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Scholarships with a Special Focus

Applications for scholarships commencing in 2024 will open in Term 1 2023. Applications will close on 31 March 2023.

'Our young men and women are encouraged by inspiring staff to excel in their areas of interest.'

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

Offered to new and current students from Kindy to Year 12.

Details

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 12.  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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: full or partial

Recipients need to be active members of the BDC Goori Group and participate and/or represent the college at cultural activities and events.

These scholarships are for students who wish to complete their education at Bishop Druitt College. 

Future-minded Endeavour Scholarships

For Years 5 & 6 in the fields of:

Academic Excellence Scholarship

A limited number of partial Academic Excellence Scholarships are available to new or current Bishop Druitt College students from Year 5 to Year 6.

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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to maintain strong academic achievement and continue to perform to their ability in at least one co-curricular area.
All Rounder Scholarship

A limited number of partial All-Rounder Scholarships are available to new or current Bishop Druitt College students from Year 5 to Year 6.

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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to maintain strong academic achievement and continue to perform to their ability in at least one co-curricular area.

Future-Minded Pursuit of Excellence Scholarships

For Years 7, 8 and 9 in the fields of:

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

Students are expected to maintain strong academic achievement and continue to perform to their ability in at least one co-curricular area.

All-Rounder Scholarship

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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

Students are expected to maintain strong academic achievement and continue to perform to their ability in at least one co-curricular area.

Branson-Ackland Scholarship for the Study of Language Arts and Humanities

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 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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to participate in, and achieve ongoing high standards in, the scholarship fields designated at the time of entry.
  • Students are expected to support clubs and competitions, and mentor other students in this field of study.
Performing Arts Scholarship – Dance / Drama / Music

A limited number of full or partial Performing Arts Scholarships are available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students in the fields of Dance, Drama, and/or Music. 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 their areas of expertise. 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 specialist teachers will be important. A Performing Arts vitae must be included with the application, including AMEB or similar examination achievements along with eisteddfod awards/certificates. Scholarship holders will be expected to take part in their scholarship area at HSC level.

Dance

Process: application, possible audition and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

Drama

Process: application, possible audition and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students should continue to participate in, and achieve ongoing high performance standards in, their chosen area.
  • Students are expected to be involved in dramatic performances as nominated by the Head of Performing Arts.
  • Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the drama program.

Music

Process: application, possible audition and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • 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.
  • Students are expected to be involved in performance bands and orchestras as nominated by the Head of Performing Arts.
  • Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the music program.
Sporting Performance Scholarship

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 Head of Sport and High Performance Manager. 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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.
Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Scholarship

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.

Process: application and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to participate in and achieve ongoing high standards in STEM subjects, as designated at the time of entry.
  • Students are expected to support STEM-related clubs and competitions and mentor other students in this field of study.

The Excelsior Pathway Scholarships 

For Years 10, 11 & 12 in the fields of:

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to maintain strong academic achievement and continue to perform to their ability in at least one co-curricular area.

All-Rounder Scholarship

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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to maintain strong academic achievement and continue to perform to their ability in at least one co-curricular area.
Branson-Ackland Scholarship for the Study of Language Arts and Humanities

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 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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to participate in, and achieve ongoing high standards in, the scholarship fields designated at the time of entry.
  • Students are expected to support clubs and competitions, and mentor other students in this field of study.
Performing Arts Scholarship – Dance / Drama / Music

A limited number of full or partial Performing Arts Scholarships are available to new and current Bishop Druitt College students in the fields of Dance, Drama, and/or Music. 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 their areas of expertise. 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 specialist teachers will be important. A Performing Arts vitae must be included with the application, including AMEB or similar examination achievements along with eisteddfod awards/certificates. Scholarship holders will be expected to take part in their scholarship area at HSC level.

Dance

Process: application, possible audition and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

Drama

Process: application, possible audition and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students should continue to participate in, and achieve ongoing high performance standards in, their chosen area.
  • Students are expected to be involved in dramatic performances as nominated by the Head of Performing Arts.
  • Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the drama program.

Music

Process: application, possible audition and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • 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.
  • Students are expected to be involved in performance bands and orchestras as nominated by the Head of Performing Arts.
  • Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the music program.
Sporting Performance Scholarship

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 Head of Sport and High Performance Manager. 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.

Process: application and possible interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship

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.

Process: application and interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students are expected to participate in and achieve ongoing high standards in STEM subjects, as designated at the time of entry.
  • Students are expected to support STEM-related clubs and competitions and mentor other students in this field of study.
Textiles & Design

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

Process: application, portfolio and possible interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students should continue to participate in, and achieve ongoing high performance in, their chosen area.
  • Students are expected to be involved in textiles & design exhibitions and presentations as nominated by the Head of TAS.
  • Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the program.
Visual Arts

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.

Process: application, portfolio and possible interview

Award: full or partial

Specific conditions considered in the annual review include the following:

  • Students should continue to participate in and achieve ongoing high performance in their chosen area.
  • Students are expected to be involved in visual arts exhibitions and presentations as nominated by the Head of Visual Arts.
  • Students are expected to support and mentor other students in the visual arts program.