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.  

We offer a range of Scholarships however, our focus is on 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.  Girls who show a commitment to academic excellence together with a strength in a particular field are encouraged to apply. 

Below is the list of Scholarships currently open for applications.

Name of ScholarshipType of ScholarshipEligibilityYear Level EntryStatusHow to Apply
June Johnston Memorial ScholarshipBoardingExternal ApplicantsYear 10 EntryOpen
Closes 30 October 2021
Apply Here

The Scholarship process for 2023 will open in mid-January. More information on individual scholarships can be found below.

General Excellence Scholarships

As a leading girls school in education, Excellence is a fundamental value at St Hilda's. These scholarships are awarded to students entering Year 7 and 11 who are committed to their studies and strive for excellence.

St Hilda's General Excellence Scholarships (Year 7 Entry)

St Hilda’s General Excellence Scholarships are available to students entering Year 7. These scholarships cover 25% tuition and are awarded annually to girls entering the Senior School on the basis of general excellence. They are based on a student’s ability to thrive academically, and across other areas of the school. If a candidate has a strength in a particular area they are encouraged to highlight this in their letter.  

A St Hilda’s General Excellence Scholarship is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s. 

External applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • NAPLAN results,  
  • Two past School Reports,  
  • A summary of their achievements outside of the classroom 
  • A current Principal’s reference, 
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they would like the opportunity to attend St Hilda’s. 

Please note that internal candidates only need to provide a handwritten letter. 

JB "Pete Craig Scholarship (Year 11 Entry)

The Craig family has a long association with St Hilda’s dating back to 1960. His two daughters attended St Hilda’s. Dr Craig approached the School in 2011 to establish a Scholarship awarded for commitment to the pursuit of excellence. The Scholarship is named in memory of his wife, Audrey Beatrice Craig (nee Herring). The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to a Year 11/12 student to pursue academic achievement and excellence. The Scholarship is valued at 25% off tuition fees for two years. 

External applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • NAPLAN results,  
  • Two past School Reports,  
  • A summary of their achievements outside of the classroom 
  • A current Principal’s reference, 
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they would like the opportunity to attend St Hilda’s, and 
  • St Hilda’s Financial Declaration Form. 

Please note that internal candidates only need to provide a Financial Declaration Form and a handwritten letter. 

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.

St Hilda's General Excellence Scholarship (Needs Based, Year 7 Entry)

St Hilda’s General Excellence Scholarships (needs-based) are available to students entering Year 7. These scholarships are a needs-based scholarship that covers 100% tuition or 50% tuition funded by the generosity of the School and broader community.  

St Hilda’s General Excellence (needs-based) scholarships are open to students 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 across other areas of the school.  

If a candidate has a strength in a particular area they are encouraged to highlight this in their letter.  

A St Hilda’s General Excellence (needs-based) Scholarship is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s. 

External applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • NAPLAN results,  
  • Two past School Reports,  
  • A summary of their achievements outside of the classroom 
  • A current Principal’s reference, 
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they would like the opportunity to attend St Hilda’s, and 
  • St Hilda’s Financial Declaration Form. 

 Please note that internal candidates only need to provide a Financial Declaration Form and handwritten letter.

Boarding Scholarship

Awarded to girls from rural Western Australia, our Boarding Scholarships aim to provide support to students in their pursuit of academic, sporting or cultural encirhment

June Johnston Memorial Scholarship (Year 10 Entry)

The June Johnston Memorial Boarding Scholarship

Year 10 Boarding scholarship for 2022 to 2025.

The June Johnston Memorial Boarding Scholarship will provide full tuition and boarding for student entering Year 10 in 2022 for three years. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to her studies and the broader community. The scholarship is intended to support a student who would otherwise not be able to attend St Hilda’s as a boarding student.

June Johnston (nee Stewart) was a boarding student at St Hilda’s in the 1930s. Originally from Gnowangerup she would travel to and from the boarding house by train, enjoying the comradery that comes with the bond of sharing a life together with friends at school. Upon her passing, June’s family have left a special legacy.

To apply for this scholarship, please click here. You will need past school reports, a reference from your current school principal and a letter outlining why you would be a worthy candidate for this scholarship. As this is a means-tested scholarship, financial documents will be requested if the applicant is short-listed.

Applications are open until 17 October.

Applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • NAPLAN results,  
  • Two past School Reports,  
  • A summary of their achievements outside of the classroom 
  • A current Principal’s reference, 
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they would like the opportunity to attend St Hilda’s,

Applicants must be available for an interview with the school upon being short-listed.

 

St Hilda's Boarding Scholarships (Year 7, 8, or 9 entry)

Girls who can demonstrate general excellence are encouraged to apply for a Boarding Scholarship commencing in Years 7, 8 or 9. Boarding Scholarships are awarded to a girl from rural Western Australia. The award of a scholarship is tenable for the student’s education at the School. This scholarship is open to external students only. Boarding scholarships are open to girls who would not otherwise be able to attend the School for financial reasons.  

Applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • NAPLAN results,  
  • Two past School Reports,  
  • A summary of their achievements outside of the classroom 
  • A current Principal’s reference, 
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they would like the opportunity to attend St Hilda’s, and 
  • St Hilda’s Financial Declaration Form. 

Jill Clarke Boarding Scholarships (Year 10 Entry)

Mrs Jill Clarke was the Assistant Business Manager at St Hilda’s for a number of years. She approached the School in 2007 to establish a Scholarship to assist rural families facing financial difficulties. This Scholarship provides financial support to a Year 10 boarding student from country Western Australia, who otherwise would not be able to attend the School in pursuit of academic, sporting and cultural enrichment. The Scholarship is valued at 50% off boarding fees for three years (Years 10-12).  

External applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • NAPLAN results,  
  • Two past School Reports,  
  • A summary of their achievements outside of the classroom 
  • A current Principal’s reference, 
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they would like the opportunity to attend St Hilda’s, and 
  • St Hilda’s Financial Declaration Form. 

 Please note that internal candidates only need to provide a Financial Declaration Form and a handwritten letter. 

Una Mitchell Boarding Scholarship (Year 12 Current Boarder)

The Una Mitchell Scholarship, introduced in 1984, is a Scholarship in memory of Miss Una Mitchell, Headmistress of St Hilda’s from 1947 – 1967. This Scholarship is awarded to a Year 12 boarder. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a girl’s breadth and depth of interests and strength of character. The value of the Scholarship is $2000/annum 

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 check the MADALAH Scholarship Program and selection criteria by clicking here.

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.

Enquiries
Catriona Nixon
Indigenous Scholarship Co-ordinator

 

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 are financial members 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.

Applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • Details or Parent, Grandparent or Great Grandparent who is a financial member of the OSA,
  • Past two School Reports,  
  • A Curriculum Vitae outlining their achievements outside the classroom and,
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they should receive the scholarship.  

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.

 

Applicants are required to provide the following: 

  • Details or Parent, Grandparent or Great Grandparent who is a financial member of the OSA,
  • Past two School Reports,  
  • A Curriculum Vitae outlining their achievements outside the classroom and,
  • A handwritten letter by the applicant (no more than one page) outlining why they should receive the scholarship.