St Mary's Scholarships

The Board of Governors offers academic, boarding and music scholarships to students in Years 7 to 11.  All girls wishing to apply for a scholarship must sit the academic examination.

Scholarships are awarded for a portion of the annual tuition fee (academic scholarships) or boarding fees (boarding scholarships) with continuation dependent upon ongoing excellence, both academic and personal. 

Our needs-based Annual Giving Scholarship is available to students entering Years 7, 8, 9 or 10.

Applications for 2020 scholarships will open on Monday 4 February 2019.

Testing will be held at our School campus on Saturday 18 May 2019.  Candidates are asked ot arrive at 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start. Testing concludes at 5pm sharp.

Special arrangements can be made for girls living more than 400 kilometres from our campus.


For all Scholarship queries, please phone Mrs Gaye Giglia, Office Supervisor, on 08 9341 9147.

Years 7 and 8 Academic and Boarding Scholarships

Each year, St Mary’s offers a number of academic scholarships for students entering Years 7 and 8. These scholarships offer partial remission of school fees to Year 12, with the exception of the Marlene Carter Old Girls’ Association Scholarship for Year 8 only and available to daughters and granddaughters of financial Life Members of the Association.

Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 Annual Giving Scholarship

St Mary’s invites applications from students entering Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 in 2019, who would not be able to attend St Mary’s without financial support. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the student's academic results in the scholarship examination taken while in Year 6, 7, 8 or 9, the preceding two year's school reports and, if shortlisted, an interview.

Year 9 Academic Scholarships

St Mary's offers scholarships to students entering Year 9. These scholarships offer partial remission of school fees to Year 12.

Years 7 and 8 Music Scholarships

St Mary’s offers a number of music scholarships for students entering Years 7 and 8, which provides a reduction in general school fees and free instrumental tuition.

Students who wish to apply for this scholarship will also need to register for the academic scholarship and sit the associated academic examination, and may be required to attend an audition.

Year 10 Academic and Boarding Scholarships 

A small number of academic and boarding scholarships are available for students entering Year 10, offering partial remission of school fees for the final three years of secondary schooling.

Year 11 Academic Scholarships

St Mary's offers scholarships to students entering Year 11. These scholarships offer partial remission of school fees to Year 12.

Ethel Beaton Old Girls’ Association Scholarship (Year 11)

The Old Girls’ Association invites applications for the Ethel Beaton Old Girls’ Association Scholarship, which offers partial remission of school fees to daughters and granddaughters of financial Life Members of the Association who will commence studies in Year 11.

St Mary’s Vocal Scholarship 

The Vocal Scholarship will be offered to an outstanding Year 10 or 11 vocal student and will provide up to fifty percent of the academic fees and the cost of vocal tuition for the duration of the recipient’s schooling at St Mary’s.