Each year, the College awards a number of Academic and Music scholarships. It is our aim to help students who, without our support, might not be able to avail themselves of the opportunities offered. We also understand that financial considerations may prevent boys from sharing in the experiences that we offer. In response to these considerations, the College also offer a number of bursaries, primarily for those parents facing financial hardship.


Applications for Academic and Music Scholarships in 2023 at The Scots College are now closed.

In September 2022, applications will reopen for the 2024 Academic and Music Scholarships at the College.

For families interested in Scots Indigenous Education Scholarships, more information here: Indigenous Education Scholarships.


In order to apply for a bursary at The Scots College, applicants must have completed the enrolment process, and have been offered and accepted a confirmed position at the College for the upcoming academic year.

Students can apply for the following bursaries:

  • RM Farquharson Bursary
  • The Scots College All-Rounder Bursaries
  • Boarding Bursary
  • Indigenous Bursary

For more information regarding each bursary, download Scots’ General Tuition and Boarding Bursaries.


Bursaries are available to boys entering Years 7 to 11 and provide exemption of tuition and/or boarding fees. Bursaries are awarded based on a range of criteria, including financial need (means tested), leadership qualities, academic performance, interview and co-curricular abilities.

Bursary applicants are required to complete and send to the College:

Applications for boarding bursaries for 2023 remain open.

Please discuss with the Director of Boarding, Mr Justin McInnes at j.mcinnes@scots.college before completing an application form.


For Academic Scholarship enquiries please email admissions@scots.college.

For Music Scholarship enquiries please email music@scots.college.

For a Boarding Bursary please email Director of Boarding, Mr Justin McInnes at j.mcinnes@scots.college.

For more information on Indigenous Scholarships and Bursaries, contact Head of Indigenous Education, Ms Justine Kolliou at j.kolliou@scots.college.

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William Elder


Mr Alan Elder was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age. He attended The Scots College for all his schooling, graduating in 1944. He played 1st XI Cricket and was a member of the College Cadet Unit. After leaving school Mr Elder studied accountancy and retained a life-long love of the College, especially the Pipes and Drums. Mr Elder never married, however the significant bequest he left will allow his Scots family to remember him through the Lang Walker Business Centre.