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Admissions

Scholarships

The Academy scholarship program offers opportunities for students to reach their full potential by helping you and your family pay for school.

Scholarship applications open in May of the preceding year and close in September on The Academy Testing Days.

Recruit Scholarship

Benefit: 100% of Tuition Fees annually
Open to: Year 11 Students

Awarded to a dedicated student that has passion for AFL and who will benefit from all The Academy has to offer.

Eligibility

Awarded to a student entering The Academy at Year 11 who possesses athletic excellence, but more importantly, embodies the culture and values represented at ‘The Academy’.

Requirements

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form
  • Two most recent School Reports
  • Letter of recommendation from Club
  • Attend The Academy Testing Day

Socio-Economic Scholarship

Benefit: 50% of Tuition Fees annually
Open to: Year 11 Students

Considering the tough socio-economic environment we would like to support two families on their son’s journey at The Academy.

Eligibility

Awarded to a student entering The Academy at Year 11 whose annual family income is below $80,000.

Requirements

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form
  • Two most recent School Reports
  • Most recent tax return
  • Attend The Academy Testing Day

Diversity Scholarship

Benefit: 100% of Tuition Fees annually
Open to: Year 11 Students

To support students from diverse backgrounds who may otherwise not have the ability to access an alternative learning pathway.

Eligibility

Awarded to a student from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background with at least one natural born parent from a country other than Australia

or

Awarded to a student from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage

Requirements

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form
  • Two most recent School Reports
  • Certificate of Aboriginality or Proof of CALD heritage
  • Attend The Academy Testing Day

https://aiatsis.gov.au/research/finding-your-family/before-you-start/proof-aboriginality

Featured Student

This has been the best decision I have made. It’s helped me with my footy and physically but more importantly it has helped me become a better person.

Cody Raak

Application Process

Step 1 – Complete Testing Day Registration

Process
Complete registration form below to attend our testing day

Key Dates
Before 16/09/2019

Register

Step 2 – Complete Application Form

Process
Complete Application form and supplementary information

Key Dates
Before 23/09/2019

Apply

Step 3 – Attend Testing Day

Process
Attend Academy recruit testing day

Key Dates
Essendon 26/09/2019
Geelong 24/09/2019

Step 4 – First Round Interviews

Process
First round interviews

Key Dates
30/09/2019 – 04/10/19

Interviews to be scheduled by Scholarship Team

Step 5 – Final Offers

Process
Final Offers

Key Dates
11/10/2019

Confirmed by Scholarship Team

Contact For Scholarship

We are open on Monday’s & Wednesdays between 9am-3:30pm.

Scholarship team
Email: scholarships@theacademy.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

Can enrolled students apply for Academy Scholarships?

Yes if the student meets the requirements of the above Scholarship they are eligible to apply.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?

If successful the Scholarship will be applied for the duration of the students Year 11 & 12 enrolment.

Is there a minimum level of football competition to be eligible?

Football talent is taken into consideration but isn’t the determining factor for an offer. The Academy is focused on finding students that heavily represent our culture.

What happens if I miss a key date?

Unfortunately no exceptions will be made for late or missed submissions.

Do you think you have what it takes to be at our AFL Academy? Click apply today to book in with our Team at The Academy.