Talented students with creative ability in either visual arts and/or drama are invited to apply for a Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship. The Scholarship is available for students entering Years 7 – 11 in 2021.

Applying for a Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

  1. Check the eligibility requirements detailed below.
  2. Complete the online Scholarship Application Form below.
  3. Make payment of the $120 non-refundable Scholarship Application Fee.

Applications close 1 May 2020

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Additional information

  • Recipients of the Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship must show their ability to balance creativity, initiative and technique through performance, exhibition or publication.
  • Scholars must be committed to studying the relevant subject to HSC level and must be fully involved in exhibitions and/or performances and other appropriate cocurricular activities.
  • Recipients must demonstrate their desire to pursue individual goals while upholding the School’s values and setting a good example to fellow students.
  • Scholarships take the form of a remission in fees at the absolute discretion of the Principal.
  • The School reserves the right to withhold a Scholarship if there are no students of sufficient merit.  The School’s decision on these matters is final.
  • Scholarships are not automatically awarded to other siblings of the same family. Each student is considered on his/her own merit.
  • There are a limited number of scholarships available (2 per year level) and are awarded at the discretion of the Principal.



  • Scholarships are available to external students (not attending HVGS) entering Years 7 – 11 in 2021.
  • The online application form must be completed in full, and payment of the $120 Application Fee received at the point of application.

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Selection criteria

Selection of scholarship candidates will be based on the assessment of the following criteria:

  • The applicant conducts themselves appropriately at the interview with the Principal, showing sound speaking and listening skills.
  • The applicant has achieved outstanding visual or performing arts results for the most recent reporting period with positive teacher commentary concerning the applicant as a learner.

  • Supporting documentation demonstrates achievement at an outstanding level in visual or performing arts.

  • References attesting to the personal attributes of the student and the positive contribution the student will make to enhance the ethos of the School.


Notification process

  • All applicants will receive a letter from the Principal advising the outcome of the application and next steps, if appropriate.

Application assistance

Please contact our Director of Enrolments for assistance completing this Application Form