Applications are now open for the 2023 intake

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Written by Melanie
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Matrix Education offers scholarships to exemplary students entering year 11 and 12, who lead their peers academically and as a role model in the Matrix student community.

Through the Matrix Scholarship program, our graduates go on to achieve exceptional HSC results, university scholarships, cadetships and offers into their chosen university courses.

How to Apply for the 2023 Matrix Scholarship

The Matrix Education Scholarship is now accepting applications from current year 10 and 11 students.

Your application must include:

  1. The student and parent's details completed on the online application form

  2. Complete copies of the student’s two most recent school reports, with no omissions. 

  3. A video essay application (linked to a Google Drive or Dropbox).

Video Essay Brief

Your video must answer the following and not exceed 3:00 minutes.

  • Introduce yourself (name, year, school) 

  • Tell us about your proudest achievement/s from the last 12 months.

  • What do you do that has a positive impact or influence on your peer group or cohort?

  • What is one thing about you that makes you the next Matrix Scholarship Student?

Video Essay Guidelines

  • Maximum 3:00 minutes

  • File name to be applicant’s full name and must be saved in .mov or .mp4 format (eg. JohnCitizen.mp4).

  • File to be uploaded to Google Docs or Dropbox and the URL link to be entered into the online application.

  • Ensure that the file can be viewed and downloaded by [email protected]. If the file can not be viewed or downloaded during the Scholarship application and assessment period, the application will be deemed incomplete and ineligible for consideration.

Application Guidelines for the 2023 Matrix Scholarship

  1. Students must be currently enrolled in Year 10 or 11 at a school that is registered, accredited, and recognised by NESA and currently reside in the Sydney Metropolitan area.

  2. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 8:00pm AEST. Only one application per student.

  3. All submitted application documents and files remain the property of Matrix Education.

  4. Incomplete applications (including broken links, omitted information, and incorrect information) or submissions after the closing date will not be considered.

By submitting your application, both the student and the parent acknowledge and agree to the application guidelines. The decision of the Matrix Scholarship Committee at any stage of the application and assessment process, including termination, is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.  


What do I need to submit for the application?
You will need to submit scanned copies of your two most recent school reports, a video essay and complete your details on the application form.

Can non-Matrix Students apply for the Matrix Scholarships?
Yes, the Matrix Scholarships is open to current and non-Matrix students who are currently in year 10 or 11.

How many scholarships does Matrix Education award annually?
There is no set number or quota for scholarships students. The number of Matrix Scholarships awarded will vary each year based on the quality of applicants.

What is the period that the scholarship is valid for?
The 2023 Matrix Scholarship will be valid for the upcoming academic year commencing 26 September 2022 and concluding 24 September 2023. Scholarship recipients are subject to quarterly reviews at the end of every term for the continuation of their Matrix Scholarship.

What if I am a previous applicant? Do I still need to submit a full application?
Yes, as you would have last submitted your application a year ago. Your application for the 2023 Scholarship should consist of your most recent school reports and this years’ essay prompt response.

Will the scholarship exams be taken online or at a Matrix campus?

The scholarship exams are scheduled to be taken at a Matrix campus but if this is impacted by a government enforced COVID lockdown we will be in contact with the impacted students with an alternative assessment process.

What subjects will be examined in the scholarship exams?

The scholarship exams consist of one English and one Maths examination. The scholarship test is not a test which you can study for. They are skills based and designed to assess a student’s abilities.

If I am successful and invited to a panel interview with the Matrix Scholarship Committee, will it be in person or online?

Interviews are currently planned to take place in person at our Sydney City head office. Matrix continues to take all necessary precautions to be COVID Safe and this will be discussed with the successful candidates at the time of the interviews.

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