St Vincent’s College is a Mary Aikenhead Ministry in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity. Mary Aikenhead was committed to service of the poor which continues to be upheld through the education ministry of St Vincent’s College.

Each year a variety of scholarships are offered to students based on academic merit, particular gifts and talents (i.e. music, drama), student leadership and other areas as deemed appropriate by the College Board.

When offering scholarships and bursaries, in addition to specific criteria, the following attributes are always favourably considered:

  • Commitment to the College values of Generosity of Spirit, Hope, Justice, Respect, Service of the Poor
  • Participation in co-curricular activities
  • Commitment to academic achievement
  • Contribution to Faith, Justice and Service in the community
  • Familial support and commitment to the ethos of the College
  • Financial need (for certain scholarships)

2023 Scholarship Opportunities

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

St Vincent's College offers academic Scholarships to students entering Year 7 and Year 11. These scholarships cover 50% of tuition fees.

They are awarded on the basis of:

  • Academic merit, as demonstrated in the ACER Scholarship Examination
  • Interview conducted by the College Principal

St Vincent’s College is pleased to offer academic scholarships at the following levels:

Level 1

Designed for students to sit the test during their final year of primary school (Year 6) for entry into first year of secondary school (Year 7).

Level 3

Designed for students in Year 10 for entry into Year 11.

  • How to apply: Apply online via the ACER website.
  • Applications open: Tuesday 28 September, 2021
  • Applications close: Midnight, Monday 7 February 2022
  • Application fee: $100 registration fee to sit the ACER scholarship exam, payable via the ACER website
  • ACER exam date: Saturday 26 February 2022
  • Exam start time: 9:00am
  • Exam finish time: 12:00pm

Details of Testing

The scholarship examination will be held at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point on Saturday, 26 February 2022.
Applicants are asked to arrive and register at College Reception between 8:30am and 8:50am.
Test starts at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm.

FOUNDATION BOARDING SCHOLARSHIP

Boarding scholarship covering full boarding fees is offered to a student commencing Year 7 in 2023 from a rural area to attend St Vincent's College. Tuition fees are not included.

Scholarship is awarded on the basis of:

  • Strong academic effort as reflected by their school reports and recommendation of the Principal of the school currently attending
  • Academic merit, as demonstrated in the ACER Scholarship Examination (optional)
  • Achievement in leadership, and in sport, music, drama or social justice activities
  • Demonstrated appreciation of, and affinity with the College values - generosity of spirit, hope, justice, respect and service of the poor
  • Contribution and participation in a faith community

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview with the Principal after applications have closed.

The closing date of applications for the Foundation Boarding Scholarship is Monday, 30 May 2022.

MOTHER MARY AIKENHEAD SCHOLARSHIP

The Mother Mary Aikenhead scholarship is available to a current or new student entering Year 11 in 2023 and covers 50% of tuition fees.

The College Motto is Scientia cum Religione (Knowledge and Faith). Successful applicants will demonstrate the College motto through:

  • Strong academic merit. Girls will have strong reports and references. A demonstrated record of sound academic progress, effort and achievement will be required.
  • Character and Justice attributes. Girls will be independent in thought, compassionate in attitude and confident to act. A demonstrated ability to lead and ready willingness to participate in a variety of co-curricular and social justice activities will be required.

The closing date of applications for the Mother Mary Aikenhead Scholarship is Monday, 30 May 2022.

MUSIC AND DRAMA SCHOLARSHIPS

The College offers the Madame Christian Scholarship (Singing), the Annie McParland Scholarship (Instrumental) and the Ex-Students' Union Drama Scholarship to students of outstanding ability. These scholarships cover 50% remission of College tuition fees and subject area tuition. St Vincent’s College is pleased to offer Music and Drama Scholarships to students with exceptional talent.

They are awarded on the basis of:

  • An audition (Saturday, 26 February 2022 at 1:00pm)
  • An interview for enrolment in the College conducted by the College Principal
  • Quality of application

The closing date of applications for the Music and Drama Scholarship is Friday, 11 February 2022.

2024 Scholarship Opportunities

ELISABETH CAREY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, offered in memory of a former student, is available to a girl entering Year 7 in 2024 and covers 50% of tuition fees.

The College Motto is Scientia cum Religione (Knowledge and Faith). Successful applicants will demonstrate this through:

  • Strong academic merit, especially in Mathematics and Science. Girls will have strong reports and references from their current school. A demonstrated record of sound academic progress, effort and potential will be required.
  • Character and Justice attributes. Girls will demonstrate an appreciation of, and an affinity with the College values – generosity of spirit, hope, justice, respect and service of the poor.

Applications for the 2024 Elisabeth Carey Scholarship will open in October, 2022 (date TBA).

INDIGENOUS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year two full boarding scholarships are offered in conjunction with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student from rural New South Wales. This scholarship covers full boarding and tuition fees.

They are awarded on the basis of:

  • Eligibility for ABSTUDY (tuition and boarding)
  • Willingness to maintain enrolment as a full-time student and boarder
  • Enthusiasm for learning
  • Involvement in wider activities
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the College and community

Details on how to apply, Application Forms and further information is available on the AIEF website.

Applications for the AIEF Scholarship close on Friday, 1 July 2022

Contact for more information:

Mrs Robyn Pedley
The College Registrar
St Vincent`s College
Rockwall Crescent
Potts Point NSW 2011 Australia
Tel: (02) 9368 1611
Fax: (02) 9356 2118
Email: registrar@stvincents.nsw.edu.au