2024 Scholarships

Academic, Piano, Music, Vocal, General Excellence and 'Centenary' 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.

General Information for Academic, Piano, Music and Vocal scholarships:

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 4 February 2023. All Academic, Music and Vocal Scholarship applicants who will be in Year 5 or Year 7 in 2024 are required to sit this 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 conclude at approximately 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 7 February and auditions will take place after school on Wednesday 15 February 2023.

To see if a girl 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 8 February and auditions will take place on Saturday 18 February 2023.

To apply for a 2024 Lowther Hall Academic, Music or Vocal Scholarship please click  here.

General Excellence Scholarships

Applications are invited from external students who will be entering Year 9 in 2024 and who demonstrate exceptional ability in one or more of the following areas: Visual Arts (Art, Visual Communication Design),   Dance Drama/Theatre Studies,   Sport, Leadership (and other contributions to the applicant’s school and wider community). 

Students who have considerable experience and achievement in one or more of these areas are invited to apply. A sound academic standard is required and Award recipients must be willing to commit to Lowther Hall’s co-curricular programs in their chosen area throughout their entire schooling at Lowther Hall. Recipients of a Dance, Drama/Theatre Studies or Visual Arts Scholarship are expected to study these subjects through to the end of Year 12. The progress of recipients is reviewed regularly. 

A fee remission of 50% will apply to the tuition component of the school fees only and applicants must be in Year 8 in 2023. All other expenses (such as composite fees, Building Fund contribution and the enrolment fee) are chargeable. 

Applications should include: 

An introductory letter from the student outlining: 

  • why she would like to attend Lowther Hall
  • her achievements in one or more of the areas listed above
  • how she might contribute to school life 

Applications should also include the following: 

  • Parent/caregivers' contact details (names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses)
  • A copy of the applicants most recent school report and NAPLAN results 
  • A copy of the applicant’s Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Details and evidence of any notable awards/certificates 
  • Two written references (together with referees’ contact details) 
  • Portfolio (if applying for a Visual Arts Scholarship) 

Applicants for Dance and/or Drama/Theatre Studies Scholarships will be required to audition in their selected area. Details of the audition will be provided following written application. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with the Principal and the Deputy Principal, where they will be required to expand further on their achievements. 

Applications should be forwarded to:  

The Director of Admissions, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, 17 Leslie Road 

(PO Box 178) ESSENDON VIC 3040 

OR: 

admissions@lowtherhall.vic.edu.au 

The closing date for General Excellence Scholarship applications is Thursday 6 April 2023.


CENTENARY SCHOLARSHIPS - YEARS 7, 8 OR 9 2024

As part of Lowther Hall's 100 year celebrations, the following scholarship opportunities have been made possible:

First Nations Scholarship

This Scholarship is open to girls with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and offers the opportunity for a student to flourish in their academic and co-curricular pursuits in a small, inclusive, welcoming environment which is on a single campus.

Applications should include: 

An introductory letter from the student outlining:  

  • why she would like to attend Lowther Hall
  • how she might contribute to school life 

Applications should also include the following: 

  • Parent/caregivers' contact details (names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses)
  • A copy of the applicants most recent school report and NAPLAN results 
  • A copy of the applicant’s Birth Certificate 
  • Details and evidence of any notable awards/certificates 
  • A written reference from the student's current school
  • Confirmation of Aboriginality (or Certificate of Aboriginality) from a relevant authority

Refugee Scholarship

This Scholarship is open to girls from a refugee background and offers the opportunity for a student to flourish in their academic and co-curricular pursuits in a small, inclusive, welcoming environment which is on a single campus.

The School is committed to providing an environment that promotes a sense of belonging and values social inclusion. The purpose of this Scholarship is to provide positive and practical educational and other support for a student who may very likely have experienced loss and displacement.

Applicants for the Refugee Scholarship must be on a humanitarian visa - Visa subclass 200, 201, 203 or 204 and have been living in Australia for no more than five years.

Applications should include: 

An introductory letter from the student outlining:   

  • why she would like to attend Lowther Hall
  • how she might contribute to school life 

Applications should also include the following:  

  • Parent/caregivers' contact details (names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses)
  • A copy of the applicants most recent school report
  • Details and evidence of any notable awards/certificates 
  • A written reference from the student's current school 
  • A written reference from a relevant humanitarian organisation

The First Nations and Refugee Scholarships offer full remission of the following:

Tuition fees, composite fees, enrolment fees, approved co-curricular activities, materials, uniform, books and an electronic device. 

Applicants must be in Years 6, 7 or 8 in 2023 and it is expected that the Scholarship recipients remain at the School until the completion of Year 12.

Shortlisted applicants for the First Nations and Refugee Scholarships will be invited to an interview with the Principal and Deputy Principal.

The Scholarships will be awarded on merit and the interview process at the Principal's discretion. Regular reviews of the Scholarship students' progress will take place throughout each school year. 

Applications should be forwarded to: 

The Director of Admissions, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School, 17 Leslie Road 

(PO Box 178) ESSENDON VIC 3040  

OR:    admissions@lowtherhall.vic.edu.au    

The closing date for Centenary Scholarship applications is Thursday 6 April 2023.