Scholarships

Scholarships

Hills Grammar offers a number of annual scholarships for students entering Years 7 and 11. These include:

Hills Grammar Academic Scholarships – for students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and participation across a range of subjects

Strive for Excellence Scholarships - for students who show outstanding involvement and continuous, positive participation in a range of pursuits including but not limited to the following,

  • Music
  • Sport
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

The School is happy to receive applications from students who demonstrate outstanding involvement and continuous, positive participation in areas other than those listed above. All Scholarship candidates are required to sit for the Scholarship test and each shortlisted applicant will be invited to a Scholarship Interview.  The Scholarship test, Scholarship Interviews and auditions will be held at the Hills Grammar campus.

Applicants who receive an invitation to the Scholarship Interview and who are not currently enrolled at Hills Grammar, will need to submit an Application for Enrolment prior to the interview date.

Scholarships awarded cover all or part of the student’s tuition fees. The award of a Scholarship is at the discretion of the Principal and is subject to an annual review. Scholars are expected to work hard at their studies and be involved in the wider life of the School.

Scholarships are tenable from the time of the award until the end of Year 12.  Part scholarships may be increased based on demonstrated sustained, outstanding achievement by the student.

Important Dates for 2019 Scholarships

  • 13 November 2017                 Online registration opens. Please register online here. 
  • 23 February 2018                   Online registration closes 
  • Saturday 3 March 2018          Scholarship Test for all applicants
  • April 2018                                Interviews and auditions for short-listed students
  • May 2018                                First round offers made 

Any enquiries can be directed to the Enrolments Office.

E: enrolments@hillsgrammar.nsw.edu.au

P: 02 9654 5248

Academic Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of Scholarship Test results and a Scholarship Interview. Applicants who progress to an interview are required to bring a portfolio which shows their academic achievements. The portfolio may include School Reports, Certificates awarded in State and National Competitions or up-to-date documents from outside agencies. 

Academic Scholars are seen as role models within the School in terms of their intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic.

All students, including Academic Scholars, are expected to be actively engaged in the extensive co-curricular program.

The number of scholarships available in any given year is determined by the Principal and generally cover school fees only.

The Strive for Excellence Scholarships have been established to increase the diversity of the Hills Grammar School community. They are open to students entering Years 7 or 11 and are intended to assist students who demonstrate outstanding skills, knowledge, attitudes and achievements within a specific creative, cultural, social, technical or sporting pursuit. 

Applicants for a Strive for Excellence Scholarship are required to sit for the Scholarship test and participate in an interview with the Principal. The interview will be an opportunity for the student to:

  • provide evidence of strong academic performance across the curriculum and
  • give a presentation showing the nature and scope of their achievements

The number of scholarships available in any given year is determined by the Principal of the School.  Scholarships generally cover School fees only.

Further details of the audition and Scholarship interview are available on request from the Enrolments Office.

Strive for Excellence - Music

Applicants for a Strive for Excellence Music Scholarship are required to:

  1. sit the Scholarship Test,
  2. participate in an audition with members of the Hills Grammar Music staff.
  3. attend a scholarship interview with the Principal at which time a portfolio of the applicant’s achievements and goals are presented
  4. supply a confidential reference from the applicant’s current music teacher.

Selection Criteria

  • as a guide, students should be studying at 5th Grade AMEB standard, or equivalent, on their chosen instrument.
  • applicants who play the Bassoon, Oboe or French Horn may be considered at a lower practical standard.
  • vocalists must have previous choral experience as well as a background on a chosen instrument.

Strive for Excellence – Sport

Applicants for a Strive for Excellence Sport Scholarship are required to:

  1. sit the Scholarship Test,
  2. attend a Scholarship Interview at which time a portfolio of the applicant’s achievements are presented
  3. submit two written references from the student’s mentors or from staff supervising these activities. The reports should attest to the applicant’s level of participation and contribution as well as to the applicant’s character and leadership qualities.

Strive for Excellence - Creative and Performing Arts

Applicants for a Strive for Excellence Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship are required to:

  1. sit the Scholarship Test,
  2. attend a Scholarship Interview at which time a portfolio of the applicant’s achievements and goals are presented
  3. submit two written references from the student’s mentors or from staff supervising these activities. The reports should attest to the applicant’s level of participation and contribution as well as to the applicant’s character and leadership qualities.

Strive for Excellence - Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Applicants for a Strive for Excellence Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship are required to:

  1. sit the Scholarship Test,
  2. attend a Scholarship Interview at which time a portfolio of the applicant’s achievements and goals are presented
  3. submit two written references from the student’s mentors or from staff supervising these activities. The reports should attest to the applicant’s level of participation and contribution as well as to the applicant’s character and leadership qualities.

 

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