Ascham Scholarships

Ascham Scholarships are awarded to girls who will thrive academically and personally through the Dalton Plan and who will in turn make a significant contribution to the life of the School.

Ascham School awards scholarships annually to selected girls in recognition of their achievements and potential. Ascham scholarships are means-tested and we welcome applications from girls whose families require some financial assistance to attend the School.

Ascham scholarships are means-tested because we believe our financial support should be used to enable girls to receive an Ascham education. We believe this approach brings diversity that benefits all students and is consistent with our school ethos. 

Ascham scholarships are awarded to boarders and day girls from Year 7 to Year 10 and are open to both current students and external applicants. Ascham awards up to 15 scholarships annually in the following categories:

• Academic
• All-round excellence
• Music (selection criteria)
• Boarding
• Ascham Old Girls
• Diversity (selection criteria)

Ascham scholarships are awarded after the successful completion of the Ascham Scholarship application process.

Should a scholarship be offered, acceptance will require payment of the non-refundable enrolment fee. This payment confirms acceptance of the scholarship. Current Ascham girls will not be required to pay this fee as it was previously paid upon enrolment.

All scholarships are reviewed annually and if the recipient is considered to be making outstanding progress, as well as an ongoing valuable contribution to the School, the scholarship will be renewed. Periodically we also ask parents to refresh their ‘financial need statement’ to ensure financial assistance continues to be appropriate. We would expect that under normal circumstances scholarships would be renewed.

Registration for 2019 Ascham Scholarships will open for registration in October 2017.

Ascham Scholarship Application Process

Applicants apply for an Ascham Scholarship by:

  • completing the registration form online
  • submitting a portfolio including: recent awards and achievements, most recent school and NAPLAN reports and handwritten piece by the student about why she is applying for a scholarship at Ascham
  • a photo of the applicant 
  • completed Statement of Financial Position. The Statement of Financial Position can be emailed directly to or included with the applicant’s portfolio.

All applicants will be required to sit an examination at Ascham School. Successfully shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a day of activities an an interview with the Head of School.

Successfully shortlisted Music applicants are also invited to attend a Music audition.

Ascham Boarding Assistance Bursary

We are very proud of our boarding history at Ascham and we are committed to continue to support our country boarders who, without our assistance, would not be able to benefit from the opportunities offered by our School.

In response to this Ascham offers a number of bursaries, open to families living in country NSW, to support their daughters in boarding at Ascham. 

Boarding Assistance Bursaries are open to external applicants and current students. 

For all Ascham Bursary related enquiries and application information please contact the Registrar:

For further information about scholarships, view our Scholarship FAQs or contact us.