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2025 Scholarship Applications

Every year Huntingtower, in conjunction with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), holds scholarship exams for entry into Years 7, 9 and 10. Scholarships can be awarded to cover 25% to 50% of tuition fees, as Academic, General Excellence or Music Scholarships.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Principal or his delegate. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded based on the examination, portfolio review and interview. Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal.

It is important to note that schools do not share scholarship results with one another. Candidates must sit the Academic exam at Huntingtower on the set date to be eligible.

Eligibility to apply:

  • Australian citizens
  • Permanent Residents (PR)
  • Current Huntingtower students who are Australian citizens or Permanent Residents

2025 Applications Open:
Monday 2nd October 2023 at 9am

2025 Applications Close: Wednesday 31st January 2024 at 11.59pm

2025 ACER Scholarship Examination: Saturday 10 February 2024 to be held at Huntingtower

2025 Music Auditions: Sunday 11 February 2024 
(Audition times for each applicant will be advised as soon as possible after the scholarship applications have closed). 

How to Apply

Please follow and complete both steps below:

Step 1All Scholarship candidates must complete the ACER online registration. You must complete the online form to officially register. Once you have completed your online registration, please save this form to lodge with your Portfolio documentation. Payment of $150 (2024 rate) is required at the time of registering online.

Step 2. Email the electronic Scholarship Portfolio (requirements listed below) as soon as you have received the end of year school report. The portfolio should be emailed to prior to 11.59pm Wednesday 31st January 2024. Please include your ACER candidate ID and candidate name in the subject of the email. No late applications will be accepted.

Portfolio Requirements

All (including current Huntingtower students) applicants are asked to provide an electronic Scholarship Portfolio.

Please include the following documents in the Scholarship Portfolio:

  • Cover letter with a statement written by the student, explaining why they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and how they believe attending Huntingtower would impact their future and what they would bring to Huntingtower.
  • A copy of the ACER online registration confirmation 
  • School Report – please provide the latest full year school report (Semester 1 and Semester 2)
  • A copy of the latest NAPLAN results
  • Copies of any certificates of achievement, Sporting ability/achievements, Music ability/achievements, Leadership achievements and Community Service. If you would like to include a reference from a teacher, principal, sporting organisation, church group, community service organisation, etc. (this is not essential), please feel free to do so.
    Current Huntingtower students are not required to provide written references from their teachers.  

On the Day of the ACER Exam

All scholarship applicants (Academic, General Excellence and Music) must sit this Academic Scholarship Examination.

The Academic Scholarship Examination will be held at Huntingtower on:

Date – Academic Scholarship Examination – Saturday 10 February 2024
Venue – Huntingtower
Arrival Time – Please arrive no later than 8.30am
Conclusion – Approximately 12.00pm 

What to bring on the day:

  • Some form of identification of the candidate which indicates the full name. 
  • Two HB or B pencils, a pencil eraser and two blue or black pens.
    Please do not bring rulers, mathematical instruments of any kind, programmable watches, mobile phones, photographic or other image/data capturing devices, books or notepaper. 

There will be no correspondence sent by the school prior to the examination.

Scholarship interview appointments will commence after the school receives the results from ACER in early to mid-March.

If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact the school on 9807 8888 (8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday) or alternatively you may email

Please direct any enquiries specific to the Scholarship Examination to ACER directly via the Parent Hotline is 1300 768 952. 

Huntingtower would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and emerging  and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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Call or email for information: +61 3 9807 8888 |

  77 Waimarie Drive, Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149, Australia

Call or email for information: +61 3 9807 8888 |

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