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:
Academic Scholarships are now closed
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, leadership/community or general academic excellence 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 following documents:
General Excellence Scholarships are now closed.
Music Scholarships are now closed.
Strathcona is passionate about, and committed to, affording all girls the opportunity to engage in a fun, dynamic and Arts-rich education.
Scholarships are offered to girls who demonstrate exceptional musical talent and have a strong willingness to share their gift with the wider community.
Candidates applying with one instrument will be required to perform two contrasting pieces no longer than 8 minutes in total. Candidates applying with two instruments will be required to perform two contrasting pieces on the main instrument and one short piece on the second instrument no longer than 12 minutes in total.
In addition to the set pieces, candidates will also be required to perform a short sight-reading excerpt and a selection of aural tests, appropriate to the level of study.
Orchestral instruments are preferred, particularly Brass and Double Reed, however pianists and singers of excellence will also be considered. Evidence of strong academic ability is also required.
Music scholarship candidates will have achieved the following AMEB standards (or equivalent in other authorities).
Keyboard – Grade 4
Strings – Grade 4
Other – Grade 2
Year 7 & 8
Keyboard – Grade 6
Strings – Grade 5
Other – Grade 4
Year 9, 10, 11
Keyboard – Grade 7
Strings – Grade 6
Other – Grade 5
Music Scholarship recipients receive a 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 number of scholarships offered each year may vary and any decisions made are final.
The 2019 application form for the Music Scholarship is now available (below). To apply for a Music Scholarship, candidates must complete and return the Music Scholarship application form and provide a copy of the following documents:
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 are now open.
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 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.
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