To acknowledge and encourage excellence, Abbotsleigh offers a number of scholarships to day and boarding students in Years 7, 10 and 11. Criteria such as school reports, examination results, financial need, personal interview and in the case of music scholarships, performance, are used to award scholarships.
A scholarship exam will be held on Saturday 16 September 2023 from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm for girls wishing to apply for a scholarship to enter Year 7 in 2025.
Online registrations will open in June and close on Friday 8 September 2023.
Year 7 scholarships
Abbotsleigh offers the following scholarships which begin in Year 7 and offer up to 100% remission of tuition fees. Applicants for these scholarships must complete the scholarship examination in September 2022.
Open Academic Scholarship
Abbotsleigh offers two academic scholarships, providing up to 100% remission of school tuition fees for the remainder of schooling.
Betty Archdale Scholarship
This is a needs based academic scholarship, providing up to 100% remission of school tuition fees for the remainder of schooling.
This academic scholarship is for the daughter of an Abbotsleigh Old Girl. It provides up to 100% remission of school tuition fees from Year 7 for the remainder of schooling.
This scholarship is an academic scholarship awarded to an outstanding musician, providing up to 100% remission of school tuition fees for the remainder of schooling. Selected candidates are invited to audition. This scholarship is awarded to a player of an orchestral instrument (not piano) with a high pass in AMEB exam or equivalent as follows:
- Strings: violin, viola or cello (Grade VI) ; double bass (Grade III)
- Brass/Woodwind: bassoon, oboe, French horn, tuba – two years' prior school tuition
- All other brass or woodwind instruments – Grade IV
Mollie and Nancy Douglas Scholarship
This is a needs based academic scholarship, providing up to 100% remission of school tuition fees for the remainder of schooling. This biennial scholarship will next be assessed for girls wishing to commence in Year 7 in 2026.
Indigenous students from rural and remote locations may apply for Year 7 boarding scholarships. These scholarships are provided in partnership with the Yalari organisation. Indigenous scholarships are needs based scholarships providing up 100% remission of school tuition fees and up to 100% remission of boarding school fees for the remainder of schooling. Applications close on 30 April the year the student is in Year 6.
Year 7-11 scholarships
Endeavour Performance Scholarship
The recipient of the Endeavour Performance Scholarship is a student who will add to the life of the School. All round excellence will benchmark this student. Typically this student will be a high achiever, whether it be in a sporting, dramatic, musical or public speaking field.
This is a unique scholarship for a student entering the school at any point from Year 7 to Year 11 and provides partial remission of up to 50% of school tuition fees for the remainder of school years.
The selection process is by way of application including a personal summary demonstrating ability by way of a list of achievements in sport or other performance category. The personal summary should include two reference letters supporting the candidate’s chosen activity. The latest school report and NAPLAN test results will complete this application. Following this, an interview will be arranged with the Headmistress together with either the Head of Sport, Head of Visual Arts or Head of Drama. Applications are now open for entry in 2024.
Year 10 scholarships
Open to new and current students entering Year 10. Foundation Scholarships are needs-based academic scholarships providing up to 50% remission of school tuition fees for the remainder of schooling.
The selection process is by way of application. Online applications open in April 2023 and will close on Friday 23 June 2023.
The Kathleen McCredie Award
The Kathleen McCredie Award is awarded to enable a girl entering Year 10, who but for the award, would not be able to attend Abbotsleigh. This award is governed by strict financial criteria. The recipient will demonstrate all round involvement in the areas of spirituality, service, culture, sport and academia.
The selection process is by way of application. This scholarship will next be assessed for girls in 2025 for a 2026 start.
The Everett Scholarship is awarded to one current Abbotsleigh student moving from Year 9 to Year 10. The selection process is by way of application. The Everett Scholarship provides 50% remission of tuition fees in Year 10. Applications for the 2023 scholarship have now closed.
Year 10 and 11 scholarships
The Royle Scholarship
The Royle Scholarship is for Year 10 or Year 11 and is open to any student in Year 9 or Year 10 (including current Abbotsleigh students) with particular Old Girl affiliations.
This biennial scholarship is an academic and/or general merit scholarship providing up to 50% remission of school tuition fees for the remainder of schooling. Needs-based criteria may also apply. It is awarded to a girl joining the Senior College in either Year 10 or Year 11 who is the daughter, granddaughter or great granddaughter of an Abbotsleigh Old Girl.
The selection process is by way of application. This scholarship will next be assessed for girls in 2024 for a 2025 start.
Year 11 scholarships
The Centenary Scholarship is open only to current Year 11 Abbotsleigh students. It is awarded to the daughter of an Abbotsleigh Old Girl for all round participation and achievement. The scholarship provides 25% remission of school tuition fees for the remainder of schooling. The assessment process takes place in May each year.
Want to know more?
For more information about all scholarships on offer, please email the Registrar, Mrs Colleen Fenn, or call Colleen on +61 2 9473 7744.