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Special Ability Scholarships – Sport

IGGS Special Ability Scholarships – Sport are open to students (Years 7 to 12) who demonstrate excellence in sport and a willingness to contribute to the School’s sporting activities through their participation, their representation of the School in competition and their encouragement of other athletes. Applications for the 2024 school year will open in December 2022.

Selection is based on the applicant’s portfolio and an interview with the Director of Sport and the Principal and/or a member of the School’s Executive team. Students must have a record of excellent behaviour. The scholarship represents up to 50% remission of tuition fees.

Read more about IGGS Sport.


Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated talent and potential in the nominated sport(s) based on past performances at district (10-12 years), regional, state and national level competition and/or involvement in a club at a high level. 
  • Sound academic achievement as noted in past school reports.
  • Willingness to participate in QGSSSA competition, school activities, and to continue to pursue regional, state and national representation.
  • Ability to comply with the School’s guidelines for appropriate behaviour and presentation (uniform).


Conditions & Expectations

  • Scholarships offered to students entering Years 7 to 10 are tenable until the end of Year 10, subject to review annually. Existing scholars are encouraged to re-apply (at the beginning of the Year 10 school year) to extend their scholarship through until the end of Year 12. 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 awarded based on merit and are not means tested.
  • Being a positive role model and fostering team and school spirit.
  • Parents of scholarship recipients are encouraged to actively support the Sports Supporters, a sub-group of the School’s P&F Association and volunteer to assist in events and activities when possible.


If successful, to maintain the Scholarship the student must:

  • Consistently maintain a very high level of achievement in her chosen field of special ability and participate in at least one additional core sport (swimming, athletics or cross country).
  • Consistently maintain at least a sound level of academic performance.
  • Participate in nominated school-based sport through training sessions, competitions etc.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular activities of the School, that is, participate in a service and cultural activity each year.
  • Ability to comply with the School’s guidelines for appropriate behaviour and presentation (uniform).
  • Not bring discredit to the School in any way (immediate cancellation).

These criteria will be reviewed annually by the Director of Sport.



  • Applications for the 2024 school year will open in December 2022.
  • 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
  • Shortlisted applicants will then be asked to attend an interview.
  • For further information, please contact our Director of Enrolments and Community Relations at


All applicants will be required to submit a portfolio, which must include the following details:

  • The sport/s in which the applicant has achieved district (10-12 years), regional, state and/or national level success. Please include performance levels (e.g. times, distances and/or teams) and written verification from a certified (regional, state, and/or national) Sports Officer.
  • Information about participation in specialised coaching programs, including involvement in a club at a high level.
  • At least one personal reference from a manager or coach of a club or representative team that can attest to your achievements, commitment and sportsmanship.


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.