Scholarships

The John Paul College scholarship and bursary program 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.

Scholarship Eligibility

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 Seven – Eleven, for the year of entry;
  • 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 Program;
  • 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).

2021 John Paul College Scholarships

  • Academic Excellence
  • Mathematics and Science
  • General Excellence
    • Performing Arts Excellence
    • Sporting Excellence

John Paul College Scholarship Categories

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 have closed for 2020 enrolments. Information regarding scholarships for 2021 will be available in October 2019.

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 Seven and Eight
  • Level 2
    Designed for students who sit the test for entry into Years Nine and Ten
  • 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 Programs
  • 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 Programs
  • 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.

 

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