Old Girls’ Scholarships and Awards - St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

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. Applications for 2023 Old Girl Scholarships are now open.

Should you have any queries about our Old Girl Scholarships, please oga@stmarys.wa.edu.au or (08) 9341 9132.

Scholarships and Awards


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.

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


Applications are now open for the Jane Gillon Arts Award for areas of excellence in Dance, Drama, Design, Media, Music or Visual Arts.

Applications close Friday 25 November 2022 at 5.00pm.

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

For the daughters and granddaughters of OGA Life Members.

Congratulation to this year’s recipient, Rose Meharry (Year 11 in 2023), daughter of Renee Meharry (Sassella ’96).

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

For the daughters and granddaughters of OGA Life Members.

Congratulation to this year’s recipient Helena Drescher (Year 7 in 2023), daughter of Dr Elizabeth Drescher (Elderfield ’92).

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.

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.