Pymble Ladies’ College offers a small number of Performance Scholarships – Sport providing full or part remission from academic tuition fees (excluding extras) to students entering Years 7 to 11 who have a demonstrated ability in a particular sporting activity.

Please note that the scholarship selection process is competitive and not all candidates who meet the basic criteria proceed to interview in order to be considered for a scholarship.

Applicants for the 2023 Performance Scholarship – Sport must sit the Academic Assessment Services (AAS) examination on Sunday 14 August. Candidates in regional and remote regions or overseas can elect to sit the test remotely when they register.

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 2022.
  • Successful candidates must commence in 2023.
  • All applications for scholarship testing must be made online through Academic Assessment Services (AAS).
  • Candidates must register first for the AAS Academic Scholarship examination.
  • 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 provide a list of achievements in their sport with proof of performance (see Supporting Documentation).
  • Candidates may submit information for the previous 30 months for 2023 applications as a consequence of limited performance opportunities due to COVID-19.
  • Candidates must support their scholarship application with two references outlining their suitability for a performance scholarship at the College. The references must be completed by a school coach or teacher, or a recognised club or regional, state, national or international coach in the candidate’s chosen activity (see Supporting Documentation).
  • Candidates must supply copies of their Semester 2, 2021 and Semester 1, 2022 school reports and NAPLAN results.
  • Scholarships will be reviewed on an annual basis and it is the College’s expectation that students maintain their high performance levels and represent the College as and when requested.
  • 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.
  • The College Council reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship from any scholarship holder.

Supporting Documentation

If your daughter is applying for the 2023 Performance Scholarship – sport, she must complete the 2023 All-rounder Scholarship form and upload it along with her portfolio when registering.

Candidates may submit information for the previous 30 months for 2023 applications as a consequence of limited performance opportunities due to COVID-19.

Your daughter’s portfolio should include:

  • completed application form (available when registrations open)
  • supporting evidence
  • two reference letters supporting the candidate’s chosen activities
  • Semester 2, 2021 and Semester 1, 2022 and last available NAPLAN test results.

Important Dates

Registration for 2023 Performance Scholarship – Sport open on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

Registration closes on Friday 5 August for those sitting the examination at the College. Candidates applying to sit the examination remotely, registrations close on Wednesday 29 July 2022.

The examination will be held at the College on Sunday 14 August 2022.