Pittwater House offers partial scholarships to students for outstanding academic potential and general excellence (creative arts and sports). Applications for 2021 are now closed. Students who have applied will be required to sit the academic examination administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) on Saturday 29 February 2020.
We give a limited number of general and academic excellence scholarships to students entering Years 7, 9 and 11.
Pittwater House only offers partial scholarships. Parents must pay all other expenses at the full rate.
Scholarships are available to current students of Pittwater House as well as students attending other schools. Applicants must be Australian residents.
Timeline for Scholarships for 2021 entry
|10 February 2020||Applications closed (midnight AEDT)|
|29 February 2020||ACER examination|
|3 April 2020||Parental reports available|
|April 2020||Principal shortlists applicants and commences interviews|
|April - May 2020||Scholarships offered and candidates notified|
Academic scholarships are available to those entering Years 7, 9 and 11.
These scholarships are for excellence in academics. They are awarded to students based on performance in the ACER examination and interview.
Scholarships offered at Pittwater House cover a portion of tuition fees for the secondary years until completion of Year 12.
Interviews will only be arranged for shortlisted applicants.
General Excellence Scholarships
General excellence scholarships are available to those entering Years 7, 9 and 11.
These scholarships are for excellence in academics as well as broader criteria such as music, sports, debate, the performing arts, the visual arts and more.
They are awarded to students based on performance in the ACER examination, audition and interview.
General Excellence Scholarships offered at Pittwater House cover a portion of tuition fees for the secondary years until Year 12.
How to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship
1. Scholarship applications must be completed online, here.
2. Applicants must also complete the General Excellence Application Form and submit it with their portfolio to the principal.
A fee of $110 is paid online for all scholarship registrations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Research has shown the ACER scholarship examination recognises and measures students’ capabilities more effectively than other methods.
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