Scholarships available for students entering Years 5, 7, 9 and 11

Academic. Music. All-rounder.

Penrith Anglican College is pleased to offer scholarships to students at the following entry points:

  • entering Year 5 – Academic, All-Rounder
  • entering Year 7 – Academic, Music, All-Rounder
  • entering Year 9 – Academic, All-Rounder
  • entering Year 11 – Academic, Music, All-Rounder

We encourage students who are willing to participate in all aspects of College life to take up this opportunity to study at Penrith Anglican College, where they will enable students to maximise their potential and prepare them to thrive in a changing world.

Applications for 2023 scholarships are now closed. Testing will take place 26 February at the College.

Academic

Penrith Anglican College offers Academic Scholarships providing full or part remission of tuition fees to students on the basis of results obtained in the ACER scholarship examinations. Academic scholarships are available to students entering Years 5, 7, 9 and 11 each year.

The offer of a Scholarship is subject to the following conditions:

  • Completion of a College Application form and payment of Application fee
  • The Scholarship is offered for School Fees only. All other fees (i.e. the Non-Refundable Deposit, each term’s Service Fee and Uniform Costs are not covered by the Scholarship)
  • The Scholarship is offered for each year of schooling but is subject to annual review by the Principal. In this review the Principal will examine the Scholarship holder’s academic record over the past year as well his/her contribution to the full life of the College community. Both need to be deemed satisfactory for the Scholarship to be extended into the next academic year
  • The Principal's decision regarding the continuation of the Scholarship is final.

If you are interested in having your child sit for a scholarship, please click on the link below or contact the College Registrar for further information.

Applications are through the ACER website via the link below.

Applications for 2023 scholarships are now closed. The ACER testing will be at the College on Saturday 26 February, 2022.

Music

Music scholarships are awarded to students entering either Year 7 or Year 11 in 2023 on the basis of the ACER scholarship examination as well as a music audition.

The offer of an Music Scholarship is subject to the following conditions:

  • Completion of a College Application form and payment of Application fee
  • The student has competed the Music Scholarship application form below, which is to be directly returned to the College
  • The Scholarship is offered for School Fees only. All other charges (i.e. the Non-Refundable Deposit, each term’s Service Fee and Uniform costs) are not covered by the Scholarship.
  • The Scholarship is offered for each year of Secondary schooling but is subject to annual review by the Principal. In this review the Principal will examine the Scholarship holder’s academic record over the past year as well as their contribution to the full life of the College community. Both need to be deemed satisfactory for the Scholarship to be extended into the next academic year
  • The Principal's decision regarding the continuation of the Scholarship is final.

A Music Application form available here to be completed and returned to the College by the close of Application in February each year.

Candidates should include with their Music Scholarship application the following documentation:

  • Any recognised musical institution awards and certificates (e.g. AMEB)
  • Proof of current dedication and commitment to school music and extra-curricular music activities.

Students seeking a Music Scholarship into the College must apply and sit for the ACER scholarship exam and a Music Scholarship Audition

If you are interested in applying for a music scholarship please apply to sit the academic exam at the ACER website via the link below or contact the College Registrar for further information.

Applications open in October and close in February. The ACER testing will be at the College in late February.

The next round of Scholarships will be for entry in 2023. Applications for these scholarships will open in October 2021.

A date for auditions will be confirmed early in 2022.

All-rounder

All-Rounder Scholarships are determined primarily on the basis of the interview with the College Principal and a student portfolio, but will also be influenced by the ACER scholarship examinations in the year preceding entry.

All-Rounder Scholarships may be awarded to students entering Year 5, 7, 9 or 11, who demonstrate a broad range of talents and attributes. Recipients will be deemed as having the potential to contribute significantly to the College community.

Penrith Anglican College offers All-rounder Scholarships providing full or part remission of tuition fees to students.

The offer of an All-rounder Scholarship is subject to the following conditions:

  • Completion of a College Application form and payment of Application fee
  • The student has submitted a hard copy portfolio to the College (see details below).
  • The Scholarship is offered for School Fees only. All other charges (i.e. the Non-Refundable Deposit, each term’s Service Fee and Uniform costs) are not covered by the Scholarship.
  • The Scholarship is offered for each year of Secondary schooling but is subject to annual review by the Principal. In this review the Principal will examine the Scholarship holder’s academic record over the past year as well as their contribution to the full life of the College community. Both need to be deemed satisfactory for the Scholarship to be extended into the next academic year
  • The Principal's decision regarding the continuation of the Scholarship is final.

Portfolio

A hard copy portfolio of the applicant’s achievements must also be submitted by the closing date Monday 7 February 2022.

The hard copy portfolio should include:

  • One-page summary of key achievements (optional)
  • Copies of school reports for the past two years
  • NAPLAN results
  • Academic, sporting, music and community certificates
  • Any other documents you feel are relevant to your child’s application
  • Handwritten statement from the student addressing why they think they should be considered for the Scholarship.

If you are interested in having your child sit for a Scholarship, please click on the link below or contact the College Registrar for further information.

Applications open in October and close on Monday 7 February, 2022. The ACER testing will be at the College on Saturday 26 February 2022.

Applications for 2023 Scholarships are now closed.