All-rounder Scholarship

Available for entry in Years 7 to 11 2021.

The recipients of an All-rounder Scholarship are typically students who will add to the life of the College in areas of service, culture, sport and academia. All-round excellence will benchmark this student. Characteristically this student will be a very high academic achiever, with demonstrated strengths in a number of areas, which may include (but are not limited to) sport, community service, drama, music, visual and language arts.

Applicants for the 2021 All-rounder Scholarship must sit the Academic Assessment Services examination on Saturday 5 September 2020. The Scholarship examination will be held at the College or remotely (for country candidates and, in some cases, for overseas candidates).

Please note registration for the 2022 All-rounder Scholarship will open in 2021.

Criteria and Steps to Apply

  • Candidates are to be in Year 6 to Year 10 and at least 11 years of age on 31 December 2020.
  • Successful candidates must commence in 2021.
  • The scholarship covers full or part remission of tuition fees (excluding extras) for the duration of the student’s enrolment at the College. All other expenses are to be met at the full rate.
  • Scholarships will be reviewed on an annual basis and it is the College’s expectation that students maintain their high academic and performance levels and represent the College as and when requested.
  • The College Council reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from any scholarship holder.


All applications for scholarship testing must be made online through Academic Assessment Services (AAS). Candidates must register first for the relevant AAS Academic Scholarship examination. Eligible candidates will score results in Stanine 8 – 9 in all testing categories.

Community Service

Candidates will be able to provide evidence of a developing or sustained commitment to community service initiatives or organisations in their school, local or global community. (The age of the candidate will be taken into consideration.)


Candidates must have completed the following AMEB Grades or equivalent:

  • AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) or above for piano.
  • AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) or above for violin.
  • AMEB Grade 3 (or equivalent) or above for other string instruments, flute, clarinet and saxophone.
  • AMEB Grade 2 (or equivalent) or above for all other wind and brass instruments.


Candidates must be competing at national or state level (or the highest possible equivalent depending on the sport for candidates in Year 6) in at least one sporting activity (team or individual) that is offered within the Pymble Sport and Activities program.


Candidates must show a demonstrated passion for the dramatic arts, which may include participation in the AMEB or Trinity programs and performance experience at the student’s current school.

Language Arts

Candidates will be a debater and/or public speaker who has represented her school, where opportunities exist.

Visual Arts

Candidates must display a demonstrated passion for visual arts as evidenced by a portfolio of work.

Supporting Documentation

If your daughter is applying for a All-rounder Scholarship, she must complete an additional form and  supply a portfolio. The form is available to download from this page and must be submitted to the College before Wednesday 19 August 2020. Late portfolios are not accepted.

The portfolio should include supporting evidence, two reference letters supporting the candidate’s chosen activities, the last year of school reports and NAPLAN test results.

Portfolios are not returned to applicants so please provide copies of relevant documentation.

All-rounder Scholarship Form

Important Dates

Registration for 2021 Scholarships opens on Friday 12 June 2020.

Registration for 2021 Scholarships closes on Friday 28 August 2020 and on Wednesday 19 August 2020 for candidates who are sitting the exam remotely.

Your daughter’s portfolio of achievements, including the required additional forms, must be submitted before Wednesday 19 August 2020 by post or delivered to College Reception.

Scholarship examination Saturday 5 September 2020 at Pymble Ladies’ College.