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Scholarships

Tara Anglican School for Girls offers a number of scholarships to students who can demonstrate co-curricular achievements and strong academic performance. For the music scholarship, the student must excel in music performance. Scholarships are also offered to assist families with limited financial resources. In keeping with Tara’s tradition of inclusion and recognition of outstanding individuals, we are proud to offer a number of scholarships to cover part or full tuition or boarding fees to girls in both our Junior and Senior Schools. 

“Tara offers scholarships to students that demonstrate excellence, combined with a high degree of personal commitment and involvement in a range of activities. Students benefit from scholarships because their particular interest and abilities are recognised and valued and are given the opportunity to flourish. Our school and other students also gain from the contribution made by these students to our community. For parents it can be an opportunity to ensure their daughter can be part of a school where Christian values are foundational, the learning culture is one committed to the pursuit of excellence and their daughter will be enveloped in the schools culture of affirmation, service to others, opportunity and integrity."

Mrs Susan Middlebrook
Principal of Tara Anglican School for Girls 

2019 Entry for Scholarships

Please review this page in early November 2017 as we will open for applications at this time. 

Tara was pleased to offer the following scholarships in 2018:

Please note: Applications for Scholarships in 2018 closed on Friday 24 February 2017

Academic for girls entering Years 5, 7 and 9 

The Academic Scholarships are open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio due Friday 24 February 2017, outlining their achievements and involvement in areas such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the Edutest academic testing on Saturday 11 March 2017.

All-Rounder for girls entering Years 5, 7 and 9

The All-Rounder Scholarships are open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio due Friday 24 February 2017, outlining their achievements and involvement in areas such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the Edutest academic testing on Saturday 11 March 2017

Music for girls entering Year 7

To be eligible for the Music Scholarship in Year 7, 2018 all candidates must have achieved one of the following: 

  • Pianist must be a Grade 5 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent examination).

  • All Other Instruments (including voice) must be a Grade 3 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent).

Music Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in the musical life of Tara, including performing in appropriate musical ensembles. Students will be expected to study music through to Year 12.

Music candidates are asked to apply with the Tara Music Scholarship Additional Information Form (PDF 240.5KB) by Friday 24 February 2017 and may be contacted and invited to attend an audition on Wednesday 1 March 2017. Candidates are also asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio due Friday 24 February 2017. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the Edutest academic testing on Saturday 11 March 2017

Tara Foundation (means-tested) for girls entering Year 7

The Tara Foundation (means-tested) Scholarships are open to both current students and external applicants. This scholarship is for candidates not otherwise able to attend Tara for financial reasons as it is means tested. Students are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio, please include the Tara Foundation Scholarship Additional Information Form (PDF 259.5KB) in the scholarship portfolio submission due Friday 24 February 2017 and sit the Edutest academic testing on Saturday 11 March 2017.

Boarding for girls entering Years 7-11

In 1897 Tara Anglican School for Girls was established as a boarding school in Parramatta. Regional boarding scholarships reflect the School's continuing commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities for girls from rural areas. The Tara Boarding Scholarships are open to external boarding applicants from a regional area outside of Sydney (not necessarily NSW). Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio, outlining their commitment to and high achievement in at least one area such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the Edutest academic testing on Saturday 11 March 2017

Scholarships Testing 

All scholarships require girls to sit the Edutest scholarship test which will be held at Tara Anglican School for Girls on Saturday 11 March 2017 from 11:30am and finishing at 2:30pm. Scholarship academic testing is conducted by the Melbourne-based Edutest organisation and practice tests are available on the Edutest site.  

Scholarship Portfolio

Following your online application for the scholarship test, please provide a portfolio to the School. Each candidate applying for a scholarship for Years 5, 7 or 9 will be asked to provide a portfolio which in general terms, will highlight their academic and co-curricular achievements. The student must demonstrate enthusiasm for leadership opportunities, community involvement and/or academic, sporting or cultural pursuits as part of this portfolio. 

Please address the submission to: 

The Scholarships Office 

Tara Anglican School for Girls

Masons Drive, North Parramatta 2151

All candidates must use the School approved template for portfolios (PDF 905.5KB). All portfolios must have supporting documentation. All portfolios need to be presented as a hard copy and NOT an electronic submission. Please submit certified copies of your documentation (not original) in portfolios. If you wish to have your portfolio returned, please ensure that this is noted with your submission.

Portfolio submissions are now closed. Portfolios cannot be accepted on the Scholarship Testing Day.

Please note: for some scholarships, you will be asked to provide additional and specific evidence of achievements or supporting documentation. See above. 

Scholarships Offers

Scholarships are offered based on merit and may be granted at the Principal's discretion. Only applicants who are successful in being offered a scholarship will be invited to an interview with the Principal. 

Please note that an application for scholarship at Tara Anglican School for Girls does not guarantee entry to the school as there are limited scholarships available each year. 

Successful candidates must take up the scholarship offer in 2018. The scholarships cover partial or full remission of tuition fees or boarding fees (excluding extras). All other expenses are to be met at the full rate by the family.

Students can only receive and hold one scholarship/bursary only for the duration of their study at Tara.

Contact information

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 717.1KB) to assist families.

 For all scholarship enquiries please contact the Scholarships Office via email or 02 9630 6655.

You can also contact Edutest directly via email or 03 9014 1411.

For further information and to tour the school please contact the Enrolments Office on 02 9630 6655 or email

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