Bursaries and Scholarships
To acknowledge our diverse student population and encourage excellence, the college is excited to offer a number of internal scholarships and external bursary opportunities to students to recognise excellence and reward students for their achievements.
Mercy Academic Internal Scholarships
St Joseph’s College is committed to valuing effort, achievement and excellence in learning. The provision of academic scholarships is one way of making explicit this value placed on the pursuit of excellence. Principled, hard-working individuals with a love of learning provide an outstanding model for their peers and younger students. Scholarship provision also reflects confidence that the college provides the high standard of teaching and learning required to allow highly academic students to realise their full potential.
The Mercy Academic Scholarships are offered on the basis of academic merit to students continuing Years 11 and 12 at St Joseph’s College in 2023 and 2024. These scholarships have a tenure of two years. The scholarships are for the remission of 50% of the school fee for each year of the scholarship.
Year 11 Founding Sisters of Mercy Scholarships
The Sisters of Mercy have established a wonderful and rich legacy in the Sunraysia community. These internal scholarships both reward and preserve educational excellence and personal integrity at St Joseph’s College. Our Catholic heritage and Mercy Core Values remain integral tools that support our vision and mission to educate future students within the Mercy tradition.
St Joseph’s College present scholarships annually to Year 10 students who respect and display our Mercy Core Values: Hospitality, Compassion, Service, Community, Justice, Excellence and Spirituality. The college will offer up to nine internal scholarships of $1,500 to Year 10 students transitioning into Year 11 at the college. These internal scholarships will recognise students who have shown excellence both in their academic and personal school life.
Postgraduate Year 12 Award Scholarships
VCE Academic Excellence Scholarships
The college is delighted to offer academic excellence scholarships to assist Year 12 students in their postgraduate endeavours. Year 12 students who achieve an ATAR ranking of 90 or above will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship. The Dux of the college will also receive an additional $1,000 cash scholarship on top of the $2,000 received for achieving an ATAR ranking of 90 or above. The Proxime Accessit will receive an additional $500 cash scholarship on top of the $2,000 received for achieving an ATAR ranking of 90 or above. These scholarships are all dependent on recipients achieving an ATAR of 90 or above.
VCAL Excellence Scholarship
There will be a $2,000 scholarship for one Year 12 VCAL student who has demonstrated comprehensive excellence both in their area of study, as well as their involvement in the college community. To be eligible for this scholarship, each interested student must submit an application to the Scholarship Committee. This application addresses criteria based on VCAL achievement, personal conduct, college community participation, and a confidential reference by a college VCAL teacher.
ENRICH, ASPIRE, ACHIEVE – a brighter future starts with an outstanding education.
St Joseph’s College is offering a limited number of bursaries for new students who value kindness, integrity and understanding in their pursuit of educational excellence. Consideration will be given to students who:
- Are willing to contribute positively to our community and uphold our college values.
- May be experiencing equity, social or physical disadvantage.
- Can provide evidence of effort with academic development and growth.
YEAR 12 AND BEYOND:
APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH VTAC
The following institutions all provide scholarships through VTAC: Charles Sturt University, Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University. Unless the separate scholarship Section of the VTAC application are completed, a SEAS application does not automatically constitute an application for a Commonwealth Scholarship and/or an institutional access and equity scholarship at participating universities. For institutional specific scholarship information at Victorian Universities go to the relevant university’s website.
SCHOLARSHIPS AT NON-PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS
Applications for scholarships at institutions other than at the participating institutions listed above are made directly to the institution. Applicants must contact each institution for further information about their specific application process.
VICTORIAN TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE (VTAC) – SPECIAL ENTRY ACCESS SCHEME (SEAS)
Year 12 Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is aimed at assisting those students who have experienced circumstances that can be demonstrated to have had an adverse impact on their performance in the final year of secondary school. NB: If you feel that you qualify for any of the above SEAS categories please contact Ms Dimasi ASAP so that we can determine if you do qualify and what you need to have in place at the time of application.
CHANCES FOR CHILDREN
Most of you would be aware that the Mildura region has the “Chances for Children Scholarship”. This scholarship “was founded to ensure that the absence of money does not stand in the way of a child or young person’s ability to achieve their maximum potential, be it in terms of their formal education or the social and cultural pursuits which contribute to the realisation of their potential.” If you feel that you might fit into this category, please contact Reception to discuss it further. This application must be completed and returned by early October in order to be considered.
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The process of subject selection for Year 11 will commence early next term. In the lead up to this, we will be holding an assembly with the Year 10 students, looking at their options and what will be best for them moving forward. This is a critical time in your child’s education…
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