Scholarships for 2019 OPEN

Prince Alfred College has a long and proud tradition of offering scholarships to families with sons who have demonstrated they have the potential to derive benefit from the College’s academic and co-curriculum programs. At PAC we offer a range of scholarships designed to help fund the costs of an independent education. Our School’s philosophy of valuing and nurturing the whole person is very much a part of our scholarship program which does not aim to have a narrowly academic focus.

The College celebrates academic excellence and student potential and we are committed to support students who are disadvantaged. Accordingly we offer a wide range of scholarships to help ensure that money and circumstance is no barrier to the most promising students having access to the high quality education and facilities that we offer. Scholarship recipients are expected to be good role models.

Scholarships may cover part remission of tuition or boarding fees for a student. They are awarded to students who can demonstrate their ability to make a significant contribution to the school; these include but are not limited to outstanding academic ability, ability in creative and performing arts, debating, leadership, sport and chess.

The key criteria for awarding scholarships at Prince Alfred College are as follows:

  • Overall academic performance and future potential
  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas
  • Citizenship, including community service
  • Leadership abilities

Scholarships available in 2019.

Closing date: Friday August 3, 2018

Year 8 and 11 – Day Entry Scholarships
A number of Scholarships are available to new boys entering Year 8 or 11 in 2019.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of school reports, references and an interview.  Boys and parents are required to make applications to the Headmaster outlining their reasons for wishing to attend Prince Alfred College.  A photograph of the student and any supporting documentation such as reports, references and certificates should accompany the application. (all contained within the personal folder)

Download application form here: 2019 PAC_Scholarships 

Year 8: The Indigenous Scholarship, The Davey Scholarship and The Fiddian Scholarship are awarded and are tenable for  5 years, giving remission of up to half (50%) of tuition fees.

Year 11: The Indigenous Scholarship, The Grasby Scholarship and The Boer Scholarship are awarded and are tenable for 2 years, giving remission of up to half (50%) of tuition fees.

Closing date: Friday August 3, 2018

Information on the criteria for the scholarships can be found by clicking on the links above.

For further information and enquiries regarding applying for a scholarship please contact:

Matthew Rawes +61 8 8334 1275 Manager, Student Recruitment

Prince Alfred College Foundation

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Prince Alfred College’s scholarship program offers a range of scholarships made possible through the generosity and support of donors. The School is very grateful to all those who have contributed to the scholarship program. The PAC Foundation established the Scholarship Fund in 2008. This is managed by a Scholarship Committee.

The Foundation Scholarship Fund oversees the provision of scholarships to students from funds provided by donors. These include the Ken Lord Family Boarding Scholarship, and from time to time at the discretion of the Foundation the Brett Williamson Scholarship, the Murray Evens Scholarship, the Colin Hassell Scholarship, the Richard Thorne Scholarship and also Indigenous Scholarships.

Scholarships available in 2019 – please see above

Scholarships available in 2020

The Ken Lord Family Boarding Scholarship

This Scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of Mr Ken Lord and his family.   Mr Lord attended Prince Alfred College as a boarder 1940-1944 and holds the view that he was fortunate to receive the benefit of the opportunities in life provided to him by that education.   He wishes to provide a similar opportunity to boys who would also benefit from an education at Prince Alfred College, and his preference is that the opportunity be provided to boys living in remote regional locations in South Australia and western New South Wales who would be unlikely to otherwise receive such an education for financial reasons.

Value: The Ken Lord Family Boarding Scholarship is awarded and is tenable for up to 6 years, giving remission of 75% of both boarding and tuition fees

Closing date: tbc

Indigenous Scholarships

Indigenous Scholarships are available to students of Indigenous background entering Prince Alfred College in Years 7 – 11 in 2019.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic potential, references and an interview and is available to students who would be unlikely to otherwise receive such an education for financial reasons.

Value: The Indigenous Scholarships are awarded and are tenable for up to 6 years, giving remission of 50% of tuition fees

Closing date: tbc

The Richard Thorne Scholarship

The Richard Thorne Scholarship recognises the significant contribution to the game of Chess in South Australia and at Prince Alfred College by Richard Thorne.  The Scholarship is offered to candidates who wish to attend Prince Alfred College through entry in the years 7-11 in 2019.

Please note that boys applying for entry as a year 7 or 8 in 2019 must also sit the ACER academic exam. Registration can be made above.

Value: The Richard Thorne Scholarship is awarded and is tenable for up to 6 years, giving remission of 25-75% of tuition fees

Closing date: tbc

The Foundation Scholarship Fund welcomes financial contributions to assist it to provide a Princes education for young men. For further information regarding establishment of a scholarship in recognition of your link with Prince Alfred College please contact:

David Cornish
+61 8 8334 1255
Executive Officer of the Prince Alfred College Foundation