The John Gray Scholarship

The John Gray Scholarship
John Gray was a student at BGS from 1954 to 1964. His enduring wish was to provide boys of good character to have the opportunity to have a BGS education.

John died in March 2010 and his most generous bequest will enable a John Gray scholar to attend BGS for as long as the School remains open. The John Gray Cardio Room in the Annandale Pavilion commemorates John’s legacy to BGS.

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.


The recipient will be a boy of fine character who can demonstrate his willingness to embrace the spirit and culture of BGS, and who will 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 remission of fees is generally between 90% to 95%. The John Gray Scholarship usually does not cover:

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


John Gray Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at BGS.

Special conditions

John Gray Scholarship holders are expected to:

  • Maintain a high standard of academic effort
  • 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A Scholarship may be withdrawn if the Headmaster is not satisfied with the diligence or conduct of the holder.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.