Admissions

Bursaries and Scholarships

Since its establishment in 1891, St Joseph’s Nudgee College has been committed to providing access to Catholic education for all boys, regardless of individual family financial circumstances. Each year the College will provide a limited number of Bursaries and Scholarships to students, who might otherwise be excluded from the College for financial reasons. The Bursaries and Scholarships are means-tested, confidential and reviewed annually.

Rationale

Blessed Edmund Rice wanted his schools to be open to all classes of people, rich and poor alike. In keeping with our Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice, the principal criterion for the provision of financial assistance from the Bursary/Scholarship Fund is a demonstrable, means-tested inability to afford a Nudgee College education.

While the criteria might appear to be demanding, the College has substantial responsibilities to ensure that the Bursary/Scholarship Fund's monies are distributed with equity, confidentiality and compassion at all times.  Each case will be judged on its merits and, where appropriate, the Principal and the bursary committee will exercise their discretion to apply for assistance.

Assistance from the College will be provided to students and families who, in the opinion of the Bursary Committee, will be significant contributors to the College community. The focus will be on generous endeavours in a variety of fields, rather than solely on academic or co-curricular talent. In brief, the two-way street of mutual benefit must be obvious – the College provides financial support with the clear expectation that the student and family will contribute to the College in whatever way possible.

Assistance is provided with the understanding of the obligation of strict confidentiality is incumbent on both the recipient family and the College Bursary Committee overseeing the management of the Bursary Funds. The College grants a Bursary to a student on the understanding that it is a debt of honour. In other words, it is expected that the recipient will do all in his power to repay that debt sometime in the future and give another young man the chance to have a Bursary place at St Joseph’s Nudgee College.

Process

The Bursary Committee takes responsibility for the application of means and other tests to establish applicants’ financial capabilities. Financial assistance from the Bursary Committee is given on a demonstrated needs basis. The provision of complete supporting financial documentation is necessary before any application can be processed. 

Preference in the decision-making process will be given to families committed to the Nudgee College values: faith, courage, authenticity, community, excellence and justice. 

Applications for Bursary/Scholarship assistance must be made simultaneously as applications for enrolment in the College. A family who has already accepted an offer of enrolment from the College is deemed to be ineligible for Bursary assistance on financial grounds.

Bursary/ Scholarship assistance is available only to an Australian citizen or permanent resident from Year 7 to Year 11 when the funds will allow it.

Financial assistance from the Bursary Committee is given on an individual student basis. In the interests of sharing this assistance among as many families as possible, the presumption should be that a family is likely to receive only one Bursary. The sibling discount will still apply.

In each instance, the parents or carers are asked to:

  • Complete the Application form and return it to the College as soon as possible.
  • Collect and submit the relevant supporting documentation with your application.
  • Be proactive in notifying the College Credit Manager of your change of circumstances throughout your application or time at the College.
  • If required, meet with the Credit Manager to discuss your situation.
Who can apply?

Application for assistance is open to the public at large and may include pupils enrolled at Nudgee College.

Families who are experiencing genuine financial hardship. The College cannot provide Bursaries and Scholarships for all applications. The Bursary Committee will determine a priority list upon review of the written applications received and interviews.

Please Note: Nudgee College does not offer 100% Bursaries or Scholarships.  Parents / Carers are supported through a Bursary / Scholarship. A percentage of fees and ancillary charges are payable by Parents / Carers. Each application is assessed on a case by case basis and treated confidentially at all times. Parents / Carers are required to briefly list the percent of Bursary / Scholarship required between 5% and 75% and the reason for applying.

How to Apply
  1. Read each Bursary and Scholarship available, and apply for only one type
  2. If you feel you meet the criteria, please complete the Bursary and Scholarship application form (please click here).
  3. Apply (with all required supporting documentation to be scanned and emailed in PDF format) to the Admissions Department via email admissions@nudgee.qld.edu.au
The Bursaries and Scholarships available

Terry White Family Bursary (Please click here for further details)

  • Accepting applications for 2023. Applications close on 30 September 2022
  • One Terry White Family Bursary will be awarded in either Years 7, 8, 9 or 10.


Bush Boarding Bursary (Please click here for further details)

  • Closed
  • Re-open Term 4, 2022 for applications for 2024 and beyond.
  • A total of five Bush Boarding Bursaries will be awarded in either Years 7, 8, 9 or 10.

  

Boarding and Isolated Children & Parents’ Association Bursary (Please click here for further details)

 

Indigenous Education Program (Please click here for further details)

  • Closed.
  • Re-open Term 4, 2022, for applications for 2024 and beyond.
  • Five Indigenous Education Program Scholarships will be awarded in Year 7.

Academic Scholarship (Please click here for further details)

  

Musical Scholarship (Please Click here for further details) 

  • Closed
  • Re-open Term 4, 2022 for applications for 2024 and beyond.
  • At least two Musical scholarships are on offer each Year 7, 8 and 9.

    

Jack Ross Bursary (Please click here for further details)

  • Applications now open.
  • Funded through the generous support of the Nudgee College Foundation and the Nudgee College Old Boys’ Association. For more information, please contact the following.
  • One Jack Ross Bursary will be awarded in either Years 7, 8, 9 or 10.

  

School Captain/Leadership Scholarship (Please click here for further details)

  • Closed
  • Re-open Term 4, 2022 for applications for 2024 and beyond.
  • Two School Captain/Leadership Scholarships will be awarded in Year 7.

  

College Bursary (Please click here for further details)

  • Closed 
  • Re-open Term 4, 2022 for applications for 2024 and beyond.
  • A total of five College Bursaries will be awarded in either Years 7, 8, 9 or 10.