Scholarships and Awards

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.  There are two scholarships offered to students each year, namely the OSA Academic Scholarship and the OSA Ammonite Scholarship.  The OSA also offers an OSA Career Development Award to a financial member every year.

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.

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.

OSA Career Development Award

The OSA Career Development Award provides support to a financial member of the OSA for the purpose of travel, study, professional development, to observe and learn from and contribute to different cultures and communities.  The Award is a contribution to cover the costs associated with a proposed project.  Valued at up to $3000 the OSA Career Development Award recognises the value of women who are independently making their mark on the world and reflecting the spirit of a pioneering St Hilda’s woman.

The OSA Finance Committee reviews the value of all scholarships on an annual basis and if necessary, makes recommendations for change to the OSA committee.

Applications close 25 August 2021.

Make a valued contribution

To make a valued contribution to the OSA Scholarship Fund please contact the
President of the GHS & St Hilda’s OSA, Treffina Dowland