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Scholarships and Bursaries

“For the sake of a single child, I would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart”
St Madeleine Sophie Barat, foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ )

Sacré Cœur is committed to the development of each student’s individual abilities to the highest degree possible. Our School community is therefore pleased to offer a range of scholarships across various year levels and study areas.

Our School also believes in encouraging an inclusive and diverse student community and living our Sacred Heart values. We therefore also offer a limited number of bursaries annually to students whose families may not otherwise be able to afford a Sacré Cœur education.

Our bursaries and scholarships are funded in part by the School in conjunction with the Sacré Cœur Foundation, supported by the generous donations of alumnae, parents, past parents, staff and community supporters, through special fundraising initiatives.

Bursary and Scholarship

Year level

Criteria

Funded by

Kathleen McCarthy Bursary   

Year 7

Selection criteria

Foundation

St Madeleine Sophie Barat Bursaries   

All year levels

Selection criteria

School

Bette Scurry Scholarships and Bursaries

Year 7

Selection criteria

Bette Scurry Bursary Trust

Florence Buckley Scholarships and Bursaries

All year levels

Selection criteria

Foundation

Academic Scholarships

Year 7

Superior performance

School

General Excellence Scholarships

Years 5, 7, 9, 10 & 11

Superior performance

School

Music Scholarships

Years 7 to 10   

Superior performance

School

Scholarships for 2021

We invite applications for the following Scholarships commencing in 2021. Applications close 7 February, 2020.

All scholarships are awarded at the Principal’s discretion.

For all enquiries please contact Ms Julie Muldoon, our Admissions Manager at admissions@sac.vic.edu.au or call +61 3 9835 2713.

Academic Scholarships – Year 7

Testing for Academic Scholarships for students who will be in Year 7 in 2021 will be held on Saturday 15 February 2020. Please click here to apply.

Scholarships awarded to commence in Year 7 provide partial remission of tuition fees until the end of Year 12, subject to the student’s continuing superior performance and her ongoing contribution to the life of the School.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the Principal.

General Excellence Scholarships – Years 5 and 7

General Excellence Scholarships provide partial remission of tuition fees until the end of Year 12, subject to the student’s continuing superior performance and her ongoing contribution to the life of the School.

To apply for a General Excellence Scholarship, students are required to sit a scholarship test which will be held on Saturday 15 February 2020. Please click here to apply. . Please also download and complete the form below. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the Principal.

General Excellence Scholarships – Years 9, 10 and 11

General Excellence Scholarships provide partial remission of tuition fees until the end of Year 12, subject to the student’s continuing superior performance and her ongoing contribution to the life of the School.

To apply for a General Excellence Scholarship, please download and complete the form below. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an interview with the Principal.

Music Scholarships – Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

Music Scholarships provide partial remission of tuition fees until the end of Year 12, subject to the student’s continuing superior performance and her ongoing contribution to the life of the School. Students who are awarded a Music Scholarship are expected to be involved in the Music program at the School.

To apply for a Music Scholarship, please download and complete the form below. Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend an audition and an interview with the Principal.

General information

Scholarships do not include:

Fees

For information about our tuition fees please click here

Bursaries

St Madeleine Sophie Barat Bursaries

“For the sake of a single child, I would have founded the Society of the Sacred Heart”.

St Madeleine Sophie Bursaries Bursaries build and extend our community, and affirm our commitment to the Sacred Heart goal – Social Awareness that Impels to Action, by offering educational opportunities through financial assistance to new families.

St Madeleine Sophie Barat, (RSCJ foundress) believed in the personal strength and conviction in forming both a student’s character and intellect as she saw the importance of bringing together our head and heart in all we do. We carry on her challenge to be the best versions of ourselves and to care for each individual. This remains a pivotal lens through which we live out social justice and the Sacred Heart values at Sacré Cœur.

Drawing on the vision of all our RSCJ Wisdom Women, we are encouraged to care for the vulnerable and to respond to the challenging issues of our time because it is our gift and responsibility to do so. The School endeavours to assist as many families as possible with partial remission of tuition fees only, for eligible families.

Each bursary is reviewed annually in regards to the family’s financial position. The financial details and names of all bursary applicants and recipients remain confidential.

Key Information

Application

Applications will reopen early 2020 for places in 2021.

Kathleen McCarthy Bursary

The Kathleen McCarthy Bursary gives a young woman the opportunity to be educated in the Sacred Heart tradition. It was awarded to a student commencing Year 7 studies in 2020, and will fund 75% of tuition fees to a family who would otherwise not have been able to afford a Sacré Cœur education.

The bursary has been established in the name of Kathleen McCarthy, a leading light of the Sacré Cœur community in her roles as educator, Deputy Principal, parent, School Board director and supporter. She also served on the Foundation’s Bequest sub-committee and the Alumnae Association’s Janet Stuart Bursary committee. The Kathleen McCarthy Bursary encapsulates her belief in and passion for the Sacred Heart goal – Social Awareness that Impels to Action.

Application

The Kathleen McCarthy Bursary has been allocated; applications are not currently open.