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Scholarships

Saint Stephen’s College is proud to offer scholarships to students with outstanding ability. Scholarships at Saint Stephen’s College are competitive and due to demand for places and our belief that a smaller school environment has great benefits, scholarship offerings are limited.

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

Once awarded, scholarships are intended for the duration of a student’s education at Saint Stephen’s with progress interviews throughout this time.  Scholarships provide part remission of tuition fees.

Scholarships can be granted to domestic and international, current and prospective students as follows:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Performance (Sports/Performing Arts) Scholarships
  • General Ability Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholars are seen within the School as role models in terms of their intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic.  All students, including Academic Scholars, are expected to be actively engaged in the extensive extra-curricular program.  The decision to award a scholarship is entirely at the Principal’s discretion.  Names of scholarship holders will be kept confidential.

Applications, including all relevant documentation, are submitted during the three months prior to the ACER Scholarship Exam which is sat in February or March when students are in Year 6 or 9 (for scholarships in Years 7 or 10).

(A second round of scholarships will be considered in July, if funds are not allocated in the first round)

Performance Scholarships

Demonstrated outstanding levels of performance and continuous, positive participation in extra- curricular activities, that are offered at Saint Stephen’s College.  Written reports may be sought, attesting to the applicant’s level of participation and contribution as well as the applicant’s character and leadership qualities.

Sport

Applications, including all relevant documentation, are submitted by the deadline date in February when students are in Year 6 and 9 (for scholarships in Years 7 or 10).

Performing Arts

Applications, including all relevant documentation and a video clip, if required, are submitted by the deadline date in February when students are in Year 6 and 9 (for scholarships in Years 7 or 10), applicants may be invited to attend an audition.

(A second round of scholarships will be considered in July, if funds are not allocated in the first round)

General Ability Scholarships

Demonstrated high level of involvement and continuous, positive participation in a range of extracurricular activities as well as strong academic performance across the curriculum.

Applications, including all relevant documentation (for example, NAPLAN results and proof of sports extracurricular involvement), are submitted by the deadline date in February when students are in Year 6 or 9 (for scholarships in Years 7 or 10).

(A second round of scholarships will be considered in July, if funds are not allocated in the first round)

Date of Applications

First round (students in Years 6 and 9)

Applications should be submitted prior to the deadline which is usually in February of a student’s Year 6 or Year 9 year (for scholarships starting in Year 7 or Year 10).  The College will advertise the exact date on our website in October the year prior.

Second round (Students in Years 6 to 10)

If sufficient funds are available after the first round of scholarship offers – further applications can be made in July each year for the following year, in all categories for Year levels 7 to 10.

Applications for scholarships for students entering Years 7 and 10 in 2022 are now closed.

Scholarships for 2023

Applications for scholarships entering 2023 open on Monday 1 November 2021 and close at 12:00 midnight (AEDST) on Monday 7 February 2022.  The scholarship test and Music Performance Auditions will be held on Saturday 26 February 2022 at the College.

Applying for a Saint Stephen’s College Scholarship

How to apply for an Academic and General Ability Scholarship

Step 1

Go to the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) website, to register for the examination, and pay the examination fee.

Step 2

Complete an Application for Academic Scholarship 2023 form
OR
Complete an Application for General Ability 2023 form

Step 3

Provide to the College a portfolio that includes the most recent school reports (two years), a copy of the most recent NAPLAN results and a list of recent awards and achievements (please do not include original documents, copies only). Also, include a statement from the applicant, in their own words, outlining the reasons why they should be considered for a scholarship.

Step 4

Submit your application and portfolio to the Registrar, Saint Stephen’s College, PO Box 441 OXENFORD QLD 4210

 

Scholarship testing is administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) and supervised by Saint Stephen’s College staff on examination day.

Saint Stephen’s College does not publish, nor share, examination results with applicants. Saint Stephen’s College does not provide, nor endorse, any service provider offering practice exams for the ACER scholarship tests.

How to apply for a Performance Excellence Scholarship

Step 1

Complete an Application for Sport Scholarship 2023 form
(Click here for more information on Sport Scholarship)
OR
Complete an Application for Performing Arts Scholarship 2023 form
(Click here for more information on Performing Arts Scholarships)

Step 2

Provide to the College a comprehensive portfolio that includes the most recent school reports (two years), a copy of most recent NAPLAN results and a list of recent awards and achievements in their field of excellence (please do not include original documents, copies only). Also, include a statement from the applicant, in their own words, outlining the reasons why they should be considered for a scholarship.

Step 3

For Performing Arts scholarships, applicants will be invited to audition with the Director of Performing Arts on Saturday 26 February at the College, the details of which will be provided separately.
  • The awarding of scholarships is a highly confidential process and the Principal’s decision is final.  Those who are offered scholarships or bursaries risk losing them if confidentiality is broken.
  • Scholarships are reviewed annually by the Principal and may not be automatically renewed if the conditions of the scholarship are not met, e.g. poor school attendance or non-participation in an activity.
  • If a scholarship holder relocates to another school on the Gold Coast, or take on a scholarship from another educational establishment, they will be expected to reimburse the College the full value of the scholarship received to date.

For more information on Saint Stephen’s College scholarships, please contact Mary Pearse, Registrar, on +61 07 5573 8603 – email mpearse@ssc.qld.edu.au

 

 

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