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Scholarships

Exciting opportunities for talented students to gain a first class education.

VCE All-Rounder Scholarship Applications for 2021 close 26 August 2020. More information.

Scholarships Applications for 2022 open on 1 December, 2020 and will close on 7 February, 2021.

Fintona Girls' School is proud to offer General Excellence and Music scholarships to existing and new students, with outstanding ability. A Fintona Scholarship is highly valued and is an important avenue for ensuring that as many girls as possible have an opportunity to receive a first class education. The scholarship examination is conducted in part by Edutest Pty. Ltd. and an additional component is set and administered by Fintona.

All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of the Edutest and Fintona assigned examinations, previous school reports, student questionnaire and an interview with the Principal.

After registering, you will be contacted via email to acknowledge your registration and further information will then be requested.

 


What Scholarships do you offer?

Fintona offers three types of scholarships:

1. General Excellence Scholarships
Fintona General Excellence Scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 to 11.
The recipient of a Fintona General Excellence Scholarship will receive a 50% discount on tuition fees only from point of entry until completion of Year 12.

All General Excellence Scholarship applicants must complete the Edutest examination and the Fintona test component.

2. Music/General Excellence Scholarships
Fintona Music/General Excellence Scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 to 11.
The recipient of a Fintona Music/General Excellence Scholarship will receive a 50% discount on school tuition fees from point of entry until completion of Year 12 and a weekly instrumental music lesson (term time only) with a member of the Music Department. All Music/General Excellence Scholarship applicants must complete the Edutest examination and the Fintona test component. 

3. VCE All-Rounder Scholarship
Fintona VCE All-Rounder Scholarships are open to students entering Years 11 and 12 in 2021 and 2022. 
The recipient of a VCE All-Rounder Scholarship will receive a 25% discount on school tuition fees from point of entry until completion of Year 12.  All-Rounder scholarship applicants must submit a Scholarship Application form (download online) and attend a panel interview at Fintona Girls' School.

4. Music Scholarships

Fintona Music Scholarships are open to students entering Years 5 to11.

The recipient of a Fintona Music Scholarship will receive a 25% discount on school tuition fees from point of entry until completion of Year 12 and a weekly instrumental music lesson (term time only) with a member of the Music Department.

All Music Scholarship applicants must complete the Edutest examination and submit an MP4 video recording of two contrasting pieces. This may be done via dropbox, with the video link sent to [email protected]. Should you need further advice or assistance with this, please email us.

Students who select to sit for a Music scholarship (either Music/General Excellence or Music only), will be contacted by the School to arrange a time for their audition (not all candidates may be offered the chance to audition). The music auditions will be conducted at Fintona. Applicants will be contacted by the Music Co-ordinator to arrange an audition time.

All candidates who are asked to audition should prepare two contrasting pieces and will be tested on sight reading and aural exercises appropriate for their instrument and level. Candidates should arrange for their own accompanist, if they require one.

Please note that candidates who are awarded a Fintona Music Scholarship will need to make a genuine commitment to the music program at Fintona. They will be required to participate in two music ensembles on their audition instrument as determined by the Music Co-ordinator.

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be performing comfortably at the minimum AMEB or equivalent level indicated below:

Violin

Grade 4

Viola

Grade 4

Cello

Grade 4

Double Bass

Grade 3

Oboe

Grade 3

Clarinet

Grade 4

Bassoon

Grade 3

Alto Saxophone

Grade 4

Tenor Saxophone

Grade 4

Flute

Grade 4

Baritone Saxophone

Grade 4

French Horn

Grade 3

Trumpet

Grade 3

Trombone

Grade 3

Tuba

Grade 3

Piano

Grade 6

Guitar

Grade 4

Voice

Grade 3

Percussion

Grade 3

Harp

Grade 3

Students who are currently in Year 4 or 5 may apply for a Fintona Music Scholarship if they are at a level which is 1 AMEB grade lower (only) than those listed above.


When do applications open and close?

Applications for 2022 open on December 1, 2020 and will close on February 7, 2021.


How do I apply?

You apply online via our website from December 1, 2020. 


What is the fee to apply?

The scholarship application fee is $150 (inclusive of GST) per student and is non-refundable. If you apply after the official closing date, a late application fee of $300 will apply instead.


What is the scholarship examination date?

The scholarship examination will be conducted at Fintona. The date will be annoucned soon.


Are overseas students eligible to apply?

We regret that full fee paying overseas students cannot apply for these Scholarships.


More information

Contact our Registrar on 9830 1388 or email [email protected]