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. Some scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit whilst an increasing number are awarded on the basis of financial need. There is also an expectation of active contribution to the life of the College. Recipients must apply for renewal of their scholarship each year. Retention is dependent on satisfactory academic progress and conduct.
In any one year there are between 70 and 80 scholarship holders, so that over a quarter of all students at St Paul’s are receiving financial support of one sort or another. Some scholarships offer full remission of fees, many are for half fees, whilst others are for lesser amounts. All are renewable depending on satisfactory academic progress, contribution to the life of the College and conduct.
Also awarded each year are a 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.
Some scholarships offer full remission of fees, many are for half fees, whilst others are for lesser amounts. All are renewable for the duration of a degree depending on satisfactory academic progress, contribution to the life of the College and conduct.
Please note there is a single application form for all scholarships at St Paul’s College; candidates should not apply for specific scholarships.
All scholarship applicants must firstly submit a residential application to the College.
Enquiries: email@example.com or call 9550 7451
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, or another metropolitan university, and may also be a music graduate with Organ as a major.
Applications are to be received by Friday 30th November of the preceding year. 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.