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Selection Criteria

  • General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who exhibit excellence across a number of areas including leadership, community service, service to the school community and co-curricular involvement.
  • Student selection is based on academic examination results, portfolio submission and, if shortlisted, subsequent interview.

Application Process

Step One
Step Two
Step Three

Step One

Please read the following important information prior to applying for a General Excellence Scholarship:

  • Both registration for the Academic Scholarship Exam and a Portfolio must be received prior to the closing date for the application to be valid.
  • The Examinations for Academic Scholarships for the 2025 school year will be held at the College on Saturday, 17 February 2024.
  • The closing date for registration is Friday, 9 February 2024 at 3:00pm (Australia Eastern Standard Time).
  • The cost of the scholarship exam is $88 including GST. Payment must be made at the end of the registration process online. If the payment is not made, your registration WILL NOT BE VALID.
  • Testing is open to current and external students who will be in Years 7 to 12 in 2025.
  • Alternate testing dates are not available. Please ensure you are available on the prescribed date. Please note the time of the exam will not be communicated until the week prior to the exam.
  • There are limited places available for the examination. Registration will close prior to the published date if places are filled.
  • The examination is both online and paper-based. There will be 4 online tests 30 minutes each and a 15 minute written test. Students will be given rest breaks.
  • Students are required to supply their own laptop device (no iPads)
  • More information will be sent to registered students in the week prior to the examination date.
  • Practice exams can be purchased from Edutest when registering online.
  • Late examination registration or portfolio submission will not be accepted.

Edutest can be contacted on the below phone number should you have any questions. Phone: +61 3 9014 1411

Step Two

Register for the Edutest Scholarship Examination.

Click Here to register

A reminder that students are required to supply their own laptop device (no iPads).

Step Three

Portfolio Submission

Click here to download the cover sheet that must be submitted with your portfolio.

  • Portfolios, which must have a cover sheet attached, can be emailed to enrol@salc.qld.edu.au or delivered to Main Reception.
  • Portfolios must be delivered prior to the closing date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. If the Examination registration has been received but the portfolio has not, the student will only be assessed for an Academic Scholarship and application for the General Excellence Scholarship will be voided.
  • Short-listed applicants who are invited for interview, will be notified of the date and time via email. Non-attendance at the interview will result in the application being voided.

Scholarship Conditions

Scholarship conditions will be outlined in the letter of offer for successful students.

These conditions may include the following:

  • Maintain a high academic level (GPA)  
  • Remaining in good standing with the College in relation to:
    • Effort (EPA)
    • Behaviour
    • Attendance
    • Compliance with other College expectations
    • Participate fully in the co-curricular activities of the College in so far as their abilities allow
  • Show support to the leadership role that is implicit for all scholarship holders. This includes being a positive role model for younger students, displaying leadership by encouraging and supporting other students and fostering team and College spirit.

The College will reserve the right to terminate the scholarship in the event of gross or continued breaches of expectations, unwarranted decline in academic achievement or application, or persistent failure to support the College in its co-curricular program.