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Marsden High School

Marsden High School

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Scholarships and awards

Our students can take advantage of several scholarship and award opportunities.

NSW School Nanga Mai Awards

The Nanga Mai Awards are an annual event organised by Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate. The awards recognise and celebrate innovation, excellence and educational achievement in Aboriginal education in NSW public schools, school communities and department directorates.

Premier’s Spelling Bee

The Premier’s Spelling Bee is an annual competition that encourages primary school students in Years 3 to 6 to develop their spelling skills in a fun and educational way. Students are selected at school level to take part in regional finals. Regional winners then compete in the state final.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

This Premier’s Reading Challenge encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 9 to develop a love of reading and plays an important role in developing literacy.

Premier’s Debating Challenge

The Premier’s Debating Challenge is open to students from Year 5 to 12. Teams compete in a round robin series of debates against other schools. The winners go on to compete at regional and state level to determine the eventual state champion.

Public speaking competitions

The Arts Unit offers public speaking competitions for NSW school students. Each competition is a great opportunity for students to develop their speech-writing and presentation skills while representing their schools in a state-wide competition.

Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarships

The Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarships are an opportunity to visit significant overseas sites associated with Australia’s participation in war for Years 10 and 11 students in selected schools.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides an internationally recognised, self-development program for people aged 14 to 25. The program equips young people with the opportunity to undertake a variety of voluntary and challenging activities.

Each year Marsden High School offers a variety of scholarships to students in years 7 to 11. These scholarships cater to the many different talents and interests of our students and include not only Academic Scholarships for those with a demonstrated strong academic record but also for subjects such as S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Creative and Performing Arts and Sports.

Our scholarships are funded through our philanthropic community and the generosity of our Parents and Citizens Association. 

For further information regarding scholarships at Marsden please download the following overview and application forms:

P&C Scholarship Overview and Application Forms:

P&C Scholarships Overview

P&C Academic Scholarship

P&C Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship

P&C Sport Scholarship

P&C STEM Scholarship

John Tuckerman Scholarships

John Tuckerman was a student of Marsden High School in its early years. He was a dedicated student and also a keen cricketer. John came from a family who struggled financially and now is a successful stockbroker. He wants to give something back to his school by giving scholarships to students. Students can apply for this scholarship using the John Tuckerman Scholarship application form.

Joan and David Williams Scholarships

Mr Kim Williams is an ex-student of Marsden High School. Mr Williams generously wants to give something back to his school by awarding scholarships to two students to assist with their education. The scholarships will be named in honour of his parents, Joan and David Williams, who strongly supported the development of Marsden High School during the 1960’s. Students can apply for this scholarship using the J & D Williams scholarship appliation form.

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