Scholarships @ St Virgil's 2023

For boys entering Year 11 in 2023 the College will be offering a number of Academic Scholarships. These academic scholarships are available for current and new students for 2023-2024. 

Registration for 2023 Year 11 Scholarships are now open.

Registration is required by Friday June 3 to be considered for the 2023 scholarship.

2023 Year 11 Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are now available for current and new students wishing to attend Year 11 at St Virgil's College in 2023. Academic testing will be performed in areas of verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, reading comprehension and mathematics via Edutest, an education assessment organisation that specialises in scholarship exams.

Testing Details

Date: Friday June 10
Time: 9.00 am - 11.30 pm
Dress: Casual clothes 
Location: Austins Ferry campus, Library. Students who do not currently attend the College should report to Front Reception. 

Registration is required by Friday June 3 to be considered for the 2023 scholarship.

Further details about what to bring and other test protocols will be emailed upon registration.


FAQs

Q. Why on the student free day for SVC students? 

To achieve their best students need to be relaxed and fresh of mind. To do such a test after school places added pressure on tired, hungry young men. 

2. How long will testing take? 

Approximately two and a half hours - students will have a 15 minute refreshment break after Test 2. 

3. How will scholarships be decided? 

All academic scholarships will be decided from analysis of the test results. The Principal will also have discretion to select a candidate for scholarship. 

4. What does a scholarship cover?

Academic scholarships cover tuition fees only.

5. How many scholarships will be offered? 

The Principal and Deputy Principal will determine the results cut off point for the offer of academic scholarships in 2023. All students above the cut off point will be offered a scholarship. Please note that the offer of a scholarship is contingent upon parents and students agreeing to our Enrolment Terms and Conditions for Year 11 2023. 

6. What scholarships will be offered? 

Thanks to the support of the Old Virgilians Association and other generous benefactors we are able to offer a number of 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% scholarships. 

7. Do we have to re-apply in 2023? 

No, scholarship offers are made for Year 11 and 12. Continuation to Year 12 is based upon maintenance of strong academic results and behavioural standards. A meeting will be held in November will be held with the scholarship holder and a parent/guardian should there be any concerns.

8. Who can I contact to discuss the Scholarship Programme? 

All questions should be directed to the Director of Development, Mark Waddington at mwaddington@stvirgils.tas.edu.au or call on 0429 90980. 


Who are Edutest?

Edutest is an educational assessment organisation that specialises in scholarship exams.

Edutest is based on a solid educational foundation and a team of experienced educational psychologists, educators and administrators ensure valid and reliable testing and meaningful feedback to the College.

Edutest is a secure service and all information received will be managed in accordance to our Privacy Policy.

Educational assessments include: 

  1. Verbal Reasoning
    This test measures the ability to think and reason using words and language. Items tap vocabulary, word relationships, coding, classification & deduction. 
  2. Numerical Reasoning
    This test measures the ability to think and reason using numbers. Items tap series, matrices, arithmetical reasoning and deduction. 
  3. Reading Comprehension
    This test measures the capacity to read and interpret meaning from written passages, as well as correct, complete and punctuate sentences. 
  4. Mathematics
    This test measures year-level appropriate mathematical knowledge including items tapping numbers, measurement, space & data.