Old Girls’ Awards and Scholarships for Girls - St Mary's

Old Girls’ Scholarships and Awards


Every year, our Old Girls’ Association and the St Mary’s Foundation offer several scholarships, awards and prizes to St Mary’s Old Girls.

To apply for a scholarship, you need to be a Life Member of the Old Girls’ Association. If you are unsure if you are a member, please contact us as oga@stmarys.wa.edu.au or (08) 9341 9132. Please note that all students who completed Year 12 after and including 1996 are already financial Life Members, thanks to the generosity of the St Mary’s Foundation. To become a Life Member, please complete this form.

Scholarships and Awards

Applications for our Old Girl Scholarships
are now open until 5.00pm, Friday 22 March 2024

Deborah Cook Scholarship for Nursing*

The Deborah Cook Scholarship is awarded to an Old Girl commencing her second year of a nursing or midwifery degree.

Esmee Byatt Scholarship for Medicine*

The Esmee Byatt Scholarship for Medicine is awarded to an Old Girl commencing her second year of a postgraduate medical degree at the University of Western Australia only.

Fay Bailey Scholarships for Engineering, Science and Law*

The Fay Bailey Scholarships are awarded to Old Girls who are commencing their third year of an engineering, science-related or law degree or the first year of a postgraduate law degree.

Helen Judge Art Award

The Helen Judge Art Award is awarded to an Old Girl commencing her second or third year of a fine arts-related university degree. This year, the Helen Judge Art Award for Old Girls has been broadened to also include Old Girls who are currently practising professionals in the Fine Arts, Arts or Performing Arts industries. The award has been increased to $1500 to help support their endeavours. 

Lynne Thomson Overseas Study Scholarship

The Lynne Thomson Overseas Study Scholarship is for an Old Girl who is pursuing a degree at an exceptional overseas university.

Molly Riley RISE Award

The Molly Riley RISE Award recognises Old Girls who are inspiring role models in their careers, in the community, or in the world of the arts or sport.

*The Deborah Cook Scholarship, Esmee Byatt Scholarship and Fay Bailey Scholarships were established thanks to gifts left to St Mary’s in the wills of these Old Girls. The School and the recipients are sincerely grateful to them for their generosity. Bequests can be made in several forms and can be directed to a particular area of interest. Please find more information about making a gift in your will to St Mary’s here.

Student Scholarships and Awards


The Ethel Beaton Old Girls’ Association Scholarship for Years 11 and 12

For the daughters and granddaughters of OGA Life Members.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient, Caris Emmott (Year 11 in 2024), daughter of Julia Roberts (’93).

The Marlene Carter Old Girls’ Association Scholarship for a Year 7 student

For the daughters and granddaughters of OGA Life Members.

Congratulations to this year’s recipient, Ashleigh Clancy-Lowe (Year 7 in 2024), daughter of Lisa Clancy-Lowe (’82).

The Jane Gillon Arts Award for a Year 12 student

For an outstanding student of Dance, Drama, Design, Media, Music or Visual Art entering Year 12.

Congratulations to Bernadette Arto, who is the 2023 recipient of the Jane Gillon Arts Award.

The Diane Porter Prize for Citizenship in the Junior School

The Diane Porter Prize for Citizenship is a cash prize awarded annually to a Year 6 student.

The OGA Citizenship Prize and Shield

The Old Girls’ Association Prize for Citizenship is a cash prize awarded annually to a Year 10 student who has been a good all-round citizen and has been involved in many school activities. Prize winners also receive the Old Girls’ Shield for one year.


Contact us

If you have any queries or suggestions, or want to let us know what has been happening in your world, please contact our Alumni Relations Coordinator at:
 oga@stmarys.wa.edu.au or (08) 9341 9111.