General Excellence

General Excellence Awards – Year 7 or Year 10 entry 2026

Online applications open in November 2024.


    1. General Excellence Award applications are open to students entering Year 7 or Year 10 in 2026.
    2. General Excellence Award applications are open to external students and currently enrolled Ivanhoe Grammar School students.
    3. International students already in receipt of a student visa (subclass 500) or who require a student visa (subclass 500) to study within Australia, are ineligible to apply for this scholarship opportunity.
    4. General Excellence Award applications must be submitted online via the Ivanhoe Grammar School website – from November 2024. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
    5. The closing date for applications is mid March 2025. Late applications are not accepted.

A complete application is required. The following documents must be supplied at the time of application:

    • Two written references supporting the applicants’ character and achievements
    • Most recent school report
    • For students applying for the Year 7 2026 General Excellence Award – Year 5 2024 Naplan results (Exceeding and Strong category results only will be considered)
    • For students applying for the Year 10 2026 General Excellence Award – Year 7 2023 Naplan results (Exceeding and Strong category results only will be considered)
    • a recent photo
    • payment of the application fee

In addition to the above documentation, you will fill in additional information on your child’s interest and achievements in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Community Service
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Performing Arts
  • Creative Arts

Interviews and Timeline

  1. Applicants may be required to attend an interview at the School.
  2. The School will be in touch to arrange the interview time.
  3. Interviews will be held at Ivanhoe Grammar School commencing Term 2 2025.
  4. Due to the large number of applications received, it may take several weeks after the closing date to schedule all interviews.
  5. Successful applicants will be notified via email by the end of Term 2 2025.


  1. General Excellence Awards offer a reduction of up to 50% of the net tuition fees, for the duration of the student’s secondary education. All other fees and charges are payable in full.
  2. The School reserves the right not to offer an Award if the standard of those presenting does not warrant it doing so.
  3. Recipients of Awards are expected to attain a generally high academic standard and the student should be actively involved in the various co-curricular activities of the School.
  4. Periodic reviews of the Award will be conducted to verify satisfactory progress and participation. In exceptional circumstances the Award may be terminated by the Principal.
  5. It is our expectation that recipients of the General Excellence Awards will complete their Secondary Education at Ivanhoe Grammar School. The School reserves the right to ask for reimbursement to the value of the Award if the student leaves the School prior to Year 10.
  6. If a General Excellence Award is offered and accepted, the Admissions Office will guide families through the enrolment process. Families are given 7 days from the date of the Letter of Offer to finalise the non-refundable Capital Levy payment (if not already paid) and 14 days after that, a $4,900 non-refundable tuition fee deposit is invoiced. The tuition fee deposit will be deducted from the February 2026 tuition fee instalment.

For further information on the General Excellence Award, please contact Rebecca Groenewegen, Admissions Manager on 9490 3892 or