Scholarships

“A St Hilda’s education is a privilege and we feel a responsibility to share this as widely as possible”.

Principal, Fiona Johnston

Providing Opportunities

Leading the way in girls’ education, St Hilda’s is committed to providing young women with the opportunity to shine. St Hilda’s looks at the ‘whole of girl’ including academics, values, achievements outside the classroom and contribution to the school and broader community. 

We offer a range of Scholarships including needs-based for students who may not have the means to attend but would flourish in our learning environment, the opportunity to experience a St Hilda’s education.  Girls who show a commitment to academic excellence together with a strength in a particular field are encouraged to apply. 

2024 Scholarships on offer include:

  • General Excellence Year 5 (External Applicants Only)
  • General Excellence Year 6 (External Applicants Only)
  • General Excellence Year 7 (Internal and External Applicants)
  • General Excellence Year 8 (External Applicants Only)
  • General Excellence Year 11 (External Applicants Only)
  • Needs-Based Year 7 (External Applicants Only)
  • Boarding Year 7 (External Applicants Only)
  • OSA Scholarship Year 7 (Internal and External Applicants)
  • Indigenous Scholarship Year 7-12 (Internal & External Applicants)*

 

Application Process

All applicants are required to submit an online application.

The following information is required when applying:

  • Personal details
  • Last NAPLAN results (External Applicants Only)
  • Last two school reports (External Applicants Only)
  • Handwritten letter
  • Principal or Teacher reference (External Applicants Only)
  • Area of Excellence
  • Income category* (if needs-based). * Full financials will be required should the applicant be shortlisted.

A non-refundable $150 administration fee is payable to process General Excellence, OSA and Boarding scholarship applications. This fee is payable at the time of submitting your application.

Applications open Tuesday 6 December 2022 and close 5.00pm Sunday 5 February 2023 and no late applications will be considered.

All students applying for a scholarship must sit a learning profile test on Thursday 16 February 2023 at a time to be determined.

*Please Note: Indigenous Scholarship applicants are not required to pay the $150 administration fee or sit the learning profile test. The closing date for Indigenous Scholarships is 5pm Friday 16 June 2023. 

Name of ScholarshipYear Level EntryEligibilityStatus
St Hilda’s General Excellence ScholarshipsYear 5, Year 6, Year 8 and Year 11 EntryExternal Applicants Only Open
Apply Here
Closing Date 5pm Sunday 5 February 2023
St Hilda’s General Excellence ScholarshipsYear 7 EntryInternal and External Applicants Open
Apply Here
Closing Date 5pm Sunday 5 February 2023
St Hilda's Needs-Based ScholarshipYear 7 EntryExternal Applicants OnlyOpen
Apply Here
Closing Date 5pm Sunday 5 February 2023
St Hilda's Boarding General Excellence ScholarshipYear 7External Applicants onlyOpen
Apply Here
Closing Date 5pm Sunday 5 February 2023
OSA ScholarshipYear 7 EntryDaughter, grand daughter or great grand daughter of an Old Scholar (financial member)Open
Apply Here
Closing Date 5pm Sunday 5 February 2023
Indigenous ScholarshipsYear 7-12 EntryInternal & External ApplicantsOpen
Apply Here
Closing Date 5pm Friday 16 June 2023

 

Further information on scholarships can be found below.

 

 

General Excellence Scholarships

As a leading girls' school in education, excellence is a fundamental value at St Hilda's.
General Excellence scholarships are awarded to students who are committed to their studies and strive for excellence. They are based on a student's ability to thrive academically, as well as shining in a particular field.

General Excellence Scholarships (Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 Entry)

St Hilda’s General Excellence Scholarships are available to students entering the following year levels:

  • Year 5 Entry (External Applicants Only)
  • Year 6 Entry (External Applicants Only)
  • Year 7 Entry (Internal and External Applicants)
  • Year 8 Entry (External Applicants Only)
  • Year 11 Entry (External Applicants Only)

General Excellence scholarships are awarded based on a student’s ability to thrive academically and shine in an area of interest e.g. music, dance, community service. 

A St Hilda’s General Excellence Scholarship covers a reduction in tuition fees and is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s (subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life).

All students will be required to sit a learning profile test on Thursday 16 February 2023.

Interviews will be offered to shortlisted candidates based on their application and test results.

Needs-Based Scholarships

In 2020, St Hilda’s shifted its focus to providing students who may not have the means to attend but would flourish in our learning environment, the opportunity to experience a St Hilda’s education.

Needs Based Scholarships (Year 7 Entry)

St Hilda’s Needs-based scholarship is available to students entering Year 7 who would not otherwise be able to attend St Hilda’s for financial reasons. These scholarships are awarded based on a student’s ability to thrive academically and shine in an area of interest e.g. music, dance, drama, community service. 

A St Hilda’s needs-based scholarship covers up to 100% of tuition fees funded by the generosity of the School Foundation and is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s (subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life). 

All students will be required to sit a learning profile test at St Hilda’s Bay View Campus on Thursday 16 February.

Interviews will be offered to shortlisted candidates based on their application and test results.

Please Note: Should an applicant be shortlisted, the family will be required to provide full financials to the School (which will be kept in strict confidence) in order to qualify.

Boarding Scholarship

Awarded to girls from rural, regional and remote Western Australia, our Boarding scholarships aim to provide support to students in their pursuit of excellence.

Boarding Scholarships (Year 7 Entry)

Boarding Scholarships are awarded to a girl from rural, regional or remote Western Australia entering Year 7 who displays academic excellence and the ability to shine in an area of interest e.g. music, drama, community service.

The Boarding scholarship covers a reduction in boarding fees and is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s (subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life).

All students will be required to sit a learning profile test at St Hilda’s Bay View Campus on Thursday 16 February.
Given this may be difficult for some rural, regional and remote families we will be able to offer an online alternative.

Interviews will be offered to shortlisted candidates based on their application and test results.

Indigenous Scholarships

St Hilda’s is committed to providing educational scholarships to West Australian Indigenous girls starting their schooling in Year 7 for the remainder of their education at St Hilda’s. Where possible consideration may be given to entry into other years, but Year 7 is the preferred point of entry.

Indigenous Scholarships (Years 7-12 Entry)

The scholarships are aimed at providing exceptional educational opportunities for Indigenous girls who have the potential to lead and inspire within the community.

Each Indigenous scholarship to St Hilda’s is provided in partnership with the West Australian organisation MADALAH. The scholarships along with Abstudy and parent contributions cover tuition and boarding fees from Year 7 through to Year 12.

Please Note: Applicants must apply to St Hilda’s via the online form and the MADALAH Scholarship Program to be eligible.

Applicants will be chosen through a selection process that includes proven school engagement, academic progress, motivation for tertiary study, as well as eligibility for Abstudy.

Eligibility

Students must be regarded as Indigenous Australians and demonstrate a willingness and intent to embrace the opportunities associated with moving to St Hilda’s for their education. Students should have significant family support to enter a new school at Year 7 with the intention of continuing to Year 12.

Selection Criteria

Academic levels and achievements of a student are considered but are not the predominant criteria for selection. Selection is based on an excellent student attitude, motivation levels, sound literacy & numeracy, strong references from past teachers, good attendance, and an interview.

Parental / Guardian Support

Students must have the full support of their family and/or community. This will require emotional support as well as some financial support. The level of financial contribution is reviewed on an individual and highly confidential basis, with the expectation that families/communities will contribute according to their capacity.

The Scholarship does not cover the provision of uniform, textbooks, IT equipment, pocket money or other voluntary School activities including optional excursions, camps and tours. Families are expected to participate in School programmes and information sessions where possible.

 

 

MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students, primarily from remote and regional communities, to WA’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. MADALAH secondary scholarships provide support to students from year 7-12. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). We are a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible. For more information please visit their website – www.madalah.com.au

 

Old Scholars Association Scholarships

One of the Old Scholars Association’s (OSA) most important contributions to the School is its scholarship program. Daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of financial members of the OSA are eligible for the OSA’s scholarships.

OSA Scholarship (Year 7 Entry)

The Old Scholars Association awards a scholarship to a student entering the School in Year 7, whose mother, grandmother or great-grandmother is a financial member of the Old Scholars Association. The OSA Entrance Scholarship is intended for a girl who can demonstrate academic ability and a strong capacity for involvement. The award of a Scholarship is tenable for Years 7 – 10, subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life. The Scholarship is valued at $6500 per annum.

All students will be required to sit a learning profile test at St Hilda’s Bay View Campus on Thursday 16 February.

Interviews will be offered to shortlisted candidates based on their application and test results.

OSA Ammonite Scholarship (Year 11 Entry)

The OSA Ammonite Scholarship provides support in Years 11 and 12 to a daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of a financial member of the Old Scholars Association. This scholarship is a fixed financial amount per annum that approximates one term’s fees per year. The winner is determined by a panel of three Financial Members of the OSA based on a written application followed by an interview. This scholarship is intended to recognise a girl who is an all-rounder, rather than selecting a winner based solely on academic achievement.

Please Note: Applications for the OSA Ammonite Scholarship (Year 11 Entry) open in July.

For further details, contact:

Alumni Coordinator
oldscholars@sthildas.wa.edu.au
T: 9285 4100