Academic scholarships are awarded each year for excellence in academic achievement for entry into Years 5 to 11 in the year following the examination. The decision to award a scholarship is entirely at the discretion of the Headmaster. Awards will take into account recent academic record and the outcome of an interview with parents and the applicant together with a boy’s examination results in one of the following programs:
1.The ACER Cooperative Scholarship Test – for applicants entering into Years 7 to 11.
2.The ACER Primary Scholarship Test – for applicants entering into Year 5 or 6.
Please note: While ACER will supply parents with a certificate of results for all candidates, only short-listed candidates will be contacted by the College after exam results are released.
Information for applicants
Applications for the 2022 academic scholarship program have now opened, and will close at midnight on Monday 1 February, 2021.
All academic scholarship applicants are required to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination on Saturday 27 February, 2021. The cost of the ACER examination registration is $120 per applicant, payable to ACER on registration. Please register via the appropriate link:
Academic Scholarship applicants new to the College who have not yet completed an enrolment application:
All scholarship applicants who have not already done so must complete a Brisbane Boys’ College enrolment form online as part of their application.
Should you wish to postpone payment of the $470 enrolment application fee until the outcome of your scholarship application is known, you may use the code BBCacadsship22. You will be invited to submit this unique code in the final ‘Review and Payment’ step in your online application. The balance of your enrolment application fee ($300) will be payable on acceptance of a successful offer of scholarship.
You will be required to upload the following documentation as part on 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 (Reports written in a language other than English are required to be translated and certified)
- Cover letter to the Headmaster, written by the student, and an accompanying portfolio of accomplishments. We recommend your son’s portfolio highlights his interests and academic achievements, along with his broad involvement in school life, for example: leadership roles; community service activities; participation and achievements in music (instrument played and AMEB level achieved); or other co-curricular interests which may include participation in sports or activities such as Chess or Robotics. Please upload the cover letter and portfolio (in pdf or word doc format) when invited to submit “Additional Supportive Documents” in the online application.
Academic Scholarship applicants who are current BBC students, or already enrolled:
Please email a cover letter to the Headmaster, written by the student, and an accompanying portfolio of accomplishments to the Admissions Office at email@example.com by no later than Monday 1 February, 2021.
We recommend your son’s portfolio highlights his interests and academic achievements, along with his broad involvement in school life, for example: leadership roles; community service activities; participation and achievements in music (instrument played and AMEB level achieved); or other co-curricular interests which may include participation in sports or activities such as Chess or Robotics.
Enrolled students who have not yet commenced at the College should also ensure they have provided the Admissions Office with their most recent contact details, school reports and NAPLAN/ ICAS results (if undertaken).
Please ensure you contact the College if your registration contact details change.
As a general guide, interviews for short-listed candidates will be held progressively from April. School Tours For families who have not 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 Student Admissions. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for further assistance.
These scholarships may be awarded for excellence in academic achievement for entry into Years 5 to 11. Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the term of the enrolment, subject to an annual performance review.