GERRIC Student Programs Scholarships

GERRIC understands that many gifted students’ families cannot afford the costs of our programs. We have limited scholarships available for students with financial need who meet the selection criteria below. The Professor Miraca Gross Scholarship provides one place in both the Junior Scientia and Scientia Challenge programs in both January and July (a recipient receives a place in the next upcoming session, not both). The Lauren Kipic Memorial Scholarship provides one place in each program in January and the Tim Huang Scholarship provides one place in each program in July.

As scholarships are limited, some students also seek sponsorship independently from their schools or local businesses or community organisations.

To apply for one of GERRIC’s scholarships, please download the additional application form (PDF) and submit with any supporting documentation. Scholarship applications must be received in full by the application deadline in order to be considered. These can be emailed through to the GERRIC office at

***Please note that for the July Student Program you should apply for the Professor Miraca Gross and/or Tim Huang Scholarships***

Scholarship Selection Criteria

• Applicants’ parents will have socioeconomic hardship as demonstrated by Centrelink documentation (‘Part B’ of their tax statement)

• Applicants will provide a written statement outlining why they would like to attend the Junior Scientia or Scientia Challenge Program

• Applicants are to provide recommendation letter of support from a school or community leader

• Applicants must provide written evidence of meeting the academic selection criteria for the programs (e.g. test results or Opportunity Class placement).

Additionally, special consideration may be given to scholarship applicants who are:

• Rural & remote students

• Twice exceptional

• Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

• English Language Learners