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Scholarships with a Special Focus

'Our young men and women are encouraged by inspiring staff to excel in their areas of interest.'
The Branson-Ackland Scholarship for the Study of Language Arts and Humanities 
Entry to Year 11

The Branson-Ackland Scholarship is available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students who wish to complete their HSC at Bishop Druitt College and who wish to pursue further studies in the fields of language arts or humanities.

Demonstrated high achievement in Year 9 and/or Year 10 English and History and a strong school report are prerequisites for this scholarship.  It is expected that recipients will study English Advanced with one or more of the college's Human Society and its Environment or Languages courses.

The college wishes to thank Mr Victor Branson and his wife, Mrs Margaret Ackland, for their generosity in providing this scholarship. Mr Branson was the foundation principal at Bishop Druitt College.

Details

Process: application and possible interview
Award: partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students are expected to participate in, and achieve ongoing high standards in, the scholarship fields designated at the time of entry.
  2. Students are expected to support clubs and competitions, and mentor other students in this field of study.

STEM Scholarships
Entry to Year 11 - new students only

A number of full and partial STEM Scholarships are available to new students who wish to complete their HSC at Bishop Druitt College and who wish to pursue further studies 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 the college’s science, engineering or technology-based subjects.

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.

Details

Process: application and interview
Award: full or partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students are expected to participate in and achieve ongoing high standards in STEM subjects, as designated at the time of entry.
  2. Students are expected to support STEM-related clubs and competitions and mentor other students in this field of study.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarships
Entry from Kindergarten to Year 11

A limited number of scholarships are available for new and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across the college for commencement from Kindergarten to Year 11.  These scholarships are for students who wish to complete their education at Bishop Druitt College. 

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of a good attitude to studies, have an excellent attendance record and must display a willingness to participate in the wider life of the college. Latest NAPLAN results and school reports will be considered.

Details

Process: application and possible interview
Award: full or partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

All-Rounder Scholarships
Entry from Year 5

A limited number of partial All-Rounder Scholarships are available to new or current Bishop Druitt College students from Year 5 to Year 12.

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 state level or equivalent in their co-curricular field as a minimum. Latest NAPLAN results, supportive documentation and school reports will be considered.

Details

Process: application and possible interview
Award: partial only
Applications close : 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students are expected to maintain strong academic achievement and continue to perform to their ability in at least one co-curricular area.
Performing Arts Scholarships
Music
Open to Primary and Secondary Students

A limited number of full or partial Performing Arts Scholarships are available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students in the field of music. Scholarships are awarded by the Principal in consultation with the Head of Performing Arts and Head of Primary or Secondary.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest in and talent for music. Short-listed applicants may be required to undertake an audition.

A music curriculum vitae must be included with the application, including AMEB or similar examination achievements along with eisteddfod awards/certificates.

Details

Process: application, possible audition and interview
Award: full or partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students should continue to participate in, and achieve ongoing high performance standards in, their chosen instrument at the time of entry or an alternative, as approved by the school.
  2. Students are expected to be involved in performance bands and orchestras as nominated by the Head of Performing Arts.
  3. Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the music program.
Drama
Entry from Year 7

A limited number of full or partial Performing Arts Scholarships are available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students in the field of drama. Scholarships are awarded by the Principal in consultation with the Head of Performing Arts and Head of Secondary.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest in and talent for drama. Short-listed applicants may be required to undertake an audition.

The applicant may also have interviews with the Principal and Head of Performing Arts or their delegate. School reports and letters of recommendation from current drama teachers will be important. Scholarship holders will be expected to take part in drama at HSC level.

Details

Process: application, possible audition and interview
Award: full or partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students should continue to participate in, and achieve ongoing high performance standards in, their chosen area.
  2. Students are expected to be involved in dramatic performances as nominated by the Head of Performing Arts.
  3. Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the drama program.
Visual Arts Scholarships
Entry from Year 11

A limited number of full or partial Visual Arts Scholarships are available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students in the field of visual arts. Scholarships are awarded by the Principal.

Students should exhibit an extraordinary talent in this field of endeavour and commit to studying visual arts in Years 11 & 12.

Details

Process: application, portfolio and possible interview
Award: full or partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students should continue to participate in and achieve ongoing high performance in their chosen area.
  2. Students are expected to be involved in visual arts exhibitions and presentations as nominated by the Head of Visual Arts.
  3. Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the visual arts program.
Textiles & Design Scholarships
Entry from Year 11

A limited number of full or partial Textiles & Design Scholarships are available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students in the field of textiles & design. Scholarships are awarded by the Principal.

Students should exhibit an extraordinary talent in this field of endeavour and commit to studying textiles & design in Years 11 & 12.

Details

Process: application, portfolio and possible interview
Award: full or partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students should continue to participate in, and achieve ongoing high performance in, their chosen area.
  2. Students are expected to be involved in textiles & design exhibitions and presentations as nominated by the Head of TAS.
  3. Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the program.
Sporting Performance Scholarships
Years 7-11

A limited number of full and partial Sporting Performance Scholarships are available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students. We realise that expenses relating to students travelling to ongoing sporting representative events and training can be significant.

Bishop Druitt College offers a high performance program which will allow for alterations to subject timetables and greater access to our training facilities for those looking to concentrate on sporting careers.

Scholarships are awarded by the Principal in consultation with the Head of Secondary and the Sports Administrator.  Sporting Scholarships are generally offered to students participating in the following sporting codes: basketball, netball, touch football, rugby union, rugby league, football (soccer), futsal, golf, equestrian, swimming, athletics, cross country, tennis, surf sports, triathlon or pentathlon.

Details

Process: application and possible interview
Award: full or partial
Applications close: 9 April 2020

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  1. Students are expected to participate in, and achieve ongoing high performance standards in, their chosen sport at the time of entry, or an alternative sport as approved by the college.
  2. Students are expected to support college teams in a variety of sports and carnivals as nominated by the Head of Secondary and the Sports Administrator.