A Somerville House Scholarship will provide your daughter with every opportunity to achieve her personal best; to become an independent and responsible young woman, armed with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently navigate her path in the world beyond school.

Full and part fee scholarships are possible due to the generosity of the Somerville House Foundation benefactors and the School's commitment to make an outstanding education available to those who will benefit most.

This proud and longstanding tradition has provided the educational framework for many students who have gone on to make meaningful contributions, locally and internationally, in a diverse range of fields including medicine, research, science, business, community, music and the arts.

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).

The application process for each scholarship may vary, as outlined below, however all applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.

Please peruse the full range of current Somerville House Scholarship opportunities below and if you have any further questions, please contact:

Phone: (07) 3248 9202

Somerville House Scholarships 

Academic Scholarship
This scholarship provides part support of tuition fees and selection is based on performance in the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam. The scholarships are tenable for three years and are subject to annual review. 

Special Talent Scholarships

Each year, a limited number of scholarships are available for students entering Somerville House in Year 7 (higher year levels may be considered) who have demonstrated outstanding ability in music, sport or academia and are committed to pursuing further success. 

Music Scholarships
Somerville House is well renowned for the depth of its music program and the talented teachers and tutors critical to its success. 

To apply for a Music Scholarship, the minimum standard required is an A/Honours Grading in the following:

StringsViola/Violin - Grade 7
Cello/Double Bass - Grade 5
WoodwindFlute - Grade 5
Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon - Grade 4
BrassTrumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba - Grade 4
Piano Grade 7
PercussionStudents can present on one or more instruments including snare drum, xylophone or vibraphone - Grade 4

All Music Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.

Sport Scholarships 
Somerville House is renowned for the success of its sports program in a broad range of disciplines and offers extensive support by providing outstanding coaches, mentors and co-ordinators in all disciplines. We proudly offer a limited number of sport scholarships, which provide part support of tuition fees.

In sport, examples of an outstanding demonstration of ability include:

  • Exceptional times in athletics, cross country or swimming;  and/or
  • Selection in Regional (State) or higher teams.