Scholarships

Damascus College offers four separate scholarship programs for current Damascus students.

Applications open in early September and close in mid October each year.  This web page will be updated with other open and close dates as they become available each year.

Damascus College Internal Scholarship - NOW CLOSED

One in each category of Academic, Sport and the Arts. The eligible candidate is selected from students going into Years 8 to 12.

Value: $2,000 towards the fees for the following year.

Applications open in early September and close in mid October each year.

Dorothy Griffin Scholarship - NOW CLOSED

Contributed by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea for one boy and one girl going into Year 11.

Value: $2,000 awarded to the successful students.

Applications open in early September and close in mid October each year.

Dorothy Irene Ellis-Thomas Scholarship - NOW CLOSED

Contributed by the Dorothy Irene Ellis-Thomas Foundation to one boy and one girl completing his or her VCE or equivalent who is entering or pursuing a course at a University or other tertiary education institution.

Value: $2,000 each.

Applications open in early September and close in mid October each year.

Dr Yvonne Aitken Scholarship

Contributed by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, this scholarship is awarded to the Dux of the College to support a hard working student with future tertiary learning. The disbursement is determined annually but has generally been in the vicinity of $3,000.

Bright Futures Scholarship - (Primary School Principal Recommendation only)

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. 

Applications open in December and close in February each year.