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Tara Anglican School for Girls offers a number of academic, music and regional boarding scholarships.


"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 they are given the opportunity to flourish. Our School and other students also gain from the contribution made by these students to our community."

Mrs Susan Middlebrook, Principal

Tara is pleased to offer the following scholarships: 

  • Academic All Rounder Scholarships for girls entering Years 7 or 9 
  • Music for girls entering Year 7
  • Regional Boarding for girls entering Years 7-11 - available now

For more detailed information please click on the links below.

Applications for the 2025 Tara Anglican School for Girls Scholarships will open on 1 October 2023. The Scholarship examination will be on 17 February 2024.

Regional Boarding Scholarships are now available. For more details, see below.

Tara Anglican School for Girls was established in 1897 as a boarding school in Parramatta. Regional Boarding Scholarships reflect Tara’s continuing commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities for girls from rural areas within Australia. The Tara Regional Boarding Scholarships are open to external boarding applicants from regional areas outside of Sydney. Families must demonstrate they are from a rural or regional area outside Sydney and within Australia via proof of their home address. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio, outlining their commitment to and achievement in at least one area such as sport, cultural activities, leadership or service. 

To find out more, call us for a chat or book a tour.

02 9630 6655

Academic scholarships are open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio 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 Academic Assessment Services. 

Music Scholarships are awarded each year to applicants commencing in Year 7, open to both current Tara students and external applicants, who demonstrate one of the following proficiencies, supported by an AMEB, Trinity or equivalent certificate,

  • Piano at Grade 6 or above; or
  • Oboe, Bassoon, Viola, Double bass, French horn, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion or Voice at a sufficiently high standard; or
  • All other instruments at grade 5 or above.

Students who achieve a Music scholarship with Tara are expected to participate fully in the musical life of Tara, including performing in appropriate musical ensembles and study music consistently through to Year 12.

Scholarship 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. 

Successful candidates must take up the scholarship offer in the year of offer. 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 receive and hold one scholarship only for the duration of their study at Tara.

Contact information 

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

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