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2021 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 2021 Academic Year are as follows:

Br Patrick Hynes Scholarship

Year 6, 2021

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications close 4pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

This scholarship was established in 1993 and named in recognition of Br Patrick Hynes OP who served as Master in Charge of the Primary School at Blackfriars during the 1970s. It is the first scholarship available exclusively to Primary School students at Blackfriars.

One scholarship valued at $1,500 is offered annually. It is awarded to the successful candidate during the first term of their Year 6 education at Blackfriars.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Br Patrick Hynes Scholarship in 2021, the applicant must be a domestic student, enrolled and attending Blackfriars in Year 5, 2020 .

Selection Criteria

Awarding of the Br Patrick Hynes Scholarship is based on an applicant’s commitment to representing the Four Pillars of Dominican Life – Prayer, Study, Community and Service.

Application Form

Dac Lo Scholarship

Years 7 and 8, 2021

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications close 4pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

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

Eligibility

The 2021 Dac Lo Scholarship is open to any domestic student entering Year 7 or 8 at Blackfriars in 2021. Applicants must be enrolled and studying at the Dac Lo Vietnamese Language School to be eligible

Selection Criteria

The Dac Lo Scholarship is awarded based on the applicant’s:

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

Application Form

Music Scholarship

Years 7 and 8, 2021

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications close 4pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

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

Up to four Music Scholarships are available annually.

Eligibility

2021 Music Scholarships are open to any domestic student entering Years 7 or 8 at Blackfriars in 2021.

Selection Criteria

Awarding of a Music Scholarship is based on an applicant’s:

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

Application Form

Organ Scholarship

Year 7 to 9, 2021

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications close 4pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Recipients of an Organ Scholarship are entitled to the remission of weekly organ lessons with a private tutor for a period of two years. Recipients have the opportunity to learn on the magnificent, fully restored pipe organ located in the Chapel of St Albert the Great at Blackfriars. The scholarship is up to the value of $1,680 (in organ tutor fees).

Up to two Organ Scholarships are available annually.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a 2021 Organ Scholarship, applicants must be a domestic student, enrolled and attending Blackfriars in either Year 6, 7 or 8 in 2020.

Selection Criteria

Awarding of an Organ Scholarship is based on an applicant’s:

  1. performance at a practical audition;
  2. proven capacity or potential in music;
  3. ability to play the piano/keyboard (must be currently taking piano/keyboard lessons);
  4. commitment to enriching the arts culture of Blackfriars by being involved in music making and performance opportunities; and
  5. availability to play at liturgies and other events conducted in the Chapel of St Albert the Great, Blackfriars

Application Form

General Excellence Scholarship

Years 7 to 10

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications close 4pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

One General Excellence Scholarship is awarded annually. The recipient is entitled to a 50% reduction in tuition fees for the year for which the scholarship is awarded. 

Eligibility

The 2021 General Excellence Scholarship is open to any domestic student entering Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 at Blackfriars in 2021.

Selection Criteria

Awarding of the General Excellence Scholarship is based on an applicant’s :

  1. outstanding academic ability;
  2. commitment to co-curricular activities; and
  3. dedication to the ideals and values of Blackfriars.

Application Form

John Lewis Scholarship

Year 11, 2021

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications close 4pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

The John Lewis Scholarship is provided to assist with the tuition and school expenses for a Year 11 student attending Blackfriars. One scholarship is available annually.

The scholarship is named in recognition of Mr John Lewis, a generous benefactor of the Dominican community in Adelaide and previous owner of Comonella / St Catharine’s, the property which comprises the Blackfriars campus.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the John Lewis Scholarship in 2021, the applicant must be a domestic student, enrolled and attending Blackfriars in Year 10, 2020.

Selection Criteria

Awarding of the John Lewis Scholarship is based on an applicant’s:

  1. commitment to exemplifying the Four Pillars of Dominican Life;
  2. efforts to embrace a spirit of generosity; and
  3. financial need and/or that of his parents/guardians.

Application Form

Fr John Neill Scholarship

Year 12, 2021

2021 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications close 4pm, Tuesday 30 June 2020.

The Fr John Neill Scholarship is provided to assist with the tuition and school expenses for a Year 12 student attending Blackfriars. One scholarship is available annually.

Fr John Neill OP OAM is considered one of the founders of Catholic universities in Australia and has been instrumental in Australian Catholic education for more than 50 years. He served the Blackfriars community for 25 years; 16 as the school’s fifth Headmaster (1972 to 1988).

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Fr John Neill Scholarship in 2021, the applicant must be a domestic student, enrolled and attending Blackfriars in Year 11, 2020.

Selection Criteria

Awarding of the Fr John Neill Scholarship is based on an applicant’s:

  1. commitment to exemplifying the Four Pillars of Dominican Life;
  2. commitment to pursuing their studies with the mind of Christ; and
  3. financial need and/or that of his parents/guardians.

Application Form

St Albert the Great Academic Scholarship

Year 7 or 8, 2021

2021 Applications have closed

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.

For further information on the ACER Scholarship Tests, please visit the ACER website >

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