Brisbane Boy’s College is proud to offer its students an extensive suite of co-curricular opportunities, including numerous sports, musical, intellectual activities and the performing arts. Exposure to sporting activities and the arts is vital to a boy’s educational experience, and BBC places considerable importance on our offerings in those areas to ensure that each student has the chance to find their passion and thrive. Our Co-Curricular Excellence Scholarships speak to the College’s commitment to this crucial aspect of childhood development.
We offer a variety of scholarships designed to strengthen our sporting and cultural offerings and ensure that BBC continues to be able to provide the high-quality educational experience that every boy deserves.
The College prioritises co-curricular scholarships in areas where our data suggests they are needed most and can create the best possible experience for the recipient, other students and the broader school community. By adapting our approach to consistently identify and enrol boys with unique talents and exceptional abilities, we are able to offer a bespoke approach to development and wellbeing that allows them to unlock their full potential. This, in turn, benefits our entire school community by further expanding our diverse and multi-talented student body, fostering the teamwork and collegial spirit that make our school so special.
Applications for a BBC 2024 Co-curricular Excellence Scholarship are now open. If your son is entering Year 7 to 11 in 2024 and meets the criteria listed below, you can apply for consideration immediately. Applications are timestamped and will be considered chronologically. Scholarships will be shortlisted by the Scholarship Assessment Committee after applications close on 17 August 2023. Every applicant will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 October 2023, though the College reserves the right to interview candidates and award scholarships prior to the abovementioned dates. Once accepted, the terms and conditions of a scholarship are final. The amount awarded and the conditions it is subject to cannot be renegotiated.
As part of their scholarship, students are required to adhere to a high standard of behaviour and academic and co-curricular involvement. These expectations will be discussed and made clear prior to the student’s acceptance of an offered scholarship. The College awards a limited number of scholarships each year, the Scholarship Assessment Committee annually review the progress and participation of each student to ensure that they are meeting the necessary standards. If a student’s behaviour or participation is unsatisfactory, their scholarship may be withdrawn.
- Students applying for a cricket scholarship will need to supply a video demonstrating cricket excellence and may be asked to visit the BBC Cricket Nets with a member of the Faculty to trial.
- A one-time fee of $150 is required when registering for scholarship consideration. In addition, successful applicants will also be required to pay an additional fee of $2,465. These fees cover administration costs involved in the processing of each application and the work required to establish and maintain an ongoing scholarship.
Brisbane Boys’ College welcomes applications from candidates who meet the following selection criteria:
- Demonstrates a high standard of effort and behaviour
- Demonstrates sound academic achievement as noted in past school reports
- Demonstrates a high level of achievement in one (or more) of the below sub-categories:
Competitive: Sports, Debating, Chess, Robotics
To be considered the applicant must achieve the following:
Student is a State or National Level representative in their chosen sport(s) or activity; which must be offered by the College and participates or competes at a high level in at least one other sport or activity (regional representative or above) offered by the College.
Cultural and Performing Arts: Music, Pipe Band, Theatre
To be considered the applicant must be able to demonstrate or be achieving at the following level:
|Strings||Woodwind||Brass||Percussion||Vocals||Rock band||Pipe Band|
|Year 7||AMEB Grade 4||AMEB Grade 3||AMEB Grade 3||AMEB Grade 4||AMEB Grade 2-3||Extensive experience and completion of relevant AMEB exams||Solo piping or drumming ‘C’ grade|
|Year 8||AMEB Grade 5||AMEB Grade 4||AMEB Grade 4||AMEB Grade 5||AMEB Grade 3-4|
|Year 9||AMEB Grade 6||AMEB Grade 5||AMEB Grade 5||AMEB Grade 6||AMEB Grade 4-5||Solo piping or drumming ‘B’ grade|
|Year 10||AMEB Grade 7||AMEB Grade 6||AMEB Grade 6||AMEB Grade 7||AMEB Grade 5-6|
- Plus, participation at a high level in a least one other co-curricular activity offered by the College
- Advanced range of acting skills and an ability to convey a character with dynamism, as demonstrated in an audition
- Lead role in school/club/regional drama club production or regional level public speaking
- Extensive involvement in school/club musicals, productions or theatre sports
- Participation at a high level in a least one other co-curricular activity offered by the College
Co-Curricular Excellence Scholarship recipients are expected to meet certain obligations as part of maintaining their scholarship place at the College. These include the following:
- Maintain a high standard of effort and behaviour, as indicated by a Subject Application Rating (SAR) average of 3.5 or better
- Demonstrated commitment in in their awarded co-curricular activity, as well as involvement in a second co-curricular activity at the College
- Demonstrated involvement in at least one cultural or service activity each year
- Financial capability to cover any remaining fees (including any incidentals)
NB Scholarships will be reviewed regularly to ensure the recipient is continuing to meet their obligations
The above applies in addition to any special terms and conditions listed in a scholarship offer. Please note scholarships awarded contribute to tuition fees only – they do not contribute towards uniforms, textbooks, incidentals etc.
Co-curricular Excellence Scholarship Application Process
All Co-curricular Excellence Scholarship applicants are required to submit an Application for Scholarship Form and any additional documents as part of the Portfolio of Accomplishments.
All scholarship applicants who have not already done so must complete a Brisbane Boys’ College Online Enrolment Form as part of their application.
You will be invited to submit the unique code BBCexcel24 in the final ‘Review and Payment’ step in your online application for a reduced non-refundable $150 application fee.
You will be required to upload the following documentation as part of your online enrolment application:
- Applicant’s Birth Certificate and/or Passport
- School reports from the last two years
- Most recent NAPLAN and if undertaken, ICAS results
- Application for Scholarship Form, and an accompanying Portfolio of Accomplishments (please upload these documents when invited to submit ‘Additional Supportive Documents’ in the online application).
As a general guide, interviews for short-listed candidates will be held progressively from April. For families who have not yet had the opportunity to visit Brisbane Boys’ College, our Junior and Middle/Senior School College Tours are a wonderful event by which to measure the breadth of opportunity and engagement in learning evident in our boys. View our upcoming tour dates and register for the tour of your choice.
Individual tours may also be arranged with the Admissions Office. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance.
These scholarships are awarded to students who can successfully demonstrate general excellence across a number of co-curricular fields. Awarding of this scholarship is determined based on merit and level of achievement and not needs-based. Scholarship places are strictly limited. Scholarships are only open to Australian Residents.
Students who are seeking enrolment, but do not have the financial means to enrol at the College, are welcome to apply for the BBC Bursary Program.