Scholarships at Sacred Heart College

The Sacred Heart College Board of Trustees invites you to apply for one of 8 Year 9 Scholarships for 2021. As a school, we take pride in a culture which promotes academic, cultural, spiritual and sporting excellence, which also aims at developing citizenship and leadership in our young people.

We invite applications for the following scholarships:

Academic Scholarship of $1000 
This will be awarded to a student who can provide evidence of exceptional academic ability. 

All-Rounder Scholarship of $1000 
This will be awarded to a student who can provide evidence of excellence across two or more fields of endeavour: Academic, Sporting, Cultural and Leadership 

Leadership Scholarship of $1000 
This will be awarded to a student in recognition of the leadership they have demonstrated whilst attending intermediate school. 

Sports Scholarship of $1000
This will be awarded to a student who excels in a sporting area. 

Cultural Scholarship of $1000 
This will be awarded to a student whose involvement in instrumental music, choir, singing, debating, public speaking, dance, drama or Kapa Haka has been of a high level. 

Catholic Character Scholarship of $1000 
This will be awarded to a student who is actively involved in their faith and shows leadership in the area of Catholic Character                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Dr. Ramsay Perera and Mrs. Sita Perera Memorial Scholarship of $1500  
A financial assistance scholarship awarded to an incoming Year 9 student.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Hibernian Catholic Benefit Scholarship of $850 
A financial assistance scholarship awarded to an incoming Year 9 student from a Catholic family.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
How to Apply 
To apply for a Sacred Heart College Scholarship, you must provide the following:  
1.     Your completed Sacred Heart College enrolment form for 2021
2.     The Scholarship Application Form 
3.     A letter, in your own handwriting, introducing yourself to SHC. This should describe: 
 ·      Who you are 
 ·      Some ‘public’ information on your family  
·       What you most enjoy doing, both in and out of school  
·       What you would like to do at high school  
·       What career(s) you are considering                                                                                            
4.     Your CV – this should be an outline of your abilities and previous achievements in the areas you wish to highlight. Remember to highlight academic, cultural, sporting and leadership achievements. These should be backed up by copies (not originals) of:  
·       Latest school report (this will likely be a final school report from last year)  
·       Any certificates/ awards  
·       Testimonials, letters of congratulations 

Each of the scholarship winners will be selected on the following basis:  
·       Applicant’s letter 
 ·      A Curriculum Vitae which outlines the student’s previous achievements across a range of activities.    

Your application must be received by the school no later than Thursday 13 August. Applicants should expect to hear the results of the selection process by Monday 24 August. Successful applicants must notify the school of their acceptance of the scholarship by Friday 28 August.  The scholarships will be in the form of a single payment into your school account from which students/ families may draw to pay any school-related costs. Uniform, sports gear, sport subscriptions, subject fees, school trips, music tuition, Attendance Dues etc. are all appropriate uses of these funds.   It is not a requirement that all money be spent in the first year and any balance will be carried forward.   

Important dates    
Thursday 13 August         - Application form, letter and CV to Sacred Heart College 
Monday 24 August           - Successful applicants notified
Friday 28 August               - School notified of scholarship acceptance