Chapter 1: What is a student scholarship?

Scholarships come in different forms, so it’s important to understand the various categories that students of different school years can apply for.

It helps to think about it in this format:


Between academic, sports and arts scholarships, there is a lot of choice. Different schools have different systems, but most parents will be encouraged to apply for scholarships when their children are applying to the school, or shortly after getting in.

The amount that you receive for a successful scholarship application will depend on the school, but most will be a yearly discount from your school fees. Urging your child to try out for a scholarship could save you a lot of money in the long run.

Thinking of applying?

If you think your child is particularly talented in an area of work or extracurricular activity, get in touch with our Private Tutoring Service.
It’s always useful to have someone who is familiar with the system to come and do an assessment, as well as hone your child’s skills to maximise their chances of success.