Scholarships

Each year, Mount St Benedict College offers three Scholarships to incoming students, two in Year 7 and one in Year 11.

The Scholarships have been named after Sisters of the Good Samaritan and each has made a unique contribution to the College, as we know it today.

To be eligible for the Scholarships, students must already have a confirmed enrolment position.

Sister Christopher Burrows was the foundation Principal of the College. Her term as Principal from 1966 to 1973 saw Mount St Benedict grow from an idea into reality. As the leader of this community, Sister Christopher was truly a person of vision. We give thanks for her years of service and hope that a new generation of students will benefit from her work in establishing Good Samaritan Education at Mount St Benedict College.

This is a general academic scholarship offered to an incoming Year 7 student. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for a six-year period from Year 7 to Year 12.

Prerequisites:

  • A letter of acceptance of enrolment for the Year 7 academic year
  • Registration for Level 1 of the ACER examination in the year prior to entry

Sister Mary Hyacinth Roche was the original Deputy Principal of the College. She then became Principal (1974 - 1979), leading the College community with energy, enthusiasm and a love of learning. This provided a strong basis of growth for the College and a rich living witness to the Good Samaritan tradition.

This Scholarship will be offered to an incoming Year 7 student who is the daughter and/or granddaughter of an ex-student. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for a six-year period from Year 7-12.

In the spirit of Sister Mary Hyacinth Roche's leadership, the successful applicant will be the student who best demonstrates to the Selection Committee evidence of their sense of community, discipline and commitment in their endeavours.

Prerequisites:

  • A letter of acceptance of enrolment for the Year 7 academic year
  • Ex-students applying for their daughter and/or granddaughter must be financial members of the Mount St Benedict Ex-Students Association
  • Both mother and/or grandmother and daughter and/or granddaughter must meet the Eligibility Criteria attached
  • Registration for Level 1 of the ACER examination in the year prior to entry
  • A Scholarship Application Form submitted by email or post to the Registrar, registrar@msben.nsw.edu.au, at the time of submitting the ACER online registration

Sister Helen Foley was Principal of the College from 1982 to 1986. As an educationalist, Sister Helen provided leadership and direction for the Mount St Benedict community.

Significantly, Sister Helen was the architect of the Vertical Homeroom and Pastoral structure, which operates in the College. Sister Helen’s focus on the dignity and uniqueness of each individual gave true expression to the Good Samaritan ethos.

This Scholarship is a general academic scholarship offered to an incoming Year 11 student. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for Years 11 and 12.

Prerequisites:

  • An enrolled student of Mount St Benedict College
  • Registration for Level 3 of the ACER examination, in the year prior to entry

Application for Mount St Benedict College Scholarship Program

Application for any of our Scholarships requires students to register for and sit an ACER examination in the year prior to entry. Applications opened on 6 September 2016 and close at midnight on Monday 6 February 2017. To apply for any of these scholarships, please access the ACER website. The ACER examination will be held on Saturday 25 February 2017.

Cost

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) who operate the examination, charge a fee for each student sitting the exam. In 2017, this fee is $118.00 per student. The exam is conducted at the College in February. An email from ACER, containing details and instructions, is sent to all registered applicants prior to the exam.

Scholarship Conditions

Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail during Term Two and the award will be presented at the end of year Academic Assembly. It is assumed that scholarships will be accepted in good faith and that the behaviour, effort and involvement of the student concerned would be of an appropriate level. In the case where this is not so, the College reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship.

Examination Results

All applicants will be notified by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for access to their online results.