Scholarships

2023 Scholarships are now open for students entering Year 7 in 2023. 

Redlands Scholarships are awarded to students who are passionate about joining our learning community and will make a significant contribution to the life of the School. Scholarships are in high demand at Redlands and we especially welcome applicants who choose us as their first preference when applying through ACER.

In 2023, we will be offering the following Scholarships for Year 7 only:

  • Academic: Year 7
  • Merit/All-Rounder: Year 7
  • Music: Year 7
  • Ballet: Year 7
  • Belinda Oxley: Year 7 (Means-tested)

Scholarship candidates in all categories must sit an examination to be considered for a scholarship. The examination is conducted as part of the Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program (CSTP) administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).

If candidates apply for more than one category, there is only one online registration required but separate application forms and portfolios for each category must be submitted directly to Redlands as per the instructions below. 

In order to apply for a scholarship, applicants must first register with ACER by following this link:  ACER Scholarship Registration and then submitting the requested Redlands Scholarship Application Form/s before the required date.

Academic Scholarships 

Academic Scholarships are offered for entry to Year 7 to students with proven academic excellence, an exemplary work ethic and the ability to make significant contributions to the life of the School.

  • They may be Full or Part Scholarships.
  • They are awarded as a result of the ACER CSTP test.
  • In addition to registering for the ACER examination, applicants must also complete this Academic Scholarship application form.
  • Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees or individual subject fees.

Candidates will only be required to fill in a Redlands Application for Enrolment should they be offered a scholarship.

Merit/All-Rounder Scholarships

Merit Scholarships are offered for entry to Year 7 to students with the ability to make a positive and significant contribution to the life of the School, and who have an exemplary work ethic and strong academic potential, are willing to participate in cocurricular activities and are socially aware.

These scholarships are awarded as a result of ACER testing, invitation to interview, performance and/or audition.  

  • They may be Full or Part Scholarships.
  • They are awarded as a result of the ACER CSTP test.
  • In addition to registering for the ACER examination, applicants must also complete this Merit / All-Rounder Scholarship application form.
  • Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees or individual subject fees.

Candidates will only be required to fill in a Redlands Application for Enrolment should they be offered a scholarship.

Belinda Oxley Scholarship (Means-tested)

Click here for more information.

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are offered for entry to Year 7. They are awarded as a result of ACER testing, interview, performance by invitation in one instrument of choice and results in examinations in music at level of competence. 

  • They may be Full or Part Scholarships.
  • In addition to registering for the ACER examination, applicants must also complete this Music Scholarship application form.
  • For 2023 there will be a specific focus on strings (viola and double bass), woodwind (clarinet, trumpet, oboe and bassoon) and lower brass however other instrumentalists and vocalists are also invited to apply.
  • Music auditions will be held on Friday 18 February 2022.
  • The Music examination will consist of three parts: Performance, Interview and a 45 minute music aptitude and theory exam (Grade 2 AMEB equivalent).
  • The following list should be used as a general guideline only to minimum levels of expected performance:
    • Piano – AMEB Grade 5 Equivalent
    • Strings – AMEB Grade 5 Equivalent
    • Percussion – AMEB Grade 5 Equivalent
    • Brass – AMEB Grade 3 Equivalent
    • Voice – AMEB Grade 3 Equivalent
    • Woodwind – AMEB Grade 3 Equivalent
  • Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, private tuition, excursions, technology fees or individual subject fees.

Candidates will only be required to fill in a Redlands Application for Enrolment should they be offered a scholarship.

Ballet Scholarships

Ballet Scholarships are offered for entry to Year 7. They are awarded as a result of audition, the ACER testing and interview by invitation.

  • They may be Full or Part Scholarships.
  • In addition to registering for the ACER examination, applicants must also complete this Ballet Scholarship application form.
  • Ballet auditions will be held on Friday 11 February 2022 in the form of a dance class. No preparation is necessary but portfolios must be in by midday Friday 4 February (prior to the audition).
  • Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms (school or dance), private lessons, excursions, technology fees or individual subject fees.

Candidates will only be required to fill in a Redlands Application for Enrolment should they be offered a scholarship.

Timeline for 2023 Scholarships

  • Friday 4 February 2022: Ballet portfolios due by midday
  • Monday 7 February 2022: Online ACER applications close at midnight
  • Friday 11 February 2022: Ballet auditions
  • Monday 14 February 2022: Academic, Merit and Music portfolios due by 4.00pm
  • Friday 18 February 2022: Music auditions
  • Saturday 26 February 2022: ACER test held at Redlands, 9.00am-12.00pm
  • March/April 2022: Shortlisted candidates interviewed, scholarships offered
  • Friday 8 April 2022: Results available for parents to view online

Scholarship Fees

Australian Applications

 A fee of $125 is paid online for Scholarships. This application fee allows you to apply for multiple scholarships at Redlands. 

Overseas Applications

A fee of $325 is paid online for Scholarships. This application fee allows you to apply for multiple scholarships at Redlands.

Closing Dates for Australian and Overseas Applications

  • Online registrations close at midnight on Monday 7 February 2022.
  • Portfolios for Ballet Scholarships must reach Redlands by midday on Friday 4 February 2022.
  • Portfolios for Academic, Music and Merit Scholarships must reach Redlands by 4.00pm on Monday 14 February 2022.

Scholarship Conditions 

  1. In all awards the Principal reserves the right to offer Part Scholarships or to make no award at all.
  2. Scholarships are subject to annual review on the basis of the scholar’s performance over the year. Normally scholarships will continue to apply for the stated duration of the scholarship.
  3. A scholarship is provided for either full or part remission of tuition fees for the duration of the scholarship.
  4. A scholarship does not provide for payment in purchase of books, materials, uniforms and other day to day standard items of school requirement or activity. Costs of excursions and other incidentals are not included.
  5. Scholarships are not transferable and apply only to the recipient’s education.
  6. A student who already holds a Redlands Part Scholarship, may not apply again for a scholarship except on a demonstrated “needs” basis.
  7. Decisions communicated by the Principal are final. No correspondence will be accepted or entered into.

Portfolios

Portfolios are requested for students applying for all scholarships. Please mail (don’t email) them as loose-leaf copies in an A4 plastic sleeve, not in folders. If applying for more than one scholarship, please submit separate copies for each application. Note: Portfolios will not be returned.

Award and Review

Redlands Scholarships are awarded after the successful completion of the individual Scholarship application process. Acceptance of an Offer will require a Redlands Application Fee of $300 and payment of the $3,000 non-refundable Enrolment Fee confirming acceptance of the Scholarship.

All Scholarships are reviewed annually during an interview with a member of the School Executive. If the scholar is continuing to contribute to the life of the School and is making outstanding progress, their Scholarship will be renewed.

Further Information

Please contact the Registrar, Mrs Kate Carey
Phone: 61 2 9968 9890
registrar@redlands.nsw.edu.au

Alternatively, contact the ACER Scholarship Parent Helpline on 1300 768 952.