Academic, Piano, Music and Vocal scholarships are offered at Lowther Hall; the Academic examinations (for entry into Year 5 and Year 7) and auditions for Piano, Music and Vocal scholarships are normally held in February or March of each year.
Academic. Academic scholarships are offered for entry into Year 5 and Year 7 only. A range of discounts of up to 100% may be offered on tuition fees.
Piano. Piano scholarships are offered for entry into Year 5 only and offer up to full remission on academic tuition fees
and/or private music tuition fees.
Music and Vocal. Music and Vocal scholarships are offered for entry into Years 7, 9 or 11 and offer up to full remission on academic tuition fees and/or private music tuition fees.
Vocal (Girls' Voices of the Cathedral). Vocal scholarships are offered for entry into Year 5 for students wishing to be part of the Girls' Voices of the Cathedral Program. A range of discounts may be offered on academic tuition fees.
St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne is the only cathedral in the southern hemisphere with a designated girls' choir (which is provided by Lowther Hall). Please contact the School if you would like further information about the Program.
Scholarships cover fees to the end of VCE studies (a range of tuition fee remissions are offered each year to successful candidates). Scholarships are awarded on the basis of examination results, an interview, previous school reports and auditions (Piano, Music and Vocal only) and other information. All other expenses (such as composite fees, Building Fund contribution and the enrolment fee) are chargeable.
Scholarships must be accepted to the completion of Year 12 and are conditional upon satisfactory progress being maintained.
The offer of a Scholarship is made on the condition that the Student remains enrolled at Lowther Hall until she completes her secondary schooling to the end of Year 12. If the Student was to leave the School before that time, the parent/s (or guardian/s) will be required to repay the amount of fee remission received up to that time. The Principal may waive this obligation, or reduce the amount required to be repaid, in exceptional circumstances.
The Academic Scholarships examination date is Saturday 5 February 2022. All Academic, Music and Vocal Scholarship applicants who will be in Year 5, 2023 or Year 7, 2023 are required to sit an examination.
The examinations will take place at the School at 17 Leslie Road, Essendon with registration commencing at 8:20am. The start time will be 8:50am and the examinations will concluded at 12:30pm.
Scholarship candidates will be served refreshments during a morning break.
It is not necessary for candidates to bring their own pens or pencils as these are provided.
Parents are asked to leave the grounds by 8:50am.
Shortlisted Music Scholarship candidates will be advised of their audition time on Tuesday 8 February and auditions will take place after school on Wednesday 16 February 2022.
To see if a student is eligible to apply for a Music Scholarship, please check the minimum criteria information through the registration link below.
Vocal Scholarship candidates will be advised of their audition time on Wednesday 9 February and auditions will take place on Saturday 19 February 2022.
To apply for a 2023 Lowther Hall Scholarship please click here.