SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES
Applications for 2023 Scholarships are now closed.
Our school has experienced significant growth in the past 5 years. In 2021 we commenced an extensive building project to cater for continued growth. With new buildings comes new opportunities and fantastic new programmes. In response to growth we have expanded our Scholarship Programme to include a new ‘Access’ Scholarship that offers great opportunity to students who without this financial support may not otherwise be able to access our school. Whilst Scholarships have been traditionally offered only to Secondary students, the Access Scholarship is also being opened to students commencing Year 6 in 2024. At OAGS we have a rigorous Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6) ‘Transition to Secondary School’ programme that aims to prepare our students for a positive move to Year 7, and the new structures they face in Secondary School. We believe that commencement in Stage 3 helps to support students who are entering our school. The access scholarship is also available for students commencing in Year 9, 10 or 11 with a view to finish their schooling journey at OAGS.
Orange Anglican Grammar School will be offering Scholarships for 2024 to students from Years 6 to 12 in March 2023.
The Scholarship categories are as follows:
Access (Year 6, Year 9, 10 & 11)
An Academic Scholarship is awarded to a secondary student who displays an exceptional level of academic achievement in all subject areas.
All-Round Scholarships are awarded to a Secondary student who demonstrates all-round values in community involvement, a willingness and drive to succeed, a talent or special interest or an overall interest in others' well-being. All-Round Scholarships will not be awarded on academic ability alone, though this is a significant factor. They assume that the applicant will be willing to contribute generally to the Orange Anglican Grammar community and to the broader goals of the School.
Access (Year 6, Year 9, 10 & 11 2024)
An Access scholarship will be awarded to a student who has the potential to thrive academically and personally at our school. This scholarship will be provided based on a combination of factors including financial need, accomplishments of the applicant, obstacles overcome by the applicant, contributions to the local community, aspirations of the applicant and the applicant’s interest in completing their education at OAGS.
The OAGS Indigenous Scholarship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander students whose family circumstances may otherwise preclude them from attending OAGS on a full fee-paying basis. Applicants for the Indigenous Scholarship must provide proof of Indigenous background, and must be committed to providing a positive contribution to our school community.
All Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an interview and supporting documentation.
All external Scholarship applicants, regardless of the category, will be required to undertake the ACER General Ability Test administered at OAGS. To express your interest in applying for Scholarships please see the below process.
Value and tenure
All Scholarships entitle the holder to part remission of tuition fees only. These scholarships are awarded for the duration of the Scholars schooling at Orange Anglican Grammar School, but are reviewed every 12 months to evaluate the student's contribution to the school, or academic performance.
The number of Academic & All-Round Scholarships that are awarded per annum varies dependent upon applications.
How to apply
Complete and submit a Scholarship Registration Form along with the applicable Scholarship and enrolment application fee of $55. This fee does not apply to applicants who are currently enrolled at OAGS.
For prospective students please complete the OAGS Enrolment Application Form. Please email email@example.com to obtain an enrolment form for the purpose of applying for a Scholarship.
All students will be contacted to attend the ACER General Ability Test.
The School will contact the applicant and his/her parents/carers for an interview with the Headmaster & Scholarship Panel.
Acceptance of a Scholarship
At a time agreed by the scholarship panel a scholarship may be offered at the discretion of the Headmaster. All Scholarship offers are confidential. Written acceptance must be received and, in the case of new enrolments, be accompanied with payment of a non-refundable Acceptance Fee of $450.
Orange Anglican Grammar School occasionally provides temporary Bursary assistance (means-tested fee relief) to eligible families. This relief is intended to reduce the cost of tuition fees, thus making the cost of an Orange Grammar education temporarily more affordable.
Current students are eligible to apply. Means-tested fee relief is intended to reduce the cost of tuition fees only, during a time of unforeseen financial hardship.
Value and Tenure
A bursary entitles the holder to part remission of tuition fees only. Bursaries are offered for a limited period of time, but not usually more than 12 months, to assist families experiencing financial difficulties.
The number of bursaries awarded per annum varies, dependent on applications and needs. The reasons for this are usually, but not limited to, parent unemployment or family trauma.
How to Apply
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time to meet with the Headmaster.
Acceptance of a Bursary
If a bursary is offered at the discretion of the Headmaster, written acceptance must be received and the recipient must enter into a direct debit arrangement to pay fees.