Scholarship FAQs

Trinity College offers two opportunities for students to apply for scholarships each year during Term 1 and Term 3. Scholarships offered in Term 1 are open to students in Year 6 and scholarships offered in Term 3 are open to students in Year 10 and Year 11.

Apply in Year 6 (Term 1)

Apply in Year 10 or Year 11 (Term 3)

Yes – students currently attending schools other than Trinity College are encouraged to apply. External students must also complete an Application for Enrolment as part of their application.

Yes – students are welcome to apply for multiple scholarships.

No – while students can apply for multiple scholarships, successful applicants can only hold one scholarship at any time.

No – students can list all the scholarships they’d like to be considered for on one application form and attach one set of supporting documents.

Anywhere between 100 to 250 words for a scholarship applicant essay is fine.

Yes – you can print the email and include it with the application or you can forward the email directly to the Foundation Office to foundation@trinity.sa.edu.au.

Yes - incomplete applications will be accepted provided you have let us know in advance that you’re still waiting to source supporting material and the expected date of this material’s arrival. Additional supporting material will be accepted after the scholarship deadline, provided the Foundation Office has approved and noted the missing documents.

No - all applications must be received by close of business on the day applications close.

No - applications will be accepted by mail, email or in person to the Foundation Office. Email, postal address and office hours are included on the Scholarship Application and College website.

Foundation Office staff can photocopy or scan your original documents for you.

Only candidates for the Academic Scholarship are required to sit an exam. An administration fee of $20 must also be paid prior to sitting the exam. Performing Arts Scholarship candidates are required to perform an audition. All other scholarships are accessed on the strength of the written application.

No – the exam questions are all multiple choice in the subject areas of reading, comprehension and mathematics. New exams are prepared each year.

Candidates may choose to audition in one or more areas. Drama students will be required to perform a three-minute monologue. Composition, music or voice students will be required to perform for no longer than three minutes.

Deadlines for scholarship applications are firm. However, applications from current students for the Colin & Alexandra Hamilton Scholarship or applications from external students for the General Excellence Scholarship may be considered at any time during the school year. Please contact the Foundation Office for further information on 8523 8725 or send an email to foundation@trinity.sa.edu.au.

No – applicants must be in either Year 6, Year 10 or Year 11 to apply for a scholarship. However, applications from external students for the General Excellence Scholarship or current students for the Colin and Alexandra Hamilton Scholarship in year levels other than Year 6, Year 10 or Year 11 may be considered at any time during the school year. Please contact the Foundation Office for further information on 8523 8725 or send an email to foundation@trinity.sa.edu.au.

No - Trinity College does not offer a dedicated sport scholarship. The College offers a General Excellence Scholarship for students with a positive academic ability, supported by a strong talent in sport, music or drama. The General Excellence Scholarship is open to current Trinity students as well as students currently attending schools other than Trinity College.

Yes - this scholarship seeks to support an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who aspires to future tertiary study and would benefit from financial support to help achieve this goal. Applicants must be in Year 10 or Year 11 at the time of application and be enrolled in Trinity College Senior the following year.

Yes – most scholarship winners are acknowledged publicly in a variety of ways. Successful applicants may also be asked to be guest speakers at school assemblies or College events. Recipients of the Colin & Alexandra Hamilton Scholarship remain confidential.

Scholarships commence the year following a successful application. For example, a scholarship for a successful applicant in Year 6 will come into effect when that student begins Year 7 the following year.

Scholarships offered by Trinity College provide a percentage discount on net tuition fees for the successful applicant.

Yes - scholarships are open to all students. The scholarship value is applied to the net tuition fees of a successful applicant.

No – scholarship discounts can only be applied to the net tuition fees of a successful applicant.

Yes – in the event that a current scholarship recipient fails to adhere to behavioural standards or brings the College into disrepute, a scholarship may be withdrawn.