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, encouraging boys with an outstanding academic record to apply.

For further information regarding Academic Scholarship Programs at Parade College, please contact the Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Programs at


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

Applications are now open for high achieving students for the Lou Arthur Memorial Scholarship for 2024 and 2025

Full or Half Scholarships will be awarded to current Year 8 Students who will complete Year 9 in 2024 and Year 10 in 2025 at Parade College.

The Scholarship Entrance Examination will take place from 9.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday 17th June at the Bundoora Campus. 

Applications for the Lou Arthur Memorial Scholarship for 2024/2035 are now closed.


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 Parade College music students, from either campus and from all year levels 7 through to 12, to apply and audition. The scholarship will fund all instrumental tuition provided at Parade College for the duration of one academic year.


Bundoora Campus

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

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

(One place) VCE Music Performance Student - 50-minute individual instrumental tuition for one academic year. 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 one academic year 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 musical 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.

Applications for 2023 Parade College Music Scholarships are now live.

Applications will strictly close at 11:59pm on Friday 10th February, 2023.

For additional information regarding Music Scholarships or the wider Instrumental Music program, please contact the Director of Music on 9468 3300 or via email at