Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships

Registration for scholarship testing is now open.

Academic scholarships are available for current and new students wishing to attend Year 11 or Year 12 at St Virgil's College in 2025. Academic testing will be performed by Edutest, an education assessment organisation that specialises in scholarship exams. Academic testing will be in areas of verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, reading comprehension and mathematics.

The following scholarships will be offered for 2025:

Harold Gatty Memorial Scholarship

Harold Gatty himself won a bursary to attend St Virgil’s College, after growing up in Campbell Town. Harold went on to have an esteemed international career in aviation.

Old Virgilians Association Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honours all facets of college life and academic excellence shown by so many of our past students.

Leo Doyle Memorial Scholarship

In honour of the first day student of St Virgil’s College, Leo Doyle was an academic and prize-winner throughout his education and went on to be held in high honour in the legal profession.

Sir John Galvin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in honour of Sir John Galvin. An astute Old Virgilian, becoming a wealthy businessman, property owner and international advisor, Galvin donated a significant sum of the funds used to build the original Austins Ferry Campus.


Academic Scholarships offer students tuition fee relief ranging from 25-100% for each recipients final two years at the College. Scholarships will be awarded from results of a Scholarship Test conducted by EduTest.

Further information about academic scholarships and the testing process can sought by contacting Mr Rohan Mitchell – Director of Learning & Innovation, rmitchell@stvirgils.tas.edu.au

Recipients will be announced at the commencement of Term 2, 2024.


All-Round Excellence Bursaries

Applications for bursaries in 2025 are now open.

Thanks to the generosity of the Old Virgilians Association and other College benefactors we are in a position to make available a number of bursaries to boys who have displayed all-round excellence during their time at the College. These bursaries incorporate areas such as academic studies, leadership, music, the arts, outdoor education, service, and cocurricular activities.

These bursaries are for two years and will provide tuition fee relief ranging from 25-50%.

Year 10 students apply by completing the below Google form, explaining their achievements and their commitment to their studies and College life.

Applications will be reviewed and students will attend an interview with College Leadership staff.

For further information, please contact Mr Daniel Lapolla – Deputy Principal, dlapolla@stvirgils.tas.edu.au.

Recipients will be announced at the commencement of Term 2, 2024.


FAQs

Q. How will scholarships and bursaries be decided? 

All academic scholarships will be decided from analysis of the test results. The Principal will also have discretion to select a candidate for scholarship. 

Bursary applications will be reviewed and students will attend an interview with College Leadership staff.

Q. Why is scholarship testing scheduled on a Saturday? 

To achieve their best students need to be relaxed and fresh of mind. To do such a test after school places added pressure on tired, hungry young men. Scheduling on a Saturday results in less interruption to the school week.

Q. How long will scholarship testing take? 

Approximately two and a half hours. Students will have a 15 minute refreshment break after Test 2. 

Q. What does a scholarship or bursary cover?

Academic scholarships cover tuition fees only.

Q. Do scholarship and bursary recipients have to re-apply in 2026? 

No, scholarship and bursary offers are made for Year 11 and 12. Continuation to Year 12 is based upon maintenance of strong academic results and behavioural standards. A meeting with the scholarship holder and a parent/carer will be held in November should there be any concerns.


Who are Edutest?

Edutest is an educational assessment organisation that specialises in scholarship exams.

Edutest is based on a solid educational foundation and a team of experienced educational psychologists, educators and administrators ensure valid and reliable testing and meaningful feedback to the College.

Edutest is a secure service and all information received will be managed in accordance to our Privacy Policy.

Educational assessments include: 

  1. Verbal Reasoning
    This test measures the ability to think and reason using words and language. Items tap vocabulary, word relationships, coding, classification & deduction. 
  2. Numerical Reasoning
    This test measures the ability to think and reason using numbers. Items tap series, matrices, arithmetical reasoning and deduction. 
  3. Reading Comprehension
    This test measures the capacity to read and interpret meaning from written passages, as well as correct, complete and punctuate sentences. 
  4. Mathematics
    This test measures year-level appropriate mathematical knowledge including items tapping numbers, measurement, space & data.