Academic Scholarships

Applications for academic scholarships starting in 2020 have now opened.

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
ACER test applications: close on 4 February 2019
ACER test date: 23 February 2019

Academic scholarships are open to both new and current students. The Assistant Principal (Head of Secondary) is the point of contact for academic scholarship applications. ACER scholarship examinations are held in February for the following year’s entry.

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 entering NSW Year 7 or Year 8 in the following year.

Level 2

Designed for students entering NSW Year 9 or Year 10 in the following year.

Level 3

Designed for students entering 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 using the registration link below and following the ACER CSTP registration procedure. The fee for the scholarship test is $120.00.

ACER scholarship test registration link.

Payment for the ACER test is via credit card once you have completed your registration details using the link above. Once you have registered your child (or children), you may also use your account to purchase test examples.

Academic scholarship tests

Testing for scholarships will be held on 23 February 2019. The test begins at 9.00am and finishes at approximately 12.00pm. Students are requested to be at the college by 8.45am. Individual student test reports are available to parents in early April.

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.

From next year, for students applying to commence scholarships in 2021, Bishop Druitt College will utilise an internal selection process when assessing applications for academic scholarships. Student selection will be 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.

Other Scholarships

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





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