2025 Scholarship Program will open early November 2023

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

All Scholarships are offered from the year of the 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 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.


Scholarships available to students from Years 5

The following awards are for the 2024 Scholarship Program. Details for the 2025 Scholarship Program will be advised soon.

Academic Scholarship (Years 5-10)

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 (Years 5-6 and 7-10)

Awarded to students who have demonstrated strengths, interests and achievements in a broad range of activities that may include, but are not limited to sport, the performing and visual arts or design, technology, academic performance or community service. This might include a combination of some of the following: consistent academic achievement, sporting prowess, musical ability, school leadership, extra-curricular pursuits and community involvement.

High Achiever Scholarship (Years 5-10)

Awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding talent in one or more, of the following: particular academic subjects, sporting achievement at a representative 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, Maths and Technology Scholarship for Girls (Years 9-11)

Awarded to female students who have a passion and academic commitment to maths, science or technology and who have demonstrated considerable aptitude in these disciplines. Students must have the intention of undertaking maths, science or technology subjects such as chemistry, biology, physics, mathematical methods, specialist mathematics, applied computing or systems engineering VCE subjects.

Anne and Joan Jones Music Scholarship (Years 7-10)

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 (Year 7)

Students who apply for the above scholarships based on their musical proficiency may also be considered for 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 2024 Scholarships brochure

Key dates for the Scholarship program

  • 10 November – Applications open
  • 24 January 2023 – Applications close
  • 4 February 2023 – AAS Scholarship to be held at St Michael’s Grammar School
  • 11 February 2023 – Music Auditions to be held at St Michael’s Grammar School
  • Mid March 2023 – Selected candidate interviews
  • Late March 2023 – 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.

All applicants will be considered for the Academic Scholarship.

Step 1 – Complete your Scholarship application. Please click here to apply.

Step 2 –All applicants to sit the Academic Test on 4 February 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:

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



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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