Applications for scholarships to commence in 2019 are now open.

Scholarship Categories

Academic Scholarships

These scholarships may be awarded to prospective and current students entering years 5 and 7 to 11 in 2019 who demonstrate outstanding academic ability.

Applicants are required to submit an application and also sit a written examination administered by Edutest.

Academic Scholarships may only be awarded to permanent residents or citizens of Australia.

General Excellence Scholarships

These scholarships may be awarded to current students entering years 5 and 7 and prospective students entering years 5 and 7 to 11 in 2019.

Applicants must demonstrate strong academic ability and an outstanding talent/achievement in one activity or a very high level of excellence across two or more activities. Activities may include but are not limited to, leadership roles within current school or wider community, extensive and ongoing community service, sport (state level or above), debating, drama, art, music, dance.

Applicants are required to submit an application and also sit a written examination administered by Edutest.

General Excellence Scholarships may only be awarded to permanent residents or citizens of Australia.

Leonardian Scholarships

These scholarships may be awarded to prospective students entering years 5 and 7 to 11 in 2019.

St Leonard’s College is committed to providing opportunities for appropriately qualified students who would otherwise not have access to an independent school education. Students who face ongoing difficult financial, family, or other life circumstances which have prevented them from achieving their best may apply for these awards.

To be considered for a Leonardian Scholarship, the combined taxable income of all parties responsible for the student’s school fees must also be at or below A$99,000 and their assets and liabilities must satisfy the College’s means test. Leonardian Scholarships may only be awarded to permanent residents or citizens of Australia.

Applicants must demonstrate sound academic ability, a strong commitment to the completion of their secondary studies and the desire to contribute to the St Leonard’s College community.

Applicants are required to submit an application and also sit a written examination administered by Edutest.

Where shortlisted for interview by the Principal, supporting documentation must be provided where requested. This may include references from appropriately qualified professional persons/organisations; tax return statements, income and asset statements. Supporting documentation is not required at the initial application stage.

Drama Scholarships

These scholarships recognise talented and dedicated performing arts students with sound academic ability who are willing to contribute to the artistic life of the College.

Applicants are required to submit an application and also sit a written examination administered by Edutest.

Drama Scholarship applications for commencement in 2019 will open in December 2017. Please check the College website at this time for further information and eligibility criteria.

Drama Scholarships may only be awarded to permanent residents or citizens of Australia.

Music Scholarships

These scholarships may be awarded to musicians with outstanding talent in one or more instruments and/or voice along with sound academic ability and a dedication to the artistic life of the College.

Applicants are required to submit an application and also sit a written examination administered by Edutest.

Music Scholarship applications for commencement in 2019 will open in December 2017. Please check the College website at this time for further information and eligibility criteria.

Music Scholarships may only be awarded to permanent residents or citizens of Australia.

Global Citizen Scholarships

Global Citizen Scholarships form part of the College’s commitment to social justice, to provide support for prospective students who have recently immigrated to Melbourne with their families as refugees.

Prospective students seeking entry in years 7 to 11 in 2019 who have immigrated to Australia in the past 24 months may apply for these awards. The College has a close relationship with the Noble Park English Language School however welcomes application from all eligible families.

Applicants must demonstrate sound academic ability, a strong commitment to the completion of their secondary studies and the desire to contribute to the St Leonard’s College community.

Global Citizen Scholarships may only be awarded to students who can demonstrate permanent residency status.

Applications remain open throughout the year and should be made in writing to the Principal’s Office:

Mr Stuart Davis
St Leonard’s College
163 South Road
Brighton East VIC 3187

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of a written application which addresses the selection criteria, relevant references, most recent school reports and the results of any other education-related testing. Applicants are encouraged to include references from local community leaders or organisations.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the College Principal.

Indigenous Scholarships

The College is committed to increasing the number and ensuring the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enrolled in secondary education.

Prospective students seeking entry in years 7 to 11 in 2019 may apply for these awards.

Applicants must demonstrate sound academic ability, a strong commitment to the completion of their secondary studies and the desire to contribute to the St Leonard’s College community.

Applications remain open throughout the year and should be made in writing to the Principal’s Office:

Mr Stuart Davis
St Leonard’s College
163 South Road
Brighton East VIC 3187

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of a written application, relevant references, most recent school reports and the results of any other education-related testing. Applicants are encouraged to include references from local community leaders or organisations.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by the College Principal.

Other Information

Duration of Scholarships

Awards are tenable to the completion of year 12 at St Leonard’s College, subject to review at the end of each semester by the Head of Section. The review takes into consideration the student’s results, their active participation in school activities and advancing St Leonard’s reputation through exemplary presentation and behaviour in and out of the school. Scholarship recipients are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to St Leonard’s College. Families must return scholarship funds to the College where a student leaves the College prior to the completion of year 12.

Value of scholarships

Scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The number of awards offered and the percentage of tuition fee remission will vary according to students’ abilities and personal circumstances. The tuition fee covers all tuition costs and charges for every student’s standard program including technology access at all year levels, excursions and camps. A full list of inclusions and exclusions can be found in the Information Handbook. Inclusions and exclusions may differ at the Principal’s discretion.

College Tour Program

Families wishing to find out more about St Leonard’s College are encouraged to attend a College Tour. Please click here to view our tour schedule and register for a tour.

Contact the Admissions Office 

Please contact the Admissions Office via email at enrolment@stleonards.vic.edu.au or
telephone (03) 9909 9300 should you have any further questions.

We have posted some responses to questions you might have about the scholarship application and selection process here.