Round 2: 2021 Scholarship Applications Open 1 October 2020

For all Scholarships, students must register and participate in the advertised testing date in 2020. Registration will incur a $85 cost to families. Applicants must provide the School with supporting documentation, including a recent photograph, copies of the students’ two 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.

To register for the Scholarship test, please contact our team. Registrations for testing must be completed one week prior to the advertised date.  

TESTING DATE: Saturday 7 November 2020

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 31 October 2020

Unfortunately, there will not be any opportunity to sit the examination at another time if this date does not suit your family or circumstances prevent attendance on the day.

Who can apply for Scholarships?

  • 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 2021.
  • 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 Headmaster and Dean of Studies.

Academic Scholarships
Boarding Scholarships

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 as 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.

Sporting Scholarships

Sporting

Blackheath & Thornburgh College has a rich sporting history and continues to offer outstanding sporting opportunities for students. Our particular strengths are in Rugby League, Netball, Cricket, Interschool competitions (Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country) Tennis and Softball.

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 regional representative level or above.

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, culture, sport and academia. 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 optional supporting documentation.

Financial Hardship Scholarships

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.

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

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