Scholarships and Bursaries

Applications for our 2020 scholarship round (Years 7 to 11) open on Tuesday 4 September and close on Monday 4 February 2019. Applicants will be required to sit the ACER Scholarship Exam on Saturday 23 February 2019. Please read more about all the scholarship categories below. Learn more about the scholarship exam and registration process. 

Our scholarship and bursary program is designed to identify and celebrate girls who have strengths and expertise in a variety of areas, providing opportunities for girls to develop and be challenged in a nurturing environment.

St Margaret’s offers part remission of fees to students who meet the standards set out for each individual scholarship category and has a strong commitment to assisting students who would greatly benefit from a St Margaret’s education, but who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend.  

Scholarships are not open to domestic or international students currently attending St Margaret's, unless applying for a scholarship based on financial needs, in which case the Scholarship Financial Assistance Application Form must accompany the scholarship application.  

St Margaret’s offers six categories of scholarships:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Mathematics Scholarships
  • Arts Performance Scholarships (Music, Visual Arts, Cultural)
  • Sports Performance Scholarships
  • Needs-Based Boarding Bursaries 
  • Olivia Campbell Bursary

Academic Scholarships

  • For students who have demonstrated a high achievement in academics and also possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the School.
  • Applicants for an Academic Scholarship are required to sit the ACER Scholarship Exam as well as complete the Academic Scholarship Application Form.
  • Applicants are shortlisted according to their academic performance in the ACER Exam.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants who would greatly benefit from a St Margaret's education, but who, without financial assistance, would be unable to attend.

Mathematics Scholarship (only available to students not currently enrolled at St Margaret's)

  • For students who have demonstrated a high achievement in academics, especially Mathematics, and also possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the School.
  • Applicants for a Mathematics Scholarship are required to sit the ACER Scholarship Exam as well as complete the Mathematics Scholarship Application Form.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants who would greatly benefit from a St Margaret's education, but who, without financial assistance, would be unable to attend.

Arts Performance Scholarships

  • Standards and requirements for students applying for an Arts Performance Scholarship (Music, Visual Arts, Cultural) can be found on the Arts Performance Scholarship Application Form. Please note detailed minimum standards for musical instruments are the AMEB/equivalent of:
Strings Viola/Violin 6
  Cello/Double Bass 4
Woodwind Flute 4
  Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon 3
 Brass Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba 3

 

Piano

6

 

  • Applicants for an Arts Performance Scholarship must complete and submit the Arts Performance Scholarship Application Form.
  • Applications for Performance Scholarships are also required to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination, with the understanding that their results may be used as the academic component of their application.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants who would greatly benefit from a St Margaret's education, but who, without financial assistance, would be unable to attend. 


Sports Performance Scholarships

  • Students applying for a Sports Performance Scholarship are required to have achieved State or National level in their chosen sport.
  • Applicants for a Sports Performance Scholarship must complete and submit the Sports Performance Scholarship Application Form.
  • Applications for Sports Performance Scholarships are also required to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination on Saturday 23 February 2019, with the understanding that their results may be used as the academic component of their application.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants who would greatly benefit from a St Margaret's education, but who, without financial assistance, would be unable to attend. 

Needs-Based Boarding Bursaries
Needs-based boarding bursaries are available to students experiencing financial hardship, who have exhibited strong academic results, possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of St Margaret's and whose home address is more than 200km from St Margaret’s.

Olivia Campbell Bursary
The Olivia Campbell Bursary has been given to honour the the memory of St Margaret’s student, Olivia Rowan Campbell (19 February 2001 - 18 February 2017). Olivia was a student at the school from Prep (2007) to Year 10 (2017) and is remembered for her equanimity, kindness and gentleness. She is honoured for her courage and her accepting nature. Despite challenges during her schooling years, Olivia remained cheerful and tenacious. This bursary, which is means tested, is valued at $22, 000 per year, is available for up to 6 years and will be applied to cover the cost of school tuition fees. The bursary is not available to current students and applicants must be Australian citizens. To learn more download the application form (PDF 98.3KB). Applicants for this bursary are not required to sit the ACER Examination. 


Scholarship Application Process

  • With the exception of the Olivia Campbell Bursary and Needs-based Boarding Bursary, all scholarship applicants must register for the ACER Scholarship Examination as well as submit a St Margaret's Scholarship Application Form (see link for all scholarship categories below). When awarding scholarships, financial need is taken into consideration. All applicants are strongly recommended to complete the Financial Assistance Application Form (below) and submit it with your scholarship application.
  •  Applicants are shortlisted proceeding the ACER Examination and are invited to be interviewed by a member of the Educational Leadership Team.
  • All students will be notified by mail whether they are successful or not in being granted an interview in April/May of that year.
  • Following the interview and a review of all information a Letter of Offer from the Principal will be made and forwarded to families.
  • To confirm acceptance of an offer the signing of the official Written Agreement and other relevant forms is required with the payment of the non-refundable confirmation fee (refer to fee schedule).

Scholarship Application Forms

Academic Scholarship Application Form (PDF 122.5KB)
Mathematics Scholarship Application Form (PDF 119.3KB)
Arts Performance Scholarships Application Form (PDF 141.2KB)
Sports Performance Scholarships Application Form (PDF 134.3KB)
Needs-Based Boarding Bursary Application Form (PDF 94.5KB)
Scholarship Financial Assistance Application Form (PDF 94.5KB)

All Scholarship and Financial Assistance Applications and Needs-Based Boarding Bursary Applications should be submitted to:

Admissions
St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School
11 Petrie Street
Ascot QLD 4007

For further information, please contact:
Mrs Judy Robinson | Admissions – Secondary and Boarding
P: +61 7 3862 0762 | E: admissions@stmargarets.qld.edu.au