visual Art Scholarships are offered on the condition that the scholarship holder:

  • maintains a high level of application to the subject Visual Art;
  • maintains a high level of achievement in academic studies;
  • includes Visual Art as a year-long elective in Grades 8-10;
  • chooses Visual Art in either Grade 11 or 12; and
  • makes a full contribution to the School’s extra-curricular programme and in particular to the Visual Art extra-curricular programme.
Documentation required

Portfolio of work on a USB.

Performing and Creative Arts (Dance) Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 7-12

Applicants will be required to demonstrate artistic excellence in Dance. Dance Scholarships are offered on the condition that the scholarship holder:

  • maintains a high level of application to the subject Dance;
  • maintains a high level of achievement in academic studies;
  • includes Dance as a year-long elective in Grades 8-10;
  • chooses Dance in either Grade 11 or 12; and
  • makes a full contribution to the School’s extra-curricular programme and in particular to the Dance extra-curricular programme. Participation in the Intermediate Production (for Grades 7-9) and Musical Production (for Grades 10-12) is mandatory.

Upon receipt of their application, the Registrar’s office will contact the students and provide them with the audition task. This must be filmed and submitted on a USB.  This should be received by the Registrar’s office no later than Friday 12 March 2021, to be considered for an audition.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an audition where they will be asked to perform one improvised piece on a subject provided by the auditioning panel. Applicants will be assessed on their ability to communicate choreographic intent; use of stimulus; show quality/dynamic of movement; polished standard of presentation.

Performing and Creative Arts (Drama) Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 7-12

Students will be required to demonstrate artistic excellence in Drama. Drama Scholarships are offered on the condition that the scholarship holder:

  • maintains a high level of application to the subject Drama;
  • maintains a high level of achievement in academic studies;
  • includes Drama as a year-long elective in Grades 8-10;
  • chooses Drama in either Grade 11 or 12; and
  • makes a full contribution to the School’s extra-curricular programme and in particular to the Drama extra-curricular programme. Participation in the Intermediate Production (for Grades 7 – 9) and Musical Production (for Grades 10 – 12) is mandatory.

Upon receipt of their application, the Registrar’s office will contact the students and provide them with the audition task. This must be filmed and submitted on a USB.  This should be received by the Registrar’s office no later than Friday 12 March 2021, to be considered for an audition.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an audition where they will be asked to perform one improvised piece on a subject provided by the auditioning panel. Applicants will be assessed on their: communication of mood, meaning of text; use of body and voice to communicate character; polished standard of performance; use of costume; character moves; characterisation; and simple props.

Performing and Creative Arts (Music) Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 4 – 12

Launceston Grammar aims to assist students to maximise their musical education by offering scholarships to students who demonstrate a high level of musicianship.

Applicants must show evidence of outstanding musical achievement or potential in one of four areas:

  • Strings
  • Choral
  • Brass/Woodwind
  • Contemporary Music

As a guide, the School has set minimum levels of prior achievements on AMEB or Trinity College examinations, or equivalent, for audition. These are as follows:

 

Theory Performance School Grade of Entry
Grade 1 AMEB Grade 4
Grade 1 AMEB Grade 2 AMEB Grade 5
Grade 2 AMEB Grade 3 AMEB Grade 7
Grade 3 AMEB Grade 4 AMEB Grade 9
Grade 4 AMEB Grade 5 – 6 AMEB Grade 11

 

Shortlisted applicants may be required to perform an audition in front of a panel of judges. Applicants should come prepared to play two contrasting pieces on their chosen instrument or on each of their chosen instruments, if more than one (maximum of two pieces).

The audition will also include a sight-reading test, an aural test and a short interview with the panel. Applicants will be assessed on their presentation, program choice, preparedness, potential, engagement and finesse.

Documentation required

Within the Scholarship Application form, please ensure one reference is included from the applicant’s musical coach. A USB containing a video recording of the applicant’s performance on their chosen instrument(s) (musical or vocal)

Boarding Scholarship

Students and families are attracted to boarding at Launceston Grammar because of its unique atmosphere, safe and supportive educational environment, large areas and wide-open spaces.

We are committed to providing an educational environment in which our students feel confident to express themselves and develop their individual strengths; whilst feeling a strong sense of connection with their own community. Boarding Scholarship applicants must board on a full-time basis.

Boarding Scholarship
Applications open

Applications open now

Applications close

Monday, 1 March 2021

Open to

New and existing students entering Grades 5-12

Family must reside in regional areas of Tasmania and mainland states or overseas; and must be prepared to board on a full-time basis.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to their studies and achievement in at least two of the following fields: Academic; Leadership and Community Service and Sport in their Application form.

Documentation required

In addition to the Scholarship Application form, a Financial Information Form must be completed.


How to Apply

All Scholarship applications (except the Academic Scholarship) must submit the following:

  • Scholarship Application Form
  • Copy of the applicant’s two school reports
  • Copy of the applicant’s NAPLAN report(s)
  • Copy of certificates of achievement/accolades (please limit to a few)

Students applying for the Academic Scholarship must submit their application via the portal link provided. Some scholarships require applicants to provide additional information, please refer to each scholarship for more information.

Students may apply for multiple other Scholarships but are required to complete only one application form to support their application/s. Please ensure the criteria of each scholarship they are applying for is addressed within that one application form.

 

Eligibility

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia (evidence of residency must be provided).

International students on Student Visas are eligible to apply for the International Boarding Scholarship only. Please Contact our Registrar for more details.

Selection Process

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with their parents to meet with the Headmaster and/or member of the School Executive.

Shortlisted Performing and Creative Arts and Bruce Fairfax Public Speaking applicants will be invited to audition in front of a panel.

Shortlisted Visual Arts applicants will be required to meet with the Head of Art to discuss their portfolio.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application once interviews have concluded.

Scholarship Review

Scholarships will be reviewed after two years and will continue subject to satisfactory progress of the student, taking into account the student’s school reports, feedback provided by staff and the student’s adherence to the Student Code of Conduct.

Have a question about Scholarships?

Contact us online and our Registrar will be in touch to discuss Scholarship opportunities with you.