Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships

Each year, The Rockhampton Grammar School supports over 100 students through scholarships and bursaries. 

2022 Scholarship Application closing date: Wednesday 19 May 2021

RGS Scholarships are available for Boarding and Day students entering Year 7 or Year 10 only and are academic in nature. Current RGS students and new students are welcome to apply. Scholarships are awarded based on school performance and ability. The Scholarship process allows the School to recognise children based on their potential to contribute to and derive great benefit from The Rockhampton Grammar School.

ACER Scholarship Exam
2022 ACER Scholarship exam date: Saturday 5 June 2021 (held at RGS)

All students who apply for a Scholarship are required to sit the ACER Scholarship exam. Test results from this examination are used by the School as one criteria in determining Scholarship recipients. The exam will assess a range of skills such as the ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically. The test is not curriculum based and does not test the ability to retrieve learned knowledge. Applicants must sit the exam in person at the School on the date advised by the School.

You must register for the ACER Scholarship Exam here. Registration for the ACER Scholarship exam requires a $110 registration fee payable online to ACER.

Scholarship Application Checklist

New Students
Application for Admission 

Along with all supporting documentation, including:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Last two years of school reports
  • Latest NAPLAN report

If you have already submitted an application with RGS, you are not required to submit a new application.

Cover Letter

A letter of self-introduction from the student addressed to the Headmaster, Dr Phillip Moulds. The letter could include:

  • What contributions you would make to RGS
  • What opportunities an RGS Scholarship could provide to you

Single sided, A4 sheet only

Register for the ACER Exam

You must register for the ACER Exam here.

  • Register for Level 1 for students entering Year 7
  • Register for Level 2 for students entering Year 10

Please note that registration for the ACER Scholarship exam includes a $110 registration fee payable online to ACER.

Current Students
Cover Letter

A letter from the student addressed to the Headmaster. The letter could include:

  • Why you believe you are deserving of a Scholarship
  • What contributions you have made to RGS during your time at the School

Single sided, A4 sheet only

Register for the ACER Exam

You must register for the ACER Exam here.

  • Register for Level 1 for students entering Year 7
  • Register for Level 2 for students entering Year 10

Please note that registration for the ACER Scholarship exam includes a $110 registration fee payable online to ACER.

Bursaries

2022 Bursary Application Closing date: Saturday 31 July 2021

The Rockhampton Grammar School offers needs-based Bursaries to girls and boys entering RGS in Years 7 through 12, who would greatly benefit from an education at The Rockhampton Grammar School, but who without financial assistance would be otherwise unable to attend. A Bursary may cover all or part of tuition and/or boarding fees. Each Bursary is subject to annual review of the student’s all-round performance and active involvement in school life, and the family’s ongoing financial position.

Bursary Application Checklist

New Students
Application for Admission

Along with all supporting documentation, including:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Last two years of school reports
  • Latest NAPLAN report

If you have already submitted an application with RGS, you are not required to submit a new application.

Bursary Application Form

Please click here to download this form.

Financial Documentation

A copy of the parent/guardian's most recently filed Tax Return.

Cover Letter

A letter from the parent/guardian addressed to the Headmaster, formally requesting consideration for the Bursary.

A Brief Account of the Applicant's Achievements

Please outline the applicant's achievements over the last 12 months. This could include academic, sporting, cultural and/or philanthropic achievements.

Current Students

A current student of The Rockhampton Grammar School cannot apply for a Bursary, except on a demonstrated ‘needs’ basis due to a significant change in circumstances. Current RGS families in this situation are welcome to complete a Special Circumstances Bursary Application. Please contact the Registrar or Business Manager for more information.

Please submit Bursary and Scholarship applications and supporting documentation to the Registrar via email or via post to:

Registrar
The Rockhampton Grammar School
Archer Street
ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4700