Each year Pittwater House offers a limited number of scholarships to students for outstanding academic potential and general excellence (creative arts and sports). These are open to students entering Years 7, 9 and 11 and applicants are required to submit an application and sit an exam administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER). Scholarship applications for students wishing to commence in 2022 have closed. Scholarships applications for students wishing to commence in 2023 will open early in 2022. Please check back then for updated information.
We also offer a limited series of Allrounder Scholarships for students entering Years 5 to 11. The Allrounder Scholarships open each year at the end of Term 3 (around mid-September) and close on December 1. Allrounder Scholarship applicants are not required to sit an exam and successful candidates commence at Pittwater House the following year.
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 2022 entry
|8 February 2021||Applications closed (midnight AEDST)|
|27 February 2021||ACER examination|
|1 April 2021||Parental reports available|
|April 2021||Principal shortlists applicants and commences interviews/auditions|
|April - May 2021||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.
Scholarship applications must be completed online, here.
Interviews will be arranged for shortlisted applicants only.
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, debating, performing arts, 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.
Interviews/auditions will be arranged for shortlisted applicants only.
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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