The Friends’ School offers scholarships and fee assistance based on a number of criteria including areas of talent and personal circumstances. We welcome applications from students who believe they can make a positive contribution to our School community. The number of Scholarships awarded each year is dependent upon the quality of the applicants and the availability of places.
Community philanthropy has been integral to The Friends’ School and its core values since the school was founded in 1887. This community philanthropy and generosity continues to this day. Scholarships and fee assistance packages are funded by generous donations from the School community.
If you have any questions about the process for obtaining a scholarship or fee assistance package, please contact the Enrolments Manager, Jen Scharkie, on either
Our Merit, Boarding and Music Scholarships for 2020 are now closed for applications.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Scholarship / Bursary
|Mather Endowment Trust||Open||A prospective student without the financial means to attend the School||Monday 1 April 2019||Friday 28 June 2019|
|Frances Parsons Bursary||Closed||A student from Years 7 to 12 in 2021 from a rural area||Monday 1 April 2020||Friday 26 June 2020|
|Old Scholars Memorial Grant||Closed||Current Year 10 students whose parents are Friends’ Old Scholars||Tuesday 23 July 2019||Friday 6 September 2019|
|The Friends’ Fellowship||Open||New students entering Year 11 in 2020||Monday 8 April 2019||Friday 28 June 2019|
|Merit Scholarships||Closed||New students entering Year 7 and 11 in 2020||Thursday 24 January 2019||Friday 22 March 2019|
|Music Scholarships||Closed||New students entering Year 7 and 11 in 2020||Thursday 24 January 2019||Friday 22 March 2019|
|Boarding Scholarships||Closed||New students entering Year 7 and 11 in 2020||Thursday 24 January 2019||Friday 22 March 2019|
Applicants must be Australian Citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa