St Catherine’s offers a variety of scholarships that reflect the academic and inclusive nature of our learning philosophies. Scholarship holders demonstrate a high level of commitment to their studies, contribute positively to school life, maintain excellent behaviour and uphold the School’s virtues and values.

2019 scholarships are now closed with the exception of the AIEF Indigenous boarding scholarship.
Applications for the AIEF scholarship must be submitted to by Friday 22 June 2018​. 

2019 Indigenous boarding scholarships now open

​The St Catherine's Indigenous education program is proudly supported by the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students access to outstanding educational opportunities for secondary schooling. These scholarships are open to Indigenous students who wish to be boarders at the school.

AIEF scholarships are targeted at students who have the requisite enthusiasm, aspiration and commitment to complete Year 12 and transition to a sustainable career. Students with demonstrated family support are significantly more likely to achieve this outcome and, as a measure of this support, a financial commitment of a minimum of $400 per term is required for those eligible for full ABSTUDY benefits; otherwise parental income directly determines the amount of the financial contribution.​

The following information is required when applying for an AIEF Indigenous Scholarship.

  • a letter from your local AECG, or Head of School, supporting your application
  • Copies of school reports from the past two years
  • NAPLAN test results
  • Copies of awards or certificates
  • Letter written by the applicant in her own words giving reasons for applying for the scholarship and outlining her current and future goals
  • Completed Enrolment Application form (application fee waived)
  • Completed AIEF Scholarship Application Student and Parent forms.

Consideration will also be given to academic progress, commitment to study and participation in cocurricular and other school and community activities.

Applications must be submitted to the Enrolments office by Friday 22 June 2018 via email or mail.


St Catherine's School
26 Albion Street 
Waverley NSW 2024

For any queries please contact Ms Mandy Treweeke, Enrolments Manager on 
02 8305 6206.​​

​Additional information 

All applicants must be Australian citizens, and should submit to the Enrolments Manager:

  • Latest NAPLAN results (for non-current St Catherine's School student)​
  • Latest 2 School Reports (for non-current St Catherine's School student)​
  • Application to Register for Enrolment Form​ (for non-current St Catherine's School student)​
  • A letter written by the applicant, in her own words, giving reasons for applying for the scholarship and outlining her current and future goals
Academic Assessment Services will email families prior to the examination day with information regarding the testing requirements. Students are allowed bottled water in the exam room, please also ensure students have morning tea for the recess break.

Following the examination, the scholarship process can take up to 4 weeks to complete. 

academic scholarships ​​> open to girls entering year 7 in 2020 only > ​OPENS MID NOVEMBER 2018

The School awards scholarships each year to girls who are considered to have exceptional academic ability and potential.

St Catherine's academic scholarship > Open to St Catherine's students only
This scholarship is awarded to a girl who has attended St Catherine's Junior School for one year or longer. The scholarship covers full tuition fees for six years of secondary schooling.

Fielding scholarship > Open to St Catherine's and external candidates | Rewarded for academic excellence
This scholarship is from a 1992 bequest from the Fielding sisters – Una, Erica, Daisye, Enid and Ruth, students at St Catherine's School between 1900 and 1918. The scholarship covers full tuition fees for six years of secondary schooling.​

General academic scholarships > Open to St Catherine's and external candidates
These scholarships may cover partial or full tuition fees for six years of secondary schooling. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends on the particular candidature.

Claremont academic scholarship > Open to Claremont College applicants only
This scholarship may cover partial or full tuition fees for six years of secondary schooling. The scholarship may not be awarded each year, dependent on the candidature.​

all-rounder scholarships > open to external applicants only entering year 7-10 in 2020 > ​OPENS MID NOVEMBER 2018​

Offered to a girl entering Years 7-10 from outside the school who exhibits excellence in a particular performance area such as sport or the arts, and who will significantly enhance the life of the School. Applicants should be of sound academic ability, and will be expected to contribute to the life of the school in their particular performance area. This is an occasional scholarship, so may not be offered each year. It may cover partial or full tuition fees until the end of Year 12. 

(A letter of recommendation from her coach or tutor might be requested)

music scholarships > st catherine's students and external applicants  entering year 7-11 in 2020 >​ OPENS MID NOVEMBER 2018​

St Catherine's School has a long tradition of promoting excellence in music through our scholarship program. We are looking for gifted students who have a passion for music and wish to see their dedication celebrated and nurtured. Our music scholarship students are required to study music in their academic program and contribute fully to the musical life of the School through ensembles and performances. Ensembles include senior orchestra, string ensembles, concert bands, stage bands, choirs and chamber ensembles.

Applicants should have highly developed skills on their preferred instrument. Our music department can help you with more information on the standards we look for.  Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of audition, with reference to school reports. The audition will include sight reading, aural tests and an interview and students will also be asked to:

  • Present two contrasting pieces on their preferred instrument.

  • Present an additional piece on a second instrument if they choose.

  • Provide their own accompanist, if needed

  • Bring a portfolio of their musical achievements to the audition, including examination results, general school reports and Naplan. 

country boarding scholarships > OPEN TO EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ENTERING YEAR 7-11 in 2020, MEANS RELATED 

In 1856 St Catherine's School was established as a boarding school for the daughters of clergy. Country boarding scholarships reflect the School's continuing commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities for girls from rural areas.

Country boarding scholarships are awarded each year to girls entering Years 7-11 who demonstrate sporting and or academic ability and commitment to study, but whose financial situation precludes them from attending the school.  

The scholarships may cover partial or full tuition fees for schooling until the end of Year 12. They do not cover boarding fees, which are always the responsibility of the family. It is a condition of the scholarship that the recipient remains a boarder for the duration of her time at St Catherine's.

Because country boarding scholarships are means-related, families are required to submit their ATO Notice of Assessments for the past two years and a statement of net worth, signed by an accounting professional. All information will be treated confidentially and financial documents will be returned when the scholarship process is complete.​