Scholarships and Bursaries

Sporting Scholarships

2023 Sporting scholarships are now CLOSED.

The Rockhampton Grammar School has a small number of sporting scholarships available for students who currently compete at State or National level or have been selected in a talent identification programme, in one or more of RGS’s priority core sports.

Priority core sports for 2023 sporting scholarships are: 

  • Cricket 
  • Netball 
  • Rowing
  • Rugby (League and Union) 
  • Touch Football

The scholarships are offered based on the applicant's performance and achievements in their chosen sport, as well as evidence of their sound record of academic performance and behaviour. Scholarships vary between 25% and 75% and are applied to annual tuition and boarding fees. 

The scholarship does not apply to any other School fees, including levies, uniforms, textbooks and supplies, co-curricular costs, excursions etc.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • be entering Year 10 or 11 in 2023 or 2024*. 
  • have demonstrated strengths in an RGS priority core sport and already be competing at State or National level; or in a representative/talent identification pathway programme. 
  • have a record of sound academic performance and behaviour. 
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Residence Visa. 

Students awarded a Scholarship must comply with the terms and conditions of the RGS Scholarship programme, commit to the School’s values and actively participate and contribute to the wider School community. 

(*In exceptional circumstances scholarships may be awarded to students entering Year 7, 8 or 9 or who are elite performers in non core sports. Applicants entering these year levels should contact the Director (Co-curricular) prior to applying).

To Apply

To apply, applicants must email the following to registrar@rgs.qld.edu.au 

A letter of application, addressed to the Headmaster. Applicants are encouraged to provide evidence in their application letter of their sporting achievements, leadership skills and their desire to engage with school life at RGS. 

Copies of three most recent school reports. 

Two written referees’ reports outlining the applicant’s suitability for a Sporting Scholarship. One referee report must be from either a school coach or teacher, and the other from a recognised club or Regional, State, National or International coach in the applicant’s chosen sport.

 Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete an online enrolment application prior to interview.

Applications close at 4pm on Thursday 10 November 2022.

Further Information

For further information or to discuss eligibility contact: 

Mr Todd Wells Director, Co-curricular 

Ph: (07) 4936 06870 

Email: twells@rgs.qld.edu.au

Bursaries

2023 Bursary Applications have NOW CLOSED.

The Rockhampton Grammar School offers needs-based Bursaries to students 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 the student's tuition 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 applications for 2024 will open in Term 1, 2023. 

Bursary Application Checklist

New Students
BURSARY APPLICATION FORM

Please click here to download this form.

Application for Admission

Please refer to the RGS enrolment online application form.

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

Financial Documentation

Confirmation of current income:

  • Copy of Parent/Guardian's most recent tax return in full no older than 2021 return (notice of assessments are not sufficient) 
  • If employed copy of the three most recent payslips
  • If self-employed copy of the business bank account statement and credit card statement for the two most recent months
  • Centrelink Income Statements if applicable
  • Details of any Child Support received if applicable 
Cover Letter

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


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

Registration for the ACER Exam has now closed.   

  • 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

Registration for the ACER Exam is now closed.   

  • 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.