Scholarships are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students interested in joining Hunter Valley Grammar School.

Scholarships are available for students entering Years 7 – 11 in 2021 and offer 100% remission on tuition fees and compulsory School camps. 


Applying for an Indigenous Scholarship

  1. Check the eligibility requirements detailed below.
  2. Complete the online Scholarship Application Form below.
  3. Complete the Reference Forms from a community representative and current Principal and upload with your application.

Note: Students will be required to complete parts of the application and provide a written supporting document.

Applications close 1 May 2020




Additional information

  • Successful applicants will have demonstrated throughout the application process that they will make a commitment to learning and embody the values of HVGS as a student of the School.

  • There are a limited number of scholarships available (2 per year level) and are awarded at the absolute discretion of the Principal.
  • Scholarships are not automatically awarded to other siblings of the same family. Each  student is considered on his/her own merits.



To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

    • Be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and be recognised as such by the local Aboriginal community.
    • Be nominated by a community representative taking into consideration: commitment to studies; extra-curricular school activities (e.g. representative on student council, representing the school for sport, debating, etc); community involvement; and Indigenous community involvement.
    • Be supported by a written reference from the Principal of the student’s current school.
  • Scholarships are available to external students (not attending HVGS) and who will be entering Years 7 – 11 in 2021. 


Selection criteria

  • The student should show strong academic results for the most recent reporting period with teachers making positive and affirming comments about the student as a learner.

  • Selection of scholars will be based on the recommendation made by the student’s current Principal, community member, quality of the application, and a satisfactory interview.


Value of scholarships

  • The Indigenous Scholarship provides full remission (100%) of tuition fees and compulsory School camps only. 

  • The Indigenous Scholarship does NOT include: uniforms, non-compulsory camps and non-compulsory excursions, cocurricular HVGS sport registration (i.e. weekend non-compulsory sport), event tickets, overseas tours, private music lessons, textbooks and student laptop device.


Notification process

  • All applicants will receive a letter from the Principal advising the outcome of the application and next steps, if appropriate.


Application support

Please contact the Director of Enrolments if you require assistance completing the application form.