Scholarship Program

Each year, a limited number of scholarships are offered to students entering Years 7 to 11. 

A scholarship to Clayfield provides your child with the opportunity to achieve their personal best and take responsibility for, and be proactive in, the development of their own education. Most importantly, Clayfield scholarships provide opportunities for students to attend our College who may not otherwise have been able to do so.

Academic, General Excellence and Boarding Scholarships are available in 2023.

‘I’ve been really impressed to hear what Clayfield is doing to assist girls and boys who would not otherwise have the support to achieve a good education. For me, education is the long-term key to assisting young adults out of poverty and/or powerlessness.’
— Sue Boyce (Class of 1967)

Academic Scholarships

Applications for Academic Scholarships are available to new students entering Years 7 to 11 in 2023. To be eligible, applicants must sit the ACER Scholarship Test. Please note that registrations to sit the ACER Scholarship Test will open on Tuesday 28 September 2021 and close at midnight AEDST Monday 7 February 2022.

The ACER Scholarship test will be held on Saturday 26 February 2022.

Register for the ACER Scholarship test here.

General Excellence Scholarships

Sports, The Arts, Leadership, Community Service

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellent academic results, as well as excellence in one or more of the following:

  • Sport
  • The Arts (Music, Performance or Visual Art)
  • Leadership
  • Community Service.

To be eligible for a General Excellence Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be entering Years 7 to 11 in 2023 (new and current students), and can demonstrate
  • Excellent academic results; and
  • Outstanding sporting achievement; or
  • Outstanding achievement in The Arts (Music, Performance or Visual Art); or
  • Demonstrate examples of Leadership and Community Service (such as contribution to the applicant’s current school community and a passion and potential for contributing to our Clayfield community). 

To apply for a General Excellence Scholarship, students must submit a portfolio including:

  • Completed application form
  • Covering letter and personal resume (outlining your child's achievements)
  • Copies of two most recent school reports and NAPLAN results
  • Letter from your child's current coach or teacher for Sport or The Arts, or current Principal for Community Service or Leadership, in support of their application.

Excellence in Sport applicants must also provide evidence of State or National selection as part of their portfolio.

Excellence in The Arts (Music) applicants for Years 7 to 9 are required to have reached AMEB Grade 4 (or equivalent) and must provide relevant details to support this in their portfolio. Excellence in The Arts (Music) applicants for Years 10 and 11, are required to have reached AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) and must provide relevant details to support this in their portfolio.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with our Principal. Excellence in the Arts (Music) shortlisted applicants will also be required to audition. Applications close 31 March 2022. 

Boarding Scholarships

Boarding Scholarships are awarded to students from remote and rural areas who demonstrate a willingness to contribute in a positive way to the Boarding and College community, and who currently require assistance to attend Boarding School.

To apply for a Boarding Scholarship, students must submit a portfolio including:

  • Completed application form
  • Covering letter and personal resume (outlining their special interests and the contribution they would make to the Boarding and College community)
  • Copies of two most recent school reports and NAPLAN results
  • Letter from your child’s teacher, coach or another referee (not a family member) in support of their application.  

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with our Principal and Head of Boarding (Zoom interviews can be arranged). Applications close 31 March 2022.

Scholarship Policy

In order to retain a scholarship at Clayfield College, students are expected to maintain high standards in their conduct and academic results throughout the scholarship period, and to actively participate and embrace College life.

In accepting a scholarship, parents/caregivers agree that they understand their child will complete their education at Clayfield College.

The College reserves the right to request the full repayment of the total value of the scholarship if students/parents do not fulfil this expectation without valid cause.

For further information about scholarship opportunities at Clayfield, please contact our Enrolments Team on 07 3262 0220 or enrol@clayfield.qld.edu.au