Scholarships

Each year, Mount St Benedict College offers two Scholarships to incoming students in Year 7.

To be eligible for the scholarships, students must already have a confirmed enrolment position.

The Scholarships have been named after significant leaders in the life of the College. All three are Sisters of the Good Samaritan and each has made a unique contribution to the College, as we know it today.

Sister Christopher Burrows was the foundation Principal of the College. Her term as Principal from 1966 to 1973 saw Mount St Benedict grow from an idea into reality. As the leader of this community, Sister Christopher was truly a person of vision. We give thanks for her years of service and hope that a new generation of students will benefit from her work in establishing Good Samaritan Education at Mount St Benedict.

Sister Mary Hyacinth Roche was the original Deputy Principal of the College. She then became Principal (1974 - 1979), leading the school community with energy, enthusiasm and a love of learning. This provided a strong basis of growth for the College and a rich living witness to the Good Samaritan tradition.

Sister Helen Foley was Principal of the College from 1982 to 1986. As an educationalist, Sister Helen provided leadership and direction for the Mount St Benedict community.

Significantly, Sister Helen was the architect of the Vertical Homeroom and Pastoral structure, which operates in the College. Sister Helen’s focus on the dignity and uniqueness of each individual gave true expression to the Good Samaritan ethos.

Two scholarships offered for Year 7 students are:

The Sister Christopher Burrows Scholarship

This is a general academic scholarship offered to an incoming Year 7 student. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for a six-year period from Year 7 to Year 12.

Prerequisites:

  • Students will have received a letter of acceptance of enrolment for the Year 7 academic year.
  • Applicants will need to register for Level 1 of the ACER examination, which is held on Saturday 25 February 2017.

The Sister Mary Hyacinth Roche Scholarship

This Scholarship will be offered to an incoming Year 7 student who is the daughter/granddaughter of an ex-student. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for a six-year period from Year 7-12.

In the spirit of Sr Mary Hyacinth Roche's leadership, the successful applicant will be the student who best demonstrates to the Selection Committee evidence of their sense of community, discipline and commitment in their endeavours.

Prerequisites:

  • Students will have received a letter of acceptance of enrolment for Year 7 academic year.
  • Ex-students applying for the Scholarship must be financial members of the Mount St Benedict Ex-Students Association.
  • MSBESA Application for Membership (164 KB)

  • Both mother/grandmother and daughter/granddaughter must meet the Eligibility Criteria below.
  • MSBESA Scholarship Eligibility Document (276 KB)
  • Applicants will need to register for Level 1 of the ACER examination, which is held on Saturday 25 February 2017.
  • Ex-students should also complete the Scholarship Application Form and forward, by email or post, to the Registrar, registrar@msben.nsw.edu.au, at the time of the online registration.
  • MSBESA Scholarship Application Form (161 KB)

One scholarship is offered for Year 11 students:

The Sister Helen Foley Scholarship

This Scholarship is a general academic scholarship offered to an incoming Year 11 student. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for Years 11 and 12.

Prerequisites:

  • Available for enrolled students of Mount St Benedict College.
  • Applicants will need to register for Level 3 of the ACER examination, which is held on Saturday 25 February 2017.

Examination Results

All applicants will be notified by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) when they are able to access their results online with a unique password.

Scholarship Conditions

Scholarship winners will be notified by mail during Term Two and the award will be presented at the end of year Academic Assembly. It is assumed that scholarships will be accepted in good faith and that the behaviour, effort and involvement of the student concerned would be of an appropriate level. In the case where this is not so, the College reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship.

Cost

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) who operate the examination, charge a fee for each student sitting the exam. In 2017, this fee will be $118.00 per student. The exam is conducted at the College in February. An email from ACER, containing details and instructions, is sent to all registered applicants prior to the exam.

Application for Mount St Benedict College Scholarship Program

Application for any of our Scholarships requires students to register for and sit an ACER examination.
Applications will open this year on Tuesday 6 September 2016 and close at midnight on Monday 6 February 2017. To apply for any of these scholarships, please click here.

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