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JPC Scholarships


The John Paul College scholarship and bursary program is open to new students entering JPC from Year Five and 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 for the tenure of their study at JPC, until the end of Year Twelve.

We have a strong commitment to assisting students who would greatly benefit from a JPC education, but who, without financial aid, would be unable to attend.

Please note scholarships for existing students are available from Years Seven to Ten, for the tenure of their study at JPC, until the end of Year Twelve.


To Educate, To Inspire, To Make A Difference

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for a JPC scholarship, all prospective families must take the following into consideration:

  • new students must be commencing/studying in Years Five to Eleven, dependent on the type of scholarship they are applying for;
  • current students must be studying in Years Five to Ten;
  • the Principal reserves the right to privilege some scholarships over others depending on the College's perceived needs at the time of application;
  • new students must complete the John Paul College Online Application and provide additional information as requested such as portfolios or references;
  • current students must complete the John Paul College Scholarships Application Form and provide additional information as requested such as portfolios or references;
  • the financial needs of the family will be taken into consideration;
  • applicants will follow the JPC Admissions process as outlined in the How to Apply section of our website;
  • applications for admission into JPC will be undertaken separately from the awarding of a JPC scholarship, with interviews conducted external to the scholarship process; and
  • part remission of fees for students who meet the standards set out for each individual scholarship category will be for the tenure of their study at JPC, until the end of Year Twelve, subject to annual reviews.


Scholarship Categories


STEM and Innovation Scholarships

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

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years Five to Ten;
  • have a demonstrated commitment, involvement in and excellence in STEM categories; or
  • have demonstrated success in an individual innovative design project;
  • have demonstrated high achievement in academics providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports; and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

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

Applicants are also required to provide a portfolio of achievements to accompany their application.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

It is preferred that applicants for Academic Excellence Scholarships at John Paul College are required to sit the ACER Scholarship Examination.

The ACER Scholarship Examination for students entering in 2023 will be held on Saturday 26 February 2022 at the John Paul College campus.

ACER Scholarship Examination will close on Monday 7 February 2022 at 5.00pm.

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:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years Seven to Ten;
  • have performed at a high level on the ACER scholarship exam;
  • have demonstrated above-average achievement in academics providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports; 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 50% remission (over 95th percentile) or for 25% remission (over 90th percentile).

Applicants are also required to provide a resume of achievements to accompany their application.

Excellence Scholarships (Performing Arts and Sport)

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

Excellence Academics Scholarships are offered on the basis of:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years Five to Ten;
  • have demonstrated above-average achievement in academics providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports;
  • demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the curricular and co-curricular activities of the College, that is, participate in at least two of the following: one sport, one service and one cultural activity each year (reviewed annually); and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

Excellence Performing Arts Scholarships are offered on the basis of:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years Five to Ten;
  • students who have demonstrated strong academic achievements providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports;
  • 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; and
  • students must meet the minimum recommended requirements before being asked to audition.

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 the application, which will involve an audition piece to be prepared.

Excellence Sport Scholarships are offered to:

  • students commencing/studying in Years Five to Ten;
  • students who have demonstrated strong academic achievements providing NAPLAN tests and their last two years of school reports;
  • students who have been competing to at least state or national level in their chosen sport/s;
  • students who will contribute fully to the holistic nature of the College through strong participation in our Sporting Programs; 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.

Year Seven Principal Leadership Scholarship

Applications for the Year Seven Principal Leadership Scholarship at JPC are open to new families, with children in Year Six demonstrating leadership potential within their current school or sporting/interest group. These scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated excellence through leadership and are dedicated to being actively involved within the College community.

Scholarship applicants are required to provide a personal résumé (including supporting evidence of leadership duties), copies of their two most recent school reports and Year Five NAPLAN results and a reference from a coach or teacher, outlining their leadership potential.

Applications will be means-tested and allocated at the discretion of the Principal.

Rural and Remote Scholarship

All applicants for Rural and Remote Scholarship at John Paul College will be conditional on the following outcomes:

  • students must be commencing/studying in Years Seven to Ten;
  • students must display a strong commitment to their academic performance and be willing to contribute to the holistic nature of the College;
  • live in rural or remote areas of our country wishing to attend our Boarding Village; and
  • possess qualities compatible with the values and ethos of the College.

Applicants are also required to provide a letter from your family outlining the reasons why you would like to be considered for the scholarship program.

Needs-based Bursary

A bursary is a special category of entry designed to ensure that a John Paul College education remains accessible and that the College continues to fulfil its commitment to diversity.

A bursary is an offer of enrolment awarded to a child who would derive great benefit from a JPC education but who, without financial assistance, would be otherwise unable to attend.

While preference is given to students commencing Year Seven, applicants wishing to enter the secondary school at other year levels will also be considered.


For further information, please contact:
Mrs Di Hildebrand │ Admissions Manager
Ph: +61 7 3826 3333