Scholarships

2020 Scholarships

Blackfriars offers a number of scholarships each year based on varying criteria. Scroll down this page for full details of the criteria and application processes involved.

Scholarships offered for the 2020 Academic Year are as follows:

  • St Albert the Great Academic Scholarship (Years 7 and 8) - Applications open Tuesday 4 September 2018
  • Br Patrick Hynes OP Primary Scholarship (Year 6) - Applications open 1 June 2019
  • Dac Lo Scholarship (Years 7 and 8) - Applications open 1 June 2019
  • Music Scholarship (Years 7 and 8) - Applications open 1 June 2019
  • Organ Scholarship (Years 7 to 9) - Applications open 1 June 2019
  • General Excellence Scholarship (Years 7 to 10) - Applications open 1 June 2019
  • Mr John Lewis Scholarship (Year 11) - Applications open 1 June 2019
  • Fr John Neill OP Scholarship (Year 12) - Applications open 1 June 2019

 


St Albert the Great Academic Scholarship

2020 Applications NOW OPEN

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) scholarship program is used annually at Blackfriars to award the St Albert the Great Academic Scholarship to students commencing in Year 7 or Year 8. This academic scholarship offers a 50% reduction in tuition fees for the rest of a boy’s education at Blackfriars, subject to terms and conditions being met.

The scholarship is awarded based on the results of the Australian Cooperative Entry Program (ACEP) tests. The scholarship will be awarded by the Principal upon review of the ACEP test results. The criteria for these scholarships include excellence in literacy and/or numeracy.

Online registrations to sit the ACEP test on Saturday 9 February, 2019 are now open at this link: APPLY NOW >

A registration fee of $110 is applicable for each school your son would like to be considered for a scholarship. Registrations close on Thursday 24 January, 2019.

For further information on the examination, please visit the ACER website: www.acer.edu.au

For any additional information, please contact Mrs Mandy Varrichio, at Blackfriars on 8169 3908.

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Br Patrick Hynes OP Primary Scholarship

Year 6

The Br Patrick Hynes OP Scholarship is to the value of $1,500. It will be awarded to the successful candidate during the first term of their Year 6 education at Blackfriars Priory School in 2019.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Br Patrick Hynes OP Scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled at Blackfriars and be attending for their Year 5 education in 2018.

Selection Criteria

In appreciation of Dominican Br Patrick Hynes OP, the scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s commitment to representing the four pillars of Dominican life: Prayer, Study, Community and Service.

Applications open: Friday 1 June, 2018
Applications close: Friday 29 June, 2018

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Dac Lo Scholarship

Years 7 and 8

Recipients of the Dac Lo Scholarship are entitled to a 50% reduction in tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Blackfriars Priory School.

Eligibility

The Dac Lo Scholarship is open to both new and current students entering Year 7 or 8 at Blackfriars in 2019. Applicants must be enrolled and currently studying at Dac Lo Vietnamese Language School.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s:

  • outstanding academic ability and behaviour at school;
  • commitment to maintaining the Vietnamese language and preserving Vietnamese culture;
  • involvement in co-curricular activities; and
  • financial need (and/or that of his parents/guardians).

Applications open: Friday 1 June, 2018
Applications close: Friday 29 June, 2018

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Music Scholarship

Years 7 and 8

Recipients of the Music Scholarship are entitled to full remission of music tuition fees with a private tutor, instrument hire, music resources and music textbook fees for a period of two years. The scholarship is up to the value of $2,500 (in music fees / resources).

Eligibility

The Music Scholarship is open to both new and current students entering Year 7 or Year 8 at Blackfriars Priory School in 2019.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s:

  • performance at a practical audition;
  • proven capacity or potential in music;
  • aural testing and interview;
  • ability to manage all academic aspects of music and school commitments; and
  • commitment to enriching the arts culture of the school by being involved in music making and performance opportunities.

Applications open: Friday 1 June, 2018
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pplications close: Thursday 30 August, 2018

Organ Scholarship

Year 7 to 9

Recipients of the Organ Scholarship are entitled to the remission of weekly organ lessons with a private tutor for a period of two years. The scholarship is up to the value of $1,680 (in organ tutor fees).

Eligibility

The Organ Scholarship is open to current students enrolled at Blackfriars Priory School in 2018, who are entering Years 7 to 9 in 2019.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s:

  • performance at a practical audition;
  • proven capacity or potential in music;
  • ability to play the piano (must be currently taking lessons in piano);
  • commitment to enriching the arts culture of the school by being involved in music making and performance opportunities; and
  • availability to play at liturgies and other events held in St Albert’s Chapel, Blackfriars.

Applications open: Friday 1 June, 2018
Applications 
close: Thursday 30 August, 2018

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General Excellence Scholarship

Years 7 to 10

Recipients of the General Excellence Scholarship are entitled to a 50% reduction in tuition fees for the year in which the scholarship is awarded. 

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to both new and current students entering Years 7 to 10 at Blackfriars Priory School in 2019.

Selection Criteria

The Scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s:

  • outstanding academic ability;
  • commitment to co-curricular activities; and
  • dedication to the ideals and values of Blackfriars Priory School.

Applications open: Friday 1 June, 2018
Applications close: Friday 29 June, 2018

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Mr John Lewis Scholarship

Year 11

Recipients of the Mr John Lewis Scholarship are entitled to a bursary covering full tuition fee at Year 11 plus $500 for approved in-school expenses (e.g. camps, excursions, uniform, stationery, etc).

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Mr John Lewis Scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled at Blackfriars Priory School and be attending the school for their Year 10 education in 2018.

Selection Criteria

In appreciation of the history of Blackfriars Priory School and its core values, the scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s:

  • commitment to exemplifying the four pillars of Dominican life: Prayer, Study, Community and Service;
  • efforts to embrace a spirit of generosity; and
  • financial need (and/or that of his parents/guardians).

Applications open: Friday 1 June, 2018
Applications close: Friday 29 June, 2018

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Fr John Neill OP Scholarship

Year 12

Recipients of the Fr John Neill OP Scholarship receive a bursary covering full tuition fee at Year 12 plus $500 for approved in-school expenses (e.g. camps, excursions, uniform, stationery, etc).

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Fr John Neill OP Scholarship, the applicant must be enrolled at Blackfriars Priory School and be attending the school for their Year 11 education in 2018.

Selection Criteria

In appreciation of Dominican Fr John Neill OP, the Scholarship is awarded based on the applicant's:

  • commitment to exemplifying the four pillars of Dominican life: Prayer, Study, Community and Service;
  • commitment to pursuing their studies with the mind of Christ; and
  • financial need (and/or that of his parents/guardians).

Applications open: Friday 1 June, 2018
Applications close: Friday 29 June, 2018