Scholarship applications for 2014 are now closed
A brief history of the Scholarships
The earliest scholarship to be created was The Lady Franklin Scholarship, established in 1840 by way of a gift to the School of some fifty acres of land at Franklin and a cash gift of £150. Since that time many other scholarships have been awarded. New scholarships are created from time to time and are named to honour a past student, member of staff or a member of the donor's family. Some scholarships are awarded annually and others on a rotating basis.
Academic and Boarding Scholarships
Academic and Boarding Scholarship tests are conducted by Edutest, an independent assessor. All applicants must sit this scholarship test and some will be invited to attend a subsequent formal interview.
Academic Scholarships are offered for entry at Year 6, Year 7 and at Year 11. Scholarships offer rebates on tuition fees only of up to 50%. Scholarships are granted for the duration of the student's secondary education and are subject to the maintenance of excellent academic performance levels as well as contributing to the life of the School. Students may hold only one scholarship at any one time.
A student who holds a scholarship from a previous entry is eligible to sit for a higher value scholarship when he reaches the appropriate year. If he is then awarded the higher value scholarship he forfeits the previous one.
A Boarding Scholarship normally is offered to a Year 7 student but may, in an exceptional case, be offered to a student at another year level.
The Headmaster may at his discretion, award Hutchins Scholarships to particularly able students who are unsuccessful in being awarded a named scholarship. Students who sit the scholarship tests but are unsuccessful and who would like to attend Hutchins may be eligible for a bursary. A limited number of bursaries may be available and are awarded on the basis of financial need. Bursaries are tenable for the time a student attends Hutchins and are subject to annual review. Successful bursary holders are to give of their best to the life of the School.
The Hutchins School Foundation offers limited scholarships for new students wishing to enter Years 9, 10 or 11 in 2014. These scholarships offer an excellent opportunity for students who would not be able to attend Hutchins without financial assistance. The Hutchins Foundation supports the School's commitment to provide boys with a first-class education and opportunities to develop across many co-curricular activities.
Scholarships are tenable to completion of Year 12.
Students should apply in writing detailing their interests, involvement in the community or charitable organisations, why they would like to come to Hutchins and why they should be considered for a scholarship. The letter should be addressed to the Headmaster, PO Box 254, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7006 or emailed to Carol.Marshall@hutchins.tas.edu.au.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the audition, recent school reports and an interview. SPA Scholarships are not related to the Academic Scholarship testing and are available to students entering into Years 7-12.