Supporting our scholarships

Each year the Foundation supports means-tested scholarships for students. These give an opportunity to girls who, without this scholarship, would not be able to attend Abbotsleigh.

A gift to the Scholarship Fund is tax deductible and contributes to giving a girl an education she may not have otherwise experienced. Your gift will be applied to support a means-tested scholarship. For example, two means-tested Foundation Scholarships for students entering Year 10 are offered, to cover 50% of their tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling.


Indigenous scholarships

A gift to Indigenous Scholarships is tax deductible. Indigenous Australians are the most educationally disadvantaged group in Australia. Abbotsleigh educates 12 Indigenous scholars at Abbotsleigh at any one time, and we are proud of our commitment to making a difference. Indigenous Scholarships are supported by the School, the Abbotsleigh Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Yalari organisation and Abbstudy.

“I plan to go to university and study a Bachelor of Social Work, possibly leading to running my own social work business… so I can then help those smaller communities, like the one I grew up in, focusing on family.” – Ava Seaton, Class of 2023


Kathleen McCredie scholarships

A gift to the Kathleen McCredie Scholarship is tax deductible. This scholarship was initiated through a generous gift from the Abbotsleigh Old Girls’ Union and honours the dynamic and positive influence of Miss McCredie during her time as Headmistress (1970-1987). The Kathleen McCredie Scholarship is means-tested and offered every three years; it supports full tuition from Year 10 to Year 12.

“I feel blessed to have received the Kathleen McCredie Award, which enabled me to attend Abbotsleigh during my final years of high school. Abbotsleigh facilitated many academic challenges, while providing resources and a supportive network of peers and teachers to help manage them. I am confident that the values, skills and connections gained from my time at Abbotsleigh will positively translate into my future studies and beyond. For this, I would like to express my gratitude to the Abbotsleigh Foundation, the Old Girls’ Union and Headmistress, Mrs Megan Krimmer.” – Tallulah Hagen, Class of 2022