Scholarships

Scholarships

2020 Academic Scholarship applications are now closed

Scholarship results

The scholarship process concludes by mid-July and all applicants will receive a printed report. 

Should you have any queries about the Scholarship application process please contact our Director of Communications & Engagement, Kate Parker on 08 9285 4100 or via email

Philanthropic Scholarship Year 7, 2020, the "St Hilda's Scholarship" has now closed.

Boarding Scholarship

Girls who can demonstrate academic excellence in Scholarship testing are encouraged to apply for a Boarding Bursary. The Boarding Scholarship is awarded to a girl from rural Western Australia who will be entering as a boarder in Years 7, 10 or 11. Students are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination at the School. 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. The Scholarship has a value of up to 50% of the boarding fees.

Council Scholarships

Council Scholarships are awarded annually to girls entering Year 7, 10 and 11, on the basis of general academic excellence and character. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination at St Hilda’s. Each Scholarship has a value of up to 50% of the academic tuition fees. A Council Scholarship, while subject to annual review, is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s.

Foundation Scholarship

The St Hilda's Foundation Scholarship, awarded every six years, is valued at 100% of academic tuition fees. The Scholarship is awarded to a Year 7 student for academic ability, with the student's need for financial assistance given consideration. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services examination.

Old Scholars Association Year 7 Entrance Scholarship

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. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination. The award of a Scholarship is tenable for Years 7 – 12, subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life. The Scholarship is valued at $6500.

Old Scholars Association Ammonite Scholarship Year 11 and 12

St Hilda’s Old Scholars Association will offer a Scholarship for a current Year 11 student who is the daughter or granddaughter of an OSA financial member. The OSA Ammonite Scholarship is intended for a girl who can demonstrate exceptional all round involvement. The student’s mother, grandmother or great grandmother must be a former student of St Hilda’s. The Scholarship is valued at $6500. Eligible students do not sit the Academic Assessment Services test in April, invitations for eligible candidates will be sent mid year. 

Philanthropic (Financial) Academic Test Required

From time to time, through the generosity of members of the St Hilda’s community, the School has the capacity to award Scholarships to girls entering Years 7 and 10 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, while subject to annual review, 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 following Scholarships are awarded to girls who will be commencing Year 7 in the following academic year:

  • JCR & Denby Roberts Scholarship (100% of tuition fees) for Year 7 students (awarded every 6 years) This Scholarship will next be offered in 2024. 

Application Process
Parents or guardians are required to write a letter of request and include evidence of financial need, including the submission of a Statutory Declaration of family income and assets and two previous years’ taxation returns. In addition, applicants are required to submit:

  • a reference from their current School Principal
  • previous two school reports and 
  • Year 5 NAPLAN assessment.

Enquiries: Kate Parker, Director of Communications & Engagement, on 9285 4100

Academic Music Scholarships

Academic Music Scholarships are awarded annually to students who are currently in Year 6, for entry into Year 7, 2020 or Year 10, studying ATAR Music in Year 11, 2020.

These are awarded to girls who show outstanding ability, enthusiasm and commitment on one or more instruments. Each Scholarship has a value of 25% of the academic tuition fees plus 50-100% remission on music tuition fees for one or two instruments. The Scholarship, while subject to annual review, is tenable for the duration of a girl’s education at St Hilda’s.  

Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Scholarship examination and to attend an audition at the School. Scholarships are not available for piano or voice students, except for Year 11 and 12 students who study WACE music. All girls receiving a scholarship are expected to be in two ensembles, selected by the Head of Department, according to their instrument. Instrument hire is free for scholarship students.

Applicants must complete a separate application for Academic Assessment Services Examination and for the Music Scholarship

Music Performance

St Hilda's also offers Music Performance Scholarships (audition only, no academic examination required) for students who are currently in Year 6, for entry into Year 7, 2020 or Year 10, studying ATAR Music in Year 11, 2020. Scholarships are not available for piano or voice students, except for Year 11 and 12 students who study WACE music. All girls receiving a scholarship are expected to be in two ensembles, selected by the Head of Department, according to their instrument. Instrument hire is free for scholarship students.

Application for the Music Performance Scholarship is now closed.

Junior School Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are available for music students at Junior School in Years 5 and 6. The first year of lessons is free, in the second year lessons are 50% of the cost of one year’s lessons. Instrument hire is free for scholarship students. Students may either have lessons with a St Hilda’s music teacher or learn with a private instrumental teacher. If students learn externally, parents are requested to send the receipt for payment of lessons each term to the Senior School Music Department and this will then be credited to the student’s school account. Auditions take place in Term 4 each year and are only available for selected instruments.  Please note, we do not offer scholarships for voice or piano.

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Maths/Science Scholarships

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

The Principal will offer a limited number of STEAM scholarships to girls who do not attend St Hilda's and who wish to enter Years 7 and 10. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination. The scholarship will attract a reduction in academic tuition (as determined by the Principal), continuing for the student's education at St Hilda's.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Current exceptional Science/Maths ability
  • Strength in academic studies overall
  • A strong capacity for involvement

A shortlist of candidates will be selected on the basis of the following documents:

  • Copies of school reports for the past two years and NAPLAN results
  • Resume of activities and achievements over the past two years
  • Contact details of previous teacher(s)

Selected candidates will then be invited to an interview with the School Principal.

Named Scholarships

William Caldow Scholarship

Mr William Caldow was a Member of Council from 1969-1989 and 1995-1997. He also served as Chair of Council from 1990-1994. This Scholarship is named in his honour, in appreciation of his longstanding involvement and support of the School. The Scholarship is awarded to a student entering Year 7 for academic ability and character. Students are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination. The award of the Scholarship is tenable for Years 7 – 12, subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life. The Scholarship is valued at 50% of tuition fees for six years.

Graham Cameron Scholarship

Mr Graham Cameron was a Member of Council and President of the Parents’ and Friends’ Association from 1969-1972 and Chairman of Council from 1974-1976 and 1979-80. His two daughters and four granddaughters all attended St Hilda’s. Mr Cameron spent his own school days at Guildford Grammar. In the early part of World War II, he saw service as a machine gunner in the 2/4th Machine Gunner Battalion. He was a POW in Singapore and then on the infamous Burma railway. In 1995, in recognition and appreciation of Mr Cameron’s invaluable support to the School over many years, the School Council named a Scholarship in his honour. This Scholarship is awarded to a student entering Year 7 for academic ability and character. The award of a Scholarship is tenable for six years, subject to satisfactory academic performance and contribution to school life. The Scholarship is valued at 50% of tuition fees and students are required to attend the Academic Assessment Services Examination held at the School.

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. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination.  This Scholarship will next be offered in 2021. 

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. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination held at the School.

Everist Scholarship

The purpose of the Everist Scholarship in Outdoor Education is to financially support a student so that she may participate in an Outdoor Education program. Students must be in Years 8 to 11 and cannot already be a School Scholarship recipient. Students will nominate their first and second choice of Outdoor Education program or trip that they wish to participate in for the current year. The Scholarship is awarded by the selection committee, in consultation with the Principal to the student/s who:

  • Demonstrate an interest in or commitment to outdoor pursuits
  • Would most benefit from participating in a particular Outdoor Education program
  • Requires financial assistance
  • Contributes to life at St Hilda’s
  • Has a referral from teaching staff
  • The selection committee may choose to interview short-listed candidates.

The Scholarship is tenable for one year only, in the year of application. If no suitable candidate is found in a given year, the Scholarship will not be awarded in that year. Application is made through the Outdoor Education section of the School website in March of each year.

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. 

Una Mitchell Scholarship

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 2018 country girl to assist her and her family for the last year at school. 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. Candidates will be advised when the application process is opened. Application is made through the Dean of Teaching & Learning's office. Parents are required to lodge a written application responding to the questions in the application template.

JCR and Denby Roberts Scholarship

This 100% Scholarship has been established with the support of Denby Roberts. It reflects her deep commitment to St Hilda’s values of respect, excellence, inclusion and justice, along with a commitment to education. The Scholarship recognises the strong family connection to St Hilda’s and the Roberts family philanthropy. Commencing in 2017, this scholarship was offered to a Year 7 student who shows general excellence and would not otherwise be able to attend the school for financial reasons. The Scholarship is valued at 100% of tuition fees for six years. This Scholarship will next be offered in 2023. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination. This Scholarship will next be offered in 2024. 

Rosalind Sandover and Kathleen Goode Scholarship

In 1978, Kathleen Goode established the Rosalind Sandover Scholarship in memory of her mother. Later, she and her elder daughter, Miss Elizabeth Goode, enlarged the Scholarship to provide financial support to a Year 7 student based on her scholarship performance and general ability, character and other attributes. The Scholarship is valued at 50% of tuition fees for six years. Applicants are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services Examination.

Andrea Tickle Scholarship

In 2000, Andrea Tickle was a Year 9 student who became a paraplegic following a swimming accident. Andrea returned to school in Year 10 and the St Hilda’s community was heavily involved in establishing a trust to ensure Andrea was financially secure in terms of medical expenses, transport and modifications to the family home. On Andrea’s death in 2012, her parents honoured her memory by providing a Scholarship.

The purpose of the Andrea Tickle Scholarship is to financially support from time to time a student/s to participate in a program or activity which will enhance her learning experience, which she may not have otherwise been able to, due to that student’s necessitous circumstances. Students make direct application to the Principal and the amount of assistance is at the Principal’s discretion.