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 do not conduct academic testing for scholarships, instead 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 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. 

Please find below a list of current scholarships open for application. All other scholarships not listed in the table have closed for 2023.

Name of ScholarshipEligibilityYear Level EntryStatus
JCR & Denby Roberts ScholarshipExternal Applicants Only
Needs Based
Year 7 EntryOpen
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Applications Close 3pm Thursday 20 October 2022

 

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.

Please note that internal candidates only need to provide a summary of their achievements outside of the classroom 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 Needs Based Scholarships, (Year 7 Entry)

St Hilda’s Needs-based scholarships are available to students entering Year 7. These scholarships cover 50- 100% tuition funded by the generosity of the School and broader community.  

St Hilda’s 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 Needs-based scholarships is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s. 

Only applicants with a combined income of under $120,000 are encouraged to apply.

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, a summary of their achievements outside of the classroom and a handwritten letter

JCR and Denby Roberts Scholarship

The JCR and Denby Roberts Scholarship aims to assist a young girl to have the best opportunity to make the most of their potential.  The Scholarship seeks to support a student entering Year 7 who would not otherwise be able to attend the school for financial reasons. As an Old Scholar, It reflects the donor’s commitment to education, our shared values and her strong connection to St Hilda’s.

Applications are open to:

External students who are an Australian citizen, who will be entering Year 7 in 2023 and, in the opinion of the Principal:

  • Would not, for financial reasons, otherwise be able to attend the school;
  • Displays academic and leadership potential and is aspiring to tertiary education;
  • Is actively involved in their community through co-curricular activities or other endeavours and is keen to contribute to the life of St Hilda’s.

A Financial Declaration Form must be completed, which can be downloaded here. This declaration forms part of the application process.

The scholarship includes:

  • 100% of the school’s tuition fees and uniforms for a day pupil for Years 7 -12.

Documentation required:

  • Last two school reports
  • Most recent NAPLAN report
  • Handwritten cover letter
  • Teacher or Community Leader reference
  • Financial Declaration Form

Applications close 3pm Thursday 20 October 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

STEM Scholarships

We are inviting talented students with a passion for STEM to apply for Year 9 and 10 STEM Scholarships at St Hilda’s for 2023.
St Hilda’s distinguished academic program provides girls with opportunities to engage with a wide range of STEM classes and cocurricular activities. Its highly ranked academic program and teachers will give you the educational extension you need to excel in your studies.

Applications are open to external students only, who have participated in at least two external maths or science competitions or equivalent.

A Financial Declaration Form must be completed which can be downloaded here. This declaration forms part of the application process.

The scholarship includes:

  • 70% off school fees
  • Access to STEM cocurricular competitions and programs.

Documentation required:

  • Last two school reports
  • Most recent NAPLAN report
  • Evidence of external competitions
  • Handwritten cover letter
  • Science, Technologies, Engineering or Maths teacher reference
  • Overview of activities to support your application
  • Financial Declaration Form

Applications close 3pm Thursday 1 September 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Music Scholarships

We are inviting talented young musicians to apply for Year 9 and 10 Music Scholarships at St Hilda’s for 2023.
St Hilda’s distinguished music program provides girls with opportunities to rehearse and perform across a huge range of ensembles. Its highly ranked academic program will give you the educational extension needed to excel in your studies.

The scholarship includes:

  • 70% off school fees.
  • Fully-paid instrumental tuition.
  • Fully-paid instrumental hire.

Documentation required:

  • Last two school reports
  • Most recent NAPLAN report
  • Most recent AMEB accreditation
  • Handwritten cover letter
  • Music teacher reference
  • Overview of activities to support your application
  • Financial Declaration Form

Applications are open to external students only, who play at least one instrument to the level of Grade 6 AMEB or equivalent and have a passion to make a significant contribution to the Music Department ensembles.

A Financial Declaration Form must be completed which can be downloaded here. This declaration forms part of the application process.

Applications close 3pm Thursday 1 September 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Women in Leadership Private Donor Scholarship

The Women in Leadership Private Donor Scholarship aims to assist young girls to have the best opportunities to make the most of their potential.  The Scholarship seeks to support a student entering Year 9 or 10 (including boarding students) who would not otherwise be able to attend the school for financial reasons and is to be awarded to an academically gifted student with leadership potential.

Applications are open to:

External students who are an Australian citizen, born and raised in Western Australia, entering St Hilda’s in Year 9 or 10 who, in the opinion of the Principal:

  • Would not, for financial reasons, otherwise be able to attend the school;
  • Displays academic and leadership potential and is aspiring to tertiary education;
  • Displays a strong desire to make change and strive for self-made success;
  • Shares the Benefactors values of humility, gratitude and the importance of Global citizens ‘paying it forward’;
  • Is actively involved in their community though co-curricular activities or other endeavours and is keen to make a contribution to the life of St Hilda’s.

A Financial Declaration Form must be completed which can be downloaded here. This declaration forms part of the application process.

The scholarship includes:

  • The scholarship covers 100% of the school’s tuition fees for a day pupil for up to 4 years of schooling. Scholarships can also be awarded to Boarding students in which school fees and boarding fees are included.
  • The scholarship also covers uniforms and class texts.

Documentation required:

  • Last two school reports
  • Most recent NAPLAN report
  • Handwritten cover letter
  • Teacher or Community Leader reference
  • Overview of activities to support your application
  • Financial Declaration Form

Applications close 3pm Thursday 1 September 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

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

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.

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 up to 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.

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.

 

 

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.

Applications for the OSA Ammonite Scholarship (Year 11 Entry):
Open: Tuesday 26 July
Close: Tuesday 23 August
Interviews: First week of September

For further details, contact:

Sascha Hill (Lidbury, 1984)
Alumni Coordinator
oldscholars@sthildas.wa.edu.au
T: 9285 4100