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)

2021 Scholarship Opportunities

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

St Vincent's College offers entrance 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

2021 Scholarship Application Information is now available.

  • Closing date for 2021 Scholarships is midnight: Monday 10 February 2020
  • Exam date is: Saturday 29 February 2020

ACER Scholarship Examination Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program

Details of Testing

The scholarship examination will be held on Saturday 29 February 2020 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).

There is a $95 registration fee to sit the ACER scholarship, payable via the ACER website.

MOTHER MARY AIKENHEAD SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available to a current or new student entering Year 11 in 2021 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. 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.

Applications close on Friday, 4 September 2020. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview with the Principal early Term 4, 2020.

DROUGHT RELIEF BOARDING BURSARY

A bursary covering full boarding fees is offered to a student commencing Year 11 in 2021 from a rural area to attend St Vincent's College. Tuition fees are not included.

It is awarded on the basis of:

  • Strong academic effort as reflected by their school reports and recommendation of the Principal of the school currently attendeding
  • 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
  • Demonstrated impact by the drought on family farm located in regional New South Wales

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

Applications close on Friday, 4 September 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview with the Principal in early Term 4, 2020.

MUSIC AND DRAMA SCHOLARSHIPS

The College offers the Madame Christian Scholarship (Singing), the Annie McPharland 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.

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 2021 scholarships open in September 2019.

Applications close 10 February 2020.

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, 29 February 2020.

2022 Scholarship Opportunities

ELISABETH CAREY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, offered in memory of a former student, is available to a girl entering Year 7 in 2022 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 will open in 2021. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview with the Principal early Term 4, 2021.

Indigenous Student Scholarships

Each year two full boarding scholarship 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

Contact for more information:

Mrs 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