Scholarships

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.

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 entry in 2020 for each scholarship may vary, as outlined below.  All Year 7 applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam, to be held in February 2019. 

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

Enrolments: 
Phone: (07) 3248 9202
Email: enrolments@somerville.qld.edu.au



Applications for 2020 Scholarships are now open. 

Somerville House Scholarships 

Academic Scholarships

This scholarship provides part support of tuition fees.  For Year 7 2020 applicants, selection is based on performance in the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam. CLICK HERE To apply for the ACER Exam.

For all other year levels, CLICK HERE to APPLY NOW  for a Somerville House Academic Scholarship.

Music Scholarships

Somerville House is well renowned for the depth of its music program and the talented teachers and tutors critical to its success. We provide a limited number of Music Scholarships, through part support of tuition fees.

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

StringsViolin - Grade 7
Viola/Cello - Grade 6 
Double Bass - Grade 5
WoodwindFlute, Clarinet - Grade 5
Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon - Grade 4
BrassTrumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba - Grade 4
Piano Grade 7
PercussionStudents can present on one or more instruments including Snare Drum, Marimba or Vibraphone - Grade 5

CLICK HERE to APPLY NOW  for a Somerville House Music Scholarship.

For Year 7 2020 entry, all Music Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam. CLICK HERE To apply for the ACER 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 for students who have achieved outstanding results in their chosen sport.

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

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

CLICK HERE to APPLY NOW  for a Somerville House Sport Scholarship.

For Year 7 2020 entry, all Sport Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam. CLICK HERE To apply for the ACER Exam. 


Somerville House Foundation Scholarships 

The Somerville House Foundation also offers a range of academic, music, sports and art scholarships each year. When applying for a scholarship where financial hardship is a consideration, financial information must be disclosed.   

Elizabeth Gilchrist Scholarship

The Elizabeth Gilchrist Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in academic, music, sports or the arts, commencing as a new student to Somerville House in Year 7 and who, for financial reasons, would not normally be able to attend Somerville House. The Scholarship funds 50% of the tuition for a student. 

Dr Russell Bird Scholarship

The Dr Russell Bird Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates excellence in academic, music, sports or the arts, commencing as a new student to Somerville School in Year 7 and who, for financial reasons, would not normally be able to attend Somerville House. The Scholarship funds 50% of the tuition for a student. 

CLICK HERE to APPLY NOW  for a Somerville House Foundation Scholarship.

For Year 7 2020 entry, all Foundation Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam. CLICK HERE To apply for the ACER Exam.