Bursaries

Aquinas College is committed to providing opportunities for boys to take their place at the College irrespective of their family’s financial situation. It has always been part of the Aquinas heritage of supporting boys who are able to benefit from the holistic education on offer at Aquinas. An inspiring education is one way that lives can be transformed to the extraordinary. Such an education provides boys with choices in life to go out to the world to make a difference in the lives of others. Education at Aquinas has, at its heart, the need to grow boys into good men – a blend of academic outcomes, social development, emotional growth and spiritual nurturing. The focus is on forming, in partnership with parents, young men with great character.

Bursaries are awarded based on need and will vary in value depending on each family’s circumstance. All bursaries are supported by the Aquinas College Foundation.

The following bursaries were available for students to attend Aquinas in 2023:

Br Hall Bursary for Year 7 students
Old Aquinians’ Association Bursary for a Year 7 student
Edmund Rice Bursary for Year 7 students
Terry Bourke Family Bursary for a Year 11 student
Br Redmond Bursary for Year 11 students
Class of 1954 Bus Tour Bursary for a Year 7 student

Br Hall Bursary for Year 7 students

Successful students will demonstrate a breadth of involvement in school and community life and a sound level of academic achievement. Family circumstance will be a significant factor in awarding a bursary.

Old Aquinians’ Association Bursary for a Year 7 student

The Old Aquinians’ Association provide support of up to 50% of a student’s tuition fee for the son or grandson of an Old Aquinian. The successful student will demonstrate a breadth of involvement in school and community life and a sound level of academic achievement. Family circumstance will be a significant factor in awarding a bursary.

Edmund Rice Bursary for Year 7 students

Up to 10 bursaries are offered to students whose families do not have the means to send their sons to Aquinas. These bursaries are for families who have an income that is less than $80,000 per year (there are circumstances that will allow for different levels of income); have a connection to the Catholic Church, and the boys have the capacity to thrive at the College. Parents will be expected to contribute fees according to their capacity up to $2000.

Terry Bourke Family Bursary for a Year 11 student

Through the generosity of Terry Bourke (Class of 43) and his family, a bursary is offered to a student to complete Year 11 and 12 at Aquinas College. The successful student will demonstrate a breadth of involvement in school and community life and a sound level of academic achievement. Family circumstance will be a significant factor in awarding a bursary. The bursary covers 100% of tuition fees.

Br Redmond Bursary for Year 11 students

This bursary recognises the enormous contribution of Br Redmond to Aquinas College with over 40 years of unparalleled service. The successful students will demonstrate a breadth of involvement in school and community life and a sound level of academic achievement. Family circumstance will be a significant factor in awarding a bursary.

Class of 1954 Bus Tour Bursary for a Year 7 student

This bursary comes about as a group of the Class of 1954, along with their friends, have for the last 15 years organised a tour to parts of regional Western Australia. The fundraising along the way has provided funds to support the bursaries that the College offers to students. The recipient will demonstrate a breadth of involvement in school and community life and a sound level of academic achievement with the value of the bursary dependent on family circumstances.

Please note Bursary applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 Bursaries will open in April 2023.