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Christian Brothers' College St Kilda - Scholarships

Christian Brothers' College St Kilda invites applications from interested families for our scholarship program for Years 7 - 12.  Please see the following explanation and criteria.

Christian Brothers' College St Kilda has established a range of academic scholarships to encourage the enrolment of the best possible student to the College and to encourage students already enrolled at CBC to achieve the highest standards possible. All scholarships are open to current and prospective students.  There are four types of scholarships on offer:

  • CBC St Kilda Academic Scholarship
  • CBC St Kilda Performing Arts Scholarship
  • CBC St Kilda Sports Scholarship
  • Br Frank McCarthy Award
    This is a prize named after one of CBC's most celebrated Principals and is awarded annually to the dux of each year level. The prize of a notebook computer is received by the student with the highest level of achievement.

Criteria for Awarding Scholarships

CBC Academic Scholarship

A scholarship student may be selected from any year level if he has demonstrated outstanding academic performance over a period of four consecutive semesters. His school reports must also show an unblemished record with regard to conduct at the school. The content and quality of expression of an applicant's statement must be of a very high standard. In an interview, the applicant must present himself well, express himself capably and demonstrate a capacity to be a high achieving student at CBC. There must be demonstrated strong support from parents for the applicant.

Selection Process

  • The family submit to the College Registrar, the application form along with a copy of the student's most recent school report.

  • Applicants may have an initial meeting with the Director of Teaching & Learning or may be interviewed by a panel made up of the Director of Teaching & Learning and the Principal or delegate.

  • Once the recommendation has been accepted, the Director of Teaching & Learning meets with the applicant and his family to discuss the expectations and implications of the scholarship.  The Principal meets with the applicant and his family and proceeds with the enrolment process outlining the terms of scholarship.

  • Scholarship recipients are kept confidential. This information is known only to the College Principal, the Deputy Principal, the Director of Teaching & Learning, the Business Manager and the College Registrar.

Br Frank McCarthy Award

The criterion for this award is the Dux of Year in each year level. Student recipients must also have attained an exemplary attendance and behavioural record at the College.

Applications are not required for this award as each student is selected by the College on the basis of his academic performance.

Closing Dates

Scholarship Applications for Year 7, 2018 close on 31 March 2017.  All applications for Year 7, 2018 scholarship need to be received by the College by this date to be eligible.  For students entering Year 7 from 2019 onwards, the scholarship application date will close at the same time as applications close.   Year 7, 2019 applications and scholarship applications will close 25 August 2017.  This will be updated each year but will generally be of a similar time frame.

Scholarship applications for year levels other than Year 7 need to be received by the College no later than end of Term 2.

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