Ascham School awards scholarships annually to selected girls in recognition of their achievements and potential. We welcome applications from girls whose families require some financial assistance to attend the School. Scholarships are means-tested as we believe this approach brings diversity that benefits all students and is consistent with our School ethos.
Ascham scholarships are awarded after the successful completion of the Ascham Scholarship application process. Acceptance of an offer will require payment of the non-refundable enrolment fee, payment of which confirms acceptance of the scholarship.
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.
Girls and their parents may apply for an Ascham Scholarship by:
All applicants will be required to sit an examination at Ascham. Successfully shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a day of activities and an interview with the Head of School. Successfully shortlisted Music applicants are also invited to attend a Music audition.
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 Bursary related enquiries and application information, please contact the Registrar.
Scholarship applications usually close in February of the previous year.
Each Ascham Scholarship Day commences at 8.15am and concludes at 1pm.
Ascham does not offer remote testing.
If your daughter can’t write, a scribe can be arranged. Other illnesses – please provide a letter detailing the situation and forward it to the School marked, Scholarships ‘FAO The Registrar’. Every situation will be considered individually, and options provided accordingly. Please also login to Allwell and amend your application online – outlining illness etc.
Applications for 2018 are now closed. Notice of 2019 Scholarships will be posted to Ascham’s website.
The non-refundable registration fee is AUS$100. If you are applying for more than one scholarship type you are only required to pay a single registration fee.
The School will send an email of acknowledgement.
Ascham scholarships are available to Australian citizens or Permanent Residents only. You can apply from overseas, however if your daughter is shortlisted she must attend the Scholarship Testing Day in Sydney.
Ascham scholarships are only available to Australian citizens or Permanent Residents. The applicant’s status would need to change for her to be eligible to apply, so that she is recognised as a permanent resident by the Australian government (immigration).
Ascham Scholarships are means-tested. You will be required to complete our Statement of Financial Position and supply your last two tax returns.
The Scholarship Registration form outlines all required supporting material.
Yes. Scholarships are open to both external and internal candidates.
An Information Session and School campus tours will be held for parents on the scholarship testing day.
Scholarship conditions vary. Generally scholarships cover a percentage of tuition fees only. Music Scholarships cover a percentage of tuition and some other music related activities. Boarding scholarships are usually boarding only; however, there are further avenues for financial assistance such as the ICPA. Please contact the school for more information.
Applicants being considered vary from year to year, therefore, we cannot predict the outcome of the Scholarship Testing results.
Girls are asked to wear their current school uniform.
Your daughter will need a blue pen, a black pen and some water in a clear bottle. Morning tea and lunch will be provided by the school. If you daughter has specific dietary needs, please contact the school. Mobile phones and calculators are not permitted in the testing area.
Ascham Scholarships are prestigious awards and are awarded to girls who will thrive academically and personally at Ascham and who will in turn make a significant contribution to the life of the School.
The Belgiorno Nettis Diversity Scholarship is open to girls from diverse cultural groups who demonstrate:
This Scholarship is available to a girl entering Year 7 in 2018 and will run for six years. The Scholarship will next be offered to a girl entering Year 7 in 2020.
Music Scholarship Day date to be announced. Short-listed candidates only will be invited to audition.
Two contrasting pieces of no longer than five minutes per piece. If your daughter is strong in two instruments we would welcome a piece on each instrument.
When selecting girls for an Ascham Music Scholarship, the School will take into consideration:
In addition, for Music Scholarships girls will expected to have attained a minimum of:
Yes we can provide an accompanist. If your daughter is short listed, rehearsal time and other information will be provided to you.
We have many ensembles, bands and orchestras which will welcome our Music Scholarship recipients.