“A St Hilda’s education is a privilege and we feel a responsibility to share this as widely as possible”.
Principal, Fiona Johnston
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 and needs-based bursaries 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 General Excellence and Boarding Scholarships have now closed.
Name of Scholarship
Year Level Entry
Year 7-12 Entry
Internal & External Applicants
Open Apply Here
Closing Date 5pm Friday 16 June 2023
St Hilda's Foundation Bursary
Year 7 2024 Entry
Applications Close 3pm Sunday 30 July 2023 Apply Here
Further information on scholarships and bursaries 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 7-10 Entry)
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).
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.
St Hilda's Foundation Bursary (Year 7 Entry)
St Hilda’s St Hilda’s Foundation Bursary is available to students entering Year 7 who would not otherwise be able to attend St Hilda’s for financial reasons. These bursaries 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 bursary 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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 a fixed financial amount per annum that approximates one term’s fees.
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.