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Scholarships & Bursaries

The Tara Old Girls' Association aims to support school programs and offer scholarships and bursaries to the daughters or grand-daughters of Old Girls.

Joan Waugh Scholarship 

About the scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded by the Tara Old Girls’ Association annually, to the value of $5,000, in the memory of Mary Elizabeth (Joan) Waugh, Headmistress of Tara from 1887 – 1946. The award aims to assist an Old Girl in the undertaking of further studies, research or development in a particular area of interest, skill or expertise, either in Australia or overseas. 

Current scholarship holder: Rachel Roberts (2006 Leaver) 

I very excited to announce the 2016 Joan Waugh Scholarship has been awarded to Rachel Roberts who left Tara in 2006.
Rachel will be applying the funds towards her unique theatre project entitled “Everything Your Ever Wanted”. The project is an exploration of the complicated relationship many people - particularly adolescent - have with food and body image. Rachel has been extensively researching her project in partnership with the Australian Theatre for Young People. Rachael believes she can use theatre to create an educational tool to communicate a message and empower all who see it.

We wish Rachael every success and look forward to following her success with this project. We also thank the other high quality applicants who applied for the Scholarship and wish them all the best with their future studies and ventures.

Barbara Edge
Honorary President
Tara Old Girls’ Association

To apply for the Joan Waugh Scholarship

Applications for this year close at the end of September 2017. 

A list of past recipients and the application form may be viewed here (PDF 277.9KB)


All Years Bursary

As a welcome gift a $500 Bursary is given to every daughter of an Old Girl, who is a member.  This is a one off payment towards your school fees in the year your daughter commences at Tara.

Please note all decisions made by the Committee are final.

Year 12 Graduation Gift

At the Year 12 Valedictory Celebration in September, the Association presents current Year 12 students with a farewell gift of a charm, designed by Tara Old Girl, Helen Teulon (1982 Alumini).  This charm has been inspired by the Celtic style representing the “Thread of Tara”. Year 12 students who have attended Tara continuously from Kindergarten to Year 12 are also presented with a personally named Bible.

Please do not hesitate to contact the President of the Old Girls' Association, Mrs B Edge, via email for more information.

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