Scholarships

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.

Application for an Academic Scholarships for entry in Year 7 2024 can be made online on this website from 1 November 2022. Applications will close on 3 February 2023 at 4:00pm. All applicants will be required to sit the scholarship examination on Saturday morning, 11 February which will take place at Meriden.

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.

Application for a Music Scholarship for entry in Year 7 2024 can be made by downloading and submitting an application form which will be available on this web page from 1 November 2022.  Applications will close on Friday 3 February 2023 at 4:00pm. Eligibility criteria and other information will be listed on the application form.

The Betty Stephen Memorial Sport Scholarship

This scholarship is open to a girl who is talented in sport and entering Year 9 or Year 10 in 2024. It is subject to availability of a place in the relevant entry year at the time of application. The scholarship covers up to 75% of the tuition fees to Year 12. Applicants may be a current Meriden student or a student studying at another school.

Application for the Betty Stephen Memorial Sport Scholarship for entry in Year 9 or Year 10 in 2024 can be made by downloading and submitting an application form which will be available on this web page from 1 November 2022. The application should be submitted with supporting documentation prior to the closing date on 3 February 2023 at 4:00pm. Eligibility criteria and other information will be listed on the application form.

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.