Scholarships at Parade College


As a long-standing Catholic school for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition, Parade College is a vibrant learning community offering best practice education and pastoral care to its students to foster fullness of life and holistic growth for all. Students are engaged in dynamic education so that they can be empowered to be independent and confident, pursuing excellence in their learning.

Altior Gifted and Talented program

The Altior Gifted and Talented program is a challenging program that extends and enriches students in the core subject areas of English, Humanities, Science and Mathematics. For further information, contact either Rachael Costanzo, Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Programs or Geraldine Nicholas, Convenor of Gifted and Talented Programs.

Places for Altior Gifted and talented program are limited. ACER testing will be held in June - date yet to be confirmed. If you would like your son to be considered, please complete and submit insert link the Application Form no later than Friday June 5th 2020.

Altior Application Form

Academic Scholarship Programs

Parade College scholarships have been established to acknowledge and foster the development of boys with special talents and to encourage their contributions within the school and wider community. Our scholarships are highly competitive and are open to current and prospective students, encouraging boys with an outstanding academic record to apply.

For more information on the Scholarship Program at Parade please click on the button below
Academic Scholarship Program

Br. Peter Cole Scholarship

The Br. Peter Cole Scholarship was created to honour a great man and to acknowledge his connection to the Preston area. Through the generosity of the College Foundation, we are pleased to offer a limited number of academic scholarships into the Altior Gifted and talented program, a reward and acknowledge of boys who have achieved exceptional academic outcomes in Year 5. Applicants must have a confirmed enrolment in Year 7 Preston for the applicable year.

Brother Peter Cole Scholarship Application Form

Lou Arthur Memorial Scholarship

The Lou Arthur Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Year 8 students who will complete Year 9 and Year 10 at Parade College at either campus. This middle school scholarship recognises high academic achievement.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the examination date for the Lou Arthur Memorial Scholarship, which was to occur on Saturday June 13, has been rescheduled to Saturday September 19

Lou Arthur Memorial Scholarship Application Form

The Parade College Music Scholarship

The Parade College Music Scholarship is designed to nurture, encourage and foster a love of music in young musicians and awarded to the candidate who best demonstrates exceptional musical ability and potential.

The deserving recipient must maintain a constant high level of academic achievement and behavioural standing, not only on their musical instrument, but on all areas of schooling throughout their entire study year. They must demonstrate great enthusiasm by working hard in supporting the Music Director and department by

  • encouraging others to engage in our dynamic and inclusive program;
  • be a member of and play a leading role in at least one instrumental ensemble appropriate to their instrument;
  • be actively involved in Parade College Music concerts, Instrumental Soiree’s, assemblies, excursions and camps.

We encourage and invite all 2021 Parade College music students, from either campus through levels Year 7 to Year 12, to apply and audition. The scholarship will fund all instrumental tuition, provided at Parade College, throughout your level studies in 2021.


Bundoora Campus

(One place) Year 7 or Year 8 Student - 25-minute individual instrumental tuition for 2021 on their instrument.

(One place) Year 9 or Year 10 Student - 25-minute individual instrumental tuition for 2021 on their instrument.

(One place) VCE Music Performance Student - 50-minute individual instrumental tuition for 2021. Please note: Students must select VCE Music Performance as a class subject.

Preston Campus

(One place) Year 7, 8 or 9 Student - 25-minute individual instrumental tuition for 2021 on their instrument.


All applicants will be contacted with an offer of an audition, held at the Music Department Bundoora campus. During the audition, students will be required to

  • submit a 200 to 300-word autobiographical essay indicating their special interests and the contribution they would make to the life of the College.
  • perform TWO contrasting pieces on their principal instrument;
  • perform ONE piece on their second instrument (if appropriate);
  • sight-read or sight-sing a short passage of music;
  • engage in some aural exercises; and
  • answer theory and general knowledge questions.

To begin the application process please complete and submit the Scholarship Application Form before Friday 12th February 2021 to music!SPAM!)@!SPAM!

Music Scholarship Application Form

For additional information on Music Scholarships or the Music Department and Programs, please contact the Director of Music on 9468 3300 or email music!SPAM!)@!SPAM!