Current Families

Students currently enrolled and attending Mary MacKillop Catholic College have the opportunity to apply for the MacKillop Scholarship, General Excellence Scholarship, Sporting Excellence Scholarship or the Christine Bethel Academic Bursary.

2023 Scholarships and Bursaries for Current Families will open on Monday, 1 April 2022.

MacKillop Scholarship

Eligibility | The MacKillop Scholarship aims to encourage applicants from Year 4-12 who go the extra mile for others in their community. St Mary MacKillop was a visionary leader who defined her faith via service of others in her community, particularly the vulnerable. We seek to model her actions at our College via targeted outreach and creation of a culture of kindness. 

Criteria | A young person who has a successful track record of supporting others in their community, as outlined by references and in interview and who can continue to make a positive contribution to the social justice program and outreach elements of the College. 

Example | This can be hard to articulate – you may find it useful to look at the examples below which we have linked to explicitly Catholic language to assist in understanding.  

  • Advocacy: An example of this is supporting wider causes like the environment through letter writing or fundraising.  
  • Witness: This means acting in a way that shows you support a cause or a vulnerable group. A person wearing a ribbon in support of a cause or movement is an example of witness. 
  • Service/Solidarity: This means actually doing – for example, cooking for Rosie’s, fundraising for a local charity and volunteering for a group like St Vincent de Paul. At a local level, it is as simple as helping an elderly neighbour with chores.  
  • A culture of kindness: This can be harder to define but we view it as very important. We are seeking young people who have shown they are positive, inclusive, welcoming and can evidence this.  

Value | Up to 100% of your total school fees | Up to 3 years  

Closing Date | 30 July 2022 

Available Scholarships | 10 

General Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility | The General Excellence Scholarship is open to both new and existing students with the intention of commencing in Years 7 to 12. This scholarship offers a discount on the tuition portion of fees for a set scholarship term. 

Criteria | An optimistic, positive demeanour. Engaged in several extra-curricular activities. Speaks positively of peer and familial relationships. Sees meaning and work in education and learning. Sets clear goals that are aspirational.

Value | Up to 50% of your tuition  | Up to 3 years

Closing Date | 30 July 2022 

Available Scholarships | 20 (future & current students)

Sporting & Arts Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility | The Sporting Excellence Scholarship is open to both new and existing students of the College, commencing in Years 4 to 12. This scholarship offers a discount on the tuition portion of fees for a set scholarship term. 

Criteria | Represents honours at state level or above. Proof of significant financial investment in sporting activities. Evidence of and willingness to support the College sporting program.

Value | Up to 30% of your tuition | Up to 3 years

Closing Date | 30 July 2022 

Available Scholarships | 20 (future & current students)

Bursaries 

Eligibility | The Christine Bethel Academic Bursary offers full fee relief only to families experience financial hardship, for existing students from Prep to Year 12. Additional levies still apply.

Criteria | Demonstrate achievement in academics and a continued effort and sustained commitment to improving academic performance. Show an awareness of, and appreciation for, school life and a willingness to accept the broad range of opportunities offered at Mary MacKillop. Parents or caregivers of Bursary recipients are expected to provide support to College activities by volunteering to assist in events and activities when possible.

Value | 20-100% of your tuition

Closing Date | ongoing

Available Bursaries | ongoing