Scholarships

Bishop Druitt College offers a number of subject-specific and academic scholarships*. Scholarship details for 2019 will be published during Term 1 2018.

All-rounder Scholarships (Years 7 and 11 - Current BDC students)

A small number of partial All-rounder Scholarships are available to current BDC students in Year 6 or 10 who will enter Year 7 or 11.

Applicants must have achieved to a very high level in their academic studies and in at least one co-curricular endeavour. As an indicative measure, students should have represented at least at state level in their co-curricular field.

An All-rounder Scholarship will not be awarded to a student who does not have a proven record of strong academic achievement and positive involvement in the wider life of BDC that complements their co-curricular achievements. Latest NAPLAN and school reports will be considered.

Process: application/interview
Award: partial
Deadline for applications: Applications for 2018 have now closed

ATSI Scholarships (Year 7 - New students)

A limited number of scholarships are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students entering Year 7.  These scholarships are for new students who wish to complete their secondary education at BDC.  Candidates must be able to provide evidence of a good attitude to studies and an excellent attendance record, and display a willingness to participate in the wider life of the school.

Process: application/interview
Award: partial - full

Deadline for applications: Applications for 2018 have now closed

New Entrant Scholarships (Years 5, 7 & 11 - New students)

A number of full and partial New Entrant Scholarships are offered to talented students who are not yet enrolled at BDC and who would enter Year 5, 7 or 11.

New Entrant Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate all-round ability, including strong academic performance as well as strong performance in at least one co-curricular endeavour.

Students who would make a positive contribution to the BDC community, and who meet these criteria, are encouraged to apply.The Principal may consider a family’s financial means when awarding these scholarships.

Process: application/interview  
Award: partial - full
Deadline for applications: Applications for 2018 have now closed

Performing and Visual Arts Scholarships (Year 11 – New and current students)

A limited number of scholarships are available for students (either new to BDC or currently enrolled) who are in Year 10. Demonstrated high performance in either performing or visual arts and a commitment to studying either subject at HSC level are prerequisites for these awards.

Students not currently enrolled at BDC who would like to make a positive contribution to our vibrant performing and visual arts programs are encouraged to apply.

Scholarships are awarded by the Principal. The value of the scholarship is at the Principal’s discretion.

Process: application/audition/interview (performing arts); application/portfolio/interview (visual arts)
Award: partial – full
Deadline for applications: Applications for 2018 have now closed

Senior Music Scholarships (Year 11 - New and current students)

Senior Music Scholarships are offered to students (either new to BDC or currently enrolled) now in Year 10 who have achieved at least to AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) on an instrument or voice.  Above average performance in all subjects, the pursuit of HSC level music and active involvement in the BDC music program are expected.

Students not currently enrolled at BDC who would like to make a positive contribution to our vibrant music program are encouraged to apply.

Process: application/audition/interview
Award: partial - full
Deadline for applications: Applications for 2018 have now closed

STEM Scholarships (Year 11 - new students)

A number of full and partial STEM Scholarships are available to new students who wish to complete their HSC at BDC and who wish to pursue future studies and a career in a STEM-related field.

Demonstrated high achievement in Year 10 Mathematics and Science and a strong school report are prerequisites for this award.  It is expected that recipients will study Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 in combination with one or more of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Studies, Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development, Design and Technology or Industrial Technology.

Students who would make a positive contribution to the BDC community and who wish to study STEM subjects at the highest level are encouraged to apply.  This scholarship is aimed at students who wish to pursue future studies and a career in a STEM-related field.

Process: application/interview
Award: partial - full
Deadline for applications: Applications for 2018 have now closed

Academic Scholarships (Years  7, 9 & 11)

Information about full and partial academic scholarships available for students entering Years 7, 9, and 11 is available on the Academic scholarships pageApplications for academic scholarships commencing in 2018 have now closed. Applications for academic scholarships commencing in 2019 will be open towards the middle of 2017.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive examination conducted by ACER. Full scholarships are given for exceptional academic students and partial scholarship values vary from approximately 10% to 50% of the annual tuition fees, provided the student adheres to the scholarship conditions. Scholarships are awarded by the Principal.

The value of the scholarship is at the Principal’s discretion. The Principal may take the family's ability to pay fees into account. Parents in this situation should flag this on their application before their child sits the examination. In such cases, family income information may be required to be conveyed confidentially to the Principal. Academic scholarships are open to both current BDC and non-enrolled students. A testing fee applies.

The Registrar is the point of contact for academic scholarship applications. ACER scholarship examinations are held in February for the following year’s entry.

For more information and application forms please see the Academic scholarships page.

*Providing scholarship expectations are maintained, all scholarships are offered for the duration of a student’s schooling.

 

 

 

 

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