Living at St Andrew’s is an expensive proposition for many students and their families. The College Council recognises the need for financial assistance, and with the help of philanthropy, currently offers up to $1.5 million in scholarships, bursaries and prizes each year, the most generous scholarship program in Australian colleges. This financial assistance program provides fee relief, via needs-based scholarships, to students who could not otherwise afford to come to and live at St Andrew’s and have the full college and university experience.
Help us provide Access to Andrew’s
Our aim is to significantly increase St Andrew’s scholarship funds to enable the College to attract and retain a diverse range of students who will benefit from and contribute to the St Andrew’s experience.
The College has taken the lead, perhaps more than any other, in encouraging the strong diversity of its community. It aims to strengthen this by building an inclusive community that enriches academic and all round high performance.
Many talented students, particularly from government schools and rural and regional areas, do not even consider college or university in Sydney as an option due to their financial constraints.
Our Scholarship Objective:
- In addition to increasing our general scholarship funds, the College aims to establish new major scholarships which will help attract and support our diverse student body.
What impact would increasing these funds have?
Increased scholarship and bursary funds would:
- Allow St Andrew’s to welcome the most talented students, irrespective of their cultural, geographic or socio-economic backgrounds
- Enable the College to attract and support deserving students more adequately
- Allow students to work fewer hours in paid employment and focus more on their studies and college life
- Support the continued diversity of the student body which is essential for the intellectual and cultural strength of our College community
Nimalan Sundaram, a recipient of the Taylor Scholarship in 2017, used his scholarship as an opportunity to give back to the St Andrew’s Community. Click here to read about his experiences.
How you can support:
You can establish a named scholarship in perpetuity, support a scholarship over 3 to 5 years, or donate to the College’s Scholarships Funds which provide Rural & Regional Scholarships, Government School Student Scholarships, Indigenous Scholarships, Graduate Student Scholarships or General Scholarships. You can read some of the FAQs on scholarships below.