Janine Murphy Memorial Scholarship

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This scholarship can provide students the opportunity of attending Canberra Girls Grammar School which may normally not be available to students due to a families limited financial capacity to send their daughter(s) to the School.

The Janine Murphy Memorial Scholarship is endowed in memory of Janine Murphy, who had a long association with the School commencing in 1989 when her daughter first entered the Junior School. Janine continued her strong involvement with the School as the representative of the Bishop-in-Council on the School Board in 2004. She was also a member of the Board's Finance Committee.

This scholarship has been established to recognise the achievements of students who are all-rounders and to encourage students who want to use their leadership and community experience to make a contribution to School life.

The School acknowledges and values the Gabriel Foundation as a key supporter of the School’s scholarship program.
Scholarship recipients are not required to pay the Standard Family Contribution.

Scholarship benefits

  • Guaranteed place at the School for new enrolling students.
  • Up to 75% remission of tuition and boarding fees for a student to study at CGGS. This is calculated on a sliding scale depending on the family’s financial circumstances. Fee remission will take into consideration any Abstudy support you may be eligible for;
  • Scholarship recipients are not required to pay the Standard Family Contribution; and
  • Personalised programs, guidance and performance opportunities.

Application requirements

Applicants are required to:

  • provide evidence of age, identity and Australian citizenship or permanent residency status (Original documents must be cited including birth certificate, passport, visas etc.);
  • outline financial need with provision of requested financial information;
  • complete a résumé and provide information about their academic goals;
  • provide copies of academic and school reports for the last two years from current school;
  • be interviewed by the School; and
  • attend an academic examination.

The School does not provide a report on the applicant’s performance in the scholarship examinations or auditions.

Evaluation criteria

Prospective students must:

  • be entering Years 7 to 11 in 2020;
  • demonstrate consistent academic achievement, outlining their future academic goals;
  • highlight school and community leadership roles;
  • demonstrate commitment to extra-curricular activities such as music, sport, debating, leadership programs, community and volunteer work etc.;
  • demonstrate diligence and application in academic studies;
  • have a positive outlook and collaborative manner with peers and teachers;
  • demonstrate ambition in personal and career goals; and
  • show courtesy, respect and exemplary behaviour at all times.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final.

Key dates

Application closes:

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
(applications submitted after this date will not be considered)


Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 9.00am to 1.00pm

Decision advised: 

End of Term 4, 2018

Scholarship application fee

$55 (including GST)

If you have any Questions:

Call or email our friendly Admissions team.

T: 02 6202 6420
E: admissions@cggs.act.edu.au