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Scholarship Program

Siena College continues its legacy of providing a learning environment, strongly committed to nurturing a grounded, innovative and holistic education for young women that prepares them to take their place in adulthood as significant agents of change, and prepares them to become responsible global citizens.

We now offer a limited number of General Excellence Scholarships in addition to several Equity Scholarships. Scholarships recognise achievement, enable success and assume a commitment to the values of Siena College.

Read below for further information.

Siena College is an independent school for young women in the Dominican Tradition. We are energised and inspired by each other, finding joy in our work, our learning and our community. Students and staff are encouraged and supported to aim high, to pursue their dreams and to excel in all that they do. We encourage our students to follow their academic and cultural interests, believe in their potential and become passionate lifelong learners. Siena College is a place where the diversity and unique gifts of the young people in our care are acknowledged and celebrated, and where we aim to empower them to go out and make a difference in the world. Students are encouraged to engage in critical reflection on the world, develop a love of learning, an appreciation of culture and beauty and a spirit of freedom and responsibility.

General Excellence Scholarships

Siena College offers several General Excellence Scholarships (of 25% to 50% of tuition fees) to students who demonstrate general excellence across their studies, involvement in community life and cocurricular activities, leadership and character. As a Catholic, Dominican school, Siena College is committed to educating the whole person, promoting a lifelong love of learning in a setting that allows students to flourish into empowered global citizens.

As a Dominican College we value study. Study enables us to search out and discern the truth of our times. Dominicans have been thinkers and leaders across many disciplines throughout the ages. That emphasis on study continues today as Siena students engage in the study of theology, Scripture, philosophy and associated disciplines that empower them to take their place in the world.

All students applying for a General Excellence Scholarship must sit the scholarship test, which is run by EduTest.

Year 7, 8 and 9 students in 2024 (Current or Incoming)

How to Apply:
Prior to applying, please read all information regarding our application process in our Scholarship Brochure.
Then, to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship, follow the steps below:

  1. Click here to submit your application for a 2024 General Excellence Scholarship by Friday, 16 June 2023.
    (Please note: A non refundable Application Fee of $150 must be paid at time of application)
  2. Submit a Scholarship Portfolio*
  3. Attend Academic Testing Day on on Saturday, 24 June from 8.15am to 12.30pm*
  4. Scholarship Interview*
  5. Acceptance of Scholarship Agreement

* Please refer to details in the Scholarship Brochure.

Applications for 2024 General Excellence Scholarships close on Friday, 16 June 2023.

Equity Scholarships

Siena College is committed to supporting families in need and we offer a range of Equity Scholarships to assist with tuition fees. Equity Scholarships are offered to students at all year levels and are awarded for the duration of their time at school if needed, and subject to funding availability. Equity Scholarships contribute 25% to 50% of tuition fees, based on need.

Applications for Equity Scholarships are assessed by the Siena Scholarship Committee and treated in the strictest confidence.
Please refer to the Scholarship Brochure for further information.

Students from all Year levels may be eligible.

How to Apply:
Please note that Equity Scholarships applications are processed two years ahead (similar to Year 7 enrolment).
Applications for 2025 Equity Scholarships have now closed.
Applications for 2026 Equity Scholarships will open on 1 August 2023 and close on 31 May 2024. An application form will be made available here on 1 August.

Supporting Equity Scholarships

Every donation made to our Siena College Equity Scholarship Program is greatly appreciated. Your support will enable students who would otherwise be unable to attend Siena College to become a part of our College community.

You can donate online or contact our Director of Development and Community Relations, Tracey Grobbelaar at to discuss.