Scholarships at A.B. Paterson College are awarded following the publication of the results of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) scholarship examination held in February each year.  A small number of full and part scholarships, based on academic or musical ability, are available. Scholarships subsequently awarded commence in the following year.

In 2016, A.B. Paterson College will  offer testing in Year 6 (Level 1) and Year 9 (Level 2) only, for 2017 scholarships in Years 7-9 and Years 10-12.

Students who wish to apply for scholarship in Years 10-12, or who are already A.B. Paterson College scholarship holders for Years 7-9, will then be eligible, as Year 9 students, to apply/reapply for scholarship in Years 10-12. 

All students, regardless of their current school, are welcome to apply and sit for the scholarship test. Applicants who are unsuccessful are informed of this by letter. 

Students who apply for a Music Scholarship are also expected to sit for the examination, as the College requires that Music Scholarship holders should also be competent academic students.

To apply for a Music Scholarship, please register online for the appropriate ACER scholarship examination as indicated above, and return the completed Music Application form available below to Karen Milburn, Head of Admissions at the College, at kmn@abpat.qld.edu.au Sometime after the examination, auditions will be held for prospective Music Scholarship awardees.

*** NB Please note that students who apply for a Music scholarship in Years 10-12 must study Music as an elective subject in these years.

Students, who have applied for enrolment at A.B. Paterson College in year levels eligible for scholarship consideration, will be informed of the forthcoming examination. 

Closing date for registration is Wednesday, 27  January, 2016, at 3pm. Please note that no registrations will be accepted after this date and time.

Scholarship registration will open for the 2016 ACER Scholarship Test, to be held on Saturday, 6 February 2016,on Monday 19 October 2015.



Scholarship Candidate Information