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Scholarships

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

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

Fintona is no ordinary girls' school. And our students aren't ordinary girls either. They're bright. They're talented. They're ambitious. Their interests are as broad as Fintona's offerings. Do you know a Fintona girl who's just not here yet?

 

All-Rounder Scholarship applications are open to new students entering Years 8 - 11 in 2022. Applications for the All-Rounder Scholarship will close on Friday 12 March 2021. Email [email protected] to request an All-Rounder application pack.

Music and Academic Excellence Scholarship applications for 2022 are now closed.

Scholarships Available

Fintona offers the following scholarships (click to read more):

Scholarship FAQ

Use the links below to find answers to frequently asked questions about scholarships at Fintona.


Academic Excellence Scholarships

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

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

 

Music/Academic Excellence Scholarships

Fintona Music/Academic Excellence Scholarships are open to new and enrolled students entering Years 5 to 11.
The recipient of a Fintona Music/Academic 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/Academic Excellence Scholarship applicants must complete the Edutest examination and the Fintona test component.  

Music Scholarships

Fintona Music Scholarships are open to new and enrolled 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/Academic 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.

 

All-Rounder Scholarship

Fintona All-Rounder Scholarships are open to new students entering Years 8 to 11. 

The recipient of an All-Rounder Scholarship will receive up to a 30% discount on school tuition fees from point of entry until completion of Year 12.  All-Rounder Scholarship applicants must submit a Scholarship Application Form along with supporting documentation, and attend a panel interview at Fintona Girls' School. To receive an All-Rounder Scholarship application pack, email [email protected]

At Fintona, we consider All-Rounders to be students who:

  • Lead with confidence and serve their community.
    Girls who make a difference by leading initiatives and supporting others to make the world and their community a better place.
     
  • Strive for academic excellence.
    Girls who work hard to beat their personal best and achieve outstanding results in the things they put their mind to.
     
  • Excel on the field, stage or in the arts.
    Whether they're the drama captain or footy captain, all-rounders shine where their skills and passions combine.

When do applications close?

Applications for All-Rounder Scholarships will close on Friday 12 March 2021.

Registrations for Academic Excellence and Music Excellence Scholarships for 2022 are now closed. Applications for 2023 scholarships will open in November 2021.


How are scholarships awarded?

Academic and Music 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. All-Rounder Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an applicant's community involvment and achievements detailed in their application form, previous school reports and a panel interview at Fintona Girls' School.


How do I apply?

For Music and Academic Excellence scholarships, apply online via Edutest during the application period each year.

To apply for an All-Rounder scholarship, email [email protected] to request an application pack and return your application form with supporting documentation before the closing date.


What is the fee to apply?

The scholarship application fee for Academic and Music scholarships is $150 (inclusive of GST) per student and is non-refundable. If you apply after 12 February, a late application fee of $300 will apply instead.

There is no application fee for the All-Rounder scholarship.


What is the scholarship examination date?

The scholarship examination for 2022 scholarships will be conducted at Fintona on Saturday 20 February 2021. 


Are overseas students eligible to apply?

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


Where can I find more information about Scholarships?

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