2021 Academic Scholarships.
Scholarship applications have now closed.
Girls who can demonstrate academic excellence are encouraged to apply for a Boarding Scholarship. The Boarding Scholarship is awarded to girls from rural Western Australia who will be entering as a boarder in Year 7. The award of a Scholarship is tenable for the student’s education at the School, subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life. Applicants are required to provide NAPLAN results, two past reports, a statement of intent and a principal’s reference.
Council General Excellence Scholarships are awarded annually to girls entering Year 7 and 10, on the basis of general academic excellence and character. Applicants are required to provide NAPLAN results, two past reports, a statement of intent and a principal’s reference. It is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s.
From time to time, through the generosity of members of the St Hilda’s community, the School has the capacity to award the Scholarships to a girl entering Year 7 who otherwise may not be able to attend the School due to financial reasons. These Scholarships are open to Australian students who fit the required criteria and, are tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at the School. Applicants are considered on their ability to benefit from a St Hilda’s education and must clearly demonstrate financial hardship.
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.
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 which 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.
Jill Clarke Scholarship
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% of boarding fees for three years.
JB "Pete" Craig Scholarship
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% of tuition fees for two years.
The Kitching Family Scholarship
From 2018, the benefactors will fund a scholarship for a student entering Year 10, either as a boarder or day student. The scholarship is designed to help a student, from a regional centre in Western Australia, who is involved in sport and artistic or community activities. She should have a good life balance with an interest in a range of activities. The benefactors are also keen to encourage a student who is interested in pursuing the STEM group of subjects. The Scholarship is designed to support a Year 10 student through for 3 years, who would not otherwise be able to attend the school for financial reasons, via 100% cover of academic tuition fees. This Scholarship will next be offered in 2022.