Year 5          Year 7          Year 10          Foundation Scholarships          Important Information

 

Lauriston Girls’ School embraces academic excellence and cultivates leadership and depth of character through a multitude of opportunities and experiences – from our sport and music performances to our community service and pastoral care.

Scholarships provide talented and deserving students with learning and life opportunities that benefit not only the recipients themselves but provide great value to our dynamic and inclusive School community.

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Year 5 2022 (new and current students)

The following scholarships are available to students entering or currently studying at Lauriston in Year 5 2022:

  • Academic/General Excellence
  • Music

Scholarships are awarded through to the completion of the student’s education (Year 12) at Lauriston.

Academic/General Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above-average results demonstrated in the primary scholarship examination, school reports, NAPLAN results and scholarship interview.

Music Scholarship

Music Scholars actively contribute to the vibrant Arts community at Lauriston.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above-average results achieved in the primary scholarship examination, school reports, NAPLAN results, an audition and an interview. The final decision is made after all factors 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 (or equivalent) for Piano and Violin
  • AMEB Grade 3 (or equivalent) 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 must present a repertoire of the required standard at their audition.

A second instrument is desirable but does not need to be of the same standard as the primary instrument.

 

Year 7 2022 (new and current students)

The following scholarships are open to students entering or currently studying at Lauriston in Year 7 2022:

  • Academic/General Excellence
  • Music

Scholarships are awarded through to the completion of the student’s education (Year 12) at Lauriston.

Academic/General Excellence Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above-average results demonstrated in the primary scholarship examination, school reports, NAPLAN results and scholarship interview.

Music Scholarship

Music Scholars actively contribute to the vibrant Arts community at Lauriston.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above-average results achieved in the primary scholarship examination, school reports, NAPLAN results, 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 grade:

  • AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) for Piano and Violin
  • AMEB Grade 5 (or equivalent) for other instruments
  • One piece at approximately AMEB Grade 1 for Voice

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

A second instrument is desirable but does not need to be of the same standard as the primary instrument.

 

Year 10 2022 (new and current students)

Introducing our inaugural Launchpad Scholarship

Our inaugural 2022 Launchpad Scholarship is part of our ongoing commitment and passion for young women to explore the wondrous opportunities STEM careers offer.  

Our goal is to encourage interests and broaden study choices beyond maths and science to subjects such as Systems Engineering, Aviation and Space Science, and Web and Mobile app development. Our 2022 Launchpad scholarship is specifically designed to develop confidence in digital technologies, digital fabrication and design thinking.

We see STEM as critical to the future of our community. If your daughter is keen to use her skills to make a difference to the lives of others, consider the 2022 Lauriston Launchpad Scholarship. If she sees every challenge as an opportunity and is willing to search for solutions to every problem, she should apply.

Candidates are required to sit the Academic Assessment Services (AAS) test.

We also require the student to provide a written submission outlining STEM-related achievements and activities she has participated in, either inside or outside of school, and her passions and goals for the future.

A shortlist of candidates will be contacted for an interview with the Principal. The Scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal.

Scholarships are awarded for the completion of the student’s education (Year 12) at Lauriston. To find out more about how we are maximising girls’ potential in their final three years of schooling, visit our Launchpad at Senior College page.

Music Scholarship (current and new students)

Music Scholars actively contribute to the vibrant Arts community at Lauriston.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of above-average results achieved in the primary scholarship examination, school reports, NAPLAN results, 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 grade:

  • AMEB Grade 7 (or equivalent) for Piano and Violin
  • AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) for other instruments
  • One piece at approximately AMEB Grade 3 for Voice

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

A second instrument is desirable but does not need to be of the same standard as the primary instrument.

 

Foundation Scholarships 

Lauriston Foundation Scholarship (new students)

This scholarship is for students entering Year 10 or Year 11 in 2022.

This scholarship is means-tested and is for new students only.

This scholarship has been designed for a student who exhibits good leadership qualities and demonstrates the potential to make a significant contribution to the School.

A Lauriston Foundation Scholarship is offered to a new student who enters Year 10 or Year 11 in 2022 and could not attend without financial assistance. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated a high level of academic performance, made a meaningful contribution in the broader community and displays the Lauriston values of ‘courage’ and ‘engagement in life’. She also exhibits good leadership qualities and demonstrates the potential to make a significant contribution to the School.

The scholarship recipient may be a student who has overcome adversity and continued to demonstrate effort and involvement in all aspects of school life. The scholarship (80–85% of tuition fees, laptop, books, uniforms) to attend Lauriston Girls’ School is means tested and will be offered from the year of commencement to Year 12.

A recipient of the Lauriston Foundation Scholarship will need to show:

  • The Lauriston values of ‘courage’ and ‘engagement in life’ in the application.
  • A high level of all-round academic performance in the primary scholarship exam, school/NAPLAN reports.
  • A meaningful contribution in the broader community in the application form.
  • Good leadership qualities in an interview with the Principal.
  • A financial assessment form.

The Belinda Phillips Goldman Sachs Memorial Scholarship
(new and current students)

This scholarship is for students entering Year 10 or Year 11 in 2022

This scholarship has been designed for a student who is an 'all-rounder'; that is, she has a passion for both the academic and the sporting fields.

The Belinda Phillips Goldman Sachs Memorial Scholarship is means tested and is awarded to a student who would otherwise be unable to experience a Lauriston education. It is for girls entering Year 10 in (2022) or Year 11 in (2022). We encourage students in both year levels to apply.

The scholarship l provides a significant contribution towards tuition fees.

It is expected that the recipient of this scholarship will complete three seasons (Year 10 2022- 2024) or two seasons (Year 11 2022 and Year 12 2023) of Girls Sport Victoria sport with Lauriston.

The selection criteria for this scholarship is:

  • Sporting achievements in one or more sports
  • An interest in and willingness to participate in the broad range of activities offered at Lauriston
  • A desire to undertake tertiary studies in either Australia or internationally
  • Above average results in the annual scholarship examination and satisfactory academic school reports and NAPLAN results
  • Strong interview with the Principal
  • Financial assessment form

 

Important Information

Submitting an application

Part of the online application process requires applicants to submit the following online:

  • the most recent school report
  • the most recent NAPLAN results
  • a clear and recent photograph of the applicant
  • student achievements across a range of areas
  • any relevant supporting documentation

Supporting documents must be submitted online and will not be accepted in hard copy. 
Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.

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Important Dates

Closing date for applications Wednesday 27 January 2021
Scholarship examination

Saturday 6 February 2021

Music auditions

Saturday 13 February 2021

 Closing date for applications for 2021 Howqua students  Friday 19 February 2021
Examination date for 2021 Howqua students

Tuesday 2 March 2021
8.30am–12.30pm 

Music auditions for 2021 Howqua students

Tuesday 2 March 2021
1.30pm–2.30pm

Terms and conditions

Scholarships are available to current Lauriston students and new students entering Lauriston in 2021. The Foundation and Belinda Phillips Goldman Sachs Scholarships are for new students only.

Students already on a Lauriston scholarship are not eligible to apply for these scholarships

Overseas students on full fee paying student visas are not eligible to apply for these scholarships

All applicants must sit the scholarship exam. Scholarships are awarded based on several factors which may include performance in the primary 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 to Year 12 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 03 9864 7555 or via email at admissions@lauriston.vic.edu.au