Damascus College inspires and challenges students to become their best. To support this, we offer a number of scholarships for students each year.

Scholarship applications open in mid August and close in mid September each year. This web page will be updated with other open and close dates as they become available each year.

Completed applications are to be hard copy only, addressed to the Principal and submitted by no later than 4pm on the closing date, as outlined below, to the Administration Office and should include the following:

  • A written statement from the student demonstrating how he/she has demonstrated the criteria
  • Two written references in support of the application

Scholarships at Damascus College are awarded on an annual basis, where current and new students reap the benefits of receiving these generous awards. Above is a video showcasing Damascus students where they share their thoughts and thanks, on the gift of a scholarship.

2021 Scholarship Application Open and Close Dates are below:

Applications Open: mid August 2021

Applications Close: mid September 2021

Scholarships

Primary School Principal Recommendation only

When families are in crisis, disaster strikes or financial disadvantage is overwhelming, keeping kids in school and on track to succeed can be challenging, if not impossible. Around the world, 124 million children and youth are out of school. We believe that a brighter future starts with an education and giving a child the opportunity to thrive at Damascus College is the aim of the Bright Futures Scholarship.

Established in 2018 the Damascus College Bright Futures scholarship sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy (John Thirsk Estate), Fr Brendan Davey and Damascus College, is for the purpose of supporting students and families who are experiencing financial or personal disadvantage, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice activities and contribute to their local community, but may not otherwise be able to access a Catholic education.

This scholarship is awarded annually to one incoming Year 7 student for 50% tuition relief, and is awarded for the duration of a student’s enrolment at Damascus College (maximum of 6 years).

To be considered for this scholarship, Primary School Principals support/endorse one Grade 5 student per year from their Primary School community.

Applications open on in early October, two years prior to commencement, and close when applications close, generally in mid February the year prior to commencement.

Application Form available to Primary School Principals only. One application per Primary School will be considered via Principal endorsement.

Download the flyer here: Bright Futures Scholarship Flyer 2021

The eligible candidate is selected from students going into Years 8 to 12.

Value: $2,000 towards the fees for the following year.

Academic Criteria:

  • outstanding academic achievement
  • participation in a range of extra curricular activities offered by the College
  • active support of the College Vision

Download the application form here: 2020 Damascus College Scholarship Application Form

The eligible candidate is selected from students going into Years 8 to 12.

Value: $2,000 towards the fees for the following year.

Sporting Criteria:

  • outstanding sporting achievement including participation in College sport teams
  • participation in sport at State, National or International level
  • active support of the College vision

Download the application form here: 2020 Damascus College Scholarship Application Form

The eligible candidate is selected from students going into Years 8 to 12.

Value: $2,000 towards the fees for the following year.

Arts Criteria:

  • outstanding Art performance achievement
  • participation in either Visual or Performing Arts extra curricular activities
  • participation in local or state Art festivals
  • active support of the College vision

Download the application form here: 2020 Damascus College Scholarship Application Form

Contributed by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea for one boy and one girl going into Year 11.

Value: $2,000 awarded to the successful students.

Criteria:

  • all round academic endeavour and excellence
  • participation in a range of extra curricular activities offered by the College
  • active support of the College vision

Applications open in early September and close in mid October each year.

Download the application form here: 2020 Sr Dorothy Griffin Scholarship Application Form

Contributed by the Dorothy Irene Ellis-Thomas Foundation to one boy and one girl completing his or her VCE or equivalent who is entering or pursuing a course at a University or other tertiary education institution.

Value: $2,000 each.

Criteria:

  • all round academic endeavour and excellence
  • participation in a range of extra curricular activities offered by the College
  • active support of the College vision

Applications open in early September and close in mid October each year.

Download the application form here: 2020 Dorothy Irene Ellis Scholarship Application Form

Contributed by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, this scholarship is awarded to the Dux of the College to support a hard working student with future tertiary learning. The disbursement is determined annually but has generally been in the vicinity of $3,000.

Contributed by the Ballarat Diocesan Finance /Council, this scholarship is awarded to one Year 10 student that is moving in to Year 11. The successful recipient will have demonstrated leadership potential and student advocacy, community involvement characterised by actions for justice and a consistent academic application reflective of a commitment to study.
Value: $1,000
Criteria:

  • leadership potential and student advocacy
  • community involvement characterised by actions for justice
  • consistent academic application reflective of commitment to study

Download the application form here: 2020 Diocese of Ballarat Scholarship Application Form

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