Scholarships & awards
Joan and David Williams Scholarships
John Tuckerman Pinnacle Scholarships
John Tuckerman was a dedicated student, a keen cricketer and former school captain of Marsden High School. He generously awards four scholarships to two current Year 8 students worth $500 per annum and two current Year 10 students worth $100 per annumn.
Academic scholarships provide a substantial remission in school fees as well as part payment for equipment that supports learning eg: laptops, desktops, iPads, personal learning devices where appropriate and as decided by the Scholarship Committee.
Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated strong academic record as evidenced by documentary records such as awards, reports and recommendations from teachers.
Sports scholarships provide a substantial remission in Talented Sport Fees and may contribute to part or full payment of playing equipment, travel expenses, competition fees and uniforms where appropriate and as decided by the Scholarship Committee.
All students seeking a Sport Scholarship must first qualify for and be awarded a position in the schools Talented Sports Program (TSP).
Music Scholarships provide a substantial remission in school fees as well as part or full payment for musical tuition or equipment where appropriate and as decided by the Scholarship Committee.
The student must have displayed outstanding commitment to and involvement in their current school's music program or musical endeavour outside of school.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) Scholarships provide a substantial remission in school fees as well as part or full payment for S.T.E.M tuition or equipment where appropriate and as decided by the Scholarship Committee.
STEM scholarships are awarded on the basis of demonstrating a strong commitment to any aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, S.T.E.M experience along with proven academic achievement.
Read more about different scholarships and awards.
These awards are presented to Aboriginal students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff, school regions, schools and community members across several categories. They highlight and celebrate excellence and achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW Public Schools.
This popular challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.
Opportunities for selected secondary students to visit significant overseas sites associated with Australia's participation in wars, who will be in Years 10 or 11 at the time of travel.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides an internationally recognised, self-development program for 14-25 year olds. The program equips young people with the opportunity to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.
Up to 300 scholarships are available for talented students to train as teachers in secondary maths, science (physics) or English, and in special education.
Excellence and achievement in high school is recognised by this Commonwealth government award.
Scholarships are awarded to students to study to be primary and high school teachers.
Four scholarships are awarded each year to descendants of WWI and WWII veterans to help finance the first year of a degree course in a NSW or ACT University.
These are available to students in Years 11 and 12 to enable young people to spend two years in one of the United World College's 12 overseas campuses.
The NSW Rural Doctors Network offers scholarships for students interested in having rural experience as part of their studies.