Somerville House encourages academic excellence and personal growth.  To support this, the School offers academic, boarding, music and sport  scholarships for students in Years 7 to 11 each year. 

As a leading girls’ school for more than 120 years, Somerville House encourages academic success, personal growth, service learning and responsible stewardship.  

The Somerville House Foundation also offers a range of academic, music, sports and art scholarships each year. 

The Scholarship program provides opportunities for exceptional students who demonstrate academic excellence and support the values of the School. 

Scholarship applicants can register online until Monday 10 February 2020. The Scholarship Test will be held on Saturday 29 February 2020 at Somerville House.  

Each year a limited number of scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and/or equity (which may include hardship) to Australian students (citizens or residents).

A number of part-fee scholarships are awarded due the generous support of the School and Somerville House Foundation benefactors.

The award of a scholarship is tenable for the student’s education at the School, subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life.

Academic Scholarships

Each year, Somerville House awards academic scholarships commencing or continuing in the Senior School.  For Year 7 2021 applicants, selection is based on performance in the ACER Academic Scholarship Test. 

Apply for a Year 7 2021 Academic Scholarship.

For Years 8 to 11, complete the Application for Academic Scholarship form, requiring the supply of school and NAPLAN reports. 

Boarding Scholarships

Boarding scholarships provide the opportunity for girls who demonstrate academic achievement in scholarship testing to study at Somerville House. This scholarship is awarded to a girl from regional or rural Queensland who will be commencing at Somerville House as a new boarder in Years 7 or 8.  Students are required to sit academic assessment at the School.

Apply for a 2021 Boarding Scholarship.

Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the Somerville House Foundation also offers a range of scholarships for students commencing in Year 7 2021.

Apply for a Foundation Scholarship by completing the Somerville House Foundation Scholarship form. 

Music Scholarships

Each year a limited number of scholarships are offered to talented Music students. To apply for a Music Scholarship, the minimum standard required is an A/Honours Grading in the following:

Brass
Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba - Grade 4

Percussion
Students can present on one or more instruments including Snare Drum, Marimba or Vibraphone - Grade 5

Piano

Grade 7

Strings

Double Bass - Grade 5
Viola/Cello - Grade 6 
Violin - Grade 7

Woodwind

Flute, Clarinet - Grade 5
Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon - Grade 4

Currently, preference may be given to the following instruments as there is higher demand within the School’s ensemble program:

  • Bassoon
  • Double Bass
  • Euphonium
  • Oboe
  • Trombone
  • Tuba

Apply for a Music Scholarship by completing the Application for Music Scholarship form.  For Year 7 2021 entry, all Music Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.  Register for the ACER Scholarship Test.

Sport Scholarships

The School proudly offer a limited number of Sport Scholarships for students who have achieved outstanding results in their chosen sport.

In sport, examples of outstanding demonstration of ability include:

  • exceptional times in athletics, cross country or swimming; and/or
  • selection in State or higher teams.

Apply for a Sport Scholarship by completing the Application for Sport Scholarship form.  For Year 7 2021 entry, all Sport Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.  Register for the ACER Scholarship Test.