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Scholarships and awards

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

Marsden Scholarships 

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 STEM (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 overview and application forms below.

Scholarship Applications for 2021 close on Friday 25 September 2020.

Please note: Applications for second round offers for P&C STEM, John Tuckerman and Joan and David Williams scholarships close Monday 23 November 2020.

P&C Scholarships Overview and Application Forms

P&C Scholarships Overview (PDF 464KB)

P&C Academic Scholarship (PDF 139KB)

P&C Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship (PDF 156KB)

P&C Sport Scholarship (PDF 143KB)

P&C STEM Scholarship (PDF 138KB)

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 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 (PDF 138KB).

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 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 application form (PDF 132KB).

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.