The Hamilton and Alexandra College is a co-educational day and boarding school located in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. We are extremely proud of our strong history and traditional values and equally proud of our outstanding facilities and innovative educational programs.
The Hamilton and Alexandra College is proud to award scholarships to students of exceptional academic potential who will make a significant contribution to the life of the College and beyond as future citizens.
The College has two types of scholarships available for students to apply for – Ivy Scholarships (merit) and Tower Scholarships (equity).
We pride ourselves on attracting the best and brightest students to our College. Our core business is education, so the pursuit of excellence underpins our pedagogy. Named after the Ivy growing on the Tower Building, which is synonymous with College and also symbolises growth and resilience. There are two categories of Ivy scholarships, Academic and Merit.
Research indicates the presence of bright minds and talented students lifts the entire performance of the cohort. To apply for an academic scholarship, applicants are required to sit the EduTest exam hosted by a third-party educational assessment organisation. Ivy Scholarships are awarded based on ability in both academic and co-curricular areas, school reports and the results of interviews.
Further information: 2025 Academic-Scholarships
Applications Close: Friday 16 February
Edu Test: https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=561e071d
To apply for a General Excellence scholarship, applications are required to show success and commitment to a wide range of areas. At The Hamilton and Alexandra College we pride ourselves on developing well-rounded adults, and students are encouraged to excel in different subjects and co-curricular areas.
We encourage students to highlight their strengths in several areas, such as:
- Leadership positions; within their schools, sporting clubs and their location community.
- Musical abilities; playing one or more instrument/s, singing, stage performances, repertoire.
- Sport; performing at a high level in one or more sporting codes, demonstrating teamwork, mentoring or coaching in the sporting arena.
- The Arts; demonstrated talent and potential in the Performing and/or Visual Arts.
- Community; connection and service within the community, volunteering for local groups
College has a long history of supporting regional and rural families to access an independent education. We understand that the tyranny of distance can limit access to quality education, and Ivy Scholarships are available for students who would like to join the Boarding House community. The requirements for a Boarding scholarship are the same as the General Excellence application.
Further information on Ivy Scholarships: 2025 Ivy Scholarship
Closing Date: Friday 12 April 2024
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
For our Scholarship programs
We understand that for many, the costs of an independent education are significant and may prevent students from attending this amazing school. Our Equity Scholarships are designed to support families who require financial assistance, that understand and prioritise the benefit of receiving a quality, independent education. Named after the iconic Tower Building that represents the senior school, we aim to offer Tower Scholarships each year for students in Year 7 – 12.
We are passionate about supporting worthy students, who cannot afford the full tuition fees, to benefit from the extraordinary education offered at our College. We are proud that so many Old Collegian scholarship recipients have made a profound impact on society and are committed to continue offering equity scholarships.
We are proud to support regional rural families in their educational journeys. We understand that the tyranny of distance can limit access to quality education. Economic challenges and natural disasters, such as drought, can end boarding traditions that may span generations and where possible, we prevent this from happening.
Further information on Tower Scholarships: 2025 Tower Scholarships
"Back in 1944, Principal Shann started at College and commented on the students being 'so well balanced and sensible'. We are proud that we continue to follow this line of education, where we seek the best for and from every student. We feel passionate that this opportunity should be available to students who cannot afford the fees but who demonstrate the College values."
Deputy Principal Wellbeing
Year 7 & 8 Full Boarding Bursaries
Applications are now open for Year 7 and 8 Boarding Bursaries for 2024.
This bursary is a 100% reduction off boarding fees for one year.
These Year 7 and 8 Boarding Bursaries are open to both new and current College families. The bursary does not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or tuition fees.
To register your interest, or to request a formal application, please fill out the adjacent form.
- This bursary is available to all Year 7 boarding students for one year.
- For Year 8 students, this bursary is applicable for one year if you live more than 100km from Hamilton, Victoria 3300.
- All students (Year 7 and 8) that receive this bursary are required to remain boarding at The Hamilton and Alexandra College through to the end of Year 12. If you leave before this time, you will be obligated to pay this bursary back in full.
Families are welcome to apply for Boarding Scholarships when their children are in Years 9-12 through either the Ivy or Tower Scholarship programs.
For more information please contact:
Registrar - Mrs Susie Holcombe
T: 03 5572 1355