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As one of the Gold Coast's most respected schools Benowa SHS offers limited scholarships to students wishing to enrol in Year 7. 

Supported by our P&C we only offer scholarships to Year 7 students who have demonstrated a high degree of excellence in his or her chosen area, combined with a high degree of personal commitment.

Responsibilities of Benowa State High School Scholarship Winners

Scholarship students are expected and encouraged to be a leader within our school community through participating fully in all school activities.

Types of Scholarship 

Academic Scholarship

Year 6 students who excel academically may apply for this scholarship. Academic testing occurs during Term 2 of Year 6 whilst still in primary school. The academic scholarship test is held at Benowa SHS an​​​d the applicant will be notified by mail of their result before the end of Semester 1

Applications for 2019 Academic Scholarships have now closed.

Cultural Scholarship


Cultural Scholarships are awarded to students who excel in Music, Dance, Drama and/or Visual Art. 

For this scholarship applicants are required to complete the application package, register for an audition and book an audition time.

Audition Dates and Times:

​Monday, 30 April 2018 ​9.00am to 3.00pm
​Music ​Tuesday, 1 May 2018 ​9.00am to 3.00pm
​Dance ​Monday, 30 April 2018 ​9.00am to 3.00pm
​Drama ​Wednesday, 2 May 2018 ​​9.00am to 12.00pm

Applications for 2019 Cultural Scholarships have now closed.

Sport Scholarship

Sporting Scholarships are awarded to Year 7 students through an application process where participation at regional, state or national level is evidenced.

Applicants for this scholarship are required to complete the application package and provide appropriate certificates to validate selections provided and participating in the Sports Testing day on Friday, 4 May 2018 from 9.00am to 12.00pm.

All applicants will be notified by mail of their result before the end of Semester 1.

Applications for 2019 Sport Scholarships have now closed.