2026 Scholarships: Registrations open November 2024

Our Scholarships recognise the different attributes, interests, and character of students and we welcome applications from a diverse range of students who will benefit from a St Michael’s education and make a contribution to our School, and the broader community.

The program seeks to provide opportunities for students who otherwise may not be able start, or continue their St Michael’s education entering Years 5 to Year 11.

All Scholarships are offered from the year of award until completion of Year 12, subject to satisfactory progress. Student progress is assessed on an ongoing basis and formally reviewed at the end of Year 6 and Year 9. Scholarship students will be assigned a mentor to support their learning journey at the school. 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 Schools’ culture of contributing citizenship and reciprocity
  • engaging with a diverse range of programs offered by the School
  • contributing positively to the School and broader community.


Contributing Citizen and High Achiever Scholarships

We welcome applications from students entering Years 5-11 in 2025 and offer:

  • Contributing Citizen Scholarships awarded to new students with compulsory means testing, and
  • High Achiever Scholarships awarded to new and current students with optional means testing.


Contributing Citizen Scholarships 

We instil in our students the confidence to lead in their fields of endeavour, the determination to follow their passions and the wisdom to live balanced and meaningful lives, inspired by a commitment to making the world a better place. St Michael’s Strategic Direction: Towards 2030.

In keeping with our Strategic Direction and our values of Dignity, Respect, Care and Compassion, our Contributing Citizen Scholarships are awarded to new students who have already demonstrated strong community spirit and a desire to make a difference to the world around them. We want our students to embrace their social responsibility and act for the benefit of society.

Students considered for this Scholarships are those who are enthusiastic and reliable contributors to civic life, in and outside of school. While demonstrated leadership and community service is a significant factor, we also want our students to develop their life skills across a broad range of competencies, and other areas of strength or passion are well regarded. This may include sport, the performing arts, visual arts or design, science and technology, environmental sustainability, politics, social justice, academia, or other community endeavours.

Evidence of these attributes must be provided in support of the application.

Scholarships are awarded to new students entering Years 5-11 in 2025. In keeping with our commitment to assist students who otherwise may not be able to benefit from a St Michael’s education, these scholarships are means tested.

High Achiever Scholarships

Our School is respected for its exceptional educational offering and our focus on nurturing our students’ talents and passions to enable them to actualise their full potential. High Achiever Scholarships recognise students who have demonstrated outstanding talent in one or more areas of endeavour and who wish to continue to develop those talents. It is expected that students who receive a High Achiever Scholarships will remain committed to nurturing their talents and enriching the School through active participation in School programs.

These scholarships are not restricted to academic achievements, and we welcome applications from new and current students who excel in one or more of the following:  sport, the performing arts – dance, drama, voice or instrumental music, visual arts and design, science and technology.


  1. A female student whose area of excellence is Science, Maths and/or Technology may be awarded the Judith Whitworth Science, Maths and Technology Scholarship for girls.
  2. A student whose area of excellence is instrumental music may be awarded the Anne and Joan Jones Music Scholarship.
  3. Students entering Year 7 who apply for a Scholarship based on their musical proficiency may also be considered for the Edwina Hanlon Music Bursary.

Applicants may indicate the Scholarship for which they wish to be considered, however the School may consider students for any Scholarship for which they are eligible.

In addition to the above Scholarships, the Head of the School, at their discretion, may award a Scholarship based on a recommendation from the Scholarship Committee. These Scholarships are known as Head of the School Scholarships.

View full 2025 Scholarships brochure.

Key dates for the Scholarship program

  • Early November 2023 – Applications open
  • 23 January 2024 – Applications close
  • 3 February 2024 – AAS Scholarship Exam to be held at St Michael’s Grammar School
  • 10 February 2024 – Performing arts auditions to be held at St Michael’s Grammar School
  • Early to Mid-March 2024 – Selected candidate interviews
  • Late March 2024 – Scholarship outcome and exam results provided to all applicants.

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.

New students not yet attending the School, will apply for the Contributing Citizen Scholarships and then optionally apply for the High Achiever Scholarships.

Current students will apply for the High Achiever Scholarships.

Step 1 – Complete your Scholarship application.

Step 2 –All applicants to sit the AAS Scholarship Exam on Saturday 3 February 2024 at St Michael’s Grammar School.

Step 3 – 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 4 – The Head of School, at their discretion, will offer Scholarships for 25% – 100% of tuition fees in writing.

Step 5 – 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:

  • Student information provided in the application
  • The student’s two most recent school reports and current NAPLAN results
  • AAS Scholarship Exam 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 (subject to change).

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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