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Luther College currently offers two types of scholarships.

A scholarship for academic excellence, and the Harald and Dodie Ziemer Scholarship (both for entry into Year 7). The Harald and Dodie Ziemer Scholarship is awarded to a student who displays the values of the College; Service, Community, Excellence, and Integrity; who demonstrates the high academic potential and whose family circumstances would otherwise not enable them to afford to attend Luther College.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Luther College is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for academic excellence each year. These highly competitive scholarships recognise and encourage academic potential and promote the pursuit of excellence. These scholarships provide part remission of tuition fees.

Scholarships are offered to students starting in Year 7. Scholarship testing is generally done annually in February each year. The Scholarship exam is conducted by an independent external provider and is open to students in Year 5 and 6 (for the scholarship to commence in Year 7). Information regarding scholarship testing for Year 7 2023 and Year 7 2024 will be available in Term 4. 

Terms and Conditions 

Luther College will accept scholarship applications from students with an accepted position at Luther College, as well as prospective applicants; however, any scholarship offer will be subject to the successful completion of both a formal application and interview. Applicants may also be asked to provide additional supporting information including but not limited to NAPLAN results and school reports. Please note that Edutest conducts the scholarship examination on behalf of Luther College. The examination results will not be released to parents.

Academic Scholarships are offered to Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Scholarship testing is optional. Students with an accepted position at Luther College or with a current application at Luther College do not have to take part in the scholarship testing program.

Scholarships are tenable for the duration of a student’s time at Luther College. It should be noted that if the student was to transfer to another school before the end of Year 12, parents will be required to repay the scholarship percentage received from commencement to conclusion of the student’s enrolment.

Scholarships do not cover the cost of application and entry fees, books, uniform, computers or other fees. All scholarships are subject to annual review to confirm that the academic and behaviour standards expected of a scholarship student have been maintained. All scholarship recipients will be expected to actively engage across many aspects of College life.

Failure to meet school expectations may result in the discontinuation of the scholarship. To accept your child’s scholarship offer, a Student Bond in the amount of 10% of the Year 7 Scheduled Fee in the year of confirmation is payable upon acceptance of enrolment at Luther College. This is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Scholarship Recipient

Alumni Chelsea Xu

Harald and Dodie Ziemer Scholarship

The Harald and Dodie Ziemer Scholarship is awarded each year to a prospective student of Luther College. Harald was the Bursar of Luther College from 1981 until his retirement in 1995. His wife, Dodie, expressed a desire to establish a scholarship in his memory and, on her passing, her legacy to establish this scholarship was fulfilled.

The College awards the Harald and Dodie Ziemer Scholarship to a student who we believe displays the values of the College; service, community, excellence, and integrity; who demonstrates the high academic potential and whose family circumstances would otherwise not enable them to afford to attend Luther College.

Further details about the scholarship will be made available in Term 4 each year.

Please note the scholarship does not extend to other fees or costs that may be associated with the recipient’s time at the College, such as VET, camp fees, music tuition, materials, or uniform. The scholarship is awarded subject to ongoing educational achievement [and enrolment] at the College. Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at Luther College.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants will be invited to complete the Harald and Dodie Ziemer Scholarship Application form. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview with the Principal. All scholarships offered at Luther College are awarded at the discretion of the Principal and all application details are confidential.

For more information please contact Kim Kernich, Director of College Admissions via email admissions@luther.vic.edu.au or call 9724 2000.