Scholarships at Sacred Heart College

The Sacred Heart College Board of Trustees invites you to apply for one of 7 Year 9 Scholarships for 2020. As a school, we take pride in a culture which promotes academic, cultural, spiritual and sporting excellence, which also aims at developing citizenship and leadership in our young people.

Academic Scholarship of $1000
This will be awarded to a student who can provide evidence of exceptional academic ability. 

All-Rounder Scholarship of $1000
This will be awarded to a student who can provide evidence of excellence across two or more fields of endeavour: Academic, Sporting, Cultural and Leadership 

Leadership Scholarship of $1000
This will be awarded to a student in recognition of the leadership they have demonstrated whilst attending intermediate school. 

Sports Scholarship of $1000
This will be awarded to a student who excels in a sporting area. 

Cultural Scholarship of $1000 
This will be awarded to a student whose involvement in instrumental music, choir, singing, debating, public speaking, dance, drama or Kapa Haka has been of a high level. 

Catholic Character Scholarship of $1000
This will be awarded to a student who is actively involved in their faith and shows leadership in the area of Catholic Character

Dr. Ramsay Perera and Mrs. Sita Perera memorial Scholarship of $1500
This Scholarship will be awarded to incoming Year 9 students who experience financial hardship

How to Apply  
To apply for a Sacred Heart College Scholarship, you must provide the following:  
1.       Your completed Sacred Heart College enrolment form for 2020  
2.       The Scholarship Application Form  
3.       An essay or letter, in your own handwriting, introducing yourself to SHC. This should describe:  
·         Who you are
·         Some ‘public’ information on your family  
·         Which schools you have attended  
·         What you most enjoy doing, both in and out of school  
·         What you would like to do at high school  
·         What career(s) you are considering                                                                                           
 4.       Your CV – this should be an outline of your abilities and previous achievements in the areas you wish to highlight. Remember to highlight academic, cultural, sporting and leadership achievements. These should be backed up by copies (not originals) of:  
·       Latest school report (this will likely be a final school report from last year)  
·       Any certificates/ awards 
·       Testimonials, letters of congratulations

Each of the scholarship winners will be selected on the following basis: 
·         An essay or letter  
·         A Curriculum Vitae which outlines the student’s previous achievements across a range of activities.

Your application must be received by the school no later than Friday 9 August. Applicants should expect to hear the results of the selection process by Wednesday 21 August. Successful applicants must notify the school of their acceptance of the scholarship by Friday 23 August.  The scholarships will be in the form of a single payment into your school account from which students/ families may draw to pay any school-related costs. Uniform, sports gear, sport subscriptions, subject fees, school trips, music tuition, Attendance Dues etc. are all appropriate uses of these funds.   It is not a requirement that all money be spent in the first year and any balance will be carried forward.   

Important dates
Friday 9th August               - Application form, letter/essay and CV to Sacred Heart College 
Wednesday 21 August    - Successful applicants notified  
Friday 23 August               - School notified of scholarship acceptance