​​How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship complete the application form here and provide a submission to the school Administration Office.  Submissions should include a covering letter and supporting documentation e.g. awards, letters of recommendation, samples of work etc. Scholarship applications close 3:30pm Friday 7 October 2022 (except Volleyball Excellence which closes Friday 12 August 2022). 


Gifted and Talented

Our unique Year 7 Gifted and Talented Scholarship will extend students in their areas of talent and skill, be it the Arts, Technology, Problem Solving, Numeracy, Literacy or general academia.

​Students are mentored so that every opportunity to excel in their chosen field is explored and harnessed. Scholarship includes: 

  • Student Resource Scheme fee waived for one year
  • Gift and talent identification
  • Personalised extension program
  • Competitions, prizes, awards


Horizons Excellence Program

Burnside State High School’s innovative Horizons Excellence Program gives students the opportunity to learn via state-of-the-art technology and curriculum delivery. This one of a kind program offers excellent learning opportunities for students. Scholarship for one Year 7 student includes: 

  • Student Resource Scheme fee waived for one year
  • Horizons Excellence Program laptop fee waived for one year


Music Excellence

For students with a gift for Music - Brass, Strings, even Rock and Roll. Great for students wanting a music industry pathway. This scholarship is for lovers of music in its many forms. Scholarship for one Year 7 student includes: 

Student Resource Scheme fee waived for one year

  • Array of performance opportunities
  • Tertiary pathway programs


Sports Scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at students who want to fully immerse themselves in the school-based sports offered at Burnside SHS. Our HPE staff are experienced across a range of disciplines and will encourage the scholarship recipient to make the most of sporting opportunities at Burnside SHS. Scholarship for one Year 7 student includes: 

  • Student Resource Scheme fee waived for one year
  • Free sports uniform upon enrolment (sports shorts and polo shirt)
  • Sports pack
  • Access to after-school training sessions
  • Representative pathway guidance


Volleyball Excellence (closes Friday 12 August 2022)

Be a part of Queensland’s most successful Volleyball Excellence Program.  Burnside has produced hundreds of representative players for the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and Australia. To qualify for a Volleyball Excellence scholarship, current Year 6 students must attend our annual Burnside Cup event, which will act as a form of selection trial.  In 2022, the Burnside Cup will be held in Term 3 with applications for participation due Friday 12 August 2022.  Scholarship includes: 

  • Student Resource Scheme fee waived for one year
  • Volleyball subject fee waived for one year
  • Free Volleyball dress shirt
  • Sports bag
  • Travel opportunities
  • Representative pathway guidance


Japanese Enrichment

This exciting scholarship is for the most outstanding Year 11 student in our Japanese Language Program.

​The successful student studies for one month at one of our sister schools in Japan to extend their knowledge and skill in Japanese language and culture. Scholarship includes: 

  • Airfare to Japan
  •  Japanese homestay experience
  • Japanese school experience

Last reviewed 25 May 2022
Last updated 25 May 2022