Bursaries

Bursaries

Brisbane Girls Grammar School nurtures a thriving culture of ‘giving back’.  Proud of the philanthropic principles upon which the School was founded, we foster a climate of opportunity and contribution for current Grammar girls and future Grammar Women. The School has a long tradition of educating girls from diverse backgrounds and is committed to accessibility and support, enabling girls of promise and capability that otherwise might not be able to attend Girls Grammar.

The School is committed to establishing and maintaining a sustainable bursary programme to support families for whom there is a reduced capacity to pay for a Girls Grammar education, providing avenues of access to the broader community.

Despite its strong academic reputation, Brisbane Girls Grammar School is an academically non-selective school and does not offer any other scholarships.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School Bursary

To be awarded for the first time in 2017, the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Bursary will provide remission of tuition fees only for Year 7 to Year 12 at Brisbane Girls Grammar School for a girl commencing in Year 7, 2018.  The School may offer partial bursaries for fixed terms or full bursaries based on merit and ongoing capacity for the family to pay tuition fees.

The Bursary will be provided to a girl:

  • who displays the characteristics of a Grammar Girl – curious, principled, adventurous, balanced, leader.
    • character and leadership traits which demonstrate a ready willingness to participate in a range of educational and school related activities;
    • evidence of intellectual and systematic curiosity and an eagerness to embrace the breath of opportunity with a potential to lead;
    • active participation and achievement in co-curricular programs such as sport, visual arts, drama, music, debating and community service;
    • academic potential, reflected in effort, attitude and performance, and supported by references by their school; and
    • sound performance in the independent ACER Scholarship Test, and
  • whose parents are unable to or would have financial difficulty in paying tuition fees.

Apply for the Bursary – application close Monday 6 February 2017

To qualify for consideration for award of the Bursary, applicants must be commencing Year 7 in 2018 and are required to:

  1. Download and complete the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Bursary 2018 application form and return to the Principal, Brisbane Girls Grammar School with the supporting documents by midnight AEST Monday 6 February 2017.
  2. Register for, and sit the ACER Scholarship Test at their own expense. Registrations close midnight AEDT Monday 6 February 2017, with the test to be held on Saturday 25 February 2017.
  3. Be available for interview by the Principal or Principal’s delegate in 2017.

Brisbane Girls Grammar School will be in contact with the applicant’s family following receipt of the test results in April 2017.

The Principal holds the final decision whether or not to award the Bursary and may consult with the Board of Trustees on this decision. Annual renewal of the Bursary is dependent upon the recipient’s continuous academic performance and contribution to and involvement in the wider School programme. Renewal is also dependent upon independent review of the parents’/guardians’ financial position. The Principal reserves the right to renew or withdraw a Bursary.

Important Dates

  • Closing date to register to sit the ACER test – midnight AEDT Monday 6 February 2017.
  • Closing date to apply to the Principal of Brisbane Girls Grammar School – midnight AEST Monday 6 February 2017.
  • Date of the ACER test – Saturday 25 February 2017.

If you have further questions, please contact the Enrolments Office on +61 7 3332 1436 or email enrolments@bggs.qld.edu.au.

Maria Sulima Bursary

Maria Sulima

Brisbane Girls Grammar School offers the Maria Sulima Bursary from time to time; however, this bursary will not be on offer for Year 7, 2018.

The Maria Sulima Bursary is awarded in honour of Dr Maria Sulima. Born in 1911 in Galicia, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Dr Maria Sulima arrived in Brisbane in 1949 and visited the School in 1992, the year prior to her death in 1993. Education and academic achievement were important in her life and underpin her recognition of the need for young women to benefit from an excellent education, which may not otherwise be available to them.

She chose Brisbane Girls Grammar School as the vehicle to fulfil her dream of providing an excellent education to young women. In 1993 funds were bequeathed to the School to provide the Maria Sulima Bursary, with the first Bursaries being awarded in 1995.

Read about the first recipient of the Maria Sulima Bursary, Lacey Filipich, Chemical Engineer and Entrepreneur.

About the Bursary

The Bursary provides full remission of tuition fees only for Year 7 to Year 12 at Brisbane Girls Grammar School for a girl commencing Year 7.

The terms, as laid out by Dr Maria Sulima, are to provide the Bursary to a girl:

  • whose parents are unable to or would have financial difficulty in paying school fees
  • whose character, talent, academic ability and intelligence suggest that they will take full advantage of the opportunities that the Bursary offers
  • who may be awarded pursuant to recommendation by the Principal of Brisbane Girls Grammar School

The Principal holds the final decision whether or not to award the Bursary and may consult with the Board of Trustees on this decision.