2023 Scholarships - Years 6, 7, 9 & 11

We are pleased that there are a number of scholarships available for entry into Years 6, 7, 9 and 11 in 2023.
These scholarships are designed to give students the opportunity of a King David education. Terms and conditions apply.

Applications close at 6pm on Friday 11 February 2022.
The Scholarship exam will be held at 9am on Sunday 20 February 2022, at the King David School.

We welcome applications for students who are entering Year 6 in 2023, who believe they can make a positive contribution to The King David School. The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined by the quality of the applicants, available places, and donations to our Scholarship fund.

Academic Scholarship

Awarded to students who demonstrate high levels of academic ability and who will benefit from and contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the Scholarship Examination, online application and interview.

For further information on Academic Scholarships please click here.

Derech Eretz Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of our Donors, we are able to offer a number of Derech Eretz awards to new students entering The King David School in 2023. Derech Eretz can be described as one who consistently demonstrates common decency, or high emotional and interpersonal intelligence.

For further information on the Derech Eretz Scholarship please click here.

Scholarship Application requirements for external applicants:

  • copies of the 2 most recent school reports 
  • most recent Naplan results  
  • Prospective Student Profile 
  • a recent photo of the student who is applying

All applicants will need to complete the following as part of their application:

  • The King David School online application 
  • register with Edutest (link to Edutest will be provided once an online application has been made to The King David School. $100 Edutest registration fee applies)
  • an interview with our Principal, Marc Light
  • spend a day at KDS
  • external applicants are encouraged to attend a Discovery Tour. Please click here for bookings.

All applicants must submit an online Scholarship application made directly to The King David School as well as an application directly to Edutest.

The Scholarship exam will be held at 9am on Sunday 20 February 2022. Applications close at 6pm on Friday 11 February.  

Once the Admissions Department has received your application, you will be invited to attend an interview with our Principal, Marc Light

Click here to apply for a scholarship

We welcome applications for students who are entering Year 7 in 2023, who believe they can make a positive contribution to The King David School. The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined by the quality of the applicants, available places, and donations to our Scholarship fund.

Academic Scholarship

Awarded to students who demonstrate high levels of academic ability and who will benefit from and contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the Scholarship Examination, online application and interview.

For further information on Academic Scholarships please click here.

Derech Eretz Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of our Donors, we are able to offer a number of Derech Eretz awards to new students entering The King David School in 2023. Derech Eretz can be described as one who consistently demonstrates common decency, or high emotional and interpersonal intelligence.

For further information on the Derech Eretz Scholarship please click here.

Application requirements for external applicants:

  • copies of the 2 most recent school reports 
  • most recent Naplan results  
  • Prospective Student Profile 
  • a recent photo of the student who is applying

All applicants will need to complete the following as part of their application:

  • The King David School online application 
  • register with Edutest (link to Edutest will be provided once an online application has been made to The King David School. $100 Edutest registration fee applies)
  • an interview with our Principal, Marc Light
  • external applicants spend a day at KDS
  • external applicants are encouraged to attend a Discovery Tour. Please click here for bookings.

All applicants must submit an online Scholarship application made directly to The King David School as well as an application directly to Edutest.

The Scholarship exam will be held at 9am on Sunday 20 February 2022. Applications close at 6pm on Friday 11 February.  

Once the Admissions Department has received your application, you will be invited to attend an interview with our Principal, Marc Light.

Click here to apply for a scholarship

Open to external students for entry into Year 9 in 2023, the Roza & Ezra Polak Scholarship will potentially provide a life-changing opportunity for the successful recipient. The founders of this scholarship passionately believe that “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” (John Dewey). This scholarship was established to provide a student who will otherwise not afford a King David Education. Shortlisted applicants will also be required to provide personal financial details in order for the School to conduct a confidential financial means-test to establish that there is genuine financial need.

The Roza & Ezra Polak Scholarship uniquely offers the scholarship recipient mentorship by a representative of the Leibovich Family Foundation.

For further information on the Roza & Ezra Polak Scholarship please click here.

Roza & Ezra Polak Scholarship Application requirements:

  • submit copies of the 2 most recent school reports 
  • most recent Naplan results 
  • submit a photo
  • complete The King David School online application
  • complete the Prospective Student Profile 
  • register with Edutest (link to Edutest will be provided once an online application has been made to The King David School. $100 Edutest registration fee applies)
  • an interview with our Principal, Marc Light
  • spend a day at KDS
  • you are encouraged to attend a Discovery Tour. Please click here for bookings.

All applicants must submit an online Scholarship application made directly to The King David School as well as an application directly to Edutest.

The Scholarship exam will be held at 9am on Sunday 20 February 2022. Applications close at 6pm on Friday 11 February. 

Once the Admissions Department has received your application, you will be invited to attend an interview with our Principal, Marc Light.

Click here to apply for a scholarship

Open to internal and external students who will be Year 11 in 2023, the Gabi Awalom Basser STEM Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates promise in the field of STEM. 

The Gabi Awalom Basser STEM Scholarship is named in memory of Gabi, a student of The King David School who passed away too soon from illness in 2021.

Gabi started at the School in Junior Kinder, graduating in 2007. She was an outstanding student and Dux of her graduating class.
An excellent example to her peers, Gabi was actively involved in all aspects of school life, including Art, Sports, Jewish Life and Music. She is remembered as always being considerate, kind and caring of those around her. After volunteering in the King David Year 9 Expanding Horizons program working with refugees, she was instrumental in organising a fundraiser for Sudanese families living in Melbourne.

For further information on the Gabi Awalom Basser STEM Scholarship please click here.

Gabi Awalom Basser STEM Scholarship Application requirements:

Application requirements for external applicants:

  • copies of the 2 most recent school reports 
  • most recent Naplan results  
  • Prospective Student Profile 
  • a recent photo of the student who is applying

All applicants will need to complete the following as part of their application:

  • The King David School online application 
  • register with Edutest (link to Edutest will be provided once an online application has been made to The King David School. $100 Edutest registration fee applies)
  • an interview with our Principal, Marc Light
  • external applicants spend a day at KDS
  • external applicants are encouraged to attend a Discovery Tour. Please click here for bookings.

All applicants must submit an online Scholarship application made directly to The King David School as well as an application directly to Edutest.

The Scholarship exam will be held at 9am on Sunday 20 February 2022. Applications close at 6pm on Friday 11 February.  

Once the Admissions Department has received your application, you will be invited to attend an interview with our Principal, Marc Light.

Click here to apply for a scholarship

Currently with a student and will be available in 2025

This scholarship is currently with a recipient.

Opportunity and Inclusion scholarships

Thanks to generous donors to The King David School Foundation, the School offers Opportunity and Inclusion Scholarships. This means-tested program can offer long-term reduction in tuition fees on a whole family basis. The Opportunity and Inclusion scholarships are awarded to families who, for financial reasons, require assistance for their child to attend The King David School and are reassessed annually. Scholarships are available to new and existing students.

Sincere thanks to our generous donors who make our                      O&I Scholarship program possible:

    • Rachmil & Roza Brin Scholarship
    • The Leo & Mina Fink Fund
    • Jakob Frenkiel Charitable Trust
    • Tom & Jenny Gorog
    • Margaret Heselev (dec)
    • Estate of Don & Sonia Marejn
    • The Hon Howard Nathan AM
    • Pomegranate Fund
    • PSN Family Trust
    • Sam Sharman OAM
    • The Silberscher Family Foundation
    • Anonymous