General Excellence Scholarship 

The General Excellence Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity specifically designed for students entering Year 9 and Year 10 in 2025. This scholarship is tailored for individuals who embody the essence of being a well-rounded student and reflects our commitment to nurturing good character.

General Excellence Scholarships acknowledge high academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, citizenship qualities, community service experience, Christian fellowship and a particular talent in one or more of the following areas: music, sport, creative arts or performing arts.

Students applying for this scholarship will be required to show evidence of: 

  • A strong academic base (NAPLAN band minimum requirements)
  • Significant expertise in a particular area as listed below.

To apply, please ensure you have the following documents ready to upload in the form below:

  • Application outline: written by the student, providing the reasons for their application with a focus on their interest and achievements in one or more of the following areas: Leadership • Community Service • Christian Fellowship • Music • Sport • Performing Arts • Creative Arts (minimum one paragraph, maximum one page)
  • Two written character references 
  • Most recent school report
  • NAPLAN results 
  • Certificates or awards relating to your child's achievements

Please note:

  • This Scholarship is open to all students, including currently enrolled Emmanuel College students.
  • External applications will also be required to submit an online Enrolment form. Positions are limited. 
  • Current Emmanuel College scholarship recipients are ineligible for the General Excellence Scholarship.
  • General Excellence Scholarships offer a reduction of up to 50% of the tuition fees, for the duration of the student’s secondary education. All other fees and charges are payable in full.

Applications close Monday 10 June 4:00pm.  

At the close of applications, shortlisted students will be invited to the College for an interview. The College will be in contact to arrange the interview time. Please note, due to the number of applications we receive; we are not able to interview all applicants.

For further information on the General Excellence Scholarship, please contact:

Sharon Vincent - Enrolments Registrar
07 5561 4021

Academic Scholarships 

Academic Scholarships are offered to students commencing in Years 7 and 10. A limited number of scholarships are awarded and in most cases, scholarships awarded are for 25% or 50% remission of tuition fees. 

The Scholarship is subject to review in November of each year and will remain recurrent unless the high standards expected from an Academic Scholarship recipient have not been met. To retain an academic scholarship, students are required to maintain high academic results and meet the College's expectations in behaviour, conduct and effort.

Scholarships are offered to students in good faith who intend to complete their schooling at Emmanuel College. Subject to the annual review, Scholarships are honoured through to the end of Year 12. Scholarship students who depart the College prior to the end of Year 12 to attend another Gold Coast school, may be asked to repay the scholarship. 

    Students not currently enrolled who are being considered for a scholarship will need to follow the enrolment process.

    Please note: An application for a scholarship will not guarantee an interview.

    Applications for Academic Scholarships for 2025 are now closed.

    The scholarship examination will be held on Saturday 3 February 2024 at Emmanuel College.  

    Music Scholarships

    Music Scholarships are offered to new students commencing in Year 7 and Year 10 and are reviewed annually. Current students at Emmanuel College may apply each year. 

    Scholarship offerings for 2025 and pre-requisites for auditions are listed below. 

    Students who perform on their chosen instrument including voice at an exceptional level for their age will be considered firstly. The minimum AMEB or equivalent level, or relative ability, to be invited for a scholarship audition for entry into Year 7, and then an additional grade for each year after, is as follows:-

    • Trombone/lower brass     Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent level 
    • Trumpet                            Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent level 
    • Woodwind                        Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent level
    • Violin, viola, cello              Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent level
    • Double bass                      Grade 3 AMEB or equivalent level
    • Voice                                 Grade 2 AMEB or equivalent level
    • Drum kit                            Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent level

    Students with particular gifting or ability, who do not fall into the categories above, should contact the Music Performance coordinator to discuss the possibility of an audition.

    Applications for Music Scholarship Auditions are now closed.

    You will be contacted if an audition is requested. Please note that applying for a Music Scholarship will not guarantee an audition/enrolment interview.

    Music auditions will take place on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at Emmanuel College. 

    Sports Scholarships

    Each year the school makes available to high achieving sporting students, a limited number of sporting scholarships. Students must be currently enrolled in the College to be eligible for a sport scholarship. 

    In general, the criteria to be considered is:

    • National level performance in a sport that is offered through the School Sport pathway.
    • High-level achievement at the Queensland level may be considered. 
    • Demonstrated commitment and respect to and for the ethos of the school, generally over a period of time.
    • Be part of the Senior School - Year 7 upwards.


    • All currently enrolled students are considered by a selection panel in November each year. 
    • An individual's sporting performances, behaviour, class work and attitude are all considered. Offers are then made to selected students. 
    • Parents may, if they wish, present to the Director of Sport each October a detailed summary of a child’s achievements that can be taken to the committee for consideration.   
    • New students to the school may make application to be considered for a bursary at their enrolment interview. However, typically, any scholarship offered to a new student would initially be on a provisional basis, to be reviewed after the first semester.
    • Emmanuel athletes who are offered inducement to move to another school, should always talk to the Director of Sport or Principal before accepting such an offer, especially if wishing to remain at Emmanuel.