Kincoppal-Rose Bay offers a range of scholarships and bursaries that recognise student interest and achievement, in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.

Junior School Scholarship

Barat-Burn is the Kincoppal-Rose Bay Junior School, offering a co-educational learning environment.

Barat-Burn offers all rounder scholarships to boys and girls who are entering Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4. These scholarships are for 60% tuition relief. Subject to conditions, the scholarships are awarded to a student for the duration of his/her primary education at Barat-Burn, that is, until the student completed Year 6. 

Applications for Barat-Burn scholarships close on Sunday 27 March 2022.

Barat-Burn Scholarship

Barat-Burn scholarship selection criteria:

  • The student demonstrates congruence with the values of the school.
  • The student desires to become immersed in the opportunities provided at Barat-Burn and to develop his/her gifts and talents.

To apply for the Barat-Burn Scholarship, please read the Scholarship FAQ’s and send a completed Barat-Burn Application Form to


Senior School Scholarships

We award academic and all-rounder scholarships based on the student’s scholarship examination performance and her congruence with the KRB values. Our all-rounder scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated leadership qualities at school, in their local community and/or through participation in a variety of co-curricular activities. 

The award of a scholarship or bursary comes with the expectation the recipient will participate in and contribute to KRB through the pursuit of excellence. All scholarships and bursaries will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal. Applications are only open to Australian citizens.

Academic Scholarships

Our senior school academic scholarship is offered to a student entering Year 7 at KRB. The scholarship is awarded on the performance of the student in the scholarship examination. The student must also show congruence with the KRB and Sacred Heart values. 

Scholarships are awarded for the duration of the student’s secondary education while she remains at KRB, subject to a review of satisfactory progress.

Applications are now closed for 2023 enrolment.

All-rounder Scholarships Year 10 and Year 11

All-rounder scholarships are offered to Year 10 and Year 11 students to help develop them as leaders and responsible citizens in a global community. 

Applicants for the all-rounder scholarship will be assessed on both her performance in the scholarship exam as well as her demonstrated leadership qualities. 

Scholarships are awarded for the remaining duration of the student’s secondary education while she is a student at KRB, subject to a review of satisfactory progress.

Applications are now closed for 2023 enrolment.

Means-tested Scholarships and Bursaries 

For all boarding and tuition scholarships and bursaries, in addition to the Application for Enrolment, as outlined below, must be submitted:

Applications for means-tested scholarships and bursaries are currently closed.

The Mary Shanahan RSCJ OAM Scholarship

The Mary Shanahan RSCJ OAM Scholarship was offered for the first time in 2020 for a Year 10 or Year 11 day student. 

This scholarship is in acknowledgment of the significant impact that Sister Mary Shanahan RSCJ OAM has made to the lives of KRB students, parents and alumnae. It also recognises her 2020 OAM award.

This means-tested  scholarship will be offered to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • The student’s family would have difficulty paying tuition 
  • Congruence of values with Kincoppal-Rose Bay School.
  • According to the words of Mary Shanahan RSCJ OAM, the student “can learn who she is and accept the gifts she has and thus gain a great deal from her KRB education.”



The Margaret Kirkpatrick Scholarship

The Margaret Kirkpatrick Scholarship is a full scholarship for both boarding and tuition offered to a new student entering KRB in Year 9, Year 10 or Year 11. 

This scholarship is for a student from a country area, whose family can demonstrate financial need.

The Alison Stephen Scholarship 

The Alison Stephen Scholarship is offered to a new student entering Year 9, Year 10 or Year 11 at KRB.

This is a full scholarship covering both boarding and tuition fees. Applications are reserved for students from a country area whose financial position would prevent her from attending KRB without this assistance.

The Sister Philomene Tiernan RSCJ Bursary 

The Sister Philomene Tiernan RSCJ Bursary is offered to a new student entering Year 9, Year 10 or Year 11. The Bursary provides full remission of boarding and tuition fees for a student from a country area. The student must be able to demonstrate financial need.

The Dunphy Foundation Sister Philomene Tiernan RSCJ Bursary 

Denise Dunphy attended Rose Bay Convent during the 1960s. Three generations of Denise’s family – all from country NSW – are also alumnae from Rose Bay and Kincoppal-Rose Bay.

Denise and Sr Phil Tiernan first met at Rose Bay in the 1960s and enjoyed a friendship that spanned many decades.

Sr Philomene Tiernan RSCJ died in the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crash on 17 July, 2015. For Denise it was like losing a member of her own family.

The Dunphy Foundation Sister Philomene Tiernan RSCJ Bursary is available for a new student entering into Year 10 or Year 11 at KRB. The Bursary covers full boarding and tuition fees, for the duration of time the student is at KRB. 

The Bursary will be awarded to a student from a regional area in NSW or QLD. The student must meet the following criteria:

  • She is not currently attending Kincoppal-Rose Bay.
  • She can demonstrate financial need.
  • Her family support the goals of Sacred Heart education.
  • She has the ability to make a positive contribution to the KRB school community. 
Kincoppal-Rose Bay School Bursary

Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart has a history and tradition of offering financial assistance for families to access educational opportunities they could otherwise not afford. We provide students from rural and regional Australia and from the indigenous community, with financial support to attend KRB on a bursary.

We welcome applications from families, particularly those who have experienced hardship through drought and other rural challenges. We endeavour to assist as many families as possible with partial remission of tuition fees only – not including boarding fees – for eligible students.

To ensure continuity of the bursary program each bursary is reviewed annually in regard to the family’s current financial position. For bursaries awarded to students entering KRB in Year 11, the bursary is valid for two years.

Bursaries are awarded at the Principal’s discretion. The names of bursary applicants and recipients remain confidential. Information provided by families is confidential to the Principal and Business Manager.

Applicants are not required to sit the scholarship examination. The exception to this case is where a student is also applying for a scholarship. This is a separate program for students who demonstrate particular ability in one or more areas.

Grace Hardman
Class of Class of 2021, Mary Shanahan Scholarship Awardee
KRB has undoubtedly provided me with opportunities to prosper and succeed. This scholarship has allowed me to flourish both personally and academically. Being the inaugural recipient has meant so much to me and my family.

Indigenous Scholarship

Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP)
The IYLP offers scholarships to young Indigenous Australians from remote communities and regional areas to attend approved secondary schools. The program is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency in partnership with The Smith Family.
Kincoppal-Rose Bay offer positions to students selected by The Smith Family covering partial or full tuition and boarding fees.
All applications for this scholarship must be completed through The Smith Family organisation.