Bursaries and Scholarships

St Joseph’s Nudgee College offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships by providing financial assistance to families. Through Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Nudgee College offers a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. EREA schools strive to offer a liberating education, based on gospel spirituality, within an inclusive community committed to justice and solidarity.

Recipients of all Bursaries and Scholarships are only open to Australian citizen or permanent resident and will be expected to lead by example and strive in the spiritual, academic, social, personal, cultural, and sporting aspects of College life to become for the world a Signum Fidei - Sign of Faith. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be also be expected to participate in those areas of College life for which their son has been granted the privilege of a scholarship to help promote their formation and embrace the wider Nudgee College community.

Bursary or Scholarship concessions applies to Tuition and/or Boarding Fees, ranging from 5% to 75% per year, dependent on the applicant meeting the key standards and the term of the Bursary or Scholarship. All students who receive a bursary or scholarship are reviewed annually.

Steps to apply for a Bursary or Scholarship:

  1. Complete the Expression of Interest - Bursary / Scholarship Form

  2. Birth Certificate

  3. Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)

  4. Two most recent semester school reports

  5. Most recent NAPLAN results

  6. Cover letter and Personal CV - family situation and information about the applicant

  7. Provide supporting evidence (based on type of Bursary/Scholarship listed on EOI)

  8. $75 registration fee for Activities Scholarships only.

Each application is treated in a confidential manner.

Assessment is made on an individual basis. The application will be assessed by the Bursary and Scholarship committee, chaired by the Principal. Further means testing may be required through ATO assessment documentation. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. All applicants will be notification in writing unsuccessful or successful. The offer will outline Bursary / Scholarship terms, along with the percentage.

All Bursaries and Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal, whose decision is final.

The Bursaries and Scholarships include:

Nudgee College Boarding and Isolated Children & Parents’ Association Bursary

Bush Boarding Bursary

College Bursary

Academic Scholarship

Musical Scholarship

Activities Scholarship

Indigenous Education Program

Halley Appleby Scholarship

Jack Ross Bursary

School Captain/Leadership Scholarship

 

 

Nudgee College Boarding and Isolated Children & Parents’ Association Bursary

Accepting applications for 2019. Assessment will occur at the end of each term.

As one of Australia's leading boarding schools for over 125 years, Nudgee College has a rich history and strong connections of being the home away from home for boys from the bush. The Nudgee College Boarding and ICPA Bursary is offered to a new rural or remote student entering Year 10 or 11 each year.

Key standards for Boarding and ICPA Bursary;

  • Family membership to Isolated Children and Parents’ Association
  • Enthusiastic about attending boarding school
  • Overall academic performance and future potential evidence based on school reports
  • Diligence and application in academic studies
  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity

To apply for the Boarding and ICPA Bursary, please complete an Application Form.
Isolated Children and Parents’ Association Website(external link)

 

Bush Boarding Bursary

Accepting applications for 2019. Assessment will occur at the end of each term.

As one of Australia's leading boarding schools for over 125 years, Nudgee College has a rich history and strong connections of being the home away from home for boys from the bush. 

The Bush Bursary will be offered to exceptional students who live more than 200km away from Nudgee College and whose family is unable to consider Nudgee College for financial reasons.

Key standards for Bush Bursary;

  • Entering Year 7, 8, 9 or 10 student
  • Residential is 200 kilometers away from Nudgee College 
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enthusiastic about attending boarding school
  • Overall academic performance and future potential evidence based on school reports
  • Diligence and application in academic studies
  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity

To apply for the Bush Boarding Bursary, please complete an Application Form.

 

College Bursary

Applications closed. An update will be released in Term 1, 2019.

We acknowledge some families within our community face difficulty and hardship . The College Bursary is designed to ensure our commitment to fostering an inclusive community and provision to a Nudgee College education. The bursary is offered to a student who would benefit from a Nudgee College education but who, without financial assistance, would be otherwise unable to attend. While preference is given to boys commencing Year 10, applicants wishing to enter the secondary school at other year levels will also be considered. Further means testing may be required through ATO assessment documentation.

Key standards for College Bursary;

  • Overall academic performance and future potential evidence based on school reports
  • Diligence and application in academic studies
  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity

To apply for the College Bursary, please complete an Application Form.

 

Academic Scholarship

Accepting applications for 2020.

Academic Scholarships acknowledge and reward high achieving students as determined by academic performance, results in the scholarship examination and successful interview.

Key standards for Academic Scholarship;

  • High academic performance and future potential based on school reports
  • Diligence and application in academic studies
  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity
  • ACER Exam or Edutest results and further testing as required

To apply for the Academic Scholarship, please complete an Application Form and register for either ACER (February) and/or Edutest (August) testing dates.

ACER Scholarship Tests(external link)

Test Date: Saturday 23 February 2019 at Nudgee College

Registration: Open(external link)

Edutest Scholarship Test 

Test Date: August 2019 (date not available yet)

Registration: Available soon

 

Musical Scholarship

Accepting applications for 2019. Assessment will occur at the end of each term.

Music scholarships are open to Year 7 to Year 11 entry only. Scholarships are awarded primarily on the quality of audition, however, music examination success, ensemble involvement and demonstrated academic achievement will also be taken into consideration for selection. Auditions will be called for after the selection panel has had the time to review the applications.  All applicants are expected to be at or above the following minimum levels, with the exception of Instruments on the Endangered Instrument Lists. Special considerations is given for members of the Endangered Instrumental List (marked with *). The minimum music grade for these instruments is one level lower than those listed below.

Key standards for Musical Scholarship;

  • High academic performance and future potential based on school reports
  • Diligence and application in academic and musical studies
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity
  • Year 7 Entry - Minimum of Grade 4 AMEB / Grade 3 ANZCA (or equivalent)
  • Year 11 Entry - Minimum of Grade 6 AMEB / Grade 5 ANZCA (or equivalent)
  • This generally equates to around 4-5 years of regular music tuition. All applicants must be having lessons at the moment
  • Rhythm Section & Percussion Players are expected to be music readers

Scholarships are available on:

  • Woodwind: Flute, Oboe*, Bassoon*, Clarinet, Saxophone
  • Brass: Trumpet, French Horn*, Trombone, Euphonium*, Tuba
  • Percussion: Specialisations on Drum Kit, Mallet / Keyboard Percussion*, Timpani, General Percussion
  • Voice: (Classical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary)
  • Strings: Violin, Viola*, Cello, Double Bass, Harp*
  • Piano & Rhythm Section Instruments: Piano, Bass Guitar, Guitar (Classical / Contemporary)

To apply for the Music Scholarship, please complete an Application Form.

 

Activities Scholarship

Applications closed. An update will be released in Term 1, 2019.

Registration fee $75 - Payment Portal available here(external link)

Nudgee College offers a wide variety of Activities Scholarships to new students who show, or have shown, outstanding talent in a GPS sport, including Cross Country, Basketball, Football, Rowing, Cricket, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Tennis and Rugby Union. Scholarships support elite athletes whether they compete at international, national, or regional level.

Key standards for Activities Scholarship;

  • Regional, State or National representation in chosen sport in recent years and future potential
  • Persistence and application in academic studies and sporting achievements
  • Overall academic performance and future potential evidence based on school reports
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity

To apply for the Activities Scholarship, please complete an Application Form.

 

Indigenous Education Program

Accepting applications.

If the student is receipt of WCCCA funding, the below criteria is still required and please contact the Admissions Office prior lodging an application.

St Joseph’s Nudgee College strives to bring out the very best in boys and is committed to improving the educational outcomes of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Formalised in 1993, the Indigenous Education Program supports students from urban, rural and remote communities across Australia. The Indigenous Education Program is funded through donations, Abstudy, Western Cape Communities Coordinating Committee (WCCCA) and Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF). Entry and funding is also means tested through ATO assessments for Income Summary Statement.

Key Standards for Indigenous Education Program;

  • An Indigenous Australian
  • Eligible for and in receipt of ABSTUDY
  • Enthusiastic about attending boarding school
  • Committed to successfully complete Year 12
  • Minimum of a “C” grade overall academic performance and future potential evidence based on school reports
  • Diligence and application in academic studies
  • Minimum of 80% attendance
  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas
  • A demonstrated sense of community
  • Leadership capacity

To apply for the Indigenous Education Program, please complete an Application Form.

 

Halley Appleby Scholarship

Applications closed.

Nudgee College, in partnership with the Nudgee College Rugby Support Group and the Sunshine Coast community, invite families to apply for the Halley Appleby Scholarship. Affectionately named after Old Boy Halley Appleby (NC 2005-07) the scholarship will fund one new student from the Sunshine Coast region, who is currently playing rugby for school and/or club, and can demonstrate reasons of equity to attend Nudgee College for Years 10, 11 and 12 from 2020.

 

Jack Ross Bursary

Applications closed.

The Jack Ross Bursary is an initiative of the Nudgee College Foundation and the Nudgee College Old Boys’ Association. It is named after John (Jack) Elliot Ross, a highly respected College student, teacher, coach and secretary of the Old Boys’ Association with connections to the College from 1908 to 1972. The Jack Ross Bursary is available to new students entering Years 7-11 only, who display great values of character and leadership and is awarded for reasons of equity.

 

School Captain/Leadership Scholarship

Accepting applications for 2019. Assessment will occur at the end of each term.

School Captain/Leadership Scholarship are offered to students who are completing Year 6 in 2018 and are current School Captains/Leaders of their Primary or Junior School.

Selection is based on the strength of applicants Personal CV. The Scholarship is for Year 7-10 with a full review completed at the end of Year 10 for Senior Years. The scholarship represents up to 25% remission of tuition fees.

Key standards for School Captain/Leadership Scholarship;

  • Entering Year 7 in 2019

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Overall high academic performance and future potential evidence based on school reports

  • Record of excellent behavior.

  • Achievement and involvement in other areas of excellence such as performing arts, visual arts, sport, music, debating and other relevant areas

  • A demonstrated sense of community

  • Leadership capacity

To apply for the School Captain/Leadership Scholarship, please complete an Application Form.


Should you have any questions regarding your sons enrolment, or require a hard copy of the documents mailed to you, please do not hesitate to contact Admissions on 07 3865 0422 or via email.