Scholarships

Academic Scholarship

Applications close Wednesday 16 February 2022

A number of full and partial scholarships are available for boys entering Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in 2023.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive examination. Full scholarships are given for exceptional academic students and partial scholarship values vary and offer remission on annual tuition fees provided the student adheres to the Scholarship conditions. Scholarships are awarded by the Headmaster after selected applicants are interviewed. The value of the scholarship is at the Headmaster’s discretion. Academic scholarships are open to both current TSS and non-enrolled students, and a $110 testing fee applies. Please use this payment portal to submit payment for the scholarship.

Academic Scholarship Application Requirements

The scholarship examination will be held on Friday 25 February 2022 at the Senior School, beginning at 8.30am and finishing at approximately 12noon. The scholarship application fee is $110. Details will be issued to applicants just prior to the testing date confirming key details including what to bring on the day.

Please note that only the documentation submitted by applicants will be submitted to Headmaster for consideration – the School is not in a position to obtain information on behalf of applicants. It is recommended that applicants refer to the application check-list. Photos of documents will not be accepted.

Application

If you are a CURRENT TSS student, please complete this application form.
If you do NOT currently attend TSS, please complete this application form.

 

 

 

H.J. King Memorial Scholarship for Music – Years 4 – 11

Applications close Wednesday 16 February 2022

Auditions will be held on Friday 5 March

These scholarships are named after Henry John King, who was the second organist and Master of the Choristers of St Alban’s Chapel. He was responsible for the design of the present Chapel organ, and served the school from 1922 to 1932. Henry John King was a noted musician and was much in demand as an adjudicator of eisteddfodau etc. Above all, his lasting contribution to The Southport School was the establishment of a boys’ choir in St Alban’s Chapel. This tradition has continued to the present day.

The value of each scholarship is the remission of one third of the annual school tuition fees, as well as tuition fees for a weekly one hour lesson on a nominated instrument. The H.J. King Scholarship is offered to students entering the school in Year 4 and above. No scholarship fee applies.

Selection

The Southport School Music Department will review the applicants being considered for a H.J. King Memorial Scholarship and makes selections based on the following criteria:

  • academic and personal references
  • a series of aural tests
  • instrumental or singing audition
Student Expectations
  1. An H.J. King scholarship holder shall demonstrate commitment to, and enthusiasm for, the school’s music program. The scholarship holder shall give priority to music rehearsals and performances over other activities.
  2. The value of each scholarship is the remission of one third of the annual school tuition fees, as well as tuition fees for a weekly one hour lesson on a nominated instrument.
  3. An H.J. King scholarship is offered to students entering the school in Years 4 to 11.
  4. An H.J. King scholarship holder shall take classroom music in Years 9 to 12 as one of his academic subjects unless prior arrangements have been made with the Director of Music.
  5. An H.J. King scholarship holder shall be a member of the core ensemble for his instrument/voice.
  6. An H.J. King scholarship holder shall be a member of the school choir.
  7. An H.J. King scholarship holder shall have his award reviewed annually.
  8. Scholarship holders will be expected to perform a solo at both H.J. King Scholarship recitals each semester.
  9. The School reserves the right not to award a scholarship in any particular year.
  10. Successful applicants shall learn from full-time faculty members, unless unavailable. Lessons may be taken with external teachers (not employed by the School) but tuition fees will not be paid for by the School.
  11. Holders of an H.J. King Scholarship are permitted to perform in ensembles or organisations outside the School, however, priority must be given to the School’s musical commitments.
  12. Exams: Music scholars will be required to take exams on their instrument from a recognised examination authority (AMEB, TCL etc). Guidance for an exam schedule will be advised by the students’ instrumental/vocal teacher.
Application

If you are a CURRENT TSS student, please complete this application form.
If you do NOT currently attend TSS, please complete this application form.

 

 

 

Country Boarder Bursary

Applications close Wednesday 16 February 2022

A small number of bursaries are available to support the attendance at TSS of country boys who would otherwise be unable to enrol. Previous family affiliations with the School are taken into account. The Headmaster may take a family’s ability to afford the fees into account and parents in this situation should flag this on their application. In such cases family income information may be required to be conveyed confidentially to the Headmaster. For more information please email Admissions on [email protected].

Bursary values vary and offer remission on annual tuition fees. Boarding fees are not discounted.

Application

If you are a CURRENT TSS student, please complete this application form.
If you do NOT currently attend TSS, please complete this application form.

 

 

 

Creative Art Scholarship

Applications close Wednesday 16 February 2022

Available to students entering Years 7 to 11 and is open to any secondary senior student (enrolled, registered and non-registered at TSS). It is strongly encouraged for outside students to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a deserving student (or students) on the basis of a portfolio, scholastic achievement and the candidate’s personal statement.

The value of the Creative Art Scholarship varies and offers remission of tuition fees for one year only. The recipient will be reviewed during the year in terms of performance and contributions to the Art program. Recipients are invited to apply, along with other interested students for the Creative Art Scholarship for the following year.

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student (or students) on the basis of a portfolio, scholastic achievement and the candidate’s personal statement.

Competitive scholarships are open to any secondary senior student (enrolled, registered and non-registered at TSS). the scholarships are administered by the admissions office, however, recipients are selected by the Art Faculty based upon the scholarship applicant’s portfolio and previous academic achievement.

Portfolio Guidelines

The Southport School Art Department (Preparatory and Senior School) will review the portfolio being considered for a Creative Art Scholarship. The Art Faculty reviews portfolios and makes selections based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Design and drawing skills / writing or multimedia production skills
  • Technical achievement
  • Academic achievement

Students are encouraged to submit a representative collection of 6-10 art works (including two (2) drawings) in a range of media which demonstrates artistic talent, originality and technical development to date. the collection must be the candidate’s own work from the past two years. The portfolio should be neatly presented and photographs of 3D works are encouraged.

Each work should have your name, media, and an accompanying artist statement on the reverse side of the artwork (or similar).

Submit a completed application along with a written statement expressing career goals and personal commitment to the pursuit of excellence in creative art.

Selection

The Southport School Art Faculty will select candidates on the basis of the merit of all works submitted. Selection will be based upon:

  1. Art Faculties opinions concerning talent, originality and potential for success.
  2. Scholastic achievement based upon transcripts of school reports.
  3. Candidate’s personal statement expressing career goals and commitment to the pursuit of excellence in creative art.
Student Expectations

It is expected that the student awarded a scholarship will exhibit their artwork produced during the scholarship year in St. Alban’s gallery.

Application

If you are a CURRENT TSS student, please complete this application form.
If you do NOT currently attend TSS, please complete this application form.

 

 

 

General Excellence Scholarship – Sport

Applications close Wednesday 16 February 2022

General Excellence scholarships are awarded to boys who currently compete at State or National level in one or more of the 14 GPS Sports. Scholarships vary between 10% and 50% remission of the annual tuition fees for a specified period of time. https://www.tsssportqld.com/

Applications are accepted from boarders and day boys who will be entering Years 9, 10 or 11. (NB: In exceptional circumstances scholarships may be awarded to boys entering Year 7 or 8). Scholarships are awarded to a boy that we feel has the potential to progress to the next level, possess a growth mind-set and is desperate to learn and develop. Scholarships in the past have been awarded to boys with a positive attitude, leadership skills and commendable application.

Selection

The School only offers a small number of scholarships each year. The process is long, exhaustive and very competitive. Not all applicants who meet the basic criteria are awarded scholarships. On the whole boys on General Excellence Scholarships are performing at State or National selection level.

Applicants must support their Scholarship Application with two referees’ reports outlining their suitability for a General Excellence Scholarship at The Southport School. One referee report must be from 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.

Scholarship applicants are encouraged to provide evidence they possess excellent leadership skills and are able to display the correct attitude and application towards the whole life of the school.

Student Expectations
  1. A scholarship holder will endeavour to perform at an academic level commensurate with his ability. A diligence of no less than 3 is an expectation of a General Excellence recipient.
  2. In all areas of school life, a scholarship holder must understand that he bears significant responsibility as a talented sports student. You will be seen as a positive role model within the school  and show considerable commitment to sport and fully support the ethos of the School.
  3. You will be expected to represent the school in your main sport and any other GPS sports you are selected in.
  4. You will have access to a number of top coaches at the school and will be expected to attend associated training sessions, camps, preseason and GPS Championship events. When you are selected to represent the School, this must have priority over all other sporting commitments.
  5. There is a strong sporting ethos at The Southport School and this is also reflected in the House Sporting competitions. As a talented sports student you will be expected to take an active role within the House and take part in the different sports and cultural events throughout the year. The General Excellence Scholarship will be reviewed annually with special reference made to your sports involvement and all round performance in the House and Academic activities.
  6. It is very important that confidentiality is maintained if accepting a General Excellence Scholarship at The Southport School. Offers are not to be discussed with students and parents at the School or within the local community.
Application

If you are a CURRENT TSS student, please complete this application form.
If you do NOT currently attend TSS, please complete this application form.

 

 

 

OSA Bursary

Applications close Wednesday 16 February 2022

Each year the OSA offers up to:

  • One Nimmo Bursary
  • One Tritton Bursary
  • Seven General Bursaries

The Dr J R Nimmo Bursary

This Bursary is a two year Bursary for students beginning Years 11 & 12 in 2023. The Bursary is only available to students who intend to pursue a career with a Medical or Science degree. The continuation of the Bursary, into the second year, is subject to performance.

The Tritton Bursary

This Bursary is available to boys entering years 9 or 10 in 2023, and the applicant need not to have had a direct family descendant who was or is an Old Boy of the School. The Bursary is for a maximum of two years. The continuation of the Bursary, into the second year, is subject to performance.

General Bursary

For consideration for a General Bursary, an existing student or a new applicant needs to have a family member who is either attending The Southport School or is an Old Boy of the School. A family member shall include direct line descendant and/or brothers.

Selection

The criteria for selection for bursaries, except for the Nimmo Bursary, is based on ‘financial need’. A ‘financial assessment’ will be required, so please provide as much relevant and supportive income and asset information as possible. All applications are strictly confidential, and will be reviewed only by the members of the OSA Bursary Committee.

Please be advised that OSA Bursaries are limited to two successful applications per qualifying student. The OSA Bursary is valid for one year thereafter; you must reapply for consideration for a second year.

Successful applicants for either Academic, Music, Creative Art, Sport, Foundation Scholarships, General and Country Boarder Bursaries are generally not eligible to receive an OSA Bursary although every application will be considered on its merits.

Application

If you are a CURRENT TSS student, please complete this application form.
If you do NOT currently attend TSS, please complete this application form.

 

 

Honours Scholarship – Years 3 – 6

Applications will close Thursday 26 May 2022

Up to four scholarships will be awarded.  Two of these will be means tested and will offer substantial remission of tuition fees.

TSS has two Honours classes in the Preparatory School: a combined Year 3/4 class and a combined Year 5/6 class.  These Honours classes are for high achieving students who study a specifically developed boys’ education program that is challenging and engaging and further develops the boys’ abilities.

Scholarships are at times available to boys entering the Honours Class Program and to high performing students who will be placed in other classes. All boys who have a strong record of school achievement and/or are identified as Gifted & Talented are encouraged to apply.

These scholarships will be subject to an ability test, and interview.

If you are interested in applying for an Honours Program Scholarship, please click here for further information

 

 

Foundation Scholarship – Year 6

Applications close Wednesday 16 February 2022

The Foundation Scholarship is offered by The Southport School Foundation and is open only to boys who will study Year 6 in 2023, who are currently not attending TSS and who would be unable to attend TSS without scholarship support. This scholarship offers a remission of fees for Year 6 until the normal time of graduation in Year 12. The value of the scholarship can vary at Headmaster’s discretion depending on the calibre of the boy’s application.

Selection

This scholarship is awarded to boys who are well-rounded students and able to contribute to the general life of the school. Applicants are selected for an interview based on the application and supporting documentation. The Headmaster may require family income information to assess financial need.

Application

Please complete this application form.

 

 

 

Indigenous Scholarship

Indigenous Scholarships at The Southport School are offered through the Yalari Program. These scholarships are on offer for boys enrolling from Year 7, 2022.  Yalari applications for regional and remote children will open in the first week of January 2021 (and close 30 April 2021).

Please click here for a guideline for additional expectations outside of an Indigenous Scholarship.

For further information, please visit the Yalari website – www.yalari.org

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