Scholarships, Bursaries and Fee Assistance
CHAMPAGNAT BURSARY - Year 7
St Gregory’s College offers four (4) Champagnat Bursaries for Year 7 Students entering the College. The Bursary is named after St Marcellin Champagnat who is the founding father of the Marist Brothers. The Bursary was created to assist families who are experiencing financial hardship.
This Bursary will be available to successful candidates for their entire enrolment at St Gregory’s College from Years 7-12 inclusive.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE CHAMPAGNAT BURSARY
· There will be two Boarding Students awarded the Champagnat Bursary.
There will be two Day Students awarded the Champagnat Bursary.
The closing date to apply for the Champagnat Bursary will be 25 September 2020.
Applications for the bursary will be means-tested through the current application process and the student must be a baptised Catholic. The student’s Baptism Certificate must be included with your enrolment application.
The successful applicants will receive a discount of 75% on both the Tuition and Boarding base fees.
Successful applicants must pay the remaining 25% Tuition and boarding base fee and any incidental charges by the 30th of November each year. Families must also pay all uniform costs.
Applicants will need to supply copies of:
- Tax returns for both parents
Current Centrelink Statements
Financial statements where applicable, and;
Any other documentation that demonstrates financial circumstances.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A CHAMPAGNAT BURSARY
Complete the Champagnat Bursary Application Form and provide a letter addressed to the College Principal outlining the reason/s why you believe your son should receive the Champagnat Bursary. The Application Form and letter should be emailed to the College Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org along with a proof of enrolment into Year 7.
The College Principal and the Director of Business Operations will assess each individual application.
The successful applicants will be notified by email by the Director of Business Operations once the College Principal has made his decision.
G.M. SMITH BURSARY- Year 10
The College receives funds each year from the estate of the late George Meredith Smith, a former student of Marist Brothers Darlinghurst. The funds are to be used to support students who had attained Year 10, but could not otherwise afford to complete their last two years of secondary school. The number of bursaries offered each year will vary depending on the funds available.
Therefore, any existing or prospective Year 10 student may apply for this Bursary by completing the G.M Smith Bursary Application Form and returning it to the Director of Business Operations by 31st October each year.
INDIGENOUS BOARDING SCHOLARSHIPS
The College works with a number of organisations to provide Indigenous Boarding Scholarships in our Senior Campus for students who qualify for ABSTUDY. Under the new ABSTUDY rules if a student is offered a position in a boarding school it overrides the previous restrictions on state boundaries or there being a local high school option available. As St Gregory’s College offers both full-time and weekly boarding options, this means that even local Indigenous students have the opportunity to study at St Gregory’s College as part of our Boarding community and can go home on the weekends. If you are eligible for ABSTUDY and are interested in an Indigenous Boarding Scholarship, please submit an enrolment enquiry indicating that you are interested in an Indigenous Boarding Scholarship.
St Gregory’s College has a limited number of Boarding and Tuition Bursaries available each year. These bursaries are means-tested and provide a partial reduction of fees for a set period of time. While these bursaries are primarily used to assist existing families going through periods of financial difficulty, in limited situations they will be provided to new enrolments. Applications for financial assistance are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a formal application process. Offers for a supported enrolment (that is, one that has financial assistance attached to it) are made at the discretion of the College. Any such offer is subject to vacancies being available following the consideration of all offers of enrolment for full-fee paying enrolments. For further information regarding applications for financial assistance please contact the Director of Business Operations on 02 4629 4226. Click here to lodge an enquiry.