The Rick Pemberton Scholarship

What is the Rick Pemberton Scholarship?

The Rick Pemberton Scholarship was established in June 2017 in recognition of the 60-year association Rick has had with Brighton Grammar School as both a student and teaching member of staff. Rick came to BGS in 1957 in Prep, becoming School Captain in 1971. In 1975 Rick joined the Junior School staff, where he served in many roles including Deputy Head of Junior School from 1998 to 2014. 

Rick is much-loved by the boys he taught, parents and colleagues, and embodies absolutely our School motto: ‘Let us pursue better things.’

Status: Closed
Opening date: 8 March 2023
Closing date: 3 May 2023

How to apply


Are you eligible to apply?

Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • A boy currently in Year 6 or above (in 2023) to enter BGS  in Year 7 or above (in 2024) 
  • A boy without the financial means to attend the School

Scholarships may only be awarded to students who are permanent residents or citizens of Australia.

This scholarship is not open to boys who are currently attending the School.


Selection will be based on a boy being of good character who can demonstrate he will embrace the spirit and culture of BGS and benefit from a BGS education taking into account:

  • Interview
  • School reports
  • Demonstration of participation in and contribution to the community
  • Means (the scholarship is means-tested, with parents’ financial disclosure being required at shortlist stage).


This scholarship is at the discretion of the Headmaster and the remission of fees is generally 50%. The Rick Pemberton Scholarship does not cover:

  • The cost of books, stationery or uniforms
  • Consolidated charges
  • Discretionary charges such as overseas trips.


The Rick Pemberton Scholarship holder is expected to complete their secondary education at BGS

Special conditions

The Rick Pemberton scholarship holder is expected to:

  • maintain a high standard of academic achievement
  • Contribute positively and enthusiastically to school life. Progress and contribution to school life are reviewed annually.

A scholarship may be withdrawn if the Headmaster is not satisfied with the diligence or conduct of the holder. Failure to pay fees may also lead to withdrawal. The School reserves the right not to award any or all of the scholarships available.  No boy may hold more than one scholarship.