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. In Australia, the Sisters of Charity realised that as well as providing health care for the sick poor, providing education, especially for women, was pivotal.

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

The College Board endeavours to provide opportunities for families who would otherwise be unable to afford quality Catholic education the chance to be educated at St Vincent’s College.

When offering scholarships and bursaries, in addition to specific criteria, the following is also considered:

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

Academic Scholarships

St Vincent's College offers entrance Scholarships to students entering Year 7 and Year 11. These scholarships cover part remission 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

2020 Scholarship Application Information is now available.

  • Closing date for 2020 Scholarships is midnight: Monday 4 February 2019
  • Exam date is: Saturday 23 February 2019

ACER Scholarship Examination Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program

Details of Testing

The scholarship examination will be held on Saturday 23 February 2019 at St Vincent’s College Potts Point beginning at 8.45am and finishing at approximately 12.00pm.

At St Vincent’s College we are pleased to offer scholarships at the following levels:

  • Level 1

Designed for students to sit the test during their final year of primary school for entry into first year of secondary school in the following year (entry into Year 7 in NSW, ACT, TAS, WA and VIC or entry into Year 8 in QLD and SA). The tests are also suitable for entry into second year of secondary school.

  • Level 3

Designed for students in Year 10 for entry into Year 11 (all states).

Register online here.

There is a $100 registration fee to sit the ACER scholarship, payable via the ACER website.

Music and Drama Scholarships

The College offers Music and Drama Scholarships to students of outstanding ability. These scholarships cover part remission of College tuition fees and subject area tuition.

They are awarded on the basis of:

  • An audition
  • An interview for enrolment in the College conducted by the College Principal
  • Quality of application

Applications for 2020 scholarships are now open.

Applications close 4 February 2019

St Vincent’s College is pleased to offer Music and Drama Scholarships to students with exceptional talent.

Auditions will take place at St Vincent's College on Saturday afternoon, 23 February 2019.

Indigenous Student Scholarships

Each year one full boarding scholarship is 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
  • Demonstrated record of academic progress
  • Involvement in wider activities
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the College and community

Boarding Scholarship

A scholarship is offered to a student entering Year 7 from a rural area to attend St Vincent's College.

It is awarded on the basis of:

  • A high level of academic achievement as reflected by their Year 5 Report and recommendation of the Principal of the primary school attended
  • Academic merit, as demonstrated in the ACER Scholarship Examination (if student is able to attend an ACER Centre for the testing)
  • Achievement in leadership, and the following areas sport / music / performance / service
  • Contribution and participation in the home parish

Contact for more information:

Rainee Rice
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