For Australian Students Only
All Saints’ College proudly participates in the ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) Scholarship program. The College awards a number of scholarships each year on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and musical ability. In addition a number special Head of College Awards for all round merit are made annually. All applicants for 2015 scholarships must sit the ACER Scholarship Test in February 2014.
Registrations for all Scholarships for entry in 2015 will be received via this website from October 2013.
Types of Scholarships Offered
Scholarships are offered to Australian students entering Years 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11 in the following categories:
Academic scholarships: are offered to Years 5, 7, 9, 10 and 11. Academic Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of the results obtained in the ACER scholarship examination. Applicants should have a commendable academic record supported by a personal resume or folio showing academic and co-curricular achievements.
Head of College Awards: are offered to Years 7, 9, 10 and 11. Head of College Awards are made on the basis of the results obtained in the ACER examination. In addition, the applicant’s co-curricular and other notable achievements are taken into account. Head of College Awards will be earned by students who are genuine “all-rounders” and who will make a valuable contribution to the life of school. A comprehensive folio or resume which demonstrates the candidate’s achievements is required as part of the application process.
Music scholarships: are offered to Years 7, 9, 10 and 11. Music Scholarships are awarded to students who have attained a very high level of performance achievement for their age level. Students seeking music scholarships should have completed AMEB or Trinity College music exams or their equivalent. More detailed information on music scholarships is available from the Music Scholarship Placement Procedures (see below).
ICPA (Isolated Children’s Parents Association) Scholarships: are awarded on the basis of results obtained in the ACER examination as well as the applicant’s co-curricular achievements. A comprehensive folio or resume to demonstrate these achievements is required. Families applying for an ICPA Scholarship must be financial members of the organisation and remain so until the applicant leaves the College.
Scholarship Duration: Subject to the student fulfilling certain expectations, all Senior School scholarships are awarded for the duration of the student’s enrolment at All Saints’ College. These expectations are clearly outlined at the time of offer and include application to study, participation in the co-curricular life of the College and adherence to College expectations. Music scholars will also be required to continue with their study of music and participate in the College ensemble and performance programmes.
The Procedure for Applying for a Scholarship at All Saints’ College
Forms and Documents required for Scholarship Applications
Application for Enrolment (All Candidates not currently enrolled at ASC)
Music Scholarship Award Process and Procedures (Music Scholarship Candidates only)
Music Application (Music Scholarship Candidates only)
Music Teacher Recommendation Form (Music Scholarship Candidates only)
1. Registration: The ACER scholarship Test is a cooperative test. Candidates may register with more than one school, however they sit the test once only. In the case of multiple registrations, candidates list the schools in order of preference. Candidates sit the test on the scheduled date at the school chosen as first preference. Results are then reported to each school for which candidates have registered. Candidates should register directly with All Saints’ College, not ACER.
More information about the ACER test, including past papers, is available at the ACER website.
2. College Interviews: will be scheduled with the Head of College for all scholarship applicants. All candidates not currently enrolled at All Saints’ College will be contacted upon receipt of their application to make a time for this interview to take place before the ACER test. Enrolled students who are shortlisted for a scholarship may be called for an interview prior to offers being made.
3. Test Centres: In 2014 candidates who have listed All Saints’ College as their first preference must sit the ACER test at All Saints’ College. However, if the student lives in a remote area or is overseas at the time of the scholarship test they may be able to sit the scholarship test at the nearest participating cooperative school, at an ACER Test Centre or at a non-ACER Test Centre. This needs to be negotiated with ACER and All Saints’ College.
External Scholarships: The Bush Children’s Education Foundation (BCEF) provides financial assistance to school-aged children living in outback New South Wales. Assistance is available to subsidise the boarding expenses of primary and secondary aged children from families with restricted financial resources.
Please contact the office of the Registrar for further details.
Phone: 02 6331 3911
Fax: 02 6332 7390
Eglinton Road Bathurst NSW 2795 • Telephone +61 2 6331 3911