Scholarships

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St Aidan's is proud to offer scholarships to students with outstanding ability who will use the opportunity to thrive academically, socially and personally. Scholarships at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School are competitive, and due to demand for places and our belief that a smaller school environment has great benefits, scholarship offerings are limited.

Scholarships are awarded for the duration of a student's education at St Aidan's and are reviewed at the end of each year. Scholarships provide part remission of tuition fees only.   It does not cover school uniforms, levies, textbooks, stationery, extra-curricular activities, or camps.

Applicants can apply for multiple categories if applicable, however can only be granted an offer in one category.

Due to the large number of applications received only shortlisted applicants will be offered interviews.

Scholarship applications for 2023 will open in November 2021.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strength in academic studies and who exhibit qualities compatible with the ethos of St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School.  Academic Scholarship holders are expected to participate in the broader co-curricular life of the school.  The two categories of Academic Excellence Scholarships available are the General Academic Scholarship and the Winifred Davenport STEM Scholarship.

GENERAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

General Academic Scholarships reward and recognise students entering Years 7 to 10 in 2023.  To be considered for a General Academic Scholarship, applicants must complete the ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) Examination, which will be held at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls' School and other selected locations on Saturday, 26 February 2022.

Selection is based on the ACER Scholarship Examination results, previous academic record, and an interview with the Principal (for shortlisted applicants).

WINIFRED DAVENPORT STEM SCHOLARSHIP

The Winifred Davenport STEM Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates strength in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and who exhibits qualities compatible with the ethos of St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School.

Winifred Davenport was an Old Girl of St Aidan’s (1941) and a prominent engineer blazing a trail for women in the field of engineering.  She became the first female corporate member of the Institution of Engineers in 1951. Then in 1958, she became a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. She was a key figure in Australian maritime engineering and architecture, working on various projects all around Queensland, including the Manly Boat Harbour in Brisbane.

In 1990 Winifred Davenport was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to engineering.

Selection for the Winifred Davenport STEM Scholarship is based on the ACER Scholarship Examination results, outstanding academic results in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths, and an interview with the Principal (for shortlisted applicants).

Process to Apply for Academic Excellence Scholarships

Applications close Monday, 7 February 2022 – no late submissions will be accepted.

1.            Register with ACER.  Closing date Monday, 7 February 2022

2.            Email copies of the following to enrolments@staidans.qld.edu.au, clearly marked Scholarship Application:

a.            Birth certificate

b.            Most recent school reports (previous 2–3 semesters)

c.             NAPLAN results, if applicable

3.            Academic Testing – 26 February 2022

4.            Interview with Principal (for shortlisted applicants only)

5.            Offer

Academic Excellence Scholarships are open to students entering Years 7–10 in 2023. The Scholarships represent up to a maximum of 25% remission of tuition fees, at the sole discretion of the Principal. 

MUSIC EXCELLENCE

Music Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strength in academic studies, as well as excellence in performance music and to students who exhibit qualities compatible with the ethos of St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School.  Scholarship holders are expected to continue to pursue tuition on their instrument and actively participate in the extra-curricular music program.  Competitive entry is based on application, interview and audition.

Music Excellence Scholarships are available for instrumentalists/vocalists who have achieved a minimum of the AMEB Grades listed below, at the time of application.  These AMEB grades are for entry into Year 7 in 2023.  Please contact our Admissions Officer (enrolments@staidans.qld.edu.au) for further information on AMEB grades required for entry into Years 8–10 in 2023. 

Instrument

Minimum AMEB Level at the time of application for Year 7 2023

Violin, Viola and Cello

Grade 6

Flute, Clarinet and Alto Saxophone

Grade 4

Double Bass, Oboe, Trumpet and Tenor Saxophone

Grade 3

Voice, Bassoon, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone, Tuba and French Horn

Grade 2

Applications from students playing brass instruments, bassoon, oboe, and double bass are actively encouraged.

Process to Apply for Music Excellence Scholarship

Applications close Monday, 7 February 2022 – no late submissions will be accepted.

1.     Application, including video submission.

  • Applications are made via the online Scholarship Application Form (from 1st November 2021)

  • Video submission – performance of 2 contrasting pieces, maximum 8 minutes in total. Each piece must be one take with no editing

2.     Evaluation

3.     Interview and live audition with Principal and/or Head of Performance (for shortlisted applicants only)

4.     Offer

St Aidan's only accepts digital portfolios, no hard copies will be accepted. Please attach any applicable items when completing the Scholarship Application Form. If the files are bigger than 25MB, please email them to enrolments@staidans.qld.edu.au.

Music Excellence Scholarships are open to students entering Years 7–10 in 2023.  The level of scholarship awarded is dependent on the abilities of the student and the needs of the School.  Music Excellence Scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of the Principal.

SPORTING EXCELLENCE

To acknowledge and encourage sporting excellence, St Aidan’s offers a small number of Sporting Excellence Scholarships to students who demonstrate strength in sporting endeavours and exhibit qualities compatible with the ethos of St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School.  Students who are aspiring or current state/national level representatives will be considered for a Sporting Excellence Scholarship. Scholarship holders must represent St Aidan’s in their chosen sport and demonstrate a commitment to the wider sporting program at the school.

St Aidan’s recognises the significant time, commitment and sacrifices that are required to perform at the highest level. Our Athlete Mentoring Program provides a tailored support and guidance for students who are also elite athletes, to reach their academic and sporting potential. To read more about St Aidan’s Athlete Mentoring Program click here. (PDF 1.5MB)

Please note, the scholarship selection process is competitive and not all candidates who meet the basic criteria proceed to interview.

Process to Apply for Sporting Excellence Scholarship

Applications close Monday, 7 February 2022 – no late submissions will be accepted.

1.            Application – made via the online Scholarship Application Form (from 1st November 2021). No hardcopies will be accepted.

2.            Evaluation

3.            Interview with Principal and/or Head of Sport (for shortlisted applicants only)

4.            Offer

Sporting Excellence Scholarships are open to students entering Years 7–10 in 2023.  The level of scholarship awarded is dependent on the abilities of the student and the needs of the School.  Sporting Excellence Scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of the Principal.

SCHOLARSHIP CONDITIONS

  • Scholarships are open to Australian or New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents only – for those born overseas proof of residency is required.

  • Any scholarship discount is for tuition fee only and does not cover uniforms, levies, textbooks, stationery, extracurricular activities, camps etc. Please click here to view our fee schedule.

  • Scholarships are reviewed annually by the Principal and may not be automatically renewed if the conditions of the scholarship are not met, e.g., maintaining academic standard, poor school attendance or non-participation in an activity.

  • Scholarship holders are expected to comply with the School’s expectations of behaviour as outlined in the Parent and Student Handbook.

  • Music and Sport Scholarship holders must actively participate in the co-curricular music or sport program in the area relevant to the scholarship.

  • Students do not need to be enrolled at St Aidan’s at the time of application. Where a scholarship is offered to a student who is not currently enrolled, parents/carers will be required to complete an Enrolment Application form (application fee $250) and Enrolment Agreement (acceptance fee $625).  All fees are non-refundable.

  • Please take copies of your application.

  • Late applications, additions or amendments to applications will not be accepted. Applications for 2023 will open in November 2021 and close Monday, 7 February 2022.

FAQs

When do Scholarship applications open?  When do applications close?

All scholarship applications open on Monday, 1 November 2021.

All scholarship applications close on Monday, 7 February 2022.

No late submissions will be accepted.

Can I add to my application after it has been submitted?

No.  Additional information cannot be accepted after the application has been submitted.  Please ensure all details are included in the initial submission.

What expenses does the scholarship cover?

This discount is for tuition fee only and does not cover uniforms, levies, textbooks, stationery, extracurricular activities, camps etc. Please click here to view our fee schedule.

Can I apply for multiple scholarships?

Yes, however a maximum of one scholarship only will be offered, if successful.

My daughter already attends St Aidan’s, is she able to apply?

Yes.We offer scholarships for current and external students in entering Years 7 – 10 in 2023.

Are practice exams available for the ACER test?

Yes.Please refer to the ACER website for further details regarding ACER testing - https://www.acer.org/au/scholarship/parents

When are the ACER results released?

Online individual reports are available to parents from Friday, 8 April 2022.

When will I hear if my daughter will be offered a scholarship at St Aidan’s?

All applicants will be contacted by Friday, 29 April 2022 advising the outcome of their application.

BURSARIES

BORN TO FLY BURSARY

St Aidan’s provides a small number of needs-based bursaries that are open to girls seeking to enrol and to current St Aidan’s families. 

All bursaries are means-tested and, unlike scholarships which are solely merit-based, are specifically awarded to candidates in financial need who would otherwise be unable to access a St Aidan’s education.

OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION BURSARY

Supported by the St Aidan’s Old Girls’ Association, the OGA Bursary provides financial assistance to girls, including the daughters and granddaughters of Old Girls, whose families would experience hardship to attend St Aidan’s.

All recipients are expected to display academic progress commensurate with their ability and to participate in broader aspects of school life. 

Selection Criteria

The OGA Bursary is open to girls, including the daughters and granddaughters of Old Girls, seeking new or continued enrolment who demonstrate:

  • a desire to fulfil their academic potential as evidenced by academic reports demonstrating a conscientious and engaged approach to studies

  • a willingness and desire to participate in all facets of school life, including academic, sporting, cultural and service activities

  • active participation in a variety of co-curricular activities

  • good character and a willingness to uphold the values of the Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Advent

  • financial need.

For further information please contact the Registrar on 3373 5999.

To apply please complete the Bursary Application Form. (PDF 169.6KB)

MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Admissions Officer:

Phone: 07 3373 5999

Email: enrolments@staidans.qld.edu.au