How To Apply for a G.P. Barbour General Excellence Bursary
The G.P. Barbour General Excellence Bursary is named after the longest serving Headmaster of Toowoomba Grammar School, Mr George Pitty Barbour, who was Headmaster from 1910 to 1935.
Recipients of a G.P. Barbour General Excellence Bursary for entry into Year 5 or Year 6 are expected to excel in the classroom and contribute to the co-curricular program of the School. These students will be able to demonstrate academic strengths and endeavour and contribute to the School in a variety of areas such as music, sport and other cultural pursuits. These Bursaries offer a significant fee remission.
To apply for a G.P. Barbour General Excellence Bursary, parents need to submit this application and attend an interview with the Head of Junior School.
The Board of Trustees of Toowoomba Grammar School awards a number of Bursaries each year to boys entering the School in Years 7 to 11. These Bursaries are based on either academic or special ability in co-curricular activities.
Trustees’ Bursaries (Academic) are currently for boys entering the School in Year 7, 2020.
Trustees’ Bursaries are tenable for the duration of a boy’s enrolment at the School; however, the boy’s progress and rankings will be monitored and should his behaviour, academic endeavour and/or achievement be found wanting, his Bursary may be reviewed by the Headmaster.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have not already enrolled your son at Toowoomba Grammar School please contact the School’s Enrolment’s Office before registering for the ACER examination.
Special Ability Bursaries (Co-curricular) are for boys entering the School in any year level from Year 7 through to Year 11. These Bursaries may be awarded to boys who possess special co-curricular (e.g. art, music, drama or sporting) talents. They may be awarded based on a boy’s achievements and his perceived potential, however, the applicant needs to have reached a high standard of achievement to be eligible. To enable a comparison of boys across a vast range of abilities, we ask parents to write a letter of application addressed to the Director of Enrolments and Marketing and include a copy of their son’s latest school report, a résumé outlining their son’s abilities and achievements and include copies of any awards, references, certificates etc. that may be relevant.
Special Ability Bursaries are tenable for the duration of a boy’s enrolment at the School providing the boy maintains a satisfactory level of behaviour and academic endeavour and is involved, according to his interests and skills, in the co-curricular life of the School. Boys awarded Special Ability Bursaries may have their Bursary reviewed by the Headmaster should satisfactory levels of co-curricular participation and/or satisfactory levels of academic endeavour not be maintained.
Applicants for a Special Ability Bursary are not required to sit the ACER examination unless specifically requested.
How To Apply for a Trustees’ Academic Bursary
Applications for 2020 are now closed
To apply for a Trustees’ Academic Bursary, please register your son for the ACER scholarship examination online. Applications for 2021 will open late 2019, please revisit this page at that time for registration details.
Applicants must sit the ACER Co-operative Scholarship Testing Program (CSTP) examination at the School (or ACER Test Centre by special arrangement with ACER). For any difficulties, please contact the Enrolments Office at the School on 07 4687 2517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or ACER on 1300 768 952 or email@example.com
Sample examination papers may be obtained from ACER at an additional charge by accessing the ACER website:www.acer.edu.au/scholarship/state/qld
How To Apply for a Special Ability Bursary
Applications are open all year.
Applicants need to complete a Special Ability Bursary application form (335KB) which can be downloaded here and posted or emailed to the School. Please read the form for required documentation to accompany the application.
Toowoomba Grammar School
PO Box 2900, Toowoomba Qld 4350
T (07) 4687 2517
F (07) 4687 2582
T (03) 9277 5555