Bright Futures Breakfast

BRIGHT FUTURES FUNDRAISING BREAKFAST

Damascus College is excited to launch the Bright Futures Breakfast, a new annual fundraising event for our alumni and wider community members.

In holding this fundraising breakfast, the College seeks to extend this scholarship opportunity to be able to offer it to more than one Year 7 student per year.  Proceeds raised will support this worthy scholarship fund, in order to extend its reach to multiple students each year.  

We invite our alumni of Damascus College, Sacred Heart, St Paul’s and St Martin’s in the Pines, and the wider community, to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, network with other alumni and community members, and to hear from guest speakers who are recognised members of the community.

Please SAVE THE DATE
Thursday 19 September 7am - 8.45am

More details will be posted shortly. 

GIVING TO BRIGHT FUTURES

If you would like to financially contribute to the Bright Futures Scholarship please call Damascus College 03 5337 2222 or complete the Giving Form and return it to the College. 

Bright Futures Scholarship Giving Form Bright Futures Scholarship Giving Form (940 KB)


BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

When families are in crisis, disaster strikes or financial disadvantage is overwhelming, keeping kids in school and on track to succeed can be challenging, if not impossible. Around the world, 124 million children and youth are out of school. We believe that a brighter future starts with an education and giving a child the opportunity to thrive at Damascus College is the aim of the Bright Futures Scholarship.
 
Established in 2018 the Damascus College Bright Futures scholarship sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy (John Thirsk Estate), Fr Brendan Davey and Damascus College, is for the purpose of supporting students and families who are experiencing financial or personal disadvantage, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice activities and contribute to their local community, but may not otherwise be able to afford a Catholic education.

This scholarship is awarded annually to one incoming Year 7 student for 50% tuition relief, and is awarded for the duration of a student’s enrolment at Damascus College (maximum of 6 years).

Primary School Principals support/endorse one Grade 5 student per year from their Primary School community, to be considered for this Damascus College scholarship.

A bit about the scholarship benefactors…

John Thirsk was a notable sports journalist who was cared for by the Sisters of Mercy as a result of family tragedy.  The Sisters of Mercy provided John with an education and a safe place for him to return throughout his life.  He considered the sisters as family and his gift to them was to enable them to provide for others the support that they offered to him. The Sisters have entrusted these funds to Damascus College.

Fr Brendan Davey grew up in Ballarat and was priest of the Diocese for over 60 years.  Fr Brendan always had a great empathy for human vulnerability and valued the gift of education. Upon his death he gifted Damascus College with funds to enable Catholic education to be made available to young people who may not otherwise be able to access it.

The Bright Futures scholarship honours the Christian spirit that prevailed through the work of Fr Brendan as a priest of the Diocese and the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

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