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Tara Anglican School for Girls offers a number of scholarships to students who can demonstrate cocurricular achievements and strong academic performance.


Students must excel in music performance to be eligible for the music scholarships. 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 pleased to offer a number of scholarships to cover part or full tuition or boarding fees to girls in Senior School.

"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
  • Tara Foundation (means tested) for girls entering Year 7
  • Boarding for girls entering Years 7-11

Details for these scholarships are outlined below.

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. 

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 6610.

For further information and to tour the School please contact the Enrolments Office on 02 9630 6610 or email

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 Edutest academic testing. 

To be eligible for the Year 7 music scholarship candidates must have achieved one of the following: 

  • Piano: Grade 6 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent examination)
  • Oboe, bassoon, viola, double bass, French horn, trombone, tuba, percussion or voice at a sufficiently high standard (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent)
  • All Other Instruments: Grade 4 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent)

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.

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 and is means-tested. 

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 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 high achievement in at least one area such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. 

Applications for Tara Scholarships for 2021 are now closed. Scholarship information for 2022 Scholarships will be available in October 2020.

The process of finalising applications is now underway. All successful applicants will be notified shortly.

For more information, please contact the Enrolments and Scholarships Office on (02) 8838 2610.