Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship or bursary?
To be eligible for a scholarship or bursary at St Hilda’s applicants must be:
- a new student entering into Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2025
- a current student entering into Year 7 in 2025
Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident Visa.
What are the key dates?
4 February 2024 5pm (AWST) – Applications Close
9 February 2024 – Testing Morning
12 to 26 February – Applications Reviewed
26 February onwards – Shortlisted applicants’ interviews
Start of Term 2 – 2025 Scholarship/Bursary program finalised
Please Note: The closing date for Indigenous Scholarships is 4pm Friday 14 June 2024. Applications will be reviewed after this date.
What documentation is required to apply for a scholarship/bursary?
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
- Area of Excellence
- Needs-based applicants must be under a combined income of $200,000 to apply. Full financials will be required should the applicant be shortlisted.
Is there a cost to apply for a scholarship/bursary?
A non-refundable $150 administration fee is payable to process Academic and General Excellence, OSA and Boarding scholarship applications. This fee is payable at the time of submitting your application.
Needs-based General Excellence bursaries and Indigenous Scholarships are excluded from paying this fee.
How many scholarships/bursaries are awarded?
The number of scholarships/bursaries awarded varies from year to year and is at the discretion of the Principal.
When do I find out if my daughter has received a scholarship/bursary?
We will notify all families of the outcome of their daughter’s application as soon as the process has been finalised.
Do you offer scholarships for Sport and the Arts?
Achievements in these areas are considered under the Academic and General Excellence scholarships.
What does the testing day entail?
All applicants must attend the testing day on Friday 9 February at 9.00am.
Learner profiling is a series of tests that provide the School with insight into how the students think and learn. They are linked to reasoning, problem-solving and critical thinking. It is not a test you can study for, nor does it need any preparation.
The testing will be conducted at St Hilda’s Bay View Campus.
Whilst the students are taking the test, parents will be invited to meet with the Principal and tour the Senior School campus with some members of our Leadership Team and Admissions Staff.
The testing is expected to be finished by 10.30am.
Further details will be sent to all applicants.
Please Note: Applicants applying for an Indigenous Scholarship do not need to sit the test.
Can my daughter sit the test on another day?
If your daughter is unable to sit the exam on the specified date, we are unfortunately unable to offer alternative arrangements. Under specific circumstances, a refund of the $150 application fee may be considered.
Can my daughter sit the test remotely?
If you live more than 400km away from the school, we will ask that you provide the contact details of your daughter’s current school and will liaise with the designated staff member to arrange the remote testing.
Will the testing results be provided?
No. Testing results will not be shared with applicants.
What are the values of scholarships?
Needs-based bursaries cover between 50% – 100% of the tuition fees.
Academic and General Excellence and Boarding scholarships will vary in value and will only cover part of the fees. Values are at the discretion of the Principal.
What is the duration of the Scholarship/Bursary?
Scholarships and Bursaries are tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s. They are subject to satisfactory academic performance, conduct and contribution to school life.
Is my daughter more likely to receive a scholarship if I haven’t already confirmed her position at St Hilda’s?
Your daughter’s enrolment status will not impact the decision to award her a scholarship. Scholarships may be awarded to girls who have already confirmed their place at the school for the future, and to those who have not applied. Some families wish to confirm their daughter’s position before the scholarship testing; others prefer to take a chance and wait, knowing that it could be too late to secure a place if their daughter doesn’t receive a scholarship. This is an individual choice that each family must make.
Will late applications be accepted?
No. All applications* must be received by Sunday 4 February, 5:00pm (AWST).
We encourage you to submit the online application at least 48 hours before the deadline to ensure that you do not have any last-minute issues with your submission.
*The closing date for Indigenous Scholarships is 4pm Friday 14 June 2024.
I am having problems submitting my application on the website.
We encourage you to submit the online application at least 48 hours before the deadline to ensure that you do not have any last-minute issues with your submission. If you are unable to submit the online form due to technical issues, please take a screenshot of the issue and email: Scholarships@sthildas.wa.edu.au