Scholarship applications are now open for students entering Nazareth in 2025

All Scholarship recipients must:

  • Adhere to all school expectations;
  • Commit fully to all aspects of their studies;
  • Display exemplary personal conduct at all times;
  • Participate in school events and activities.

Preference is given to those also exhibiting characteristic merit in General Excellence. Scholarships are awarded based on completion of the Scholarship Application Form, the scholarship examination result, a review of the student’s most recent school reports, NAPLAN test results and an interview with College Leadership.

Academic Excellence

For the Academic Excellence Scholarship to be awarded, students should also display an outstanding standard of scholastic ability across a range of subjects.

General & Sporting Excellence Scholarship

For the General & Sporting Excellence Scholarship to be awarded, students should excel in the following categories:

  • Attitude: Evidence of selfless contribution to the wider community;
  • Leadership: A role model for other students;
  • Service: Participation in community activities;
  • Sport: School representation without necessarily being a champion;
  • Arts: Enthusiastic participation in the cultural and artistic life of the school.

Performing Arts Scholarship

Evidence of external records of high achievements or performances – eg AMEB levels, band or stage performance etc are to be provided to the College as part of the interview process. Students must also prepare and present a short performance of their own choice at the interview. Students may be asked to perform an impromptu task as part of the interview process.

For the Performing Arts Scholarship to be awarded, students will also be expected to:

  • Participate in, promote and support Performing Art events;
  • Represent Nazareth College at community events;
  • Participate in College Ensembles.

PLEASE NOTE – Your child is not required to sit the Edutest if they are applying for a Performing Arts Scholarship only however, if they are applying for Academic and/or General & Sporting Excellence also, they are required to sit the Edutest every two (2) years.

Internal Scholarship Applications

Any internal student applying for a Scholarship for the 2025 school year must sit the Edutest if they have not sat it the previous year ie the Edutest is to be completed every second year.

How to Apply

Your completed application must contain:

  • Nazareth College Scholarship Application Form;
  • Attach copies of your most recent NAPLAN & School report and other supporting documentation;
  • Register Online to complete the Edutest examination.

Send your completed application to:

Nazareth College
Ms Angie Palmer
Executive Assistant to the Principal
Ph:  (03) 9790 8120

Scholarship applications for 2025 close at 1pm on Friday 10th May 2024
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Edutest Testing

Date: Saturday 25th May 2024 
Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Location: Online
Fee: $88.00

What to bring on the day?

Students may wear casual clothes on the day and are required to bring:

  • ONE form of photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification are –
    • Student card (issued by your school)
    • Current student travel card
    • A recent class photograph with the name clearly shown
    • Passport (recent)
    • Current Library card (with photo)
  • Two HB pencils
  • Pens – a blue or black pen
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Snack and water to have during their break, which will take place half way through the testing period

Please contact the school upon registration should your child have a medical condition that we need to be aware of during the examination.

Further information about Edutest Examination Testing Day will be sent to all applicants one week prior to the examination date.

For further enquiries or to confirm if your registration has been received by Nazareth College, please contact:

Nazareth College
Ms Angie Palmer
Executive Assistant to the Principal
Ph:  (03) 9790 8120

Selection Process

All applicants will be shortlisted based on Edutest examination results, NAPLAN and school reports and other supporting documentation supplied in accordance with scholarship criteria outlined above.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with Mr Sam Cosentino, Nazareth College Principal and Ms Claire Nailon, Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning. Students applying for a Performing Arts Scholarship are also required to audition on their principal study (acting, dance or instrumental music) after their interview, where Mr Simon Landid Instructional Leader Performing Arts will attend to complete the interview.


Auditions for Performing Arts Scholarships will be held in the Nazareth College Wheeler Auditorium. Applicants will be informed of their audition date and time in advance. At the audition, Performing Arts applicants will be required to present a work that demonstrates their skills in the area of specialisation.

All pieces are to be no longer than 5 minutes (with Music, the 5 minutes needs to be allocated amongst both pieces):


  • Two small solo works in two different styles (ie Classical, jazz, rock, etc)
  • One solo study of technical work of at least 30 seconds in length 


  • A monologue
  • Excerpt from a two-actor script 


  • Dance excerpt from two different styles

All Performing Arts scholarship applicants will be required to supply their own backing tracks.

Both successful and unsuccessful scholarship recipients will be notified by mid Term 4.

Terms & Conditions

  • All Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at Nazareth College.
  • All Scholarship holders are expected to contribute positively and enthusiastically to school life.
  • Each Scholarship holder’s progress in the College and contribution to College life will be reviewed annually, subject to application.
  • Ordinarily, no student will hold more than one Scholarship.
  • Scholarships must be repaid to the College should a Scholarship holder leave to attend another school.
  • All scholarship decisions will be final and at the sole discretion of Nazareth College.  No correspondence will be entered into with unsuccessful applicants.

Contact Nazareth

For enrolment enquiries, please contact our College Development Office on:

(+613) 9795 8100

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