S t Andrew’s College offers a range of academic scholarships to boys in Grade 8 who are academically strong but also are talented all-rounders. These include the prestigious Boxer Scholarship, the Rev William Philip Scholarship, the Blackburn Scholarship, the Duthie Memorial Scholarship and the Cyril Houghton Scholarship.


St Andrew’s College annually grants a select few scholarships to exceptional boys, assessed through our written scholarship exam, displaying academic and leadership promise. College is delighted to announce the 2025 Scholarship Awards—congratulations!



We are delighted to announce the following Scholarships and Exhibitions for our Grade 8 intake in 2024.

Altogether we had ninety-six talented boys who wrote the scholarship examinations and we are delighted that we have been able to award sixteen Scholarships and three Exhibitions. The Exhibitions are a new award this year. Congratulations to those boys who have been given awards and their families and current schools too.

We are particularly delighted that the geographical footprint of these awards is broad and that several schools are represented on the list for the first time. The diversity of backgrounds on our list is increased and there is still a strong emphasis on awards to boys from the Eastern Cape. We wish to grow the reputation of St Andrew’s College as a school of excellence which can attract talented and ambitious boys from all across the Southern African region.

There were many other talented boys on our initial application list, but we could not exceed the number of awards made. We sincerely hope that all those boys will have enjoyed the process and that they will still be able to attend St Andrew’s College next year.

Tom Hamilton
St Andrew’s College Headmaster


2023 Scholarship Winners:


2022 Scholarships

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2021 Scholarships

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2020 Scholarships

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The Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University

When Cecil John Rhodes founded his worldwide Scholarship scheme in 1902, he selected four South African schools as part of that scheme. The schools are St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown, Bishops and SACS in Cape Town and Paul Roos in Stellenbosch.

The Rhodes Scholarship generously funds study at Oxford University for two or three years. One has to be a very strong academic to be selected as a Rhodes Scholar, but the scholarship also has three other sets of criteria:

  • leadership and character
  • community involvement
  • sporting achievement

Any boy or girl who has studied at St Andrew’s College or DSG is eligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship after completing an undergraduate university degree.

St Andrew’s College and the Diocesan School for Girls are immensely privileged to be able to award a dedicated Rhodes Scholarship annually. We are two of just a handful of schools in South Africa (and the world) to have this honour and we need to cherish it. We are keen to attract high-quality applicants in significant numbers for this prestigious scholarship. We are also aware that many potential Rhodes Scholars self-exclude themselves for one reason for another.

The Rhodes Scholarship is special in that it is more than an academic award. High academic achievement is an essential feature (firsts and upper seconds in your degree), but selection committees consider this alongside an applicant’s leadership roles, social conscience, willingness to ‘fight the world’s fights’ and physical energy.


Mr Tom Hamilton, the 2023 Chair of the St Andrew’s College Rhodes Scholarship Committee, is delighted to announce that the St Andrew’s College Rhodes Scholar-elect for 2024 is Mr Daniel Erasmus.

Daniel achieved a Bachelor of Business Science, specialising in Economics with Law in 2021 at the University of Cape Town. He is currently completing the final year of his Bachelor of Laws degree. Daniel appeared on the Dean’s Merit List and received the Juta Law Prize and the Class Medal for Corporation Law in 2022.

He was also a member of the Golden Key Society for Academic Excellence. As a member of the UCT Moot Society, he won the Kate O’Regan Inter-Varsity Moot Competition in 2022. Daniel intends to read for a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Master of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) at Oxford University.

Daniel was the Dux Scholar at St Andrew’s College in 2018, achieving seven subject distinctions, and was included on the IEB Commendable Achiever’s List for placing in the top 5% in five or more subjects nationally. He also achieved distinctions for both Cambridge International A-Level Mathematics and Critical Thinking. Daniel played for the First Cricket Team and the First Hockey Team, and he was able to share his love of running as a stalwart of the Cross Country Club.

Daniel achieved his Associate Performance Certificate from Trinity College London in Cello Performance and was a key member of the String Quartet and the Orchestra. Daniel was selected for the National Youth Orchestra in 2018.

He achieved the Gold Standard of the President’s Award in 2018 and was awarded Honours for Academics, Music, and Community Engagement, as well as Colours for Leadership and Service.

Daniel was awarded the Old Mutual Cup in 2018 for the most marked contribution to St Andrew’s College in many spheres, including academics, sports, cultural and extramural activities, and service.

Daniel has fulfilled several key student leadership roles in his time at UCT, culminating in his being awarded the University of Cape Town Plus Gold Award for Service in an Elected Leadership Role.

Daniel is, at heart, a courageous and deeply philosophical young man who believes in serving others and is committed to addressing societal challenges.

He was elected Head Student of the Kopano Residence at the end of 2019 and chaired the University Residences Committee. He was subsequently elected as a Sub-Warden in the Kopano Residence for 2021, taking responsibility for the Transformation portfolio.

During his tenure, he was instrumental in ensuring a prioritised return to university residences following hard lockdown, and initiated student ‘gender marshals’ training in educational, preventative, and first-responder techniques to combat gender-based violence.

Daniel was elected Secretary General of the UCT Students’ Representatives Council for 2021, with his main contributions including an unprecedented waiver of fee-related registration blocks and the removal of Smuts’ name from Smuts Hall residence.

Outside of these leadership roles, Daniel continues to serve in many spheres, including as a writing tutor at the Legal Writing Centre, a notetaker for the UCT Disability Services, a project researcher for the Equal Education Law Centre, a peer mentor for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, a member of the Advocacy and Legal Research Committee for the Black Lawyers Association Student Chapter, and as part of the KENSO educational project for SHAWCO Education.

Daniel is motivated by the potential of law to effect tangible improvement to systems of human life. He believes that with law, he can be intellectually challenged by problems of a philosophical nature, while materially contributing to social and political life. He sees the opportunity to study at Oxford as filled with rigorous intellectual challenge, diverse thematic exploration, and intense development of skill and thought, as well as providing an essential intellectual foundation for his plans.

Daniel intends to return to South Africa after his time at Oxford, and while he remains unclear about the exact object of his contribution, he recognises that the most pressing challenge in South Africa will long be that of poverty.

Daniel is committed to using his considerable talents in service of his country and he aspires one day to serve in the judiciary.

A deep-thinking, compassionate, intelligent, philosophical, humorous, and engaging young man – we do not doubt that Daniel will flourish at Oxford, relish the academic challenge, and be profoundly enriched by the social and cultural expedition on which he is embarking. We look forward to welcoming him back to South Africa and to his contribution – in his inimitable way – to making the country a better place for its people.

Mr Graham Creese

The Douglas Smith Scholarship to Cambridge University

Douglas Smith was appointed Cricket Professional at St Andrew’s College in 1904 and he continued coaching College cricketers until his death in 1949. A few years before his death he made arrangements for a bequest to fund a scholarship to Cambridge University along the same lines as the Rhodes Scholarship. This scholarship is only awarded approximately once every five years.

St Andrew’s College Douglas Smith Scholar-Elect 2023: James Stuart Kirkpatrick

The Headmaster of St Andrew’s College, Mr Tom Hamilton, is delighted to announce that Mr James Stuart Kirkpatrick has been awarded the Douglas Smith Scholarship to study at Cambridge University in 2023.

Douglas Smith was a Teacher and Cricket Professional at St Andrew’s College for 41 years, and he bequeathed his estate to St Andrew’s College in the form of the Douglas Smith Scholarship which would sponsor an Old Andrean to study at the University of Cambridge.

It was first awarded in 1952, and Mr Kirkpatrick is the 26th recipient of this unique scholarship. James achieved six distinctions in Matric in 2016 and Academic Honours throughout his school career.

He won Grade Prizes every year from 2012 to 2015, prizes for Life Sciences, Design, and Life Orientation in 2015, the JO Clogg Memorial Cup for Design in 2015, and the N Steele-Gray Oundle Creative Design Prize in 2016. He achieved a distinction for his A Level in Thinking Skills through Cambridge International and in his Grade 10 year he was selected as an Australian exchange scholar.

James’s involvement in sports and extramural activities was impressive and his leadership was evident on the President’s Award and Community Engagement Committees. His empathy towards others also saw him achieve the Silver standard for the President’s Award. James represented the 1st XI Hockey and was a member of the College Athletics Team. He won the 800m and 1500m races at the Sports Day in 2016.

James was the Deputy Head of House of Armstrong House where he proved to be an assertive and courageous leader and was admired by all as a person of integrity, empathy, and great determination. He was the School Student Affairs Portfolio Prefect and a School Prefect, and his integrity and principles stood out as being of the highest order.

James graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc in Civil Engineering with Honours in 2020. He featured on the Dean’s Merit List during all four years of his degree and was part of the Golden Key Society for placing in the top 15% of the faculty annually. He was awarded the Mott

MacDonald PDNA prize for the best design project in his _final year. He also has a passion for entrepreneurship and founded three ventures at university. James has been accepted to study for an MBA at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, starting in September this year.

The Andrean Community warmly congratulates James on this well-deserved award.

Mr Graham Creese

St Andrew’s College Boxer Scholars

2005 Jonathan Alan de Vrye
2006 Jonathan James Arnot
2007 William Hugh Alexander Cahill
2008 Christopher Daniel de Blocq van Scheltinga
2009 Jonathan Michael Gibbs
2010 Robert Charles Ball
2012 James Robert Lawson Wood
2013 Robert Patrick Quarmby

2014 Cameron Baillie Lovemore
2015 Andrew Gordon Coxwell
2016 Elliot Alexander Apps
2017 Miles Alexander Willan Jackson
2018 Michael Owen-Jones
2019 Sinjhun Cawse
2020 Alex Hutton
2021 Daniel Meihuizen
2022 Zac Gareth Fletcher
2023 Felix Oliver Willan Jackson

2024 Tyghe Muller


St Andrew’s College Rhodes Scholars

1903 Charles James Gardner
1904 Worthington Wynn Hoskin
1905 Waldermar Kjeldberg Flemmer
1906 Rupert Henry Williamson
1907 Stephanus Nicholas Cronje
1908 David Llewellyn Nicholas
1909 Lennox Ross Broster
1910 Harold Fehrsen Sampson
1911 William Frederick Skaife
1912 Ronald Fairbridge Currey
1913 Bevil Gordon D’Urban Rudd
1914 Guy William Holmes Nicholson
1914 Norman Eaton Macgregor
1915 John Seymour Denison Clarke
1916 Arnaud Ernest Mulder Jansen
1917 Arthur Peregrine Peperell Hutton
1918 Cyril Arnold Howell Green
1919 Felix John Oliver
1920 Leslie Andrew Rose-Innes
1921 Thomas Philippus Theron
1922 Gerald John Wevell
1923 Arthur Robert Mullins
1924 Edmund Maurice Brayshaw
1925 Humphrey Cuthbert Mullins
1926 John Vincent D’Alessio Rowley
1927 Thomas Witheridge Gubb
1928 George Frederick Bader
1929 Harland Rees
1930 John Vivian Oosthuizen
1931 Kingsley Ernest Driver
1932 Cave Donaldson Cruickshank
1933 Anthony Wreford Gubb
1934 Reginald Norman Mullins
1935 Charles James Laubscher
1936 Alec Tait-Knight
1937 Christopher Shand Gardner
1938 Colin Bennett
1939 Arthur William Little
1940 David Hannay Sampson
1941 Dermot Wyndam Lardner-Burke
1946 Peter Francis Daintree Wallis
1946 William Graham Boustred
1947 Donald Daniel Victor Kannemeyer
1948 Ian George Thomson
1949 Alexander David Ferguson
1950 Christopher John Lawson Griffith
1951 Paul Adrian Auchmuty Back
1952 David Pattullo Hodgson
1953 Michael St Leger Searle
1954 Robin Allan Plumbridge
1955 Murray John Kingston Biggs
1956 William Dieudonne Chalmers
1957 Ian Duncan-Brown
1958 David Lyndon van Coller
1960 Trevor Reveley Brown

1961 Stephen Walter Piers Meintjes
1963 Kennedy William Maxwell
1963 Peter Bertram Gradwell
1964 Robert John Anderson
1966 Lauchlan Glenn Black
1967 David Hugh Anderson
1968 Ronald Harold Forbes
1969 Thomas Dante Cloete
1970 Brian David Belchers
1971 David Stewart Walton
1972 Anthony Howard Brukman
1973 Charles Anthony Saner
1974 Andrew Duncan Judge
1975 Michael Anthony King
1978 John Helenius Maree
1979 Shaughan Hartley Cole
1981 Anthony William Still
1982 Timothy Andrew Nuttall
1983 Antony Charles Ball
1985 Philip Mark Clayton
1986 Andrew John Rolfe
1987 Andrew James McJannet
1989 Andrew John Essex la Trobe
1990 Christopher Francis Neale Todd
1992 Michael Carlo Faralla
1993 Anthony Kurt Bertram Norton
1994 David Paul Amm
1995 Mark Andrew Tindall
1996 Christopher Richard Kenyon
1997 Dougan Kelk McKellar
1998 Halvar Brereton Mathiesen
1999 Marisa Fassler
2000 Philipp Credé
2001 Kim Mathiesen
2002 Alison Mary Paterson
2003 No candidate
2004 Anthony Charles Knox
2005 Kathleen Lara Collett
2006 Philip Brian Southey
2007 Nicola Frances Palmer
2008 Andrew Craig
2009 Bronwyn Tarr
2010 Clive Eley
2011 David Brian Springer
2012 Elizabeth Nosizwe Vale
2013 No candidate
2014 Timothy James Abel
2015 No candidate
2016 William Hugh Alexander Cahill
2017 No candidate
2018 Aaron Graham
2019 Leila Strelitz (DSG)
2020 Emma Dreyer (DSG)
2021 Jemma Mary Houghton (DSG) Scholar Elect
2023 Mary Ruth Gouws (DSG) Scholar Elect
2024 Daniel Robert Erasmus (St Andrew’s College) Scholar Elect

St Andrew’s College Douglas Smith Scholars

1952 Eugene Charles Neser
1954 Roderick Sanders Walford Dowling
1957 Michael Patrick Jennett
1958 Peter Malcolm Searle
1960 Norman Douglas Alexander Hardie
1962 Ronald Arthur Gray Sommerville
1964 Thomas Maxwell
1966 John Arnold Kuys Jarvis
1968 John Mervyn Wingfield
1970 Richard Hugh Morton
1972 Richard Dennis Hudson
1974 Paul Julian Harper
1976 Robert John Ashcroft
1979 Antony Roy Clark
1983 Andrew Fergus Knight
1989 Timothy Edward Carson
1992 Graham John Bird
1994 William Grahame Rush
2000 Mark Charles Bilbe
2006 Nicholas Peter Marshall
2009 Geoffrey Richmond Wilmot
2014 Thomas Fitzpatrick Niven

2023 James Stuart Kirkpatrick