The Sister Christopher Burrows Scholarship

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 College.

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.


  • A letter of acceptance of enrolment for the Year 7 academic year
  • Registration for Level 1 of the ACER examination in the year prior to entry

Application for Mount St Benedict College Scholarship Program

Application for any of our Scholarships requires students to register for and sit an ACER examination in the year prior to entry. Applications open Tuesday 29 September 2020. To apply for any of these scholarships, please access the ACER website.


The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) who operate the examination, charge a fee for each student sitting the exam. In 2021, this fee will be $120.00 per student. The exam will be conducted at the College on Saturday 27 February 2021. An email from ACER, containing details and instructions, is sent to all registered applicants prior to the exam.

Scholarship Conditions

Scholarship recipients 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.

Examination Results

All applicants will be notified by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for access to their online results.