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Scholarship Program

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The St Peter’s Anglican College scholarship program exists to foster equity of access by ensuring that an education at our school is available to as wide a range of students as possible. We want to recognise potential and reward achievement.

St Peter’s is committed to providing a well-rounded education: academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We value student excellence, and our scholarship program seeks to offer places to students who will contribute to the richness and diversity of the St Peter’s community.

Opportunity and access

We strive to recognise students for their innate personal qualities and achievements across a range of fields. Offering a range of scholarships and bursaries allows us to give the opportunity of a St Peter’s education to students who may not otherwise be able to attend the College.

All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal. The duration of individual scholarships varies from two years to six years. Scholarships are usually awarded in the year prior to commencement. For example, applications are made in 2023, scholarships are awarded in 2023 and the student commences in the next academic year in 2024.

Scholarship Requirements and Expectations

A St Peter’s Anglican College Scholarship student will demonstrate outstanding personal values, leadership potential, engagement in learning and a commitment to inclusivity and social justice. They will be willing to make a contribution to the life of the College and to meet a number of agreed expectations if they are to continue to receive the award. Further criteria can be found here.

All Scholarships are reviewed annually.

The Scholarship Process

  1. Applications are made online on the Scholarship Program Application page.
  2. To complete the application form, applicants must include their most recent school report and complete a covering letter of application of approximately 250 words (written by the student).
  3. After receipt of applications, applicants will be shortlisted, interviewed, trialled or auditioned (in the case of Sport, Performing Arts, or Music) and successful applicants will be offered a place.

For further information, please contact the Registrar on (02) 4471 5111 or send an email to

The Bishop’s Scholarship – 2024 Entry now open

The Bishop’s Scholarship is an equity of entrance scholarship available for new students at St Peter’s Anglican College at any year level. They are awarded at the discretion of the Principal and provide for remission of tuition fees up to 50%.

This is scholarship is directly targeted at supporting those students who may not otherwise be able to attend the College and parents/guardians will be asked to provide evidence of financial circumstances.

The scholarships may be determined by application, interview and/or examination. Criteria for selection include academic achievement, personal qualities and involvement in co-curricular activities.

The scholarship is applicable to students who are Australian citizens and/or permanent residents.

If currently attending a school other than St Peter’s Anglican College and you have not already applied for enrolment, an Application for Enrolment form must accompany this scholarship application.

Applications Close: Friday 27 October 2023 for entry into 2024

The Principal’s Scholarship

This entrance scholarship is available to students entering St Peter’s in Years 7 – 10 (inclusive) and will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal. Applications are encouraged from students with outstanding academic results and a proven ability to perform at an elite level in an extra-curricular activity (e.g. state level sport, drama, visual art). Criteria for selection will include application, interview and a verifiable demonstration of the special talent. The scholarship may provide for remission of up to 40% of tuition fees for up to six years and can be awarded on a shared basis.

The Year 7 Scholarship

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) scholarship program is used annually at St Peter’s to award the Year 7 Academic Scholarship. This scholarship offers a 50% reduction in tuition fees for the remainder of a student’s education at St Peter’s College, subject to terms and conditions being met.

The scholarship is awarded based on the results of the Australian Cooperative Entry Program (ACEP) tests. The scholarship will be awarded by the Principal upon review of the ACEP test results. The criteria for these scholarships include excellence in literacy and/or numeracy.

It is available for both current and new students for entry into Year 7.

For further information on the ACER Scholarship Tests, please visit the ACER website.

Indigenous Scholarships

The Indigenous Scholarship is an annual remission of up to 50% of the recipients’ annual tuition fees. It is awarded to eligible Indigenous Australian students at any Year level.

Bursaries and Sibling discounts

We provide payment plans and family discounts to support all children in a family to be able to attend the College.

Limited compassionate bursaries and financial support are available in the case of unforeseen circumstances. Current families who would like to arrange a confidential discussion regarding short term financial assistance should contact the Finance Manager at [insert email here].

As a guide, the College may request and or support:

  • Evidence of low family income supported by the existence of a health care card or other social security entitlements.
  • The existence of low family income but marginally above health care card or social security recipient levels.
  • Refugee or immigrant families.
  • Students independently supporting themselves.
  • Family hardship caused through disabilities existing within the household.
  • Families experiencing temporary hardship.
  • People experiencing family breakdown with consequent loss of income or relocation expenses.

Conditions of Awards

The continuation each year of the scholarships awarded is subject to satisfactory conduct and satisfactory progress reports of the successful candidate. The scholarship is awarded on the understanding that the successful candidate will complete their secondary education at St Peter’s Anglican College.

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