Scholarships & Bursaries

Aquinas College Council Scholarships. The College Council provides eight scholarships to support students in the capacity of one of the Senior Student Leadership Project positions to the value of $1200 each.

The Steve Hayes Scholarship. This scholarship was established by members of the Aquinas Alumni to honour one of their most highly respected and much loved Aquinians, the late Steve Hayes. Steve Hayes was a great College man and heavily involved in all aspects of College life. In addition to the selection criteria, the recipient(s) will also fulfil the ideal of the ‘quality all-rounder”. The scholarship is valued at $2000.

The Saint Mary of the Cross Bursary. Saint Mary of the Cross (Mary MacKillop) was the co-founder of the Sisters of St Joseph and a pioneer in the field of Catholic school education in Australia. Aquinas College established this bursary in the name of Australia’s first Saint in recognition of the fact that many Aquinas students received their primary or secondary education in Josephite schools, as well as to honour the contribution made to Aquinas by Sister Margaret Kenny. The bursary is valued at $3000 and may be shared.

Chartwells Scholarships. Chartwells is the catering company that serves the College. The company funds three annual scholarships as a way of supporting students at Aquinas.  They are valued at $1200.

Students who have demonstrated a successful academic record, leadership qualities, a positive contribution to College life and concern for the wellbeing of others are invited to apply for the Senior Student Leadership Project positions in the fourth term of the preceding year.

The candidates are then invited for an interview and the selection panel then determines the successful recipients.  A position can be shared with an appropriate determination of the scholarship worth applicable to each recipient. If in the event of no applicants or the criteria not being met by a current student seeking a Senior Leadership Project position, then the Rector may exercise his discretion.


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