St Leonard’s College Scholarship Program 2023. Applications are now open.

The St Leonard’s College Scholarship Program aims to recognise and support students to make a strong and positive contribution to their future, to the life of St Leonard’s College and to the lives of others.

Scholarship Application Process

St Leonard’s College applications are now open for Academic, General Excellence, Global Citizen, Indigenous and Leonardian Scholarships to commence in 2023.

Applicants are required to submit an application by Friday 15 October 2021 and sit a written examination administered by Edutest at St Leonard’s College on Saturday 23 October 2021.

Please note that a further application round for scholarships to commence in 2023 will open in November 2021 with the written examination to take place in February 2022.

St Leonard’s College Scholarships may only be awarded to permanent residents or citizens of Australia.

Round 1 Applications: Academic, General Excellence and Leonardian Scholarships 2023

St Leonard's College heritage-listed Harefield House

  • Applications: Now Open
  • Application Fee: $100
  • Timely Applications Close: Friday 15 October 2021
  • Late Applications: Saturday 16 October 2021 (for applications received on or after this date, applicants will be charged a late fee rate by Edutest).
  • Late Applications Closing Date: Monday 18 October 2021
  • Examination Email: Tuesday 19 October 2021
    Applicants receive examination email confirming venue, time to arrive and what to bring on the morning of the examination.
  • Edutest Written Examination: Saturday 23 October 2021, 9.00am to 12.00pm at St Leonard’s College.
  • Selection/Offers made: November/December 2021

 

Round 2 Applications Academic, General Excellence and Leonardian Scholarships 2023

Application information will be published on the College website in November 2021 with scholarship examination testing to be conducted in February 2022.

Scholarship Opportunities 2023

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships may be awarded to prospective and current students entering years 7, 10 and 11 in 2023 who demonstrate outstanding academic ability.

Round 1 applicants are required to submit an application by Friday 15 October 2021 and sit a written examination administered by Edutest at St Leonard’s College on Saturday 23 October 2021.

Academic scholarships may only be awarded to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

General Excellence Scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships may be awarded to current students entering year 7 and prospective students entering years 7, 10 and 11 in 2023.

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.

Round 1 applicants are required to submit an application by Friday 15 October 2021 and sit a written examination administered by Edutest at St Leonard’s College on Saturday 23 October 2021.

General Excellence scholarships may only be awarded to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Leonardian Scholarships

Leonardian Scholarships may be awarded to prospective students entering years 7 to 11 in 2023.

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.

These prospective students must demonstrate a strong community spirit. There are two Leonardian Scholarship categories:

Music: talented and passionate musicians of sound academic ability.

Academic: students with a consistent academic record demonstrating an overall commitment to their learning.

Round 1 applicants are required to submit an application by Friday 15 October 2021 and sit a written examination administered by Edutest at St Leonard’s College on Saturday 23 October 2021.

Leonardian scholarships may only be awarded to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

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.

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.

Students seeking entry in years 7 to 11 in 2023 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
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 2023 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
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.

Two Application Rounds for 2023

Please note that a further application and scholarship examination round for Academic, General Excellence and Leonardian scholarships to commence in 2023 will open in November 2021 with the written examination to take place in February 2022.

College Tour Program

Families wishing to find out more about St Leonard’s College are encouraged to attend a College Tour prior to or on the day of the scholarship examination. 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 [email protected] 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must complete a St Leonard’s College application form for Academic, General Excellence and Leonardian Scholarships and also sit a written examination as part of your application. Applications and the written examination are administered by Edutest on behalf of the College. The results of Round 1 testing (23 October 2021 examination) will not be shared with other schools. Edutest will contact all applicants who apply in the current round (round 1) via email on Tuesday 19 October 2021 with details about the written examination which will be held at St Leonard’s College on Saturday 23 October 2021 from 9.00am to 12.00pm. Applications for Global Citizen and Indigenous Scholarships should be made directly to the College (not through the above outlined application process).

You have the option to nominate for more than one scholarship category on your application form provided you meet the eligibility criteria for each.

Yes. Some families choose to reapply in Round 2 in the hope of securing an improved result in the written examination. You will be provided with a copy of your child’s examination results approximately 3 weeks after examination testing. The Principal also reviews all unsuccessful applications and written examination results from Round 1 during the Round 2 selection process. This means that some applicants who were not shortlisted for interview during Round 1 may be invited to interview during Round 2.

Following the written examination administered by Edutest, some applicants will be shortlisted for interview with the Principal. Offers for Academic, General Excellence and Leonardian Scholarships will be made at the conclusion of each of the application rounds (usually within 4 weeks of the examination date).