A Merit Scholarship provides a 25% reduction in tuition fees only. All scholarships are tenable throughout the student’s enrolment time. Additional financial assistance may be available for families that demonstrate a financial need in order to attend The Friends’ School.
These scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate they have strong abilities across a range of the key areas of learning.
Examination papers are written by a team of Friends’ teachers, who represent a broad range of learning areas. A variety of questions invite students to present written responses intended to demonstrate both the breadth and depth of their academic proficiency. We seek students who are academically well-rounded and who also embody the values reflected in our Purpose and Concerns.
Candidates who are successful and shortlisted following the examination paper will be invited to an interview with our scholarship panel. During this process, the panel will seek information on how the student might contribute to The Friends’ School beyond their academic capabilities.
A rigorous appraisal of the student holding a Merit Scholarship from Years 7 through to Year 12 will be conducted in Year 9 to determine the status of their current academic standing at The Friends’ School. If there are doubts that the student is contributing to the anticipated level, the student and parents will be informed. The student will be counselled and offered support to refocus their energies. A Merit Scholarship awarded for Years 7–12 may be withdrawn after the completion of Year 10 if the student fails to meet the School’s expectations of academic commitment and/or personal conduct.
Applications for a Merit/Music/Boarding Scholarship for entry into Year 7 or 11 in 2023 will open at the end of 2021.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact the Enrolments Office on either firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 3 6210 2286.