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Mernda Scholarships

The promotion of excellence is an important part of the Gilson College vision and scholarships are one way that excellence across a range of areas can be promoted. Scholarships are available for current students and those applying for entry into the College.

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Scholarship Program

Gilson College aims to nurture the overall development of each student. The Scholarship program at Gilson College, Mernda Campus recognises student excellence and includes opportunities across various elements of our students' growth – Academic, Leadership and Co-Curricular. Scholarship recipients demonstrate excellence in one or more of these areas and commit to contributing to college life while supporting its Christian ethos.

All Scholarship applicants are required to complete an online application form. From there, shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview at the school. They may also be asked to sit a test at that time.

The scholarship award is held to a high standard and is limited, but is not bound to a specific quota. Due to this, there may be some years where few or no scholarships are awarded and other years where many worthy candidates are unsuccessful due to high competition for limited places.

Successful applicants receive a 50% reduced tuition component of their school fees for the duration of the scholarship period. Recipients of a Gilson College scholarship are required to maintain consistently high academic efforts and display College values through their behaviour.

Scholarships Offered

Level 1 Scholarships Level 2 Scholarships
For students entering Years 7-9. For students entering Years 10-12.
- Academic Excellence - Academic Excellence
- Co-Curricular Excellence - Co-Curricular Excellence
- Leadership Excellence - Leadership Excellence

How to Apply

To apply for one of the above scholarships, click the link below and complete the online application form.

  • Sections 1, 2, 7 and 8 may be completed by the parent or student.
  • Sections 3-6 must be completed by the student in their own words.
  • Applicants must submit a 30-60 second video supporting their application.
  • Applicants must provide two most recent academic reports.
  • Applicants must obtain three written references. Referees may use the Referee Statement form or address the subject in their own way. The following people may be used as referees:
    • Pastor
    • Professional
    • Coach
    • Community Leader
    • Teacher or Principal
    • Mentor or Manager

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship committee. All decisions from the committee are final and no further discussion or consultation will take place.

Applications for 2024 scholarships are now closed. Applications for 2025 scholarships will open in early 2024.