Meriden encourages and supports high achievement across all areas of the curriculum and is committed to nurturing each student’s individual talents. In addition to its outstanding record of academic achievement, the school is recognised for excellence in cocurricular activities, particularly in the fields of Music and Sport.

Students from within the Meriden community and students who are studying at other schools are invited to apply for a scholarship. Please note, the scholarship applicant must be a permanent resident of Australia. Students who are on student visas are ineligible for a scholarship at Meriden.

Academic Scholarships for entry in Year 7

Academic Scholarships cover full or part tuition fees for up to six years. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the School Council Scholarship Committee and are based on the result of the scholarship examination, previous academic record, interview and other criteria, including the potential for involvement in several areas of the life of the School.

Applications for entry in Year 7 in 2021 will close on Friday 7 February 2020. Applications should be made online by clicking on the link below. The scholarship examination will be held at Meriden on Saturday 15 February 2020. 

Apply for an Academic Scholarship online

Music Scholarships for entry in Year 7

Music Scholarships for voice, piano, band and orchestral instruments cover full or part tuition fees up to the HSC. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an audition, academic record and interview, at the discretion of the School Council Scholarship Committee. Applicants are not required to sit the Academic Scholarship examination but may be selected to attend an audition.

Applications for entry in Year 7 in 2021 will close at 3pm on Friday 7 February 2020.

Further information, including eligibility and application requirements, is detailed on the application form which is available by clicking on the link below.

Application for Music Scholarship

The Betty Stephen Memorial Sport Scholarship

This scholarship is open to a girl who is entering Year 9 who is talented in sport. The scholarship covers 75% of the tuition fees from Year 9 to Year 12. Applicants may be a current Meriden student or a student studying at another school. All applicants must submit:

  • a covering letter written by the student
  • a copy of the latest school report
  • a copy of the Year 7 NAPLAN results
  • a portfolio of sporting achievements.

Applications should be addressed to Mrs Gina Malley, Registrar, Meriden, 10-12 Redmyre Road, Strathfield 2135.

The closing date for applications for entry in Year 9 in 2021 is Friday 7 February 2020.

Senior School Scholarship for a Meriden Student

A scholarship worth at least fifty percent of the tuition fees for Years 7 to 12 at Meriden is awarded to the Year 6 Meriden student who achieves the highest result in the scholarship examination. The recipient of this scholarship may not necessarily be the Dux of the Junior School. To be eligible for this scholarship, a girl must have been a Meriden student for at least two years.

Indigenous Bursary

This bursary was established in 2008 to support Indigenous education at Meriden. It is open to students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background from Year 7. The bursary covers part tuition fees depending on individual circumstances. The selection process includes an interview with the Principal and consideration of the situation of the individual student and her family. Applicants are expected to support the values of the School and to show evidence of how the student will benefit from a Meriden education. Recent school report(s) and the contact details of two referees are also required. Further information about the application process and criteria may be obtained by contacting the Registrar at Meriden on telephone (02) 9752 9444.