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The John Holroyd Hill Memorial Scholarship is made available annually to a Year 7 student from St Peter’s College. John Holroyd Hill was a School Prefect from 1907 to 1909. He was a Lieutenant Colonel with the A.I.F. and he was awarded the American Distinguished Service Cross (he was wounded three times).

J H Hill was the first Housemaster of Hills House (later called Da Costa House). He was also the first Housemaster of School House and remained Housemaster from 1936 to 1941. He was Acting Headmaster four times whilst he was Second Master of St Peter’s College as well as the President of the Old Collegians’ Association.

He would have been the first lay Headmaster had he not collapsed after Speech Day, 1944 and died in February 1945. This Scholarship was first awarded in 1946  to Anthony Goodchild (1941-1950).

The Scholarship is awarded to a Year 7 boy from the Middle Years. The selection committee consists of three members; the Head of the Middle Years, along with two old scholars appointed by the Committee of the St Peter’s Collegians’ Association.

In making its recommendation for the award of the scholarship, the selection committee takes into consideration general character and leadership capacity, academic endeavour and achievement, and commitment to the extra-curricular life of the School.

Year 7 students are invited to apply for this scholarship, and have been informed of the criteria and application process.

The application process is now open, and will close on Monday 5 November.

James Tamblyn
Head of Middle Years