Senior College Bursaries

Each year, Marist Regional College awards bursaries to five current students in Year 10 and three students that are new to the College for the following year. The bursary is to the value of 50% discount on the student’s net tuition fees in both their Year 11 and 12 education at Marist Regional College.

EXISTING STUDENTS
The bursary recognises and rewards Year 10 students who live out the College mission and values with respect to academic, co-curricular and outreach opportunities.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
For potential students to the College, prospective students will need to provide evidence of their contributions in their respective schools, in line with the criteria as listed below:

Bursary Criteria
Ability to enhance the life, diversity and culture of Marist Regional College through many of the following:

  • Demonstrated commitment in their approach to education
  • Demonstrated commitment to the co-curricular program of their College/School, including the Arts, Sports and Technology
  • Illustrated commitment to community service
  • Shows potential to become an exceptional leader in the College
  • Demonstrated a proven ability to live out the College Mission

Every young person has their own unique gifts and talents. We welcome diversity and encourage students to share what they are willing to contribute through evidenced-based responses.

PROCEDURE
Existing Year 10 and prospective Senior College students are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, students need to fulfil most, but not necessarily all the above criteria. A student’s overall capacity to enhance the life and culture of the College will be taken into consideration.

Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the Principal, following consultation with staff and a Bursary Selection Committee comprising of eight (8) members:
College Board Chair
Board Member
Senior College Coordinator(s)
Year Ten Coordinator
Deputy Principal(s)
Director of Faith and Mission

1. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • The bursary will continue during the recipients schooling at Marist Regional College unless their enrolment is withdrawn. A high standard is promoted and encouraged for bursary recipients.
  • In instances where a recipient leaves Marist Regional College to transfer to another local College to continue their education, families may be required to pay back the bursary funds that have been applied to their tuition expenses to date directly to Marist Regional College. The circumstances of the withdrawal will be taken into consideration and at the discretion of the Principal.
  • In cases where families are required to relocate and therefore enrolment is withdrawn, the bursary will simply discontinue.
  • Recipients of the bursary are expected to positively apply themselves to all aspects of their education and College life. This could be demonstrated by their application to studies, positive attitude, and support and encouragement of others. In instances where a bursary recipient does not make satisfactory progress, fails to embrace the College mission and values or does not cooperate in all aspects of their education, the Principal may temporarily or permanently withdraw the bursary.
  • Bursaries can be reviewed at the Principal’s discretion.

2. TIMELINE
a. External Applicants
The external application process commences at the end of Term Two:

Term 2, Week 10

  • External applications are sought via online promotion.
  • School holidays provide families with the opportunity to meet with College staff and consider application.

Term 3, Week 3

  • Written submissions, addressing the relevant aspects the Bursary Criteria, are due to the Principal via email principal@mrc.tas.edu.au. For queries, please contact the College.

Term 3, Week 4

  • The Bursary Selection Committee meet and provide a final list of bursary recipients for final approval by the Principal.

b. Internal Applicants
The following process is undergone annually in Term 3:

Term 2, Week 10

  • Internal applications are sought via online promotion.
  • School holidays provide families with the opportunity to meet with College staff and consider application.

Term 3, Week 1

  • The Principal calls for staff to nominate students for the bursary, stating the reason for their nomination, forwarded to the Bursary Selection Committee.

Term 3, Week 3

  • Written submissions, addressing the relevant aspects the Bursary Criteria, are due to the Principal via email principal@mrc.tas.edu.au. For queries, please contact the College.

Week 4

  • The Bursary Selection Committee meet and provide a final list of bursary recipients for final approval by the Principal.
  • The final list of students to receive the bursaries is provided to the Principal’s Personal Assistant to arrange a bursary letter of offer via email to parents/guardians.

Week 5

  • Parents/Guardians are to respond to the offer.

Week 6

  • Senior College Subject Selections due.