St Gregory’s College has a limited pool of funds each year to provide financial assistance to students who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend the College. This assistance is split across the following areas:
- Champagnat Bursary – Year 7
- G.M. Smith Bursary – Year 11
- Indigenous Boarding Scholarships
- Fee Assistance
Champagnat Bursary – Year 7
This Bursary is named after St Marcellin Champagnat who is the founding father of the Marist Brothers and was created to assist families who are experiencing financial hardship. St Gregory’s College offers four (4) Champagnat Bursaries for Year 7 Students entering the College. Two (2) of these are for day students and two (2) are for Boarding Students.
This Bursary will be available to successful candidates for their entire enrolment at St Gregory’s College from Years 7-12 inclusive and provides 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.
Applications for the bursary will be means-tested through the current application process and the students must be baptised Catholics. The student’s Baptism Certificate must be included with your enrolment application.
For more information about the Champagnat Bursary please email the College Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org
G.M. Smith Bursary – Year 11
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.
Any existing year 10 or prospective Year 11 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.
For existing Year 10 students please email the Director of Business Operations, email@example.com to find out more about the G.M. Smith Bursary. For prospective Year 11 students please submit an enrolment enquiry indicating that you are interested in a G.M. Smith Bursary.
Other Assistance for Boarding Families
The Australian Government, NSW Department of Education and other Independent Organisations may be able to offer financial assistance to families from rural and remote areas to help with the costs of boarding.
The links below provide information on eligibility and applications forms should you feel this would be applicable to your situation.
Indigenous Boarding Scholarships
St Gregory's College works with several organisations to provide Indigenous Boarding Scholarships in our Senior Campus for students who qualify for ABSTUDY. These include Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) and our own St Gregory’s College Indigenous Scholarships.
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 can 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 in our Senior School 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an enrolment enquiry indicating that you are interested in a Boarding or Tuition Bursary.