Academic Scholarships

Applications for academic scholarships for students entering Year 7, Year 9 or Year 11 in 2019 have now closed. Applications for academic scholarships starting in 2020 will open in Term 3 this year.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive examination conducted by ACER. Scholarships are awarded by the Principal.

Process: ACER examination and interview
Award: full or partial

Academic scholarships are open to both current and non-enrolled students. A testing fee applies. The Community Engagement Manager is the point of contact for academic scholarship applications. ACER scholarship examinations are held in February for the following year’s entry.

From 2020, Bishop Druitt College will utilise an internal selection process when assessing applications for academic scholarships. Students will be selected based on their previous academic records, academic awards achieved and NAPLAN results. This will be supported by an interview with the Principal together with student references.

Specific conditions considered in the yearly review include the following:

  • Students are expected to maintain a high academic average performance.

Bishop Druitt College offers scholarships at the following three levels:

Level 1

Designed for students in their final year of primary school for entry into NSW Year 7 in the following year.

Level 2

Designed for students in their second year of secondary school for entry into NSW Year 9 in the following year.

Level 3

Designed for students in Year 10 for entry into NSW Year 11 in the following year.

Applying for an Academic Scholarship

If you would like your child to take the test for a scholarship please apply by taking the registration link below and following the ACER CSTP registration procedure when applications open in Term 3 2018

Please take this link to register.

Academic scholarship tests

Testing for scholarships is held in February each year. The test begins at 9.00am and finishes at approximately 12.00pm. The fee for the scholarship test will be approximately $120.00. Students are requested to be at the college by 8.45am.

For more information about the tests please visit the ACER site:


Location of the tests

Bishop Druitt College
111 North Boambee Road
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450.

Other Scholarships

Please take this link for information about all scholarships offered at BDC.





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