Anonymous donor funds Perth school scholarship

St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls principal Fiona Johnston. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d492934a
St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls principal Fiona Johnston. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492934a

AN anonymous male philanthropist has donated a large sum of money to fund a day student’s way to education at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.

Principal Fiona Johnston said the donor wanted the St Hilda’s scholarship to go to a girl commencing secondary school in 2020, and for it to pay her entire Year 7 to 12 schooling experience.

“I love the fact it’s for a girl as this donor believes passionately about girls education,” she said.

“The scholarship is all for the girl to achieve, and can include uniforms, books and anything additional.”

Mrs Johnston said the recipient would need to have the right attitude and values, as well as talent in sport, music, and academic abilities.

She said the future student did not have to sit for academic scholarship testing, but their school reports would be considered and they would be recommended by their principal.

“The student has to have academic potential but doesn’t have to be an A-star player, but instead someone who is willing to work hard and achieve their personal best, contribute to the school and participate in co-curricular activities,” she said,

“We’re looking for a girl who wants to make a difference for good in the world and wants to use her education to further and better her personal journey.”

Mrs Johnston said the scholarship would be subject to a means test and the future student’s family would need to financially declare they would not be able to cover the amount for their daughter’s education at the school.

“We’re looking for someone who wants to enjoy her high school years and embrace an opportunity that doesn’t usually come due to financial challenges,” she said.

Applications are now open and will close on June 10 at 5pm.

To apply, go to https://bit.ly/2Ly9eED.