Scholarships

The John Paul College scholarship and bursary programme for Years Seven to Eleven, is designed to identify and celebrate students who have strengths and expertise in a variety of areas, providing opportunities for students to develop and be challenged in a nurturing environment.

We offer part remission of fees to students who meet the standards set out for each individual scholarship category. We have a strong commitment to assisting students who would greatly benefit from a John Paul College education, but who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend.

John Paul College Scholarship Categories

  • Academic Excellence
  • Mathematics and Science
  • General Excellence
    • Performing Arts Excellence
    • Sporting Excellence
  • Rural and Remote Boarding Bursaries

Key Dates

Scholarship Applications close on Monday February 4, 2019 at 5.00pm for  Academic Excellence and Mathematics & Science.

Scholarship Applications for Rural and Remote Boarding Bursaries and General Excellence (Performing Arts and Sport) will close on Friday April 5, 2019 at 5.00pm.

 

Eligibility for 2020 Scholarships

To be eligible for a John Paul College Scholarship, all prospective families must take the following into consideration:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years 7 – 11, 2020;
  • the Principal reserves the right to privilege some scholarships over others depending on the College’s perceived needs at the time of application;
  • prospective students must complete both the John Paul College Online Application as well as a separate application for the John Paul College Scholarship Programme;
  • the financial needs of the family will be taken into consideration;
  • applicants will follow the John Paul College Admissions process as outlined in the How to Enrol section of our website;
  • applications for admission into John Paul College will be undertaken separately to the awarding of a John Paul College Scholarship, with interviews conducted external to the scholarship process;
  • all students will be notified by mail of the outcome of their application, with successful applicants provided with a Letter of Offer for a Scholarship and placement at John Paul College or for current families notification of tuition remission; and
  • to confirm acceptance of an offer the signing of the official written agreement and other relevant forms is required with the payment of the non-refundable confirmation fee by the due date (refer to Fee Schedule).

Academic Excellence Scholarships

All applicants for Academic Excellence Scholarships at John Paul College are generally required to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination. Applications to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination must register no later than Monday February 4, 2019 at 5.00pm.

The ACER Scholarship Examination for students entering in 2020 will be held on Saturday 23 February 2019 at 8.30am in the Gorman Centre on the John Paul College campus.

Scholarship applicants should select the appropriate ACER Scholarship Examination Level when completing the ACER Scholarship online application.

  • Level 1
    Designed for students who sit the test for entry into Years 7 and 8 in 2020.
  • Level 2
    Designed for students who sit the test for entry into Years 9 and 10 in 2020.
  • Examination Fees
    Basic Registration $125

In addition to the above requirements, eligibility for an Academic Excellence Scholarship will be conditional on the following outcomes:

  • have performed at a high level on the ACER scholarship exam;
  • have demonstrated a high achievement in academics; and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

As a general rule, students will need to achieve a certain percentile level to receive a 75% or 50% remission (over 95th percentile) or for 25% remission (over 90th percentile). Applicants for Academic Excellence Scholarships may be considered at any time of the year on the basis of students’ performance in NAPLAN tests and their last two years school reports.

Applicants are also required to provide a portfolio of achievements to accompany their application. Please contact our admissions team for further information on constructing a portfolio at enrolments@jpc.qld.edu.au.

 

Mathematics and Science Scholarships

All applicants for Mathematics and Science Scholarships at John Paul College will be conditional on the following outcomes:

  • a demonstrated commitment, involvement in and excellence in Mathematics and Science;
  • have demonstrated a high achievement in academics; and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

Mathematics and Science Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of NAPLAN results, the previous two years school reports cards, and an overall commitment to excellence in these fields.

Where possible, these scholarships will be offered to students new to the College.

Applicants are also required to provide a portfolio of achievements to accompany their application. Please contact our admissions team for further information on constructing a portfolio at enrolments@jpc.qld.edu.au.

 

General Excellence Scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships are available in the categories of Performing Arts Excellence and Sporting Excellence.

General Excellence Performing Arts Scholarships are offered on the basis of:

  • students who have demonstrated strong academic achievements;
  • students who will contribute fully to the holistic nature of the College through strong participation in our Performing Arts Programmes;
  • students who possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.
  • students must meet the minimum recommended requirements listed below before being asked to audition;

Strings
Year Seven – AMEB Grade 4
Year Eight – AMEB Grade 5
Year Nine – AMEB Grade 6
Year Ten – AMEB Grade 7
Year Eleven to Twelve – AMEB Grade

Woodwind
Year Seven – AMEB Grade 3
Year Eight – AMEB Grade 4
Year Nine – AMEB Grade 5
Year Ten – AMEB Grade 6
Year Eleven to Twelve – AMEB Grade 7

Brass
Year Seven – AMEB Grade 3
Year Eight – AMEB Grade 4
Year Nine – AMEB Grade 5
Year Ten – AMEB Grade 6
Year Eleven and Twelve – AMEB Grade 7

Piano
Year Seven – AMEB Grade 4
Year Eight – AMEB Grade 5
Year Nine – AMEB Grade 6
Year Ten – AMEB Grade 7
Year Eleven and Twelve – AMEB Grade 8

  • vocal students must be at an advanced performance level and should submit, where possible, any evidence of performance experience. A statement from their vocal teacher outlining the candidate’s suitability for a scholarship should also be provided.
  • students wishing to gain Drama scholarships should be able to demonstrate an advanced range of acting skills and the ability to convey a character dynamically. The audition panel may assess other theatrical skills such as mime and improvisation.
  • Students wishing to gain Dance scholarships should be able to demonstrate advanced level skills in a range of dance genres and should have previous dance experience. The audition panel may assess the students understanding and competencies in flexibility, coordination, rhythm accuracy and performance of technical skills. Examples of advanced skills include- double pirouettes, fouettes, grand jetes, switch leap / turn leap combinations etc.
    • Students wishing to gain Cheer scholarships should be able to demonstrate advanced level skills in cheerleading technical skills and should have previous cheerleading or gymnastic experience. The audition panel may assess the students understanding and competencies in flexibility, coordination, strength and stamina and the performance of technical cheerleading skills in tumbling, stunting and jumps. Examples of advanced skills include: Round off Back Handspring Back Tuck/ Layout combinations or harder, double jump combinations, Level 3 and 4 stunting abilities.

The Principal reserves the right to privilege certain instruments/or performance types dependent on the needs of the College at the time of application.

Applicants are also required to provide a portfolio of achievements to accompany their application. Eligible candidates will then be invited to the second stage of application, which will involve an audition piece to be prepared. Please contact our admissions team for further information on constructing a portfolio at enrolments@jpc.qld.edu.au.

General Excellence Sporting Scholarships are offered to:

  • students who have demonstrated strong academic achievements;
  • students who have been competing at least state or national level in their chosen sport/s;
  • students who will contribute fully to the holistic nature of the College through participation in our Sporting Programmes; and
  • students who possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

The Principal reserves the right to privilege certain sports over others based on the needs of the College at the time of application.

Scholarship Applications for General Excellence Scholarships (Performing Arts and Sport) will close on Friday April 5, 2019 at 5.00pm.

 

 

2020 Rural and Remote Boarding Bursaries – In Partnership with The Doug Hall Foundation

From 2020, John Paul College will offer a number of sponsored boarding bursaries for students wishing to enter our Boarding Village in Years Seven to Twelve.

The bursary will cover 50% tuition remission and be valid for the tenure of the students enrolment at John Paul College. The bursary will be provided in partnership with The Doug Hall Foundation. This foundation supports families from rural and remote areas of our country to give them an opportunity to engage and experience a quality educational journey within our College. We have a strong commitment to assisting students who would greatly benefit from a John Paul College education, but who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend.

Eligibility for 2020 Scholarships

To be eligible for a John Paul College Boarding Bursary, all prospective families must take the following into consideration:

  • students must display a strong commitment to their academic performance and be willing to contribute to the holistic nature of the College;
  • the decision to award the bursary is at the discretion of the College Principal and a representative of the Doug Hall Foundation;

In addition to the standard items required in the John Paul College application process, applicants will be required to submit the following documents for consideration for the bursary:

  • A letter from your family outlining the reasons why you would like to be considered for the bursary programme.

Scholarship Applications for Rural and Remote Boarding Bursaries will close on Friday April 5, 2019 at 5.00pm.

 

For further information, please contact:
Mrs Hannah Limond │Admissions Manager
Ph: +61 7 3826 3333 │E: enrolments@jpc.qld.edu.au