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Queenwood

Mosman, NSW 2088

Scholarships Offered

  • Academic Scholarships

    Girls in Years 6, 9 or 10  in 2018 are invited to apply for an academic scholarship for Years 7, 10 or 11 in 2019. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic potential and ability to contribute to the life of the School. Candidates must sit the scholarship examination on Friday, 16 February 2018. Candidates are shortlisted according to their performance in the academic test. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal 5-10 March 2018 and final offers will be made prior to 31 March 2018.

    All scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The School may give preference to external candidates. The School reserves the right in its absolute discretion not to award a scholarship in any particular year or any particular award.

  • Build-Your-Own Scholarships

    We are looking for curious, talented young women with demonstrated interests and abilities in any field to share their passion with the Queenwood community. Girls in Years 6 or 10 in 2018, who are currently attending a school other than Queenwood, are invited to apply for Years 7 or 10 in 2019. The award includes fees remission, proportional to the strength of the application, and additional support as appropriate. Additional support may include but is not limited to: mentorships, funding for attendance at courses or workshops outside of school, working in small groups with like-minded students, funding for coaching or tuition, access to school facilities, assistance with equipment or travel.

    Candidates must sit the Academic scholarship examination on Friday, 16 February 2018.

    Portfolios (if applicable), a recent school report, NAPLAN results and two written references must be submitted on the day of the examination. Please mark ‘Year 7 Build Your Own Scholarship Attn: Director of Admissions, 47 Mandolong Road, Mosman NSW 2088’. Portfolios will not be returned; please ensure you do not submit original documents. Candidates may be asked for additional information.

    Candidates are shortlisted according to both the strength of their application and their performance in the academic test. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal 5-10 March 2018 and final offers will be made prior to 31 March 2018.

    All scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The School reserves the right in its absolute discretion not to award a scholarship in any particular year or any particular award.

  • The Grace Lawrance Bursary

    Girls in Year 6 in 2018 at any school other than Queenwood are invited to apply for the Grace Lawrance Bursary for Years 7-12, commencing in 2019. The Bursary will be awarded on the basis of academic ability and general excellence. A Bursary covers tuition fees at Queenwood each year.  It does not cover the cost of books, uniforms, excursions or additional individual subject fees etc. Recipients receive additional benefits including mentoring from esteemed Old Girls, regular attendance at the Balmoral Lecture Series, involvement in the Catalyst Programme for gifted and talented students and participation in events as offered by the Principal. As a Bursary is means-tested, parents of short-listed candidates will be asked to present their financial circumstances, signed by a registered chartered accountant or CPA. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

    Continuation of a Bursary each year will be subject to an annual review of the candidate’s progress and financial circumstances of her parents. All scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The School reserves the right in its absolute discretion not to award a scholarship in any particular year or any particular award. Students classed as ‘overseas students’ are not permitted to apply.

    Portfolios (where appropriate), a recent school report, NAPLAN results and two written references must be submitted on the day of the examination. Please mark ‘Year 7 Grace Lawrance Bursary Attn: Director of Admissions, 47 Mandolong Road, Mosman NSW 2088’. Portfolios will not be returned; please ensure you do not submit original documents.

    Candidates must sit the scholarship examination on Friday, 16 February 2018. A family who has already accepted an offer of enrolment from Queenwood is deemed, on financial grounds, to be ineligible for Bursary assistance. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal 5-10 March 2018 and final offers will be made by 31 March 2018.

  • Music Scholarship

    Students in Year 6 in 2018 are invited to apply for a Music Scholarship for study at Queenwood.  This scholarship is awarded to encourage excellence in Music and to develop the talents of gifted musicians and is tenable until Year 12, contingent on an annual review.  Students of orchestral instruments, band instruments, voice or piano may be awarded either part or full remission of tuition fees based on the result of an examination and an audition/interview.

    Candidates must sit the Academic Scholarship but selection is primarily based on your performance in the audition. Auditions for shortlisted candidates will be held on 17 February 2018 at the Senior School campus, 47 Mandolong Road, Mosman.

    Students applying for the Music Scholarship will be required to:

    • Complete the Academic Scholarship examination held on Friday, 16 February 2018.
    • Audition on Saturday, 17 February 2018 on their principal instrument and their second instrument as well as participate in a short aural skills test. Not all applicants will be invited to audition.
    • Selected applicants will be notified of audition times.

    Requirements for the audition are:

    • Two contrasting pieces must be performed on principal instrument and one on second instrument, if applicable.  Pieces must be accompanied unless written specifically as solo pieces without accompaniment.
    • A short sight reading test will be required on principal instrument.  Sight-reading on additional instrument may be requested, if applicable.
    • A short interview about the pieces performed and general musical interests will be conducted after the performances and aural test.
    • Orchestral and band instrument standard should be at least 4th Grade AMEB or equivalent.
    • Piano standard should be at least 5th Grade AMEB standard or equivalent.
    • Applicants wishing to present the voice as an option for their second instrument may do so with permission, and must provide evidence of involvement in vocal groups both in and out of school.

    The aural skills test will involve:

    • A short sight-singing exercise.
    • Listening skills based on fundamental musical elements including tonality, rhythm, metre etc.
    • A written test on fundamental musical elements including notation, harmony, terminology etc.

    The scholarship recipient will be subject to an annual review of her performance in order to determine her suitability to retain the scholarship.  Students in receipt of a music scholarship must enrol in elective music as part of their academic program.

    Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal 5-10 March 2018 and final offers will be made prior to 31 March 2018.

    All scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The School may give preference to external candidates. The School reserves the right in its absolute discretion not to award a scholarship in any particular year or any particular award.

  • Hannigan Scholarship

    Queenwood is offering an exciting opportunity for a girl of great potential to join the School for Years 10, 11 and 12. The Hannigan Scholarship recognises that in some circumstances academic records may not fully reflect the abilities of an able student. It aims to make the outstanding academic and co-curricular offering at Queenwood available to a student of high potential who can develop into a young woman of energy, character and purpose. The 2019 Hannigan Scholar will be a student in Year 9 in 2018 who wants an opportunity to excel in a new academic environment, who is prepared to work hard and commit fully to the life of the School and who will use a Queenwood education as a springboard for future success and service. Candidates for this full-fee, means-tested scholarship will be required to undertake assessments and interviews.

    Recipients receive additional benefits including mentoring from esteemed Old Girls, regular attendance at the Balmoral Lecture Series, involvement in the Catalyst Programme for gifted and talented students and participation in events as offered by the Principal.

    Portfolios of no more than 3 x A4 pages, a recent school report, NAPLAN results and two written references must submitted on the day of the examination. Please mark ‘Hannigan Scholarship Attn: Director of Admissions, 47 Mandolong Road, Mosman NSW 2088’. Portfolios will not be returned; please ensure you do not submit original documents.

    Candidates must sit the scholarship examination on Friday, 16 February 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal 5-10 March 2018 and final offers will be made by 31 March 2018.

    Continuation of a Bursary each year will be subject to an annual review of the candidate’s progress and financial circumstances of her parents. All scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The School reserves the right in its absolute discretion not to award a scholarship in any particular year or any particular award.

     

Important Dates

  • Feb 9th 2018
    Applications close
  • Feb 16th 2018
    Scholarship Examination
  • Feb 17th 2018
    Music Auditions
  • Mar 5th 2018
    Interviews for shortlisted candidates in the week commencing 5 March 2018
  • Feb 6th 2018
    Optional tour and information session for prospective scholars

Queenwood is a Kindergarten-Year 12 non-selective day school of 900 girls offering dual HSC and IB pathways. A rigorous academic curriculum within a balanced program of activities has been the hallmark of a Queenwood education for over 90 years. Within a strong learning community, we create space for our girls to engage with big ideas and connect with a diverse range of people and communities. The result is a contemporary liberal education designed to form young women equipped and motivated to make a difference.