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
- Check the eligibility requirements detailed below.
- Complete the online Scholarship Application Form below.
- 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
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.
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.
- All applicants will receive a letter from the Principal advising the outcome of the application and next steps, if appropriate.
Please contact the Director of Enrolments if you require assistance completing the application form.