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 scholarships.
Academic Scholarships for entry in Year 7 in 2019
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 2019 close on Friday, 9 February 2018. All applications must be made online. Applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination which will be held at Meriden on Saturday,17 February 2018.
Music Scholarships for entry in Year 7 in 2019
Music Scholarships for voice, piano, band and orchestral instruments cover full or part tuition fees for up to six years. 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.
Applications for entry in Year 7 in 2019 close on Friday, 9 February 2018.
Junior School (Orchestral) Instrumental, Piano and Vocal Music Scholarships
The Junior School (Orchestral) Instrumental, Piano or Vocal Music Scholarship covers up to 65% of the school tuition fees to the end of Year 6 and the Piano and Vocal Music Scholarships cover up to 50% of the school tuition fees to the end of Year 6. Applicants need to show considerable ability and interest in music as well as being academically able.
Applications for entry in Year 5 or Year 6 in 2018 have now closed.
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 must submit:
- a copy of the latest school report
- a copy of the Year 7 NAPLAN results
- a portfolio of sporting achievements.
Applications for entry in Year 9 in 2019 open on 1 November 2017. Please contact the Meriden Registrar for further details.
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.
This bursary was established in 2008 to support Indigenous education at Meriden. It is open to students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. 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.