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Academic Scholarship

Academic Scholarships reward and recognise new and continuing students entering Years 7 to 12 at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School who demonstrate academic excellence.

Selection is based on results of a scholarship examination, recent academic reports, a record of excellent behaviour and an Interview with the Dean of Studies (shortlisted candidates only).

Students are expected to participate actively in all aspects of an all-round education and support others at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School.

The scholarship represents up to 50% remission of tuition fees.


Selection Process

  • Academic scholarship applicants for the 2023 school year must sit the scholarship examination administered by Academic Assessment Services at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School to be held on Saturday 26 March 2022.
  • For applicants residing outside the Brisbane and Ipswich metropolitan areas, it may be possible to complete the Scholarship Examination locally under strict supervision.  There is an additional fee for this service.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for an interview with the Dean of Studies based on the results of the scholarship examination and recent academic reports.


  • Scholarships offered to students entering Years 7, 8 and 9 are tenable until the end of Year 10, subject to review. Existing scholars are encouraged to re-apply in Year 10 to extend their scholarship through until the end of Year 12.
  • Scholarships offered to students entering Years 10, 11 and 12 are tenable until the end of Year 12.
  • This means that if the conditions of the scholarship continue to be met, the student retains the scholarship for the tenure or until she leaves IGGS.
  • Scholarships are not means tested.


If successful, in order to maintain the Scholarship, the student must:

  • Maintain a consistently high level of academic performance (reviewed each semester).
  • Demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular activities of the School, that is, participate in at least two of the following: one sport, one service and one cultural activity each year (reviewed annually).
  • Comply with the School’s high expectations regarding attitudes, behaviour, uniform, and use of technology (reviewed each semester).
  • Not bring discredit to the School in any way (immediate cancellation).


The student’s family must:

  • Pay the balance of any account within four weeks of each term’s commencement.
  • Provide in writing to the Board of Trustees an explanation about any delay in settling an account and a request to arrange alternative payment options.
  • Actively support the School’s Parents & Friends Association.

How to Apply?

  • Submit an online application – applications for the 2024 school year will open in December 2022.
  • All applicants must sit the scholarship examination at Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School. (Rural and interstate applicants may be able to sit the examination remotely under strict supervision, for an additional fee).
  • Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to attend an interview with the Dean of Studies.
  • For further information after this date, please contact our Director of Enrolments and Community Relations at


The details of scholarship offers are confidential and must not be disclosed to third parties. The School will not negotiate the conditions or amount of a scholarship once a decision has been made.