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).
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
Girls who can demonstrate academic achievement in scholarship testing, are encouraged to apply for a Boarding Scholarship. The Boarding Scholarship is awarded to a girl from regional or rural Queensland who will be commencing at Somerville House as a new boarder in Year 7 or 8. Students are required to sit an Academic Assessment Examination at the School. 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.
Click here to apply for a 2020 Boarding Scholarship.
This scholarship provides part support of tuition fees. For Year 7 2021 applicants, selection is based on performance in the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.
For all other year levels, application is via a form, requiring the supply of School and NAPLAN reports.
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:
|Strings||Violin - Grade 7|
|Viola/Cello - Grade 6|
|Double Bass - Grade 5|
|Woodwind||Flute, Clarinet - Grade 5|
|Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon - Grade 4|
|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|
Currently, preference maybe given to the following instruments – Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon and Double Bass, as there is higher demand for these within the ensemble program.
For Year 7 2021 entry, all Music Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.
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:
For Year 7 2021 entry, all Sport Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.
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.
For Year 7 2021 entry, all Foundation Scholarship applicants must sit the ACER Academic Scholarship Exam.