2023 Scholarship Applications Open Now

For all Scholarships, students must register and participate in one of the advertised testing days in 2022. Registration will incur an $88 cost to families.

Applicants must provide the School with supporting documentation, including copies of the students’ three most recent school reports and a copy of the students’ most recent NAPLAN results. All required documents must be emailed to enrolments@btc.qld.edu.au at the time of registration.

Saturday 28 May 2022

Saturday 30 July 2022

Scholarship Enquiries

For more information, please fill in the form below or contact the College on 07 4787 5100 or enrolments@btc.qld.edu.au

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    2023 Scholarship Applications open 1 April 2022 and close 22 July 2022

    To express interest in a 2023 Scholarship, please visit our website and click on one of the applicable registration links or contact our team for further assistance.

    Registrations for testing must be completed one week (7 days) prior to the advertised date.

    Testing will be held onsite at Blackheath & Thornburgh College on the following dates:

    Saturday 28 May, 2022https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=WW2903TD

    Saturday 30 July, 2022https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=UB0N5932

    Unfortunately, there will not be any other opportunity to sit the examination at another time if these dates do not suit your family or circumstances prevent attendance on the day.

    WHO CAN APPLY?

    • Applications will be accepted from current students of Blackheath & Thornburgh College or a student who is not yet enrolled at the School.
    • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
    • Applicants must be entering Years 5 to 11 in 2023.
    • Students who display strong academic ability or potential
    • Students who demonstrate sound character traits and a potential to lead.
    • Students with a willingness to participate in a variety of educational and school-related activities.
    • Students who provide evidence of active participation and achievement in co-curricular programs, eg. sport, visual arts, drama, music, debating or community service.

    In all categories, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal. The Principal’s decision is final. Families will be notified in writing once the award recipients have been identified. Scholarship holders are expected to contribute positively to the community and learning environment at Blackheath & Thornburgh College with awards subject to satisfactory progress and annual review.


    Scholarship Categories

    Academic

    An Academic Scholarship may cover up to 50% of tuition fees applicable to enrolment. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services. Academic scholarships are awarded based on the results of the compulsory scholarship examination and where candidates are shortlisted, the outcome of a selection interview with the Principal.

    Academic Scholarships
    Sporting Scholarships

    Sporting

    Blackheath & Thornburgh College has a rich sporting history and continues to offer outstanding sporting opportunities for students. Our particular strengths are, but not limited to, Rugby League, Netball, Cricket, Tennis, Softball and Interschool competitions which include Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country.

    Sporting scholarships may cover up to 50% of tuition and/or boarding fees applicable to enrolment. Sporting scholarships are awarded to students who successfully complete scholarship testing and can demonstrate through references and results strong sportsmanship and athletic ability at a local, regional representative level or above.

    Boarding Bursaries

    Boarding bursaries may cover up to 50% of boarding costs. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services. Boarding bursaries offer the opportunity for students who are passionate about education to overcome the barriers of distance and access.

    Boarding applicants who are current students of Blackheath & Thornburgh College should write about what they most enjoy about boarding and how they contribute to the School community. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words and must be the applicant’s own work. Applicants who are NOT current students of Blackheath & Thornburgh College should write about what they are most looking forward to by becoming a boarder and how they will contribute to the School community. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words and must be the applicant’s own work.

    Boarding Scholarships
    Community and Cultural Scholarships

    Community and Cultural

    A Community and Cultural Scholarship may cover up to 50% of tuition and/or boarding fees applicable to enrolment. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services.

    Recipients of Community and Cultural scholarships are typically students who will add to the life of the school in areas of service and culture. Characteristically, this student will be academically capable and have demonstrated strengths in a number of areas, which may include but are not limited to community service, drama, music, visual arts, dance and language. Applicants will be required to provide evidence of this in their supporting documentation.

    Local Champions

    Local Champion Scholarships may cover up to 50% of tuition fees applicable to enrolment. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services.

    The Local Champions Scholarships are available for outstanding young people in the Charters Towers region who have displayed leadership skills in one or more of the following areas:

    • Leadership roles (eg. school or house captain, student council representative)
    • Community group leaders (eg. Scouts, Girl Guides, sporting clubs)
    • Recognised volunteering efforts
    • Coordination of charitable initiatives

    Applicants will be required to provide a brief, one page overview of their contribution to the local community. This may include relevant references.

    Local Champions Scholarships
    Past Student Scholarships

    BPSA (Past Student) Bursary

    Initially formed as the Thornburgh Old Boys’ Association in 1924 and the Blackheath Old Girls’ Association in 1925, the groups combined in 1935 to form an inclusive and driving force now known as the Blackthorn Past Students Association (BPSA), fostering an ongoing bond of fellowship between past students and further advancing the interests of the College; ‘My School and Yours’.

    The BPSA Bursary will provide a once off contribution toward the tuition costs of schooling for the successful candidate. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services.

    The BPSA Bursary is provided for a student whose parent, grandparent or great grandparent attended Blackheath & Thornburgh College and is the first of their generation to join BTC. Applicants for the BPSA Bursary must address a written letter to the BPSA describing their family connection and willingness to contribute to the school community.

    Scholarship Conditions

    Please take into account the following conditions before applying:

    • BTC Scholarships are not transferable to another school or student.
    • BTC Scholarships do not include any incidental expenses such as uniforms, textbooks, stationary, transport costs etc.
    • Items of personal expenditure (for example, toiletries, casual clothes etc.) are not included in the Scholarship.
    • All Scholarship recipients NOT currently enrolled in the School will be required to undertake the School’s enrolment process, including the completion of enrolment forms, payment of monies and submission of appropriate documentation.
    • As per the Blackheath & Thornburgh College Scholarship Policy, no ‘Sibling Discount’ will apply to the applicant if granted a Scholarship.
    • The Scholarship holder will be subject to all the rules and regulations of the College in the same way as are all other students. This extends to the School’s behaviour management policy and to the School’s right to dismiss the student if, in the School’s opinion, such action becomes necessary.

    The continuation of the Scholarship will be contingent upon the student’s:

    • Continued academic performance at a level deemed satisfactory by the Principal.
    • Continued participation and involvement in the extra-curricular life of the School to the Principal’s satisfaction.
    • Dress, bearing, manners and behaviour continuing to be of a high standard, and to the satisfaction of the Principal.
    • Fees and other monies owing to the school or its agencies being paid promptly.

    The school may terminate any Scholarship at any time, where in its opinion, the terms of the award are not being met.

    Blackheath & Thornburgh College reserves the right not to award a Scholarship if, in its opinion, no applicant is worthy of the award.

    Financial Hardship Assistance

    Applications for financial hardship assistance are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a formal application submitted to the Principal and are separate to the scholarship and bursary process. Offers for a supported enrolment (that is, one that has a % of tuition or boarding fees covered) are made at the discretion of the Principal. Any such offer is subject to vacancies being available following the consideration of all offers of enrolment for full fee-paying enrolments.

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