Annual Appeal 2017

​​​​​​Donations have helped the School develop many of its outstanding learning facilities and provide life-changing bursaries for boys in financial need.

The School relies on the collective generosity and long-term support of its community to nurture future generations of BGS boys. Today we invite you to continue this proud philanthropic tradition​ and donate to our 2017 Annual Appeal for bursaries and scholarships.

History of Bursarial Support​​

When established in 1868 under The Grammar Schools Act (passed in Queensland Parliament in 1860) Brisbane Grammar School's specific legislative intent was to be a place of learning open to all. Since 1869, the School has a long tradition of providing scholarship and financial aid to facilitate access to a BGS education. This tradition of providing financial aid to well-rounded students whose families could not otherwise afford a BGS education continues today.

Bursary Criteria

In addition to an interview with the Headmaster, or his nominated delegates, the School has set criteria for needs-based bursaries.

The School has set specific criteria fo​r needs-based bursary holders:

  • Maintain high academic standards and contribute to the wider life of the School.
  • Exemplary standards of effort, progress and behaviour.
  • Evidence of participation with the ability to commit to two GPS extracurricular activities.
  • Periodic performance reviews and an annual assessment of needs-based status.

Our Plan to Increase Bursaries at BGS

The Board of Trustees has established a goal to increase the Bursary Fund from the current level to $20M by 2020. With the principal invested and preserved, the income generated is used to expand fee-assisted access for students.​

How You Can Make an Impact

All individual donations to the Annual Appeal, regardless of size, will make a vital contribution to provide more boys with a life-changing opportunity to attend the School.

Thank you in advance for you​r gift.