A School For All
St Mary's College Melbourne Principal Terry Blizzard

OurScholarships

St Mary’s College has established a range of scholarships to encourage the enrolment of students who strive for excellence and to achieve the highest standards possible.

We invite applications for our Scholarship Program for Years 7 – 12 including:

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship

All scholarships are open to current and prospective students.

Criteria

A scholarship student may be selected from any year level if he/she has demonstrated outstanding performance over a period of time at St Mary’s College. New students applying for entrance into the school at all year levels are also welcome to apply.

School reports must reflect an individual who is committed to St Mary’s College life and involvement in co-curricular activities, with particular emphasis on Social Justice.

The content and quality of the applicant’s statement must be of very high standard. In an interview, the applicant must present themselves well, express themselves capably and demonstrate a capacity to be a high achieving student at St Mary’s College. There must be demonstrated strong support from parents/carers for the applicant.

Selection process

  • The family submit the application form to the College Registrar, along with references from a third party such as a coach (in the case of a Sporting Scholarship), music, dance or acting teacher (in the case of Performing Arts Scholarship), and a tutor or teacher (in the case of an Academic Scholarship).
  • Applicants may have an initial meeting with their current Pastoral Leader, the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Principal or a panel made up of any of these staff members.
  • Once the recommendation has been accepted, the Director of Teaching and Learning may then meet with the applicant and his/her family to discuss the expectations and implications of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients are kept confidential. This information is known only to the College Principal, the Deputy Principal, the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Business Manager, the relevant Pastoral Leader and the College Registrar.

Once a scholarship has been offered and accepted, an agreement is entered into that is beneficial to both the student and their family and the College. As a condition of acceptance of the scholarship, students are required to remain at St Mary’s College for a period of two years.

How to apply

Please contact the College Registrar.

Key dates

  • Scholarship applications for Year 7 close on 30 September of the preceding year.
  • Scholarship applications for Years 8 – 12 close on 31 August of each year.

Existing scholarship holders

Students who already hold a scholarship do not need to re-apply each year.  Instead, the student's performance will be reviewed by the relevant Year Level Pastoral Leader and Head of Teaching and Learning.  An interview with parent and student will be arranged if necessary.  All current student recipients must also have attained an exemplary attendance record at the College. A letter advising outcome of scholarship will be mailed by mid-November.