Scholarships

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Strathcona recognizes excellence and potential by offering a range of scholarships, supporting students in the completion of their primary and secondary studies to the highest standard possible.

All Scholarships are now closed for 2019 entry.

Academic scholarships are awarded to current and new students entering into Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in 2019.

Scholarships are offered to candidates who meet the required standard as indicated by the results of the examination. The highest percentage offered is 80% of tuition fees. The number of scholarships awarded and the discount offered each year may vary and will be dependent on the number of students achieving at a high level. Scholarships will be awarded for the duration of the remaining years through to the completion of VCE, provided progress and performance are maintained at a high standard.

To apply for an Academic Scholarship, candidates must provide a copy of the following documents:

  • The completed Application for Academic Scholarship form
  • The student’s Birth Certificate – where the student has been born overseas, please also provide a copy of the the student’s Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Visa
  • The student’s most recent School Report
  • The student’s most recent NAPLAN Test results

Academic Scholarships are now closed

Click here to register for the 2019 scholarship testing.

An Instrumental Music Scholarship may be offered to candidates with the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the musical life at Strathcona. Low brass, low woodwind and string instrumentals are particularly encouraged to audition.
All Music scholarship candidates must sit the Edu Test examination  (9 February 2019) prior to auditions and complete the online Strathcona Music Application.  Submit their latest two School Reports, Naplan results and any other supporting documentation. Scholarships will be awarded to girls based on their performance auditions, academic results and an interview with the Principal.
Submit hard copies of the latest two School Reports, Naplan results and any other supporting documentation to Head of Enrolments clearly marked with Year level and name.
  •  The student’s Birth Certificate – where the student has been born overseas, please also provide a copy of the student’s         Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Visa
  • The student’s most recent School Report
  • The student’s most recent NAPLAN Test results
  • Documents supporting the student’s level of achievement pertaining to their instrument(s) of choice
Scholarships may be awarded to girls based on their performance auditions, academic results and an interview with the Principal.
Music Scholarships carry partial remission of tuition fees and are conditional upon consistent academic progress, full participation in the co-curricular life of Strathcona and the active modelling of Strathcona values.

The Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship was established by a former student of Strathcona, the late Mrs Beth Smallwood (nee MacLaren). The recipient will be a girl with significant hearing impairment who would benefit from an education at Strathcona. The recipient of the Scholarship will be determined by interview and, dependent on financial circumstances, will be valued at up to 80% of the tuition fees in any one year. The Scholarship shall be available to each scholar for the period of her enrolment, subject to satisfactory conduct and progress.

Applications for the Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship open on February 1 and close on May 1, in the year preceding entry. Notification of scholarship will be given in June of the year preceding entry.

To apply for the Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship, candidates must complete and return the Application for Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship form below, along with a copy of the following documents:

  • The student’s Birth Certificate – where the student has been born overseas, please also provide a copy of the the student’s Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Visa
  • The student’s most recent School Report
  • The student’s most recent NAPLAN Test results
  • Documents / covering letter addressing the criteria (see below).

Terms & Conditions of Scholarships

Scholarship holders are to comply with the School’s expectations of conduct, performance and participation in some of the co-curricular activities offered. Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at Strathcona. It follows that if a Scholarship holder is withdrawn from the School for reasons other than family re-location or hardship, the full amount of fee remissions allowed may be deemed payable, at the sole discretion of the School.

All scholarship applications and supporting documents must be forwarded to the attention of:
Mrs Jude Harper
Hearing Support Coordinator
Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar
34 Scott Street Canterbury VIC 3126

Criteria

Applicants for the Beth McLaren Smallwood Scholarship should address the following criteria in their application:

Click here to download The Beth Smallwood Scholarship Application Form

The Old Strathconian Association Scholarship is intended to assist the daughter, granddaughter or other family member of an Old Strathconian with the completion of Years 11 and 12 at Strathcona. Full details and an application form can be found on the OSA page.

Terms & Conditions of Scholarships

Scholarship holders are to comply with the School’s expectations of conduct, performance and participation in some of the co-curricular activities offered – and to use their special talents to contribute to the wider life of the School as appropriate.

Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at Strathcona. It follows that if a Scholarship holder is withdrawn from the School for reasons other than family re-location or hardship, the full amount of fee remissions allowed may be deemed payable, at the sole discretion of the School.

All scholarship applications and supporting documents must be forwarded to the attention of:

Mrs Amanda Orgill
Head of Enrolments
Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar
34 Scott Street
Canterbury VIC 3126