Academic Scholarships

Scholarships, Bursaries and Tuition Awards are offered to students who demonstrate an outstanding potential to benefit from, contribute to, and influence others through the College’s Academic, Music, Performing Arts or Sport programs. Award holders are expected to maintain high academic, musical , performing arts or sporting standards as well as contribute to the wider life of the College.

Bialik College awards scholarships for academic excellence, as well as sport, performing arts and music. Details of scholarships offered are advertised in the media and in College Notices. Scholarship examinations are held annually.

Should you believe that your child meets the criteria for more than one Scholarship or Bursary, please feel free to submit more than one application. However, individuals can hold only one Award at any time.

Academic Scholarships

Bialik College offers a limited number of Academic scholarships to students entering Years 6, 7, 9 and 10 in 2021.

Academic scholarships for entry into Years 6 and 9, 2021, are for external (NON-BIALIK) students only. Academic scholarships for entry into Years 7 and 10, 2021, are for internal (BIALIK) students only.

Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of a written examination, school reports and an interview with the Principal. Many factors are taken into consideration before an academic scholarship is granted and a Principal’s interview does not necessarily mean that a scholarship will be offered.

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) conducts the written examination which covers mathematics, written expression and reading comprehension. While Hebrew and Jewish Studies are compulsory at Bialik College, these subjects are not tested in the academic examination.

As well as demonstrating academic excellence, applicants should also be eager to participate in the wide range of opportunities available at the College and respect the Mission, Vision and Values that govern the College.

There is an entry fee for Scholarship applications.

If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact Michelle Bergman, College Registrar, on 9822 7981 or [email protected]. For more information about ACER please refer to their website: www.acer.edu.au

PLEASE NOTE: Students sitting the scholarship test are not automatically enrolled at Bialik College. Please contact the registrar for an application form.

Key Dates

Examination date: Friday 14 February 2020

Time: 8.45am-12.00pm     Venue: Bialik College

Applications for 2021 Scholarships will open on 2 December 2019 and close on Monday 3 February 2020.

Shortlisted candidates: All candidates who sit the Academic test will be contacted from 9 March, 2020, however only shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Principal’s interview.

Notification of results: Academic scholarships will be offered from the week commencing 9 March, 2020. Individual examination results will be provided to all parents at the conclusion of the entire academic scholarship process.

Entry fee: $109.00.

ACER Scholarship Parent Helpline phone number is 1300 768 952.

On the day of the Academic test

Candidates may bring 2 HB pencils, pencil eraser, pencil sharpener and 2 blue or black pens to the examination. Rulers, mathematical instruments including calculators, calculator watches, watches that beep, mobile phones, books or papers of any kind are not permitted.

As there will be a short break between sections of the test, candidates are encouraged to bring a snack and a drink – NO NUT products please.