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Scholarships

130 years

Applications for 2022 scholarships are now closed.

Applications for 2023 will open in October 2021.

Genazzano FCJ College provides a learning environment that is supportive of individual differences, encourages best effort and is alive with enthusiasm and activity. Modelled on the charism of the Society of Faithful Companions of Jesus, we share in a future-oriented and distinctive learning culture guided by reflection, wisdom and service. We empower young women to transform the world with faithfulness, courage and confidence.

Genazzano is proud to offer a limited number of Academic, Music, Sport and Boarding scholarships annually across Years 7 to 11.

Who can apply? 

  • Year 7 academic scholarships are open to new and current Year 6 Genazzano students entering Year 7.

  • Years 9 and 11 academic scholarships are open to new students only. Current Genazzano students are ineligible to apply.

  • Years 7, 8 and 9 sport scholarships are open to new students only. Current Genazzano students are ineligible to apply.

  • Boarding scholarships are open to new students entering Year 9, 10 or 11. Current Genazzano students are ineligible to apply.

What is covered by the scholarship? 

Scholarships provide for part remission of tuition fees only.

Parents/Guardians are expected to cover all additional and associated costs which pertain to the student’s education.

In the event a student who receives a scholarship departs the College prior to completing their schooling at Genazzano, the family will be required to pay the equivalent of tuition fees that have been discounted for the period enrolled under the scholarship arrangement.

The Scholarship offer is not negotiable and the final decision on awarding a scholarship is at the Principal’s discretion.

The application process

All applicants will sit an academic examination which is conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS) and subject to the payment of a fee.

The scholarship application process is highly competitive and as such scholarship holders are subject to annual appraisal and review. Priority is given to Catholic applicants; however, students from all faith backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

All scholarship applications are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • A commitment to embrace the philosophy and Catholic ethos of the College.

  • Acceptable performance in an academic examination and for music scholarship applicants, acceptable performance in both an academic examination a music audition (for shortlisted applicants).

  • Demonstrated commitment to learning and involvement in the life of the school via past reports, references, academic awards and achievements.


Academic Scholarships

All applicants must sit an academic examination.

The examination takes place at Genazzano FCJ College in February. 

Following the examination, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. The scholarship process is highly confidential and the final decision on awarding a scholarship is at the Principal’s discretion. Results of scholarship examinations and music auditions are confidential and not released by the College.


Music Scholarships

All applicants must sit an academic examination.

The examination takes place at Genazzano FCJ College in February.

At the time of application, students are required to have attained a certain AMEB grade or equivalent. To view the full requirements, please click here.

  • Year 7 music scholarships are open to new and current Year 6 Genazzano students entering Year 7.

  • Years 9 and 11 music scholarships are open to new students only. Current Genazzano students are ineligible to apply.

  • Music scholarships include 50% tuition fees and 50% music tuition fees for the student’s main instrument, as charged at Genazzano, tenable for the recipient’s years at the College.

In the case of music scholarships, the successful student is expected to maintain her interest and involvement in the school music co-curricular program and to participate in music recitals, concerts and other musical events as requested by the Director of Music.

Following the results of the academic examination, shortlisted music scholarship applicants will be invited to attend a 20-minute music audition with the Director of Music; relevant Head of Department; and if applicable, an external specialist musician.

Applicants will perform:

  • two contrasting pieces (no more than 10 minutes duration in total)

  • a sight-reading exercise (provided by the Director of Music)

  • a short aural test (rhythm, melody, pitch)

  • a short aural theory test (basic general knowledge relevant to the pieces prepared for the audition).

Applicants who learn more than one instrument may audition on their second instrument with only one piece required for the second instrument. Each applicant must provide her own accompanist and the use of backing tracks is not allowed. Applicants must also provide a copy of each work to the Director of Music before the start of the audition.

Successful applicants who have auditioned on more than one instrument will only be awarded a Music scholarship on one instrument.

The successful music scholarship applicant is expected to take an active part in the musical life at the College including attendance at lessons, classes, rehearsals and specified activities. Each successful applicant is expected to be part of one or more ensembles that have a specific need for their instrument. The ensemble involvement is determined by the Director of Music and will be detailed in the letter of offer to the successful applicant.

It is also expected that music scholarship recipients will participate in the elective music curriculum program at Years 9, 10 and at least two units of VCE. An annual review of all scholarships will be undertaken by the Director of Music to ascertain the progress of the student.

An annual review meeting may also be conducted in the second semester between the student, parent(s)/guardian(s) and Director of Music, in order to determine the ongoing tenure of the scholarship based on the progress of instrumental study and the commitment to musical life at the College. This review will assess any objectives set by the Director of Music with the student at the beginning of each year.


Sport Scholarships

All applicants must sit an academic examination.

The examination takes place at Genazzano FCJ College in February. 

Through participation in our Prep to 12 school based Physical Education program, specialised sport co-curricular activities and our extended community pathways, Genazzano students have a proud history of becoming ‘physically active for life’.  

Our sporting program develops courageous and confident young female athletes and offers the opportunity for our students to combine a love of sport and their studies.

General excellence sport scholarships are open to new students entering Years 7, 8 or 9; and will be awarded to students who will make a significant contribution to the sporting life of the College through participation, performance and leadership in sport. Boarders entering Year 9 are strongly encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding performances at representative, state or national level in Genazzano pathway and/or program sports.

  • A willingness to commit to their sport at Genazzano and represent the College at all reasonable opportunities whilst pursuing high performance goals.

  • An ambition to set high standards in College sporting programs beyond their specialised sport.

  • Engagement in the life of the College and participation in a range of co-curricular activities.

  • Commitment to uphold the College values and demonstrate leadership amongst fellow students and athletes at all times.

Following the examination, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal and Director of Sport. The scholarship process is highly confidential and the final decision on awarding a scholarship is at the Principal’s discretion.


Boarding Scholarships

All applicants must sit an academic examination.

The examination takes place at Genazzano FCJ College in February.

Each year, the Gavin Smith Boarding Scholarship is awarded to a Year 9, 10 or 11 student. This is in honour of the work of one of the early founders of Hopetoun Hall, Mr Gavin Smith. The successful applicant will have demonstrated:

  • a sound academic record

  • a commitment to the College and its philosophy

  • demonstration of need.

The Gavin Smith Boarding Scholarship is applied for part remission of tuition fees only. Parents are expected to meet all additional and associated costs which pertain to the student’s education, including boarding fees. The Scholarship offer is not negotiable.

In the event a student who receives a scholarship departs the College prior to completing their schooling at Genazzano, the family will be required to pay the equivalent of tuition fees that have been discounted for the period enrolled under the scholarship arrangement.

Following the examination, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. The scholarship process is highly confidential and the final decision on awarding a scholarship is at the Principal’s discretion.


Please direct your scholarship queries to the Enrolments Team, [email protected].