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Scholarships

Scholarship Program

Santa Sabina College offers a variety of scholarships each year, including academic, all-rounder and music for new and current Year 7 students and new Year 10 students. Scholarships, covering both full and part tuition fees, are offered to girls at Santa Sabina College in Year 7 and Year 10 so that they can benefit from the best possible education the school has to offer, while further developing their own unique talents. 

Santa Sabina College scholarships are conducted by Academic Assessment Services

How to apply:

  • Apply online via the Academic Assessment Services
  • Scholarship applications open: Friday 9 September 2022
  • Application Fee: $120
  • Scholarship applications close: Friday 27 January 2023
  • Scholarship Testing Day: Saturday 4 February 2023
  • Music Audition Day: Tuesday 7 February 2023
  • Interviews commence: March 2023
  • Scholarships awarded: April 2023

Details of testing

The scholarship examination will be held on the Santa Sabina College Primary Campus, Strathfield on Saturday 4 February 2023. Applicants are asked to arrive and register at the Primary Campus Hall between 8:30am and 8:50am. Testing starts at 9:00am and ends at 12:00 noon.

Academic Scholarships: Santa Sabina College offers several scholarships to girls with exceptional academic ability and potential. 

Eligibility: For new or current Year 7 students and new Year 10 students in 2024.

All applicants are required to take the Scholarship exam conducted by Academic Assessment Services.

All-Rounder Excellence Scholarships: Santa Sabina College offers several scholarships to girls who demonstrate general excellence across their studies, involvement in community and co-curricular activities, character and leadership. All girls applying for a Santa Sabina College scholarship must sit the scholarship test.

Eligibility: For new or current Year 7 students and new Year 10 students in 2024.

All applicants are required to take the Scholarship exam conducted by Academic Assessment Services.

Music Scholarships: Santa Sabina College Music scholarships are available to girls who, in addition to performing well in the scholarship selection examination, show evidence of outstanding musical achievement or show potential in one of the following areas: 

  • Strings
  • Choral
  • Brass/Woodwind
  • Organ 

Eligibility: For new or current Year 7 students and new Year 10 students in 2024.

All applicants are required to take the Scholarship exam conducted by Academic Assessment Services.

Music Scholarship pre-requisite:

AMEB 5th grade (or equivalent) or above on one or more musical instruments.

Music Scholarship Audition:

  • If auditioning on one instrument a maximum of two pieces are to be performed. If auditioning on multiple instruments a maximum of three pieces combined are to be performed. Pieces should best display the student’s musicality and technical proficiency and it is strongly advised that these pieces be drawn from within an established syllabus such as AMEB, Suzuki, Trinity College London or ABRSM.
  • Students will be asked to sing a short unaccompanied song of their own choice.
  • Students will undertake a brief aural/listening test. 
  • Students will be given a short time slot before their audition to tune and warm up. 
  • The audition panel may choose not to listen to all of each piece due time constraints.

Sr Judy Lawson OP Scholarship for Leadership

The Sr Judy Lawson OP Scholarship for Leadership is open to a girl who has demonstrated significant leadership within her school and wider community. Sr Judy began her association at the College as a boarder in 1957 and in 1961 was School Captain. She went on to become our Principal from 1987 to 2007. Under her leadership the College grew and transformed into the incorporated, physically enlarged educational institution with international links which we know today. Her leadership cemented our College as one of Sydney’s leading independent Catholic schools. Sr Judy was the last Dominican Sister to be Principal and has been awarded an OAM for services to education.

Apply via the link below.

For further information regarding scholarships please contact the College Admissions Manager by email at enrolment@ssc.nsw.edu.au or by phone on +61 2 9745 7030.

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