Scholarships and bursaries are available for students entering Years 7 to 11. Applicants for most scholarships are required to participate in the ACER Scholarship Testing Program.
Scholarship applications will be available online from mid August until early November, two years prior to a boy’s entry. The examinations are held in early December and the results are available early January one year prior to a boy’s entry.
Scholarships awarded to boys in Years 7 and 12 involve a percentage remission in Tuition fees. The percentage of remission is at the discretion of the Headmaster.
In addition to scholarships, several bursaries are offered for country boarders. Means will be taken into account for some scholarships and for all bursaries. Scholarships to Cranbrook School are only available to Australian citizens.
Open academic scholarships are awarded mainly on academic success in the ACER examination but candidates are urged to send additional information. This could include photocopies of school reports, certificates and details of other achievements.
Music scholarships at Cranbrook are awarded primarily on the basis of musical excellence, and are only available for Year 7 entry. The award of a half or full Music scholarship is determined by a successful audition with the Director of Music but in some cases consideration is also given to the results of the ACER examination.
There are several endowed scholarships and, when funds permit, these are allocated to candidates successful at the ACER examination. Some of these awards are for candidates showing all round ability. Sons of Old Boys are eligible for the Maxwell Glover Cooley Scholarship and Old Cranbrookian Association Scholarships. All candidates are required to sit for the ACER examination. Candidates for the Scholarship for Isolated Children and candidates for boarding bursaries are also required to sit the ACER examination.
Indigenous scholarships and bursaries are available to successful applicants of Australian indigenous descent.
This scholarship is available to students entering Year 11 with an active interest in the Defence Forces.