Academic and General Excellence Scholarships

Oakleigh Grammar offers scholarships to students who are talented, motivated and civic-minded, and who have the potential to make a positive contribution in a leadership and academic capacity, becoming part of our close-knit community.


Oakleigh Grammar offers a wide selection of scholarship options in general and academic excellence each year.

Our scholarships are granted to a handful of talented and passionate students who wish to excel in their learning journey. The scholarships we offer include:

2025 General and Academic Excellence Scholarships

Applications for 2025 are now open

Click here to apply

Oakleigh Grammar, in conjunction with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), will hold the Scholarship exams for all students entering into Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in 2025.

Successful applicants will be curious learners, active sports participants, musically talented or community focused.

To apply for a General Excellence Scholarship, a student will have a good academic standard, plus excellence in at least one the following: sport, music, leadership, community service.

Scholarship application process

Step 1

Visit the ACER Scholarship Tests page to create a Parent Account.

Step 2

Login to your Parent Account and add your child to your account.

Step 3

Gather all the information/documentation you will need from the list below.

  • School report
  • Naplan test results (most recent)
  • Certificates of achievement
  • Sporting ability/achievements
  • Music ability/achievements
  • Leadership achievements and Community Service


  • References from teacher, principal, sporting organisation, church group, community service organisation etc.
Step 4

Login to your Parent Account and click on the Apply for a scholarship link next to your child’s name, following the instructions to apply for a scholarship, making sure you select Oakleigh Grammar – ACER Scholarship Test from the list. This is due by 9 February 2024.

Step 5

Attend the ACER Scholarship Test on 24 February 2024 at 9.00am reporting to Reception at Oakleigh Grammar (77-81 Willesden Street Oakleigh) 15 minutes prior. Please note in order for your child to be tested, Steps 1 to 4 must first be completed by 9 February 2024.

Step 6

Depending on the outcome of your child’s exam, s/he may be invited for an interview with the Head/s of School.

Step 7

Subject to your child’s examination results and interview with the School you will receive a letter of offer.

Step 8

Upon acceptance of the letter of offer, your child will be enrolled at Oakleigh Grammar and further information will be provided.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Key Dates

Applications for 2025 are now open
Applications close: 9 February 2024
Examination date: 24 February 2024