Our students can take advantage of several scholarship and award opportunities.
Each year Marsden High School offers a variety of scholarships to students in years 7 to 12. 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 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Creative and Performing Arts and Sports.
Many of our scholarships are funded through our philanthropic community and the generosity of our Parents and Citizens Association.
For further information regarding the Marsden Scholarships Program please download the overview and application forms below.
Scholarship Applications for 2023 close on Friday 18 November 2022.
Scholarships Overview and Application Forms
Please read the Scholarships Overview 2023 (PDF 422KB) for all the details on the Marsden Scholarships Program, including types of scholarships, eligibility, processes and conditions.
The following links are the application forms for each of the available scholarships.
P&C High Achiever Scholarships
There are a number of P&C scholarships available for high achieving students:
High Achiever Transition Scholarship (PDF 239KB)
High Achiever Focus Scholarship - Academic (PDF 228KB)
High Achiever Focus Scholarship - Creative and Performing Arts (PDF 235KB)
High Achiever Focus Scholarship - Sport (PDF 229KB)
High Achiever Focus Scholarship - STEM (PDF 233KB)
Marsden High Potential Transition Scholarships
Marsden High School offers four scholarships to students transitioning to high school (Year 7 2022), who exhibit perseverance and commitment to learning and the potential to achieve good results with scholarship assistance.
MHS High Potential Transition Scholarship (PDF 243KB)
John Tuckerman Scholarship
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 became a successful stockbroker. He wants to give something back to his school by giving scholarships to students.
John Tuckerman Junior Scholarship (PDF 222KB)
John Tuckerman Senior Scholarship (PDF 222KB)
Joan and David Williams Scholarship
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 are named in honour of his parents, Joan and David Williams, who strongly supported the development of Marsden High School during the 1960’s.
Joan and David Williams ROSA Scholarship (PDF 222KB)
Joan and David Williams HSC Scholarship (PDF 220KB)
Barry Thomas O'Grady Scholarship
Mr O'Grady was a student of Marsden High School who generously wanted to give something back to his school by awarding a scholarship to a student to assist with their education. The scholarship is designed to reward a student that works hard but is experiencing financial hardship that may prevent them from achieving thier full potential.
Barry Thomas O'Grady Scholarship (PDF 225KB)
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 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.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award - Australia 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.