Scholarships

The Nowra Anglican College Scholarship program aims to encourage students in their pursuit of excellence. The Scholarship Program at Nowra Anglican College provides students with financial support to further their education as well as reward achievement and effort.

Academic Scholarships

The College offers a number of Academic Scholarships each year (at a range of percentages: typically 50% or higher) to students entering Year 7 and Year 10. Academic Scholarships are open to students presently enrolled at the School and to students wishing to enter Nowra Anglican College from 2024. The College expects all Academic Scholarship holders to display a high standard of achievement. The School trusts that the privilege of receiving a scholarship will build responsible attitudes, develop leadership potential and enable students to take a positive role in College life.

Senior School Academic Scholarships (Years 7 and 10)

Scholarships are awarded dependent on the results of the ACER Scholarship examination, submission of an academic portfolio and an interview with the Principal or Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning.

To apply for an Academic Scholarship, register for the ACER online scholarship examination at https://scholarships.acer.org/intro/2562, submit an Academic Portfolio and Application for Enrolment Form (for new enrolments) by Monday 6 February 2023 to Mrs Miriam Williams, Enrolments Coordinator, Nowra Anglican College, PO Box 2382, Bomaderry NSW 2541.

Interviews for scholarships will be held in March and April 2023. If you have any questions regarding the Academic Scholarship process, please contact Mrs Miriam Williams on 02 4421 7711. If you have any problems registering, please contact ACER: scholarships@acer.edu.au

General Excellence Scholarships (Year 7 only)

The College offers General Excellence Scholarships (at a range of percentages: typically 50% or higher) to students wishing to attend Year 7 in 2024. Scholarships are awarded to candidates who have achieved highly and participate in a range of areas such as academic, sporting, music, leadership, Christian participation, debating, dance, drama or public speaking. General Excellence Scholarship recipients are asked to demonstrate their willingness to contribute fully to the life of the College.

Scholarships are awarded dependent on the results of the ACER Scholarship examination and submission of a portfolio including a cover letter demonstrating a commitment to contribute fully to the life of the College and an interview with the Principal/Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning.

To apply for a General Excellence Scholarship, register for the ACER online scholarship examination at https://scholarships.acer.org/intro/2562, submit a Portfolio of Achievement and an Application for Enrolment Form (for new enrolments) by Monday 6 February 2023 to Mrs Miriam Williams, Enrolments Coordinator, Nowra Anglican College, PO Box 2382, Bomaderry NSW 2541.

Interviews for scholarships will be held in March and April 2023. If you have any questions regarding the General Excellence Scholarship process, please contact Mrs Miriam Williams on 02 4421 7711. If you have any problems registering, please contact ACER: scholarships@acer.edu.au.

Performing Arts Scholarships

Nowra Anglican College offers highly sought-after Performing Arts Scholarships (at a range of percentages: typically 50% or higher) through a competitive application and live audition process. These Scholarships recognise potential and provide students with the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents. Performing Arts scholarships are open to many disciplines including:

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Drama

We welcome applications from students presently enrolled at the College and students wishing to enter Nowra Anglican College in Years 7 and 10 in 2024. Scholarships are subject to an application process and shortlisted candidates are invited to interview and audition with the Principal, Head of Creative and Performing Arts and their nominated panel members.

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded to well rounded musicians who demonstrate potential and success in their instrument/instruments, and who will be able to make an enthusiastic and valuable contribution to the music programs of the College. Scholarship recipients will be extended through participation in co-curricular ensembles, the biennial musical productions, regular performance and recording opportunities, and competitions within the local and wider community. Students will also benefit from extra-curricular activities such as HICES Music camp and excursions to venues such as the Sydney Recital Hall and The Opera House. While holding the scholarship, the student must continue to participate fully in 2 musical ensembles and study Music as a subject from Year 9.

A scholarship applicant in Music should present two contrasting performance pieces in their audition, at a level that demonstrates a commitment to learning, regular lessons and music study, and significant achievement in AMEB grades or equivalent. They are also required to submit a portfolio of achievement that demonstrates commitment towards external music experiences.

Dance Scholarships

Dance scholarships are awarded to gifted students who demonstrate potential and success at numerous levels, and who will be able to make an enthusiastic and valuable contribution to the dance life of the School. Scholarship recipients will be extended through participation in ensembles, performance opportunities and competitions within the local and wider community. While holding the scholarship, the student must continue to participate fully in dance ensembles and study dance as a subject from Year 9.

Scholarship applicants should submit a portfolio of achievement that demonstrates commitment towards external dance experiences. When auditioning, Dance applicants should present a solo in their chosen style that demonstrates technique and performance quality. The solo should be approximately 3 minutes in length. Applicants should demonstrate safe dance practice and execute a range of body skills with alignment, strength and control, relevant to the chosen style. Applicants should present in appropriate dance attire for the performance. Makeup and costume is not required, however hair should be pulled neatly back off the face. Applicants will provide any accompaniment/music tracks on USB or appropriate device. Following the solo performance, applicants will engage in a short interview with the audition panel based on their application.

Drama Scholarships

Drama scholarships are awarded to students who possess flair and potential in multiple areas of theatre performance and its study. These students would be a valued addition to our College and present an enthusiastic and collaborative approach to working with, and performing for others. Scholarship recipients will be extended through participation in co-curricular activities such theatre sports, biennial Shakespeare plays, The biennial musical production, regular performance and recording opportunities, and competitions within the local and wider community. Students will also benefit from extra-curricular activities such as workshops from experts in the field, and excursions to Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre company and The Bell Shakespeare Company.

A scholarship applicant in Drama and Theatrical studies should present a short 3-5min monologue performance piece at a level that demonstrates evidence of skill and commitment to learning and a thorough understanding of dramatic styles and conventions such as voice, movement, timing and space. Applicants should also submit a portfolio of achievement that demonstrates evidence of collaborative skills, commitment, experience and dedication to all aspects of the theatre.

To apply for a Nowra Anglican College Performing Arts Scholarship, complete and return the Performing Arts Scholarship Application Form, submit a Portfolio of Achievement and an Application for Enrolment Form (for new enrolments) by Monday 6 February 2023 to Mrs Miriam Williams, Enrolments Coordinator, Nowra Anglican College, PO Box 2382, Bomaderry NSW 2541. Applicants will then be forwarded a link for payment for $100 scholarship application fee.

Applicants will be shortlisted and invited to audition at the School during March or April 2023, on a date to be confirmed. If you have any questions regarding the Performing Arts Scholarship audition process, please contact Mrs Miriam Williams on 02 4421 7711.

Indigenous Scholarships

Nowra Anglican College offers scholarships (at a range of percentages: typically 50% or higher) to Indigenous students enrolled or wishing to join the current College community for Year 7, 2024 who would benefit from attending the College. Scholarships are awarded depending on the results of the ACER Scholarship examination, submission of a portfolio, demonstration of aboriginality and an interview with the candidate and their parent/s or carer/s.

Scholarships are awarded dependent on the results of the ACER Scholarship examination and submission of a portfolio including a cover letter demonstrating a commitment to contribute fully to the life of the College, demonstration of aboriginality and possibly an interview with the Principal/Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning.

To apply for an Indigenous Scholarship, register for the ACER online scholarship examination at https://scholarships.acer.org/intro/2562, submit a Portfolio of Achievement and an Application for Enrolment Form (for new enrolments) by Monday 6 February 2023 to Mrs Miriam Williams, Enrolments Coordinator, Nowra Anglican College, PO Box 2382, Bomaderry NSW 2541.

If you have any questions regarding the Indigenous Scholarship process, please contact Mrs Miriam Williams on 02 4421 7711. If you have any problems registering, please contact ACER: scholarships@acer.edu.au.

Mathematics and Science Scholarships (Year 10)

These are available for students commencing at Nowra Anglican College in Year 10 in 2024 or current enrolments for this year group. These Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strength in the areas of Mathematics and/or Science.

Scholarships are awarded dependent on the results of the ACER Scholarship examination and submission of a portfolio of achievement and an interview with the Principal/Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning.

To apply for a Mathematics and Science Scholarship, register for the ACER online scholarship examination at https://scholarships.acer.org/intro/2562 submit a Portfolio of Achievement and an Application for Enrolment Form (for new students) by Monday 7 February 2022 to Mrs Miriam Williams, Enrolments Coordinator, Nowra Anglican College, PO Box 2382, Bomaderry NSW 2541.

Scholarship process
  1. Apply for your chosen scholarship(s) by the closing date (see individual scholarships for application process and closing date).
  2. Either sit the external ACER examination (for Academic, Maths/Science and General Excellence Scholarships) OR Participate in an audition (Performing Arts applicants).
  3. Interviews with students / Principal (as required).
  4. Scholarship offers made in April.
Principles to be applied
  1. Up to two full scholarships in Years 7 and 10 are offered in each year.
  2. ACER is engaged as the external body used to assess Academic Scholarship applicants. Testing is conducted in February of each year to offer scholarships commencing the following school year.
  3. The Principal, at his/her discretion, may grant 50% scholarships or higher. The decision for Academic scholarships is to be based on the results of the examinations of the external testing agency, ACER.
  4. Scholarships are normally granted for the remainder of the student’s education at the College subject to annual review by the Principal. In this review the Principal will examine the Scholarship holder’s academic record over the past year as well as his/her contribution to the full life of the College community. Both need to be deemed satisfactory for the Scholarship to be extended into the next academic year.
  5. In the case of Performing Arts Scholarships, the student must choose at least Music/Drama/Dance, as an elective subject in Years 9-12 (if these subjects are offered as an elective) and participate in two ensembles such as the College Orchestra, Choir or Dance Troupe. The student will also be expected to contribute to special occasions from time to time.
  6. The Scholarship is offered for tuition fees only. All other fees, for example, service fees, uniform costs, representative trips and outdoor education are not covered by the Scholarship.