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Rural Scholarship

Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School provides educational opportunities for young women based in rural locations to be educated at the School, from Years 7 to 12.

Rural Scholarships are open to young women who demonstrate either academic, sporting ability, or leadership potential. To be eligible for a Rural Scholarship, students must meet all of the following mandatory criteria and one of the two pathway criteria.

To be considered a regionally based student, the student must reside in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) with a postcode of 4350 or above (for Queensland based students).  https://www.qtac.edu.au/scholarships/eligibility

 

Mandatory Criteria

  • Will complete their schooling through to Year 12 academic certificate at IGGS.
  • Will be a full-time boarder at IGGS.
  • Will demonstrate a commitment to school life through attendance, application, involvement, and exemplary behaviour.
  • Will demonstrate commitment to the values of the School.
  • Maintain consistently a satisfactory 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, uniforms, and use of technology (reviewed each semester).
  • Not bring discredit to the School in any way (immediate withdrawal of the scholarship).
  • Will have the support of the family or guardian of the enrolment and the scholarship; and
  • Each approved scholarship is conditional on the family or guardian agreeing to having a set amount per week/fortnight to pay towards tuition fees, with a direct debit set up.

 

Pathway Criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Demonstrated performance in a particular academic stream
  • Demonstrated performance in a particular sporting stream

 

Determination of Scholarship Amount

The maximum scholarship that would be offered is 25% of boarding and tuition fees.

What the scholarship covers:

  • The Scholarship part covers tuition and boarding fees.
  • The Scholarship is not applied to fees incurred for individual tuition for example Speech and Drama, Tennis, Instrumental Music or Singing which may be taken in addition to the established curriculum subjects.

 

Conditions of the Rural Scholarship

The School’s expectation is that to receive a scholarship, the following criteria and obligations are to be met.

  • Maintain consistently a satisfactory 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). Participation in the student’s field of special ability contributes to this criterion.
  • 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 withdrawal of the scholarship).
  • The Scholarship would be required to be assessed at the conclusion of each school year for continued eligibility.

 

The student’s family is required to:

  • Check their eligibility and apply for State Boarding Allowances including:
    • Living Away from Home Allowance
    • Remote Area Tuition Allowance
    • Assistance for Isolated Children’s Allowance
  • Contribute financially towards the tuition fees of an agreed amount with the School at the time of enrolment
  • Ensure the balance of the fees account is NIL by the end of each school year.

 

Each scholarship is granted on the understanding that the Board of Trustees has the right to withdraw the scholarship if the aforementioned conditions are not met. Scholarships are contingent on the full disclosure of all information pertinent to a student’s education. Withholding relevant information may result in a scholarship being withdrawn. Potential withdrawal of a scholarship will be discussed with the family prior to the end of a school term. IGGS has excellent pastoral care, counselling, learning support resources and programs to help all students maintain high personal and performance standards. Withdrawal of a scholarship is not executed without due consideration of any mitigating circumstances should any of the above conditions provide cause for concern.

 

Applications

  • 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/dropbox to scholarships@girlsgrammar.com.au.
  • 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.