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Scholarship and Bursaries

St John’s Anglican College offers a small number of Scholarships for excellence in Academic, Sporting or Performing Arts pursuits each year. St John’s scholarship program for students entering Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2021 are now closed and registrations for 2022 will open in October 2020.


Scholarship holders are expected to maintain development in their area of expertise, represent the College as appropriate, always participate fully in all College programs and uphold the College values and expectations.

Scholarships are only available to students who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

These Scholarships are not means tested and are awarded based on results of the Edutest Scholarship Exam and, in the case of Sporting and Performing Arts, providing evidence of also having met minimum recommended requirements as outlined below.


As St John’s is committed to the academic success of all of its students regardless of where their other strengths may lie. Having all applicants sit the scholarship exam provides useful information that helps us to be best prepared to meet the learning needs of those who are successful in their applications. Whilst the result achieved in this testing are key aspects of Academic Scholarship criteria, they are not key criteria for the Sport or Performing Arts Scholarship.


Scholarships will be reviewed each semester and are subject to continued excellence in academic performance and adherence to the College policies and procedures. Recipients will be required to maintain the equivalent of B grade and to participate in the College’s co-curricular program. The awarding and continuation of a Scholarship is at the discretion of the Principal.

Scholarships apply to tuition fees only and does not cover general uniforms, textbooks, stationery, extracurricular activities, camps, etc. Please click here to view our 2020 fee schedule.

To Apply

Students not currently attending St John’s must complete the St John’s Anglican College Online Application via the College website, including the payment of the $100 Application Fee. This must be completed before the Scholarship testing day.

Both current and prospective students of St John’s are also required to register for the Scholarship test via the Edutest website and pay the test registration fee of $90 directly to Edutest.

Practice tests are available from Edutest.

All applicants are required to submit a named folio on the day of the test including the following:

  • Indication as to which Scholarship they are applying for. For Performing Arts applicants, please indicate whether Instrumental (including instrument/s), Vocal or Drama
  • Academic reports from the applicant’s previous two years of school
  • NAPLAN Reports
  • Supporting evidence of achievements as outlined in the guidelines and criteria
  • Two references from adults (other than family) in relation to their Scholarship pursuit

Please do not submit plastic/hard presentation folders.

Please do not submit original documents.

St John’s Anglican College Online Application Form

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Key Scholarship Dates

21 October 2019Scholarship Registration Opens
18 February 2020Scholarship Registration Closes
25 February 2020Scholarship Exam
St John’s Anglican College, Secondary Campus, Forest Lake
Early April 2020Application Outcome – all applicants advised
January 2021Scholarship Commences

2022 Key Scholarship dates will be advised in due course.

Academic Scholarship Guidelines and Criteria

Candidates for Academic Scholarships must be high achieving students who consistently excel academically (applicants should be students recognised as performing in the top 10% on a national level, for example, NAPLAN test results).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Principal or their delegate. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of portfolio review, test results and interview. Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal.

Sporting Scholarship Guidelines and Criteria

If your child has been identified as a talented athlete, then St John’s Anglican College would like to extend an invitation to your child to be considered for a Sporting Scholarship.

To be considered, your child is required to commit to playing a school sport each trimester as per the sports detailed by The Associated Sports (TAS) competition as outlined on the College website. Applicants may be required to attend trial days.

Sporting Scholarship Guidelines and Criteria


Performing Arts Guidelines and Criteria

If your child has been identified as talented then St John’s Anglican College would like to extend an invitation to your child to be considered for a Performing Arts Scholarship.

If shortlisted, your child will be auditioned to assess their performance and should perform two contrasting pieces. Applicants should provide their own accompanist if required. Vocal students are advised to perform their most advanced pieces. Applicants who wish to demonstrate their ability on more than one instrument/voice are encouraged to do so and to indicate this on their folio.

Performing Arts Scholarship Guidelines and Criteria



St John’s also offers a limited number of Bursaries – part remission of fees for one year – to students who meet the standards set out for each individual scholarship category.

These Bursaries are to assist students who would greatly benefit from a St John’s Anglican College education, but who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend.

Bursaries are granted for 1 year with the understanding that the student will register for and sit the Scholarship test the following year or resubmit a Bursary Application Form.

Bursary Application Form


These applications are means-tested, and the financial needs of the family will be taken into consideration. Bursaries are allocated at the discretion of the Principal.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our College Registrar, Juanita Bennett:
Phone: 07 3372 0106
Email: jbennett@sjac.qld.edu.au