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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

“My years at Xavier taught me a great deal. The sorts of things I remember most are the pursuit of excellence, the understanding that I’ve been given some wonderful gifts, gifts that are not for me but for the service of others, to try and make the world we live in a better place.”

DR STEPHEN PARNIS (OX 1986) Cody Scholarship Recipient 1983

Stephen is a dedicated current parent of a son at Burke Hall and a current donor, who strongly believes in giving back to the College.

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

“For all of us at Xavier College, we can appreciate what a wonderful gift a Jesuit education is for a young person. To this end we must do everything we can to assist those worthy, but without the means, to access this opportunity. The Ignatius Education Fund is our vehicle by which we can all help to make this happen”.

Dr Chris Hayes, Principal

ABOUT THIS PROJECT


Our thanks to the many donors who have supported those students who otherwise might not have been able to access a Jesuit education. Many of these students achieve highly and go on to serve the wider community.

The Ignatius Education Fund is a Scholarship and Bursary fund which aims to ensure that a Jesuit education remains within the financial scope of as wide a cross-section of the Catholic community as possible. Both Scholarships and Bursaries are tax deductible.

It is envisaged that the Ignatius Education Fund by 2020 will fund all College Scholarships and Bursaries. At present 6% of students at the College receive financial assistance and the College Council’s aim is to increase it to 10% in the next few years in accordance with a request from the Jesuit Provincial

It is envisaged that the Ignatius Education Fund by 2020 will fund all College Scholarships and Bursaries. At present 6% of students at the College receive financial assistance and the College Council’s aim is to increase it to 10% in the next few years in accordance with a request from the Jesuit Provincial

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PROGRESS


GOAL: 10% of students funded by way of Scholarships and Bursaries by 2020

STATUS: Currently 6% of students are funded by way of of Scholarships and Bursaries

SCHOLARSHIP OR BURSARY?

The two components to the Ignatius Education Fund, Scholarships and Bursaries, are funded through your gifts.
Both are tax deductible and different in their nature, and are therefore managed separately.


SCHOLARSHIP

A Foundation Scholarship is offered to students with a commitment towards the development of students’ individual abilities to the highest degree possible. Scholarships are offered in Years 7, 9 & 11 and are available for the following categories:

  • This Scholarship is available to a student entering Year 11.
  • The Scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition and 100% of the boarding fees from Years 11 to 12.

  • This Scholarship is available to a student entering Year 9.
  • The Scholarship will cover 50% of the boarding fee and 50% of the tuition from Years 9 to 12.

  • This Scholarship is available to a student entering Year 11.
  • The Scholarship will cover 75% of the tuition fee until Year 12.

  • This Scholarship was directed towards the provision of Scholarships for four boys from Year 9 through to Year 12 to study Music at Xavier.

  • This Scholarship is awarded to Students commencing Year 9 through to Year 12 at the Senior Campus and covers 50% of the tuition fee.

SUCCESS STORY

“Xavier gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams. I thank all those donors who made my Scholarship at Xavier possible.”

EDWARD MAHONEY (OX 2007) Boarding Scholarship Recipient 2006

Edward is currently a lawyer at Dwyer Robinson Pty Ltd in Warrnambool. He received a Boarding Scholarship in 2006 at Xavier College and has fond memories as a student in Years 11 and 12.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

”People who donate to the Scholarship fund at Xavier must know that in doing so, they are actually changing lives. I will always be grateful for my Scholarship to Xavier College.”

LUKE TENGSTROM (OX 2010) Boarding Scholarship Recipient 2007

Luke Tengstrom came to Xavier in Year 9 2007 as a boarder on a Scholarship from Finley, a small country town on the Victoria-NSW border. Luke’s parents had started a small food wholesaling company and without the financial assistance provided by the Scholarship, he knew that Xavier would not have been an option for him. He remains mindful of what a big decision and sacrifice it was for his family to send him to Xavier as a boarder, even on a Scholarship.

 

BURSARY

A Foundation Bursary extends the opportunity for a Jesuit education to students regardless of their socio economic, geographic or cultural backgrounds. Bursaries at Xavier College are financially needs based, and are not awarded on academic, musical or sporting prowess. Bursaries are offered in the following categories:

  • This Bursary is available to a prospective student entering Year 11.
  • The Bursary will be used to provide assistance in covering 75% of the tuition fees.

  • This Bursary is offered to new and current students and awarded annually. It is open to any students who wish to attend Kostka Hall Campus from Years 7 – 12 and covers 100% of the tuition fees.

  • This Bursary is offered to new and current students and will be used to provide assistance in covering fees, uniforms, books and/or other curricular expenses associated with the son of a sole surviving parent.

  • This Bursary is awarded to new and current students and awarded annually. It is open to any students who wish to attend Burke Hall Campus from Years 7 – 12 and covers 100% of the tuition fees.

  • This Bursary is awarded to Students commencing Year 9 through to Year 12 at the Senior Campus and covers 100% of the tuition fee.

  • This Bursary is awarded to Students commencing Year 9 through to Year 12 at the Senior Campus and covers 100% of the tuition fee.

  • These Bursaries are awarded to Students commencing Year 9 through to Year 12 at the Senior Campus and covers 100% of the tuition fee.

  • This Bursary is awarded every two years to a boarding student in year 11 at the Senior Campus and covers 100% of the boarding fee.

 

SUCCESS STORY

“My future was set at Xavier College. Some of the values that Xavier instilled in me was to give and not necessarily receive. Scholarships are really important as they help children who are less fortunate, to be given the opportunities they need to succeed in life”

NILTON HI (OX 2011) Xavier College and Friday Night School Scholarship Recipient 2006

Nilton and his family escaped East Timor and the Indonesian occupation in 1994 to come to Australia for a better life. He entered the Friday Night School program in grade 3. He was there to make friends, experience other cultures, expand his boundaries and broaden his mind. He was then offered a Scholarship to study at Xavier College. It was like a fairy tale, still a dream to this day. He is now studying Engineering at RMIT.