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JPC Scholarships (Domestic Students)​


The John Paul College scholarship and bursary program is open to new domestic students entering JPC from Year 7​ and is designed to identify and celebrate students who have strengths and expertise in a variety of areas, providing opportunities for students to develop and be challenged in a nurturing environment.

We offer part remission of fees to domestic students who meet the standards set out for each individual scholarship category for the tenure of their study at JPC, until the end of Year 12.

We have a strong commitment to assisting students who would greatly benefit from a JPC education, but who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend.

Please note scholarships for existing students are available from Years 7 to 10, for the tenure of their study at JPC.


To Educate, To Inspire, To Make A Difference

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for a JPC scholarship, all prospective families must take the following into consideration:

  • new domestic students must be commencing/studying in Years 7 to 10; depending on the type of scholarship they are applying for
  • current students must be studying in Years 7 to 10
  • the Principal reserves the right to privilege some scholarships over others depending on the College's perceived needs at the time of application
  • the financial needs of the family will be taken into consideration
  • applicants will follow the JPC Domestic ​Admissions process as outlined in the How to Apply section of our website
  • applications for admission into JPC will be undertaken separately from the awarding of a JPC scholarship, with interviews conducted external to the scholarship process
  • part remission of fees for students who meet the standards set out for each individual scholarship category will be for the tenure of their study at JPC, until the end of Year 12, subject to annual reviews
  • Applications for 2026 ​close on Friday 25 April 2025 at 5pm.​​

Application Steps for Students not currently attending John Paul College

Step 1: Read the Scholarship Terms and Conditions here.

Step 2: If applying for an Academic Excellence Scholarship for 2026, students will need to register for the ACER Academic Scholarship Test, which will be held in February 2025.  ACER exam registrations open in September 2024 and close in early February 2025. (Exact dates will be announced soon.)

Step 3: Complete the John Paul College Online A​pplication Form

Step 4: Complete the John Paul College Scholarships Application Form (2026 scholarship applications will open soon) and provide​ additional information as requested such as portfolios or references.

Step 5: If you have not already toured our College, we encourage you to make a booking for a personalised tour for your family.

Step 6: For those applying for an Academic Excellence Scholarship, complete the ACER exam in February 2025.  Further details will be provided when you register for the ACER exam.

Step 7: Those applying for a Performing Arts Scholarship will be contacted to organise an audition.

Step 8: Shortlisted Scholarship candidates will be invited to an interview end of March/early April. Offers will be made to successful candidates by the end of Term 2​.​

Application Steps for Current John Paul College Students

Step 1: Read the Scholarship Terms and Conditions here.

Step 2: If applying for an Academic Excellence Scholarship for 2026,  students will need to register for the ACER Academic Scholarship Test. ACER exam registrations open in September 2024 and close in early-February 2025.

Step 3: Complete the John Paul College Scholarships Application Form (2026 scholarship applications for current students will open soon) and provide additional information as requested such as portfolios or references.

Step 4: For those applying for an Academic Excellence Scholarship, complete the ACER test during February 2024. Further details will be supplied when you register with ACER for the test. 

Step 5: Current students will be notified of scholarship outcomes by the end of Term 2.

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Scholarship Categories​​

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Academic Excellence Scholarships

Applicants for Academic Excellence Scholarships at John Paul College are required to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination.

The ACER Scholarship Examination is for current and future students who are applying for a 2026 scholarship ​and will be held in February 2025 at the John Paul College campus.

ACER Scholarship Examination registrations open in September 2024 and close in early February 2025​​

Scholarship applicants should select the appropriate ACER Scholarship Examination Level when completing the ACER Scholarship online application.

Level 1: Designed for students who sit the test for entry into Years 7 and 8

Level 2: Designed for students who sit the test for entry into Years 9 and 10

Examination Fees: Basic Registration $125

In addition to the above requirements, eligibility for an Academic Excellence Scholarship will be conditional on the following outcomes:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years 7 to 10;
  • have performed at a high level on the ACER scholarship exam;
  • have demonstrated above-average achievement in academics providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports;
  • demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular activities of the College, that is, participate in at least two of the following: one sport, one service and one cultural activity each year (reviewed annually); and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

As a general rule, students will need to achieve a certain percentile level to receive a 50% remission (over 95th percentile) or for 25% remission (over 90th percentile).

Applicants are also required to provide a resume of achievements to accompany their application.

Excellence Scholarships (Performing Arts and Sport)

Excellence Scholarships are available in the categories of Academics, Performing Arts and Sporting Excellence.

Excellence Academics Scholarships are offered on the basis of:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years 7 to 10;
  • have performed at a high level on the ACER scholarship exam;
  • have demonstrated above-average achievement in academics providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports;
  • demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular activities of the College, that is, participate in at least two of the following: one sport, one service and one cultural activ​ity each year (reviewed annually); and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.
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Excellence Performing Arts Scholarships are offered on the basis of:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years 7 to 10;
  • students who have demonstrated strong academic achievements providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports;
  • students who will contribute fully to the holistic nature of the College through strong participation in our Performing Arts Programs;
  • students who possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College; and
  • students must meet the minimum recommended requirements before being asked to audition.

Students excelling in the following arts are highly encouraged to apply:

  • male vocalists
  • orchestral percussionists
  • french horn
  • double reed (oboe and bassoon)
  • lower strings (cello and double bass)

The Principal reserves the right to privilege certain instruments/or performance types dependent on the needs of the College at the time of application.

Applicants are also required to provide a portfolio of achievements to accompany their application. Eligible candidates will then be invited to the second stage of the application, which will involve an audition piece to be prepared.


Excellence Sport Scholarships are offered to:

  • students commencing/studying in Years 7​ to 10​;
  • students who have demonstrated strong academic achievements providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports;
  • students who have been competing to at least state or national level in their chosen sport/s;
  • students who will contribute fully to the holistic nature of the College through strong participation in our Sporting Programs; and
  • students who possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

Students excelling in the following sports are highly encouraged to apply:

  • basketball
  • cricket (boys)
  • football​
  • netball (girls)
  • r​ugby

The Principal reserves the right to privilege certain sports over others based on the needs of the College at the time of application.

The Karen Spiller Leadership Scholarship

Applications for t​​he Karen Spiller Leadership Scholarship at JPC are open to new families, with children in Year 6 demonstrating leadership potential within their current school or sporting/interest group. These scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated excellence through leadership and are dedicated to being actively involved within the College community.

Scholarship applicants are required to provide a personal résumé (including supporting evidence of leadership duties), copies of their two most recent school reports and Year 5 NAPLAN results and a reference from a coach or teacher, outlining their leadership potential.

Applications will be means-tested and allocated at the discretion of the Principal.

Rural and Remote Scholarship

All applicants for Rural and Remote Scholarship at John Paul College will be conditional on the following outcomes:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years 7 to 10;
  • students must display a strong commitment to their academic performance and be willing to contribute to the holistic nature of the College;
  • live in rural or remote areas of our country wishing to attend our Boarding Village; and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

Applicants must also provide a letter from their family outlining why they would like to be considered for the scholarship program.

Needs-based Bursary

John Paul College is committed to ensuring that education remains accessible and the College continues to fulfil its commitment to diversity, by offering a Needs-based Bursary to a student's family who would not have the financial resources to be able to send (or continue to send) their child to the College.

The College, in its absolute discretion, must form the view that the Applicant parents' and guardians' child would derive (or continue to derive) significant benefit from a John Paul College education and the applicant's parents and guardians must be able to prove through their Statement of Financial Position that, the need for a Needs-based Bursary.

For the sake of clarity, the College reserves the right to request the Applicant's parents and guardians to resubmit a Statement of Financial Position at any time during their child's enrolment at the College.​


For further information, please contact:
Mrs Di Hildebrand │ Admissions Manager
Ph: +61 7 3826 3333