St Thomas Aquinas College scholarships provide opportunities for students who are enthusiastic to learn and reach their full potential while contributing to College life. The College Scholarship program seeks to provide opportunities for students who otherwise may not be able to start, or continue, their education at the College.
The College offers a limited number of scholarships each year in the following areas:
- Academic Excellence
- General Excellence
Scholarships are offered for current and non current students. All Scholarships are offered from the year of the award until completion of Year 12, subject to satisfactory progress. Student progress is assessed on an ongoing basis and formally reviewed at the end of Year 6 and Year 9. Scholarship students will be assigned a mentor to support their learning journey at the School.
Scholarships are offered on merit to students, with the number and value of scholarships determined by the applicants’ ability to meet or exceed the scholarship criteria and the availability of places. Scholarships are awarded between 25 – 75 per cent reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the student’s time at the College.
Awarded to students with a proven record of exceptional academic achievement in three or more disciplines, consistent achievement in other disciplines, and the potential to continue to achieve outstanding academic results.
General Excellence Scholarship
Awarded to students who have demonstrated strengths, interests and achievements in a broad range of activities that may include, but are not limited to leadership, sport, the performing and visual arts, academic performance or community service. This might include a combination of some of the following: consistent academic achievement, sporting prowess, musical ability, school leadership, extra-curricular pursuits and community involvement.
All Scholarship recipients must:
- Adhere to all College expectations;
- Commit fully to all aspects of their studies;
- Display virtuous behaviour at all times;
- Participate in College events and activities.
Families are encouraged to complete an application form and only provide the information that is requested for in their application. Students will be shortlisted and invited to attend an interview to discuss their application where they are welcome to present further documentation of their achievements.
You may apply for financial assistance as part of your scholarship application. The financial assistance component of our scholarship program seeks to provide additional support for families with demonstrated financial need and relevant personal circumstances seeking the opportunity of a traditional Catholic education.
We invite you to contact the College Admissions team for further information or enquiries regarding scholarships, including the eligibility criteria and terms and conditions of the scholarships.