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Scholarships at BMGS

Scholarships are offered each year for entry into Years 5, 7, 9 and 11 and candidates become eligible to apply when they are in Years 4, 6, 8 and 10 for entry into Years 5, 7, 9 and 11.

The Scholarships are conducted during Term 1 each year (usually February/March) and they represent a reduction in the tuition fees.

Scholarships are offered in the following categories:

  • Academic (Years 5, 7, 9 and 11)
  • Music (Years 5, 7, 9 and 11)
  • Performing Arts (Years 5, 7, 9 and 11)
  • Visual Arts (Years 9 and 11 only)
  • STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) (Years 7, 9 and 11)
  • Entrance (Years 5, 7, 9 and 11)

The Scholarships are usually offered, each year, by the School, however,  this is pending availability of places in the desired Year group.  The School reserves the right not to award all Scholarships each year.

Candidates applying for an Academic, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts or STEM Scholarship must undertake an external examination, held at the School, in February each year.

Please note:  this testing is undertaken by an external examiner and therefore cannot be rescheduled to a different date.  Please note that sibling discounts are not applied in addition to the amount of the Scholarship award, they are in place of sibling discounts.  Please also note that this examination is applicable only to candidates applying for a Scholarship at BMGS; the results are not transferrable to another school.  

If applying for Music or Performing Arts Scholarships (Years 5, 7, 9 and 11), candidates must also attend an audition and if applying for a Visual Arts Scholarship (Years 9 and 11 only), candidates must submit a portfolio of original works.  

Candidates applying for an Entrance Scholarship (Years 5, 7, 9 and 11) are not required to undertake the Scholarship examination.  Students already enrolled in Blue Mountains Grammar School are eligible to apply for the examination-based Scholarships only, i.e. Academic, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and STEM.

Scholarships, once awarded, are in place for the duration of a student's study at Blue Mountains Grammar School and are subject to annual review.  

In addition to the general Entrance Scholarships for Years 5, 7, 9 and 11, The Blue Mountains Grammar School Foundation offers The Tom Carr-Boyd Memorial Scholarship For Outdoor Education.  This Scholarship is open to students entering Year 11 only, and is applied for whilst a candidate is in Year 10.

All candidates who reach the short-list are interviewed by the Headmaster.  Students awarded a Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts or STEM Scholarship elect Music, Drama, Visual Arts or STEM subjects, respectively, in their courses of study throughout secondary school, including as one of their HSC courses.

Further information on all Scholarships can be obtained by contacting the Registrar:  Dir:  (02) 4757 9023.