For over 150 years St Paul’s College, from its modest numbers, has sent forth Governors, Prime Ministers, Generals, Justices, clergy, doctors, geologists, Rhodes Scholars and even a Chancellor of our University. This has only been possible because of the enduring generosity of others. Hundreds have received scholarships and other support has been offered to those who need help to attend University at all. Presently we award approximately $1,000,000 in such assistance annually.
As we now look forward, St Paul’s College aspires to be internationally recognised as a place of rigorous intellectual, moral and spiritual engagement at the heart of the University, a place where undergraduate and graduate students, academic staff and visitors – reflecting the full spectrum of university life – interact, grow and learn from one another in a mutually supportive residential environment.
Residential community life also enriches community involvement, service of others, empathy and fellowship. All, including those best and brightest minds, encompass within our community outstanding sportsmen, artists, debaters, musicians and social entrepreneurs.
The College awards a significant number of scholarships which are funded by the College Foundation and by a series of generous individual benefactors. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a variety of factors including academic merit and financial need. There is also an expectation of active contribution to the life of the College. Retention is dependent on satisfactory academic progress.
In any one year there are between 60 and 70 scholarship holders, so that over a quarter of all students at St Paul’s are beneficiaries of a scholarship of one sort or another. Several are for full fees and the majority are for half fees. Also awarded each year are a large number of medals and other prizes, for leadership, for academic achievement and for performance in music, oratory, debating and so on, some of which are monetary. Click here for a list of benefactors who have enabled St Paul’s to offer scholarships to its students.
Full-fee Scholarships (renewable for three years; on occasion these are shared):
Half-fee Scholarships (renewable for three years):
Scholarships equivalent to one-quarter or one-eighth fees:
Sydney Uni Sports and Fitness (SUSF) offer a scholarship in conjunction with the College – details can be found on the SUSF scholarships web site.
Note: you must also submit a St Paul’s College Scholarship Application if applying for the SUSF scholarship.
Note that there is a single application form for all scholarships at St Paul’s College.
A significant number of St Paul’s College scholarships come up for re-awarding annually.
All scholarship applicants must firstly submit a residential application to the College.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9550 7451
2019 Organ Scholar
From Semester 1 2019 the College is seeking a residential Organ Scholar.
The Organ Scholar will be expected to rehearse with and accompany the Choir at the College’s weekly Choral liturgy, either Evensong or Holy Communion.
Additionally, the Organ Scholar will play at occasional special liturgies such as (but not limited to) Orientation Week, ANZAC Day and services at the commencement of semester.
The Organ Scholar will have a major part in both of the semester concerts and in addition he or she will be expected to give an annual Organ Recital.
The scholarship is worth $7500 (equating to approximated 25% of current fees) and it includes further musical formation during the semester under the guidance of the Director of Music.
Applicants for the Organ Scholarship will have reached 8th Grade AMEB (or equivalent) level in organ and will ideally be pursuing the study of the organ as his or her first instrument at the Conservatorium of Music.
The Organ Scholar will be a student at the University of Sydney and also may be a music graduate with Organ as a major.
Applications are to be received by Friday 30th November. Scholarship applications are received during the standard admissions process to the College. In your personal statement, please indicate that you wish to be considered for the Organ Scholarship and include any relevant material and supporting documentation, as well as the name and contact details of a referee relevant to the area of your musicianship. More information about the standard admissions process can be found at www.stpauls.edu.au/apply.
Shortlisted applicants for the Organ Scholarship will attend an audition and interview.