If your child has achieved exceptional results in academics, is a talented all-rounder or displays outstanding music ability, then their needs can be nurtured with a scholarship at Northholm.


Welcoming students from all backgrounds, Northholm has a limited number of scholarships covering full or partial tuition fees for students entering Year 5, Year 7, Year 10 and Year 11. Scholarships are open to both new and continuing students who demonstrate a strong work ethic and whose place at Northholm will benefit themselves, the School and the community.



Applicants are required to sit an ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) scholarship test, in addition to meeting the specific criteria in each category listed below. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal and subject to annual review.


Applications for 2023 Scholarships are NOW OPEN. 


Students wishing to apply for a 2023 Scholarship for entry in Year 5  must register with ACER  here


Students wishing to apply for a Year 7, Year 10 or Year 11  Scholarship in 2023 please register with ACER here


Once your registration is complete, the school will contact you for further details.  Please note the following key dates:


ACER Scholarship registrations CLOSE midnight Monday 7 February 2022


ACER  Test date Saturday 26 February 2022 (Test to be held at Northholm Grammar main campus) 



Academic Scholarships

Northholm Grammar seeks students who strive for excellence, are instilled with the determination and self-discipline to succeed and who achieve exceptional academic results. In addition to the results of ACER testing, applicants for the Academic Scholarship must demonstrate high academic achievement by submitting evidence such as school reports, State or National competition certificates, external portfolios or other recent documents.

Music co-curricular at Northholm

Music Scholarships

Talented music students are invited to explore their creativity, supported by a caring team, by applying for a Music Scholarship. Applicants must audition at the School as well as meeting the prerequisites and completing the ACER scholarship test.

Year 7 – Students of all instruments including Voice must have achieved a Grade 3 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent). For Piano students, it’s recommended that students be Grade 5 or higher. Year 7 scholarships may be tenable for the duration of the student’s high school life.

Year 11 – All students applying for Year 11 Music Scholarships should have achieved a Grade 6 standard or above for all instruments including Voice. Year 11 Music Scholarships are tenable for two years until graduation.

All Round Achievement

For children who display not only outstanding academic results, but also demonstrate excellence in at least two other non-academic fields, the All Round Achievement Scholarship provides an opportunity to experience a Northholm education. Fields can include, but are not limited to, the Performing or Visual Arts, Debate and Public Speaking, Sport, Leadership, Christian Service or Community Service. Applicants should submit evidence including school reports, certificates, portfolios or other recent documents as well as sitting the ACER exam.

For more information

To enquire further about Scholarships at Northholm, please call the Head of Enrolments on 9656 2000 or email

The School reserves the right to not award scholarships if suitable applicants are not found.