Scholarships

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.

Scholarship testing for our 2019 intake will take place on Saturday, 10 February 2018 from 8.45am until 12.00pm. Registration details will be available soon.

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are awarded each year to current and new students entering into Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

Academic Scholarships are offered to candidates who meet the required standard as indicated by the results of the scholarship examination. The highest percentage offered is 80% of the 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 for 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 child’s Birth Certificate.

Where the child has been born overseas, please also provide a copy of the child’s Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Visa.

  • The child’s most recent School Report.
  • The child’s most recent NAPLAN Test results.

Details about the EduTest Scholarship Examination will be available shortly.

Online registration will close on Friday 26 January 2018.

Supporting documents must be received no later than Monday, 29 January 2018.

General Excellence Scholarships

Past achievements and future promise are considered when awarding General Excellence Scholarships. Applicants should have strong academic ability and must display qualities consistent with the ethos of Strathcona. Students who excel in an area such as visual and creative arts, performing arts, sport or leadership/community are encouraged to apply. Students applying for a General Excellence Scholarship in the area of Sport should be competing at a State or National level.

To apply for a General Excellence Scholarship candidates must complete and return the Application for General Scholarship form below, along with a copy of the following documents;

  • The child’s Birth Certificate.

Where the child has been born overseas, please also provide a copy of the child’s Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Visa.

  • The child’s most recent School Report.
  • The child’s most recent NAPLAN Test results.
  • Documents supporting the child’s level of achievement in their area/s of excellence.

Students applying for a General Excellence Scholarship in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 must register with EduTest to sit the Scholarship Exam on Saturday, 10 February 2018.

Details about the EduTest Scholarship Examination will be available shortly.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are awarded to students following an audition and interview with the Music Director. Orchestral instruments are preferred, although pianists and singers of excellence may also be considered. Evidence of strong academic ability is also required.

The value of the scholarship is 50% remission of tuition fees for the duration of the student’s schooling at Strathcona and the cost of music tuition for one instrument, subject to continuing satisfactory performance.

The minimum standard of playing expected for Piano/Strings/Woodwind is Grade 5 AMEB/Trinity-Guildhall for entry at Years 9 & 10. For entry at other years, Grade 4 standard is (completed examination or currently enrolled for the examination) is expected. The standard for Brass and Voice is anticipated at a minimum of Grade 3 AMEG/Trinity Guildhall. It is not expected that younger students have completed a Grade 3 examination. Low brass, low woodwind and string instrumentals are particularly encouraged to audition.

Three contrasting works are required to be performed as well as a set work. Upon application the set work will be provided to the students. If a student is presenting two instruments, only two contrasting works are required, as well as the set piece on the main instruments and one piece on the second instrument. Aural tests will also form part of the audition. Please note that the School will not provide an accompanist and it is preferred that instrumentalists perform at least one work with an accompanist.

To apply for a Music Scholarship candidates must complete and return the Application for Music Scholarship form below, along with a copy of the following documents;

  • The child’s Birth Certificate.

Where the child has been born overseas, please also provide a copy of the child’s Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Visa.

  • The child’s most recent School Report.
  • The child’s most recent NAPLAN Test results.
  • Documents supporting the child’s level of achievement pertaining to their instrument/s of choice.

Applications for Music Scholarships will open shortly.

The Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship – Hearing Impaired

The Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship was established by a former student of Strathcona, the late 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.

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

  • The child’s Birth Certificate.

Where the child has been born overseas, please also provide a copy of the child’s Australian Passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or Permanent Resident Visa.

  • The child’s most recent School Report.
  • The child’s most recent NAPLAN Test results.
  • Documents outlining the nature and extent of the child’s hearing impairment.

Applications for the Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship are now open. Please download the application form.

Ruth Bunyan Scholarship

This is a means-tested scholarship held by only one student at any given time. Evidence of academic achievement would be required through testing and reports. It provides up to 50% remission on tuition fees. Enquiries regarding the Ruth Bunyan Scholarship should be directed to the Head of Enrolments, Mrs Amanda Orgill.

The Old Strathconian Association Scholarship

Applications for 2018 entry are now open.

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

CANTERBURY VIC 3124