Applying for a Scholarship

Step 1: Select your scholarships

Scholarships are available to current Lauriston students and new students entering Lauriston in 2017. To learn more about the different scholarships Lauriston offers please select which year level your daughter will be commencing in 2017 from the options below.

 

Year5     Year7     Year9

Year10     Year11     blank

Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple scholarships. Please note that overseas students on full fee paying student visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Step 2: Apply Online

All students must complete their application for a scholarship online via the Academic Assessment Services website. 

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Step 3: Mail Supporting Documents

After your application has been submitted online, please forward a copy of the applicant's:

  • Most recent school report,
  • Most recent NAPLAN results,
  • A clear and recent photograph, and
  • Any other relevant supporting documentation

before the closing date of the scholarship to:

The Registrar
Lauriston Girls' School
38 Huntingtower Road
Armadale VIC 3143

Step 4: Pay Scholarship Fee

Applicants must ensure that they have paid the Scholarship Application fee via the online academic process or a cheque mailed to Academic Assessment Services in order for the application to be considered. The online booking fees are as follows:

  • Before closing date: $110 Scholarship Fee
  • After closing date: $50 Late Application Fee plus $110 Scholarship Fee ($160 in total) 

Once registered for the scholarship exam, applicants will be provided with more information closer to the date. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 4-6 weeks of the scholarship exam date.

Important Information

  • Scholarships are available to current Lauriston students and new students entering Lauriston in 2017
  • Overseas students on full fee paying student visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships
  • All applicants must sit the annual scholarship exam. Scholarships are awarded based on several factors which may include performance in the annual scholarship exam, interview with the Principal, review of academic results and provision of a portfolio of work
  • Scholarships are partial scholarships and scholarship exam results from other schools are not able to be transferred to Lauriston’s Scholarship program
  • All scholarships are awarded on the basis that the scholarship recipient will complete their education at Lauriston Girls' School. If a student is withdrawn from the school early all scholarship funds awarded must be repaid in full. The Principal may reconsider this requirement if the student withdrawal is the result of circumstances beyond the family’s control
  • All scholarships are subject to annual review to confirm that the high academic and behaviour standards expected of a scholarship student have been maintained. Failure to meet school expectations in either academic performance or behaviour may result in the discontinuation of the scholarship. Please note that an invitation to attend a scholarship interview or participate in an audition does not necessarily mean that the candidate is offered a scholarship
  • For more information on scholarship applications, please contact the Registrar’s Office on T: 03 9864 7555 or E: admissions@lauriston.vic.edu.au

 

Available Scholarships

Year 5

The following scholarships are available for applicants who will be commencing Year 5 in 2017:

Academic/General Excellence Scholarship
Current and New Students

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination, school reports and an interview.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Examination Date
: Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm

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Music Scholarship
Current and New Students

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination and school reports, an audition and an interview. The final decision is made after all factors, including the audition and interview, are taken into consideration.
Students applying for a Music Scholarship must be studying at least one instrument at the following minimum AMEB Grade:

  • AMEB Grade 4 for Piano and Violin
  • AMEB Grade 3 for other instruments
  • Voice scholarships are not offered at Year 5

Completion of an AMEB examination is not necessary to gain a Music Scholarship, but students need to present a repertoire of the appropriate standard at their audition.

Auditions require the student to:

  • perform two contrasting works no easier than the minimum standard for their main instrument and year level
  • perform one piece on their second instrument (if applicable)
  • complete sight reading and aural tests
  • provide copies of AMEB certificates and/or other documentation.

Music Scholarship students must also commit to participate and perform in the Lauriston ensembles and/or choirs.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Examination Date
: Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm
Audition Date: Wednesday 17 February, 9.00am - 2.00pm

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Year 7

The following scholarships are available for applicants who will be commencing Year 7 in 2017:

Academic/General Excellence Scholarship
Current and New Students

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination, school reports and an interview.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Examination Date: Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm

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Music Scholarship
Current and New Students

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination and school reports, an audition and an interview. The final decision is made after all factors, including the audition and interview, are taken into consideration.
Students applying for a Music Scholarship must be studying at least one instrument at the following minimum AMEB Grade:

  • AMEB Grade 5 for Piano and Violin
  • AMEB Grade 4 for other instruments
  • One piece at approx. AMEB Grade 1 for Voice

Completion of an AMEB examination is not necessary to gain a Music Scholarship, but students need to present a repertoire of the appropriate standard at their audition.

Auditions require the student to:

  • perform two contrasting works no easier than the minimum standard for their main instrument and year level
  • perform one piece on their second instrument (if applicable)
  • complete sight reading and aural tests
  • provide copies of AMEB certificates and/or other documentation.

Music Scholarship students must also commit to participate and perform in the Lauriston ensembles and/or choirs.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Examination Date
: Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm
Audition Date: Wednesday 17 February, 9.00am - 2.00pm

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Year 9

Applicants who will be commencing Year 9 in 2017 can apply for the following scholarship:

Principal’s Howqua Leadership Grants
New Students

Grants to join Lauriston Girls’ School for our unique Year 9 experience in 2017 will be awarded to exceptional young women with leadership, academic and personal potential. This is an opportunity for outstanding candidates to develop leadership skills, independence and resilience. Grants will contribute to the tuition and residential fee for our Year 9 experience.
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination and school reports and an interview.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Examination Date
: Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm

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Year 10

The following scholarships are available for applicants who will be commencing Year 10 in 2017:

Music Scholarship
Current and New Students

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination and school reports, an audition and an interview. The final decision is made after all factors, including the audition and interview, are taken into consideration.
Students applying for a Music Scholarship must be studying at least one instrument at the following minimum AMEB Grade:

  • AMEB Grade 7 for Piano and Violin
  • AMEB Grade 6 for other instruments
  • One piece at approx. AMEB Grade 3 for Voice

Completion of an AMEB examination is not necessary to gain a Music Scholarship, but students need to present a repertoire of the appropriate standard at their audition.

Auditions require the student to:

  • perform two contrasting works no easier than the minimum standard for their main instrument and year level
  • perform one piece on their second instrument (if applicable)
  • complete sight reading and aural tests
  • provide copies of AMEB certificates and/or other documentation.

Music Scholarship students must also commit to participate and perform in the Lauriston ensembles and/or choirs.

Closing Date for Applications (New Students): Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Closing Date for Applications (Current Students): Sunday 21 February, 5.00pm

Examination Date (New Students): Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm
Examination Date (Current Students): Monday 29 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm

Audition Date: Tuesday 1 March, 8.30am - 9.30am

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High Achiever Scholarships
Current and New Students 

Past achievements and future promise are considered when awarding High Achiever scholarships. Applicants should have strong academic ability and must display qualities consistent with the ethos of the school. Students who excel in an area such as visual and creative arts, performing arts and music, sport, leadership/community or general academic excellence are encouraged to apply.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination, school reports, an interview and additional information as required during the application process.

Closing Date for Applications (New Students): Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Closing Date for Applications (Current Students): Sunday 21 February, 5.00pm

Examination Date (New Students): Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm
Examination Date (Current Students): Monday 29 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm

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Year 11

Applicants who will be commencing Year 11 in 2017 can apply for the following scholarship:

The Lauriston Foundation Scholarship
New Students

Established with the generous support of our donors, the Scholarship provides financial assistance to a student who would otherwise be unable to experience a Lauriston education. This Scholarship will be awarded for a student commencing Year 10 or Year 11 in 2016. It will contribute substantially towards tuition costs for the duration of the Scholarship.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above average results achieved in the annual scholarship examination and school reports and an interview. Shortlisted candidates will be required to fill out a financial questionnaire.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 5 February, 5.00pm
Examination Date
: Saturday 13 February, 8.00am - 12.30pm

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