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Fairholme College is committed to providing outstanding education opportunities for girls, as well as nurturing individual student’s interests and talents. As part of this commitment, the College offers a range of scholarships and a bursary open to remarkable girls across differing year levels.
Applications open to internal and external candidates entering Years 7, 8 and 10. These scholarships, for tuition only, are awarded on the basis of results from an annual scholarship examination (undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research, ACER).
Applications open to external candidates only entering Years 7, 8 and 10. Candidates must have all round academic ability, and a proven special talent in a particular area such as sport or the arts (music and/or visual art).
Isolated Children’s Parents Association Scholarship (ICPA)
Applications open to internal and external candidates, entering Year 8 as a boarder. This scholarship is reserved for a single student from rural or remote Australia entering Year 8 as a boarder, and whose parents are members of the ICPA. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of results from the annual ACER scholarship examination, as well as the application of the candidate. See the ICPA Application Form (270KB PDF)
Presbyterian Church of Queensland Start-Up Boarding Bursary
Applications open to external candidates only, entering the College as a new boarder. The Presbyterian Church of Queensland offers a start-up bursary for a new boarder starting at the College. Candidates must sit the ACER exam. See the Boarding Bursary Application Form (190KB PDF)
Fairholme College offers the following Music Scholarships to a single student each year:
All candidates are invited to submit supporting documentation on the day of the exam. We ask that this restricted to the most recent and highest level of achievement, in a clearly named A4 envelope. These documents will be collected as candidates register their attendance on the day of the examination. All music and ICPA candidates will also be considered for Academic and General Scholarships. All applications for the ACER scholarship examination will incur a fee of $105 (per application).
Fairholme College and The Glennie School offer the same scholarship examination through ACER. Should a student wish to be considered for a scholarship at both Fairholme College and The Glennie School then it is necessary to register with both schools. This will also incur a fee of $105 per application. Further to this, the student must sit with her preferred school and notify both schools of her intended choice of sitting.
The value and duration of all scholarships is at the discretion of the board and all scholarships are a percentage of tuition only. The school requires that all applicants and their families support the College’s mission and ethos in full.
Please note that Fairholme College does not publish or share scholarship examination results with applicants. The College reserves the right not to offer a scholarship or scholarships at a particular Year level or within a specific category.
When the scholarship is offered to the successful applicant it is a requirement that all of the usual enrolment fees are to be paid in full.
An application for entry to the College is required before the scholarship sitting.
Download the Application for Admission form » (600KB PDF)
ACER testing for 2015 scholarships will take place on Saturday 1 March, 2014 at Fairholme College with Music auditions taking place on Friday 28 February, 2014. If distance prevents travelling to the College on Saturday 1 March, ACER are able to arrange a special sittings in remote areas at an additional cost.
Registrations can only be made on-line via the ACER scholarship web site »
Once logged-in on the ACER site you may choose one of:
If you have any questions or wish to obtain an application form for a scholarship or remission, please contact the Enrolments Officer on 07 4688 4688 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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