Scholarships

As a small independent school managing approximately 60 – 100 scholarship applications, Queenwood has the capacity to assess each candidate individually. Applicants are invited to submit portfolios and references and shortlisted candidates are invited to interview; their performance in the scholarship examination is considered in the context of these supporting materials. The goal is to uncover the full breadth of a student’s capabilities and their capacity to contribute dynamically to the life of the School.

Awards for 2020 include full or proportional fee remission and additional support such as 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 and assistance with equipment or travel.
 

Mrs Emma Macey
Director of Admissions

Build-Your-Own (BYO) Scholarship

 

We are looking for curious, talented young women with demonstrated interests and abilities in any field to share their passion with the Queenwood community. The BYO Scholarship seeks to identify uniquely gifted and talented students who may otherwise go unrecognised. Specifically aimed at unconventional, high-achieving students, the BYO Scholarship sees applicants augment academic results with demonstrated skill, personal references and a structured interview. The goal is to uncover the full breadth of a student’s capabilities and capacity to contribute dynamically to the life of the School.

The award includes fee remission, proportional to the strength of the application, and additional support such as 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 and assistance with equipment or travel.

 

Year 7 2020, Year 10 2020

  • Online application by 8 February 2019

  • Academic test on 15 February 2019

  • NB: BYO candidates are not expected to achieve the highest examination rank; awards are given to candidates exhibiting intellectual potential and an ability to contribute dynamically to the Queenwood community

  • Portfolio

  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal and additional panel members familiar with the candidates specific area of interest

Recommended portfolio inclusions:

  • A personal statement explaining the origins and development of your area of interest

  • 2 written references from individuals supporting you in developing your specific area of interest. Examples include: the director of a youth drama production; a journalist mentoring an aspiring writer; or a community leader able to discuss your contribution to a social justice project

  • 2-4 annotated exemplar work samples. Examples include: a brief film of you performing; an essay you wrote in your own time; an artwork; or an invention you constructed to remedy a problem

The Grace Lawrance Bursary

 

The Grace Lawrance Bursary will be awarded on the basis of academic potential and ability to positively contribute to the life of the School. The Bursary covers tuition fees at Queenwood each year. 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.

Year 7 2020

  • Online application by 8 February 2019; contact DirectorOfAdmissions@queenwood.nsw.edu if your financial circumstances are such that you are unable to pay the application fee

  • Academic test on 15 February 2019

  • NB: Bursary candidates are not expected to achieve the highest examination rank; awards are given to candidates exhibiting intellectual potential and an ability to positively contribute to the Queenwood community

 
  • Portfolio including a personal statement from the applicant and a written reference

  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to supply CPA certified tax returns for three years to the Director of Business & Finance. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

The Hannigan Scholarship

 

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 extra-curricular offering at Queenwood available to a student of high potential who can develop into a young woman of energy, character and purpose.

Year 10 2020, Year 11 2020

  • Online application by 8 February 2019; contact DirectorOfAdmissions@queenwood.nsw.edu if your financial circumstances are such that you are unable to pay the application fee

  • Academic test on 15 February 2019 NB: Bursary candidates are not expected to achieve the highest examination rank; awards are given to candidates exhibiting intellectual potential and an ability to positively contribute to the Queenwood community

 
  • Portfolio including a personal statement from the applicant and a written reference

  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to supply CPA certified tax returns for three years to the Director of Business & Finance. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

Academic Scholarship

 

An Academic Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic potential and ability to contribute to the life of the School. Candidates who perform well in the academic test are interviewed by the Principal; awards are given at her discretion.

Year 7 2020, Year 10 2020

  • Online application by 8 February 2019

  • Academic test on 15 February 2019

  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal and additional panel members familiar with the candidates specific area of interest

The Academic Test:
The examination measures performance in relation to the examination cohort. Questions are demanding and not all students will complete each test within the time allowed.

Students are assessed in:

  • Abstract reasoning and problem solving: this test assesses the ability to reason with and analyse information using verbal, mathematical, figural and spatial concepts. 40mins

  • Mathematics achievement and reasoning: students are assessed on mathematics reasoning tasks. These are different to curriculum-based mathematics and focus on problem-solving skills. 40mins

  • Reading comprehension: this test assesses the ability to remember, locate, analyse, evaluate, derive and combine text propositions with fiction and non-fiction texts of increasing complexity. 40mins

  • Written Expression: this test assesses students’ facility with written language. A stimulus is provided for students to produce a piece of writing in a particular genre (e.g. narrative or argument). 25mins

Music Scholarship

 

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.

Year 7 2020, Year 11 2020

  • Online application by 8 February 2019

  • Auditions on Saturday 16 February

  • Academic test on 15 February 2019 NB: Music candidates are not expected to achieve the highest examination rank; their performance in the test is considered in the context of the strength of the audition

  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Principal

Audition requirements:

  • Two contrasting pieces performed on the principal instrument and one on second instrument, if applicable

  • A short sight reading test

  • A short aural test involving: sight-singing; listening (with questions about tonality, rhythm, metre etc); and a written test (with questions about notation, terminology)

  • 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

Key Dates


1 NOVEMBER 2018

Applications open via queenwood.nsw.edu.au/Enrolment/Scholarships


5 FEBRUARY 2019

Prospective Scholars Information Morning


8 FEBRUARY 2019

Applications close


15 FEBRUARY 2019

Scholarship testing


9 - 15 MARCH 2019

Interviews for shortlisted candidates


18 - 22 MARCH 2019

Candidates notified

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