...enhance your daughter’s education

PLC Sydney has a proud 134-year history of providing educational opportunities and financial assistance to students and families.

The College offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries each year, covering full or part tuition, to outstanding new and current students so that they can benefit from the best possible education the school has to offer, while further developing their own unique talents. 

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY and some of our scholarships are means-tested.  As part of the application, we will ask both parents to provide their last two notices of assessment so we may determine household income. Scholarships at PLC Sydney are awarded on a merit-based framework yet we will also strive to assist girls from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Applications for Scholarships and Bursaries for the 2024 intake are now open. Apply online below.

NB Indigenous Scholarships and the AIEF Scholarship for Boarding will open the week commencing Monday 28 November 2022.

Find out how you can enhance your daughter’s education by one of the following scholarships or bursaries:

This scholarship is available for Year 3 students to enter PLC Sydney from Year 4 onwards. It will be awarded to one applicant per annum. Applications are open to both new and current PLC Sydney students.  To be eligible, high passes in AMEB or equivalent are required in one of the following instruments:

  • Strings - Violin/Viola/Cello - IV Grade / Double Bass - 11 Grade
  • Brass/Woodwind and Percussion – III Grade standard

NB This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) up to nine years from Years 4-12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2024 Applications: Midnight, Friday 19 May 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an audition within 2 weeks of closing date. Following the audition, a select number of applicants may be invited for an interview with the Principal in June 2023.

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!

APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 7 2024 ACER SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN ON TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2022.

Year 7 Academic Scholarships for entry in 2024 are open to new applicants and existing PLC Sydney students.

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY. You will be required to provide documentation supporting your Australian residency.

This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for six years from Years 7-12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

All applicants must register to sit the ACER examination on Saturday 18 February 2023.

If a scholarship is offered, written acceptance of the scholarship must be accompanied by a completed PLC Sydney Enrolment Application, together with payment of the non-refundable registration fee of $440 and the non-refundable PLC Sydney Enrolment Fee of $3 175 (if the applicant is new to the College).

Once scholarships have been awarded all applicants will be notified.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Wednesday 8 February 2023 - ACER online registrations close
  • Wednesday 8 February 2023 at midnight - PLC Sydney Academic Scholarship applications (including supporting documentation) close
  • Week commencing 13 February 2023 - applicants will be sent an email confirming the details for the test day
  • Saturday 18 February 2023 - Sit the ACER Scholarship Examination
  • Towards End Term 1 2023 - Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview time and date

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the PLC Sydney Scholarship application form and attach the applicant’s most recent School Report, Year 5 NAPLAN results, Birth Certificate/Australian residency documents and any other documents that support her academic achievements

  • Complete the ACER online registration for PLC Sydney
  • Please ensure you submit both the PLC Sydney Scholarship Application and the ACER Online Registration.
  • To complete your ACER scholarship registration,please click here.
  • For more information about ACER scholarship examinations, please click here to visit the ACER website.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Year 7 Academic Scholarship, please contact:

Ms Stephanie Cannon
E: scannon@plc.nsw.edu.au

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!

APPLICATIONS FOR YEAR 7 ACER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS, FOR ENTRY IN 2024, OPEN ON TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2022.

The Year 7 Music Scholarship for entry in 2024 is open to new and current PLC Sydney students.

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY. You will be required to provide documentation supporting your Australian residency.

The PLC Sydney Music scholarships are awarded to outstanding musicians who distinguish themselves during the ACER examination. Candidates are required to audition.

This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for six years from Years 7-12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Applicants must register to sit the ACER examination on Saturday 18 February 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an audition in early March. Following the audition, a select number of applicants may be invited for an interview with the Principal in Term 1 2023.

If a scholarship is offered, written acceptance of the scholarship must be accompanied by a completed PLC Sydney Enrolment Agreement, along with payment of the non-refundable registration fee of $440 and the non-refundable PLC Sydney Enrolment Fee of $3 175 (for external applicants only).

Once scholarships have been awarded all applicants will be notified.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

To be eligible, high passes in AMEB or equivalent are required in one of the following instruments:

  • Strings - Violin Grade VI, Viola or Cello Grade V, Double Bass Grade III
  • Brass/Woodwind - 1 or 2 years prior school tuition in Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn or Tuba, Grade II or III
  • All other Brass/Woodwind instruments - Grade IV

Please note: applicants will not be considered for Piano, Harp and Voice as first instruments.

EXPECTATIONS

PLC Sydney Music scholars are assessed continuously throughout the year and are expected to participate fully in the Music program offered at PLC Sydney.

Students who gain a scholarship are required to:

  • Participate in the full music program offered at PLC Sydney.
  • Participate in at least two ensembles at the College and to commit to all required performances for these ensembles throughout the year.
  • Mentor other students and show leadership and initiative.
  • Fully participate in the Elective Music Program from Years 9-12.
  • Music Scholars are also required to perform regularly, both solo and ensemble, in concerts out of school hours.
  • Selected scholars may be invited to join a Chamber Music Ensemble.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Wednesday 8 February 2023 - ACER online registrations close
  • Wednesday 8 February 2023 at midnight - PLC Sydney Academic Scholarship applications (including supporting documentation) close
  • Week commencing 13 February 2023 - applicants will be sent an email confirming the details for the test day
  • Saturday 18 February 2023 - Sit the ACER Scholarship Examination
  • During Term 1 2023 - Shortlisted candidates are contacted for audition times and dates in early March 2023.
  • Towards End Term 1 2023 - Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview with the Principal

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must complete the PLC Sydney Scholarship application form (both academic and music forms) and attach the applicant’s most recent School Report, Year 5 NAPLAN results, Birth Certificate/Australian residency documents and any other documents that support her music and academic achievements.

To apply, applicants must:

  • Complete the ACER online registration for PLC Sydney.
  • Sit the ACER Scholarship Examination on Saturday 18 February 2023.
  • Please ensure you submit both the PLC Sydney Scholarship application form and the ACER online registration when applying.
  • To complete your ACER scholarship registration,please click here

For more information about ACER scholarship examinations,please click here to visit the ACER website.

AUDITION

Only shortlisted candidates are required to audition. Students are required to:

  • Perform two contrasting pieces on their chosen instrument. If a candidate is able to perform on a second instrument, they may be requested to play one extra piece on the second instrument. Voice may be used as a second instrument.
  • Sight read music on chosen instrument.
  • Sing a small folk song or short song unaccompanied.

ACCOMPANIST

If an accompanist is required for your performance, you may use the College’s accompanist or organise your own. The College accompanist can be booked by calling +612 9704 5651 and there is a $20 fee which includes a rehearsal and the audition. Music must be emailed to:

Ms Jodi McCarthy
E: jmccarthy@plc.nsw.edu.au
as soon as the Accompanist is booked.

CONTACT

For more information regarding the Year 7 Music Scholarship please contact:

Ms Stephanie Cannon
E: scannon@plc.nsw.edu.au

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!

This scholarship is awarded to one new applicant per annum who plays either the Double Bass, Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn or Tuba. To be eligible, high passes in AMEB or equivalent are required in one of the following instruments:

  • Strings — Double Bass, Viola, Cello Grade VI
  • Brass/Woodwind — Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn, or Tuba suggested Grade V

NB. This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for up to six years from Years 8–12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2024 Applications: Midnight, Wednesday 8 February 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an audition in early March. Following the audition, a select number of applicants may be invited for an interview with the Principal in Term 1 2023.

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!

This scholarship is open to one new applicant per year (not current PLC Sydney students). It is awarded on the basis of proven academic achievement in Years 9 and 10 as shown in school reports and supporting documentation.

NB. This scholarship entitles the holder to the remission of tuition fees only (part or full) for two years from Years 11 and 12. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2024 Applications: Midnight, Wednesday 8 February 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an audition in early March. Following the audition, a select number of applicants may be invited for an interview with the Principal in Term 1 2023.

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!

PLC Sydney acknowledges that our school community is situated on Wangal land and in this, we are committed to continuing to participate in the rich history of these lands. For over 50 years, part of embracing this commitment has involved offering educational opportunities for Indigenous students. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply for one of two scholarships offered to students seeking to attend PLC Sydney.

PLC Sydney has a proud history of offering educational opportunities for Indigenous students that span over 50 years. Indigenous students are encouraged to apply for one of two scholarships offered to students seeking to attend PLC Sydney.

The Coradine Scholarship for Day Students: A full-fee paying scholarship offered annually to one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student (new applicants only) who wishes to attend PLC Sydney, from Year 7 through to Year 12. Applicants must submit both a PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form and a Coradine Application Form.

AIEF Scholarship for Boarders: PLC Sydney, in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), offers scholarships to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students (new applicants only) in boarding from Year 7 through to Year 12. Applicants must submit both a PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form and an AIEF Scholarship Application Form. Applications are means-tested.

For more information about AIEF scholarships, please visit the AIEF website.

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Monday 28 November 2022: Indigenous Scholarships open
  • Midnight, Friday 19 May 2023: Closing Date for 2024 Applications
  • End of Term 2, 2023: Applicants will be contacted towards the end of Term 2, to schedule forthcoming interviews in Term 3.
  • Term 3, 2023: The first-round of interviews take place with the Deputy Principal and Indigenous Students Support Coordinator.
  • Term 1, 2024: Successful students will commence at PLC Sydney
    For AIEF students, ABSTUDY support must be formalised and confirmed with Centrelink BEFORE the commencement of studies.
HOW TO APPLY

To apply for either the Coradine Scholarship for Day Students or the AIEF Scholarship for Boarders, please click below:

CONTACT

If you require any further details about either Indigenous Scholarship, please contact:

Mrs Catherine Marvell
Director of Enrolments
T: (+612) 9407 5666
E: enrol@plc.nsw,edu.au

The Coradine Scholarship for Day Students: A full-fee paying scholarship offered annually to one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student (new applicants only) who wishes to attend PLC Sydney, from Year 7 through to Year 12. Applicants must submit both a PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form and a Coradine Application Form.

NB. The Coradine Scholarship covers full tuition fees for up to six years (from Years 7–12). This includes textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees and individual subject fees. NB It does not cover PLC Sydney’s Application Fee of $440 or ESU Membership of $200, both charged at enrolment confirmation.

HOW TO APPLY
  • Applicants must submit both a PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form and a Coradine Application Form.
  • Please download the Coradine Form below and fill it in. Applicants must complete the form in their own handwriting.
PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form. Click here to apply!

AIEF Scholarship for Boarders: PLC Sydney, in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), offers scholarships to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students (new applicants only) in boarding from Year 7 through to Year 12.

For more information about AIEF scholarships, please visit the AIEF website.

NB. The AIEF Scholarship covers full tuition fees and boarding only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). This includes additional resources up to $3,500/annum: textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees and individual subject fees. NB It does not cover PLC Sydney’s Application Fee of $440 or ESU Membership of $200, both charged at enrolment confirmation.

Monday 28 November 2022: Indigenous Scholarships open.

Midnight, Friday 19 May 2023: Closing Date for 2024 Applications

HOW TO APPLY
  • Applicants must submit both a PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form and
  • An AIEF Scholarship Application Form. Applications are means-tested.
PLC Sydney Scholarship Application Form. Click here to apply!

The Principal’s Scholarship of Excellence is open to new applicants and current PLC Sydney students who are entering Years 7-9. It is awarded to up to two applicants per year. To be eligible students need to be:

  • academically capable
  • brilliant on the sporting field or in a cultural pursuit
  • willing to contribute to the College community and broad goals of PLC Sydney

This scholarship can only be applied forONCE. Once you have applied, you cannot apply again in subsequent years.  

NB. The scholarship covers full or part tuition fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The scholarship does not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2024 Applications: Midnight, Wednesday 8 February 2023

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!

The Boarding Bursary is open to new applicants in Years 7–12 only (not current PLC Sydney students). It is awarded to up to two applicants per year and covers full or part boarding fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The Boarding Bursary is means-tested.

NB The scholarship covers full or part boarding fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The bursary does not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or tuition fees.

Closing Date for 2024 Applications: Midnight, Friday 19 May 2023

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!

The Foundation Bursary is only open to new applicants in Years 7–12 (not current PLC Sydney students). It is awarded to one applicant per year and covers full or part tuition fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The Foundation Bursary is means-tested.

NB The scholarship covers full or part tuition fees only for up to six years (from Years 7–12). The bursary does not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.

Closing Date for 2024 Applications: Midnight, Friday 19 May 2023

Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!
Scholarship Applications are now open! Click here to apply!
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Please note that Indigenous Scholarships, including the AIEF Scholarship for Boarders, will open on Monday 28 November 2022.

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