Scholarships

Applications for the Joseph Cardijn Scholarship for Year 8 in 2018 are now closed.
 

Joseph Cardijn Scholarship

Cardijn College awards Joseph Cardijn Scholarships to students enrolling in Year 8.  The continuance of the scholarship from year to year depends on your child meeting satisfactory standards in behaviour and academic performance throughout their time at Cardijn.

Students who are eligible to receive the Joseph Cardijn Scholarship will be:

  1. A high achiever in academic pursuits.
  2. Highly involved in their School and Parish Community.
  3. A student who contributes to the local community, school or parish through leadership.

Criteria

Two criteria are used to allocate the Joseph Cardijn Scholarships. These are:

  1. academic endeavour and ability
  2. evidence of leadership, involvement and contribution to Parish, School and Community life.

To support these criteria documentary evidence will be required as follows:

1. Academic Endeavour and Ability

Applicants are asked to provide copies of school reports and Year 5 NAPLAN results.

2. Leadership, Involvement and Contribution to Parish, School and Community Life

Evidence to support this criterion should be in the form of the following:

2.1 Parish Life

a)  Copies of Sacramental Certificates.

b)  A reference from the student's Parish Priest or Parish Pastoral Worker which serves as a character reference and will also highlight leadership, involvement and contribution to Parish life, eg youth groups, outreach etc.

2.2 School Life

a)  Copies of any Awards or Certificates received.

b)  The College will make contact with the applicant's current primary school. This conversation will serve as a character reference and will also highlight leadership, involvement and contribution to school life, eg Student/Class Representative Council, involvement in school teams, extra curricular activities, etc. Applicants will be asked to provide the name and contact number of their school Principal, Deputy Principal or class teacher who would be happy to be a referee for this application.

2.3 Community Life

a)  Copies of any Awards or Certificates received.

b)  A reference from a Community Leader which serves as a character reference and will also highlight leadership, involvement and contribution to community life, eg sporting groups, St John’s Ambulance, Cadets, etc.

As well as the documentary evidence listed above, the student is asked to hand write on page 6 a one page statement in their own words explaining why they believe they would be a suitable candidate to be awarded a scholarship.

The Scholarship Panel will review all applications and shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview early in Term 4.

Applications for the Joseph Cardijn Scholarship for Year 8 in 2018 will be available on 25 July 2016 and will close on Friday 30 September 2016.
 

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