All activities in the College contribute to learning and the development of the skills and talents of each individual student.
Supporting full participation in College life, irrespective of financial circumstances is also a fundamental part of the St Columba’s College mission and in this context, we offer a number of scholarships to prospective and current students.
These Academic Excellence Scholarships cover full or part of the tuition fees and are conditional upon sound academic progress and active participation in the extra-curricular life of the College.
REGISTRATION AND TESTING DATES
Registration for Year 7 2025 and Year 9 2024 scholarships are now closed.
Registrations for Year 7 2026 and Year 9 2025 scholarships will open in March 2024.
Scholarships are available at three different levels:
Year 7 Academic Excellence Scholarship
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, candidates must be a Year 5 student at the time of scholarship registration and testing. The candidate must have lodged an Application for Enrolment for Year 7 at St Columba’s College prior to the scholarship testing date and meet one of the first four criteria on the College Enrolment Policy. Candidates must be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
This scholarship would provide for full or partial school fees for the student’s six years at the College, subject to the above conditions. St Columba’s College is committed to providing an educational environment where all our students are challenged to excel.
Year 9 Academic Excellence Scholarship (current students only)
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, a candidate must be a Year 8 student at St Columba’s College. This scholarship is intended to maintain and improve the high standard of academic achievement of a current student and to give her the opportunity to continue to excel in her future years. This scholarship would provide for full or partial school fees for the student’s remaining four years at the College, subject to the above conditions.
Year 11 Academic Excellence Scholarship (current students only)
All current Year 10 students will complete Academic Assessment Services Testing in May 2023 which assesses students’ reasoning, literacy and numeracy skills. This supports the subject selection process for all Year 10 students as they plan their senior program. The results of this assessment will also support the College to identify students who may be eligible for an academic scholarship.
This scholarship is intended to maintain and improve the high standard of academic achievement of a current student and to give them the opportunity to continue to excel in their future years. This scholarship would provide for full or partial school fees for the student’s remaining two years at the College.
Candidates who are successful will be notified by mail with the offer of a scholarship.
Candidates who are unsuccessful will be notified by mail.
All candidates will receive a report reflecting the results of their scholarship examination.
DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS
All scholarships are subject to annual review and the College reserves the right to withdraw any scholarship in the event of unsatisfactory academic progress and/or participation in College life.
For any additional information on the St Columba’s scholarship program, please contact the College Registrar, Mrs Tammy Colson on 9331 9128.