Scholarship applications for 2020 have now closed.

2020 Scholarship Information

The Board of Governors of St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School invites students to apply for scholarships to our school. The Scholarship Test date will be Saturday 18 May 2019. Unless otherwise specified, all scholarship applicants must sit the Scholarship Test. Students are eligible to be awarded only one scholarship at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School.

1. Academic and Boarding Scholarships

Year 7 
  • Academic and Boarding Scholarships are offered for part remission (and on occasion, full remission) of tuition or boarding fees for each of the final six years of secondary schooling. The scholarships are open to all students commencing Year 7 in 2020. The PB Arney Scholarship is awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark on the basis of results in the scholarship testing and school reports whilst in Year 6.
Year 8 
  • Academic and Boarding Scholarships are offered for part remission of tuition or boarding fees for each of the remaining five years of secondary schooling. 
  • The Marlene Carter Old Girls’ Association Scholarship is a part remission of tuition open to daughters and granddaughters of financial life members of the Association who will be students in Year 8 2020. This scholarship is for Year 8 only.
Year 9 
  •  Academic and Boarding Scholarships are offered for part remission of tuition or boarding fees for each of the final four years of secondary schooling. The scholarships are open to all students commencing Year 9 in 2020.
Year 10 
  • Academic and Boarding Scholarships are offered for part remission of tuition or boarding fees for each of the final three years of secondary schooling. The scholarships are open to all students commencing Year 10 in 2020.
Year 11 
  • Academic and Boarding Scholarships are offered for part remission of tuition or boarding fees for each of the final two years of secondary schooling. The scholarships are open to all students commencing Year 11 in 2020.
  • The Ethel Beaton Old Girls’ Association Scholarship is a part remission of tuition open to daughters and granddaughters of financial life members of the Old Girls’ Association who will be students in Year 11 2020. The scholarship is for both Year 11 and Year 12.

2. Annual Giving Scholarship

The Annual Giving Scholarship is open to all students commencing Year 7, 8, 9 or 10 in 2020, 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 testing, the preceding two years' school reports, the family’s financial circumstances and, if shortlisted, an interview. Application for this scholarship requires a two-step process to be completed:
  • the student must be registered for and sit the Scholarship Test on Saturday, 18 May 2019; and
  • an Annual Giving Scholarship Application Form  along with requested documentation is to be returned to St Mary’s no later than Friday, 10 May 2019.
The Annual Giving Scholarship provides no less than 50% of tuition fees for the duration of the student’s time at St Mary’s.

3. The Lady Treatt Performing Arts Scholarship

The Lady Treatt Performing Arts Scholarship is open to students with a talent for drama and/or dance, commencing Year 9, 10 or 11 in 2020. Application for this scholarship requires a three-step process to be completed:
  • the student must be registered for and sit the Scholarship Test on Saturday, 18 May 2019;
  • the student will undertake an audition and interview on Saturday, 8 June 2019 ; and
  • the requested documentation is to be returned to St Mary’s no later than Friday, 10 May 2019.
The Lady Treatt Performing Arts Scholarship provides 25% of tuition fees for the duration of the student’s time at St Mary’s.

4. Music Scholarships and Bursaries

Music scholarships and bursaries are offered to students entering Year 7 and Year 8 in 2020. Application requires a three-step process to be completed:
  • the student must be registered for and sit the Scholarship Test on Saturday, 18 May 2019;
  • the student will undertake an audition; and
  • references need to be submitted. Please send photocopies or scanned copies of any relevant music references, exam or Eisteddfod reports by 5.00pm on or before Friday 26 April 2019 to mtolley@stmarys.wa.edu.au.
Music Scholarships
A number of Music Scholarships, tenable for five or six years, are available, providing a reduction in general school fees and free instrumental tuition. The number of Music Scholarships and the percentage of fee reduction are at the discretion of the Principal.
 
Music Bursaries
There are up to ten Music Bursaries available in 2020.  Each Music Bursary provides free instrumental tuition for up to two years (one year valued at approximately $1,776 in 2018, based on 37 x 40 minute lessons). Students may either have their instrumental tuition at St Mary’s, or learn with a private instrumental tutor (at the St Mary’s rate), subject to approval by the Principal and the Head of Music Performance. A musical instrument will also be provided whilst studying that instrument at St Mary’s, free of charge, subject to availability.
 
A number of Music Bursaries may be offered for specific instruments.  It is not uncommon for oboe, bassoon, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba and viola players to be in demand. Students who are undecided about which instrument to study in 2020 may wish to consider one of these instruments.
 
Music Scholarship Terms
Music Scholarship and Bursary holders will be expected to:
  • be a member of the appropriate Ensemble/s for their instrument;
  • maintain a high level of achievement in their chosen area of music study; 
  • perform in the Creative and Performing Arts Festival (CAPAF);
  • be enrolled in classroom music; and
  • be supportive of and contribute to the musical life at St Mary’s.
Music Scholarship and Bursary Auditions
Auditions will take place in St Mary’s Lady Treatt Music Centre on Friday, 3 May 2019 for all students who have applied for a Music Scholarship or Bursary. Students who attend St Mary’s Junior School may be invited to audition on an alternative date. An accompanist is not necessary, but is welcome if suitable.
 
Music scholarship applicants are asked to prepare one or two contrasting pieces on the instrument they will be playing in 2020. If your daughter is learning a second instrument, we would like her to also prepare one piece to play on this instrument. You will be advised of the audition time for your daughter after Friday 12 April 2019.

5. Vocal Scholarship

The Vocal Scholarship is offered to students entering Year 10 and Year 11 in 2020. The scholarship will provide up to fifty percent remission of academic fees and the cost of vocal tuition for the remaining years of secondary schooling.
Scholarship testing is not required for eligibility for this scholarship. Application requires a two-step process to be completed:
Vocal Scholarship Terms
Vocal Scholarship holders will be expected to:
  • be a member of the School Chorale, Hale St Mary's Cantate and Chamber Choir;
  • maintain a high level of achievement in their chosen area of music study; 
  • perform in the Creative and Performing Arts Festival (CAPAF); and
  • be supportive of and contribute to the musical life at St Mary’s.

Scholarship holders are also encouraged to take music as a class subject and maintain a high level of achievement.

Vocal Auditions
All students applying for the Vocal Scholarship will be asked to attend an audition on Friday, 3 May 2019. Applicants will be contacted to arrange a suitable time for the audition. They will be required to prepare two vocalises and two contrasting songs for an audition. A sight exercise will also be included in the audition. 

6. Indigenous Scholarships

Up to two Indigenous students each year are awarded scholarships through Madalah and St Mary’s, for commencement in Year 7 or Year 8.

Scholarship testing is not required for eligibility for this scholarship. The selection of successful applicants is based on academic achievement, a positive attitude to and good behaviour at school, as well as involvement in school life.

For more information on the application process for this scholarship please contact our Enrolments Registrar on (08) 9341 9121.