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Defence Force Family Scholarship

Defence Force Family Scholarships are offered to new and continuing students entering Years 7 to 12 who are members of serving defence force families in recognition of the significant contribution and sacrifice the families make whilst serving our nation.

Selection is based on the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and an interview with the Principal. The scholarship represents up to 25% remission of tuition fees.

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

 

Selection Criteria

  • Sound academic achievement.
  • 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.
  • Ability to comply with the School’s high expectations regarding attitudes, behaviour, uniforms, and use of technology.
  • Parent/guardian service in the Defence force.

 

Conditions

  • 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 sound 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

 

Applications

  • Applications close on 19 March 2022 for the 2023 school year.
  • Following completion of the online application form, please submit your portfolio of accomplishments to the Director of Enrolments and Community Relations, Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School, via email to scholarships@girlsgrammar.com.au.
  • The applicant’s portfolio should demonstrate:
    • Sound academic achievement
    • Community service
    • Participation in one of the Arts (Dance, Drama, Music)
    • Participation in sport (preferably a QGSSSA sport)
    • Record of excellent behaviour
    • Evidence of parent/guardian’s employment in the defence force
  • Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to attend an interview.
  • For further information, please contact our Director of Enrolments and Community Relations at scholarships@girlsgrammar.com.au.

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.