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At St Joseph’s College, we are committed to recognising outstanding character, excellence in achievement and high potential learners.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have several scholarships and bursaries funded by donors who share our commitment to provision of learning opportunities that help our boys grow into confident, intelligent and compassionate men.

To that end, we have a wide range of full and partial scholarships and bursaries that provide recognition of achievement and financial support for boarding and tuition.

For more information about scholarships and bursaries or general information about St Joseph’s College, please contact the Admissions Manager at 02 9816 0806 or admissions@joeys.org.

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

The St Joseph’s College community celebrates academic excellence, and rewards those who continually strive to do their best. Academic Scholarships recognise excellence in Mathematics, English and holistic academic all-round achievement.

  • Some scholarships are means-tested.
  • Scholarships provide full or partial remission of boarding and/or day fees.
  • Applicants are required to sit the ACER Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program to be eligible for academic scholarships. 

Applications for Academic Scholarships for 2025 are now closed.

For more information about Academic Scholarships, please contact Matthew Bookallil, Director of Teaching and Learning, at mbookallil@joeys.org.

Academic All-Rounder Scholarships
St Joseph’s College Academic Scholarships are awarded in Year 7 to students who demonstrate academic excellence across a range of subjects and a demonstrated high level of engagement in their learning.

Br Liguori Mathematics Scholarship
Br Liguori (1888–1972) taught at the College from 1922 until his retirement in 1966. His students regularly achieved academic honours – including first place in the state – in Mathematics, English and French. His renown in mathematics extended beyond St Joseph’s. For several years he was the President of the Mathematical Association of NSW, and he was called upon to solve a construction problem of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Br Liguori Mathematics Scholarship is awarded to a mathematically gifted student entering Years 7, 8 or 9 and not currently attending St Joseph's College.

The successful applicant would be placed in the Accelerated Mathematics course and would aim to sit their HSC in both Mathematics Advanced and Extension 1 in Year 11 and the Mathematics Extension 2 course in Year 12.

Br Michael Naughtin English Scholarship
Br Michael Naughtin (1919–2009) arrived at St Joseph’s in 1962 as Deputy Headmaster and taught English, Latin and Classical Greek. During his time at St Joseph’s, Br Michael’s significant contributions included penning the College’s history A Century of Striving, editing the College Magazine and the Old Boys Magazine Cerise and Blue and most notably, the College Prayer.

The Br Michael Naughtin English Scholarship is awarded to a gifted English student entering Years 7, 8 or 9 and not currently attending St Joseph's College.

To discover your son’s full potential, in the first instance, academic scholarship applicants will be expected to sit all aspects of the ACER Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program, even if applying only for the specific Mathematics and/or English Scholarships. High performing students on the ACER testing will have the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the College more fully through the admissions process, including an enrolment interview.

Dr Kevin James Cronin Memorial Scholarship
Donated by Mrs Kathleen Cronin in memory of her husband, the Dr Kevin James Cronin Memorial Scholarship is presented to a student entering Years 11 or 12 who shows ability in English, Mathematics and/or Science and who, without the scholarship, would not readily have available to him a suitable Catholic education.

Clarice Dorrell Scholarship
Presented by Mr Michael Dorrell (1991) in honour of his grandmother, the Clarice Dorrell Scholarships are partial scholarships offering up to one-half support of the boarding and tuition fee and are available to new students entering Years 10 or 11 who show significant academic aptitude and community involvement. Preference may be given to students from outside Sydney metropolitan area.

Music Scholarships

The Performing Arts are an integral part of our community. Music is one such constant in our boys' formational journey at the College. Whether through beautiful liturgical music at Mass, the rousing chorus of boys at our Headmaster’s Assembly or simply in our students' individual pursuit of musical excellence, music holds a special place at .

Music Scholarships are awarded to musically gifted students entering Years 7 to 10 and not currently attending St Joseph's College. It provides full or partial remission of boarding or day fees for up to six years. Music tuition and instrument hire for one instrument is provided. Preference is given to vocalists, flute, trombone, viola and other orchestral instruments.


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an audition at the College in May 2024.
Applications close Friday 10 May 2024.


Bursaries

General Bursaries

St Joseph’s College, in partnership with the St Joseph’s College Foundation, offers several means-tested bursaries to provide support with boarding and tuition fees for families.

Financial assistance is available to new and continuing boarding students who epitomise the spirit of striving for better things and who, without such assistance, would not be able to attend St Joseph’s College.

Preference is given to students commencing in Years 10 to 12.

Applications for bursary support are closed for 2024.

Boys from the Bush Bursaries
Generously funded through the Partners Program and other donor support, the Boys from the Bush Bursaries are presented by St Joseph’s College Foundation and provide up to one-third support of the boarding and tuition fee at St Joseph’s College for students from rural and regional areas.

The Gregory Patrick and Marie Dolores Farrell Memorial Scholarship
The Gregory Patrick and Marie Dolores Farrell Memorial Scholarships are presented by the Farrell family in memoryof their parents. These scholarships provide up to one-third support of the boarding and tuition fee and are awarded to students commencing in Years 10 to 12.

Tom Petersen Memorial Scholarship
The Tom Petersen Memorial Scholarships are presented by St Joseph’s College Foundation. These scholarships provide up to one-third support of the boarding and tuition fee with preference given to students commencing in Years 10 to 12.

Dr Maurice Edward Renshaw AM Memorial Scholarship
The Dr Maurice Edward Renshaw AM Memorial Scholarships are presented by the Renshaw family. These scholarships provide up to one-third support of the boarding and tuition fee and are awarded to students commencing in Years 10 to 12.

Indigenous Bursaries

Indigenous Boarding Bursaries
St Joseph’s College Foundation, through the generosity of supporters of the SJC Indigenous Fund and SJC Indigenous Scholarship Fund, offers means-tested scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous boarding students, providing partial funding for up to six years of boarding and tuition fees.

Applications for Indigenous Scholarships are now closed for 2024.

Indigenous Youth Leadership Project (ILYP)
An initiative funded by the Australian Government.

Working in partnership with St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill, the IYLP is run by The Smith Family, with funding support through the National Indigenous Australians Agency. The government-funded program aims to close the gaps in Indigenous educational disadvantage by creating greater access to additional education choice for Indigenous students, particularly those from remote and very remote areas of the country.

In addition to helping Indigenous students achieve their educational aspirations, the IYLP supports the development of positive role models and leaders to inspire other Indigenous students.

Applications are now closed for 2024.

Applying for the Indigenous Youth Leadership Project:

  • Shortlisted students will be required to attend a personal interview at St Joseph’s College with the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, and a representative of the College.
  • Information, criteria, application forms and other details are available from The Smith Family via the 2023 IYLP Application Kit when it is available.
  • For more information .

If you have any questions, please contact the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, at +61 8 8224 1402 or leanne.smith@thesmithfamiliy.com.au.

Application for admission to St Joseph’s College must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship.

Please contact the Admissions Office for more information regarding the IYLP at 02 9816 0922 or admissions@joeys.org.