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Scholarship applications for 2023 are now open

It is in the spirit of inclusivity and diversity that we welcome applications for our Scholarships Program.

The St Michael’s Grammar School’s Scholarship program seeks to provide opportunities for students who otherwise may not be able to start, or continue, their St Michael’s education.

Through our scholarships we aim to enrich the School community by attracting students who will contribute to the social and cultural diversity of the School and its overall academic and co-curricular excellence. Collectively we look to our Scholarship recipients to enhance the ethos and culture of the School.

Students who have demonstrated academic excellence, a strong aptitude for learning, or who have demonstrated strengths in one or more of a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are encouraged to apply for a Scholarship. These include, but are not confined to, the performing arts (dance, drama, instrumental music, singing) visual arts and design, robotics, debating, social justice groups, student leadership, volunteering and sport.

All Scholarships are offered from the year of the award until completion of Year 12, subject to satisfactory academic progress. It is expected that all Scholarship recipients will maximise the opportunity by:

  • sharing the School’s values of Dignity, Respect, Care and Compassion
  • embracing the School’s culture of contributing citizenship and reciprocity
  • engaging with the diverse range of programs offered by the School
  • contributing positively to the School and broader community.

We look forward to receiving Scholarship applications for 2023 entry.

 

Scholarships


Scholarships available to students in Years 5 to 10

 

  • Academic Scholarship

    Awarded to students with a proven record of exceptional academic achievement in three or more disciplines, consistent achievement in other disciplines, and the potential to continue to achieve outstanding academic results.

  • All Rounder Scholarship

    Awarded to students who have demonstrated strengths, interests and achievements in a broad range of activities including strong academic performance, community service, sport, technology, or the performing and visual arts and design.

  • Head of the School Scholarship

    Awarded to one female student and one male student entering Year 7 in 2023 who has not yet commenced at the School, and who would not ordinarily be able to attend St Michael’s based on their family’s current financial circumstances.

  • High Achiever Scholarship

    Awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding talent in two, or more, of the following: particular academic subjects, sporting achievement at a state level, the performing arts (music, drama, dance), visual arts and design (fine art, media, communications, technology, industrial) or leadership and community service.

  • Judith Whitworth Science and Maths Scholarship for Girls

    Awarded to female students who have a passion and academic commitment to Maths and/or Science and who have demonstrated considerable aptitude in these disciplines.

  • Anne and Joan Jones Music Scholarship

    Awarded to a student who demonstrates talent, commitment and passion for music and learning an instrument and who intend to undertake the study of VCE Music Performance in Years 11 and 12.

  • Edwina Hanlon Music Bursary

    This Bursary is intended for a student entering Year 7 who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency with a musical instrument and who wishes to explore the opportunity to learn a second instrument.

    View full Scholarships brochure


Key dates for the Scholarship program

  • Early November – Applications open
  • 27 January – Applications close
  • 31 January – Last day to set up and complete short practice test
  • 5 February – AAS Scholarship exam (online)
  • 12 February – Auditions
  • Mid March – Selected candidate interviews
  • Late March – Scholarship outcome and exam results provided to all applicants

 

NOTE: To manage any potential COVID-19 risk to our Scholarship applicants, the St Michael’s community, and to Academic Assessment Services, this year the Scholarship examination will be conducted using an online platform at the student’s home. Applicants are required to meet the Technical Requirements and agree to the Terms and Conditions.



How to apply

St Michael’s partners with Academic Assessment Services to collate applications and conduct academic testing. Information about the style of test and suggested preparation can be found on their website.

All applicants will be considered for the Academic Scholarship.

Step 1 – Complete your Scholarship application. Click here to apply.

Step 2 – Once applications have been submitted, applicants will receive an email from AAS by 4:00pm Friday 28 January with login details and instructions. If you have not received the email by this date, please check your junk/spam folder. If you cannot find the email, contact AAS at onlinetesting@academicassessment.com.au.

Step 3 – All applicants to complete short practice test no later than 31 January 2022.

Step 4 – All applicants to sit an online Academic test on 5 February 2022.

Step 5 – Short listed applicants will be invited to interview with a member of the St Michael’s Executive to discuss their academic performance and achievements in their area of interest.

Step 6 – The Head of School, at her discretion, will offer Scholarships for 25% – 100% of tuition fees in writing.

Step 7 – All applicants will receive the results of their academic test at the conclusion of the Scholarship process.



Selection process

St Michael’s takes a holistic approach to the Scholarship process. When determining which applicants will be offered a Scholarship the following is considered:

  • Information about the student provided in the application
  • The student’s two most recent school reports and current NAPLAN results
  • AAS academic test results
  • Audition results (if applicable)
  • The outcome of an interview

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Only information requested during the application process will be accepted. St Michael’s will not accept any additional information. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Head of the School, and terms and conditions for successful candidates will apply. Please see our Scholarship Policy.

If you have further questions, please contact the Student Enrolments Team on 03 8530 3310 or scholarships@stmichaels.vic.edu.au.


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