St Leonard’s College Scholarship Program 2021. Applications 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

Applications for Academic, General Excellence, Music, Drama, Global Citizen, Indigenous and Leonardian Scholarships to commence in 2021 are now open.

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

Important Dates

The below listed important dates pertain to our Academic, General Excellence, Leonardian, Music and Drama Scholarships for 2021.

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Academic, General Excellence, Leonardian, Music and Drama Scholarships 2021

Applications: Now open

Application Fee: $100

Timely Applications Close: Friday 7 February 2020

Late Applications: Saturday 8 February 2020. (for applications received on or after this date, applicants will be charged a late fee rate by Edutest)

Late Applications Closing Date: Monday 10 February 2020. Applications after this date will not be accepted.

Examination Email: Tuesday 11 February 2020. Applicants receive examination email confirming venue, time to arrive and what to bring on the morning of the examination.

Edutest Written Examination: 15 February 2020, 9.00am to 12.00pm at St Leonard’s College

Music and Drama Auditions: February/March 2020

Selection/Offers made: March/April 2020

Scholarship Opportunities 2021

St Leonard’s College offers a variety of scholarship opportunities.

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Academic Scholarships

These scholarships may be awarded to prospective and current students entering years 5 and 7 to 11 in 2021 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 students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

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 2021.

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 and 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 students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Leonardian Scholarships

These scholarships may be awarded to prospective students entering years 5 and 7 to 11 in 2021. 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.

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. 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.

Drama Scholarships

Drama Scholarships may be awarded to prospective and current students entering years 7 to 11 in 2021.

Drama Scholarship recipients will be talented and dedicated performing arts students who are willing to contribute to the artistic life of the College and be observed as role models by their peers. Recipients are expected to contribute to the Hart Theatre Company in both on-stage and backstage capacities (e.g. front of house, costume assistance, prop and set building, promoting shows across the College).

Applicants are required to submit an application and also sit a written examination administered by Edutest. Drama scholarships may only be awarded to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Information about the audition process can be viewed here.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships may be awarded to prospective and current students entering years 5 and 7 to 11 in 2021.

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. Music Scholarship recipients are expected to join one core ensemble and participate in a minimum of three other specified ensembles or activities each year.

Applicants are required to submit an application and also sit a written examination administered by Edutest. Music scholarships may only be awarded to students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Information about the audition process can be viewed here.

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 2021 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 2021 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.

Citizenship / Residency Eligibility Requirement

Applications must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. All scholarship offers are conditional upon verification of Australian citizenship or permanent residency visa status. Please note that temporary visa classifications regardless of whether they allow an indefinite stay in Australia, do not meet the permanent resident requirement of the College Scholarship fund.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must complete a St Leonard’s College application form for Academic, General Excellence, Music, Drama 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. Applications for Global Citizen and Indigenous Scholarships should be made directly to the College (not through the above outlined application process through Edutest).

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

All unsuccessful applications from Round 1 will automatically be reviewed during the Round 2 selection process. Some families may choose to reapply in Round 2 in the hope of securing an improved result in the written examination. Please note that only the most recent application will count – meaning those who re-apply in Round 2 (current application round) will only have their Round 2 application and written examination results considered.

Following the written examination administered by Edutest, some applicants will be shortlisted for interview with the Principal, or interview and audition with the Head of Music and/or Drama. Offers for Academic, General Excellence, Music, Drama and Leonardian Scholarships will be made at the conclusion of the application round (usually within 6 weeks of the examination date). Please view important dates for further information.