Gifted and Talented scholarships

Gifted and Talented scholarships

Your child may be eligible to apply for a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Academic program scholarship.

Olive A Lewis Scholarship for students in need of financial support

Eligibility to apply

Children enrolled in a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Academic program in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 in 2024 are eligible to apply for the Olive A Lewis Scholarship.

The Olive A Lewis Scholarship is provided for students whose further education may be restricted due to financial need. Scholarships are means-assessed and awarded to those families deemed the most significant in terms of financial disadvantage.

Scholarship value

Scholarships range between $250 and $1,500 per year. Providing your child remains in the program, you can apply in consecutive years.

Supporting documentation

Families are required to supply detailed financial information which will be used by the Olive A Lewis Selection Committee to determine those applicants most in need of financial assistance.

Your child’s Semester 1 school report is required to ensure applicants have a record of regular attendance and dedication to their schooling. Incomplete applications or those failing to provide all required supporting documentation will risk being removed from consideration. We take no responsibility for following up on incorrect or missing information relating to individual applications.

We keep all information supplied strictly confidential.

How recipients are determined

Applications are considered within the context of all information provided, including debts, assets, number of dependent children, education travel expenses and other significant extenuating circumstances. Families who have little or no difficulty providing for their child’s education expenses are not encouraged to apply.

All scholarship decisions are final and are made at the discretion of the selection committee based on confidential information supplied by each applicant. You cannot appeal the decision.

The amount of funding each year varies according to the annual performance of the trust fund managed by Perpetual Trustees based in Sydney.

When to apply

Applications have closed for 2024.

Applications for the 2025 Olive A Lewis Scholarship will open in late October 2024.

Contact information

For more information, email or telephone 9264 4307.

Bob Hawke Regional Academic Scholarships for boarding costs

Eligibility to apply

Students from regional and remote Western Australia, applying for enrolment at Bob Hawke College through the Gifted and Talented Academic program, are eligible to apply for a scholarship to meet the cost of boarding at the Department of Education’s City Beach Residential College.

Number of scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to the 2 highest ranking students annually for entry into the Gifted and Talented program at Year 7 level for the duration of their enrolment at Bob Hawke College. 

Duration of scholarship and conditions

Scholarships are valid for up to 6 years on the condition of:

  • maintaining boarding status at City Beach Residential College
  • application for State and Australian Government financial assistance or subsidy allowances.  

Recipients of a Bob Hawke Regional Academic Scholarship will receive first priority for a boarding position at City Beach Residential College.

When to apply

All families of regional and remote Gifted and Talented students will be contacted by the college when receiving an offer of enrolment and provided information about their eligibility. Further information about boarding is available from the City Beach Residential College website.