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.
Academic scholarship testing for our 2019 intake will take place on Saturday, 10 February 2018 from 8.45am until 12.00pm. Registration details are now available. Please see the link below.
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:
Scholarship applications for entry in 2019 are now open. The scholarship application process is completed online.
The closing date for online registration for scholarship testing is Friday 2 February 2018 and supporting documents must be also be received by that date.
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 Application for General Scholarship form below, along with a copy of the following documents:
Students applying for a General Excellence Scholarship in Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 must register with EduTest to sit the Scholarship Exam on Saturday 10 February 2018.
Applications for General Excellence scholarships for entry in 2019 must be received by Friday 9 February 2018.
Music scholarships are awarded following audition and interview with the Music Director. Orchestral instruments are preferred, although pianists and singers of excellence may 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 and 10. For entry at other years Grade 4 standard (completed examination or currently enrolled for an examination) is anticipated. The standard for Brass and Voice is anticipated at a minimum of Grade 3 AMEB/Trinity-Guildhall. It is not expected that younger vocal students have completed a Grade 3 examination. Low brass, low woodwind and string instrumentalists 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 student. If a student is presenting two instruments, only two contrasting works are required as well as the set piece on the main instrument 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.
The 2019 application form for the Music Scholarship will be available soon. 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 3124