All-rounder Scholarship

Available each year for Years 7 to 11 entry

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, drama, music, visual and language arts.

All candidates must sit the Academic Assessment Services examination. The scholarship examination will be held at the College or remotely (for country candidates and, in some cases, overseas candidates).

Criteria and Steps to Apply


All applications for scholarship testing must be made online through Academic Assessment Services (AAS). Candidates must register first for the AAS Academic Scholarship examination.

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 is required for all other wind and brass instruments.


Candidates must be competing at national level in one sporting activity or state level in two sporting activities (team or individual) that are offered within the Pymble sports 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.

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.