Scholarships at Essington

Rewarding academic excellence and outstanding music talents, Essington offers a limited number of Scholarships to dedicated and talented students. Current and new students are welcome to apply for our academic and music scholarships for Years 7 to 12.

How to apply for a scholarship at Essington?

The Essington School utilises ACER Scholarship Tests, which are used across Australia to identify academically able students for the awarding of a scholarship. The tests are designed to rank applicants, finely differentiating the top end of performance.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a range of skills such as the ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically. The tests are not curriculum based and do not test the ability to retrieve learned knowledge, nor are they diagnostic. Students who achieve very highly in relation to the Australian cohort will be shortlisted for interview.

Applications are now open for 2023 Scholarships.

2023 Scholarships

Current and external students who will enter Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in 2023 are eligible to apply for a 2023 Scholarship (students should be in Years 5 to 10 in 2021).

To register your application, click the Apply Now button to be directed to the ACER website. Follow the instructions to complete your application.

The closing date for applications is 7 February 2022.

The test will be held at The Essington School on the morning of Saturday 26 February 2022.