Scholarships

Pembroke School offers a range of scholarships and bursaries including academic, music and boarding and in each case engages in a thorough process to award scholarships based on the merit of the application. 

2018 Scholarships

Please note that all Music, Boarding and Academic (Year 7 and 8) 2018 Scholarships have closed.

2019 Scholarships

Applications for scholarships will open in September 2017. The following links will take you to further information:

Academic Scholarships - Year 7 and 8 (only)
Music Scholarships
Boarding Scholarships
Isolated Students' Bursary
Isolated Students' Scholarships
The Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme

Periodic Scholarships

Margaret Sellars Scholarships
The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Information and Application Process

2019 Year 7 and 8 Academic Scholarships

Pembroke offers scholarships for students entering Year 7 and 8 based entirely on results of the ACEP examinations held in February each year. Students sit for this examination in the year preceding entry to Year 7 or 8 at Pembroke. It is open to both students already enrolled at Pembroke and students wanting to attend Pembroke. Students studying on a student visa (500) are eligible to apply but the percentage of remission will be based on the tuition fee payable by an Australian student.

Value:  25% up to 100% remission of tuition fees for the duration of the enrolment
(provided academic work remains of a high standard)
Applications Open: September 2017
Applications Close: January 2018
Registration Fee: $105
Examination Date: February 2018
Examination Location: DY Hall, Girton Campus, Pembroke School, 18 Holden Street, Kensington Park, South Australia

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2019 Music Scholarships

Pembroke School offers a limited number of scholarships to students entering Years 7 to 11. Applications are invited from students who are able to display established excellence, or significant promise, in Music.

Value: 10% to 75% remission of tuition fees for the duration of the enrolment
(subject to satisfactory progress)
Applications Open: September 2017
Applications Closed: November 2017
Instruments: Woodwind, String, Brass, Percussion, Voice and Piano
(refer to application for minimum levels required)
Criteria and Application: Criteria and Application Form

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2019 Boarding Scholarships

Scholarships are available for boarders entering Years 7 to 11. Selection is based upon the submission of a personal portfolio and an interview. The criteria for selection includes as a high priority the potential "all round" contribution that a student will make to the School.

Value: 50% remission of tuition fees for the duration of the enrolment 
(while boarding at Pembroke)
Applications Open: September 2017
Applications Close: November 2017
Criteria and Application: Criteria and Application Form

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2019 Isolated Students' Scholarships

Scholarships are also available for boarders entering Year 7 to 10 and who meet specific geographical isolation criteria. Selection is based on the submission of an application and an interview.

Value:   Up to 50% remission of tuition fees for the duration of the enrolment
(while boarding at Pembroke)
Applications Open: September 2017
Applications Close: November 2017
Criteria and Application: Criteria and Application Form

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2019 Isolated Students' Bursary

Boarding Students entering Year 7 to 10 who meet specific geographical isolation criteria may be eligible to apply for an Isolated Student Bursary. 

Value: 25% remission of tuition fees for the duration of the enrolment
(while boarding at Pembroke)
Applications Open: September 2017
Applications Close: November 2017
Criteria and Application: Criteria and Application Form

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2018 Margaret Sellars Scholarships

Scholarships are available periodically for a boarding student from rural and outback farming communities and entering Year 10, 11 or 12.

Value:  Up to 100% remission of tuition fees for either 1, 2 or 3 years (while boarding at Pembroke)
Applications: Currently awarded
Applications Closed: 4.00 pm Friday 31 March 2017
Criteria and Application: Criteria and Application Form
Statement of Financial Affairs

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The Indigenous Youth Leadership Project

The Indigenous Youth Leadership Project (IYLP) offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians, with a focus on Indigenous youth from remote or regional communities.

In addition to helping Indigenous students achieve their educational aspirations, the IYLP supports scholarships for Indigenous students to attend approved secondary schools with variable entry levels from year to year.

Pembroke School is an approved IYLP provider School, in partnership with The Smith Family.

2018 IYLP Scholarhips

  • The Smith Family, in conjunction with Pembroke School, invites applications for 2018 boarding.
  • Places are open to students entering Years 8-12 in 2018.
  • Applications are sent directly to The Smith Family where they will be short-listed for further consideration.
  • If successful in the next stage of the application process a face-to-face interview will be held at Pembroke School and with the IYLP Manager.
  • Information, applications, criteria and other forms are available from The Smith Family from March 2017, www.thesmithfamily.com.au.
  • For more information click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, by email leanne.smith@thesmithfamiliy.com.au or telephone +61 8 8224 1402.

Application for admission to Pembroke School must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship. A Pembroke School Information Package, including application form, can be obtained at Request Information Package, by telephoning the Pembroke Admissions Office on +61 8 8366 6217 or by emailing admissions@pembroke.sa.edu.au.

Please also make contact with the Indigenous Student Coordinator at Pembroke School on 08 8366 6730.

2018 Indigenous Scholarships Applications closed Friday 26 May 2017.

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2019 The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Scholarship

The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Scholarship (JDRFS) has been made available specifically for low income families who aspire to an excellent education but are not able to fund an Independent School education for their child due to disadvantage. The scholarship is open to Day or Boarding students.

Applications: Currently awarded and will be advertised in February 2018 for 2019 entry
Applications Open:   Monday 1 February 2018
Applications Close: Tuesday 28 February 2018
Criteria and Application: Criteria and Application Form

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General Scholarship Information

Advertisements for Scholarships will appear in metropolitan and regional newspapers from September 2017.

Further information if required can be obtained from:
Mrs Caroline Sullivan
Executive Assistant to the Principal
Phone: + 61 8 8366 6225
Facsimile: + 61 8 8366 6224
Email: scholarships@pembroke.sa.edu.au