ACADEMIC scholarships are now open at St Stephen’s School for Year 7s starting in 2020.
Up to four places are available at both the Carramar and Duncraig campuses.
The Academic Scholarships are for a student’s entire secondary education at St Stephen’s School, cover between 50 to 100 per cent of tuition fees, subject to ongoing performance and yearly reviews, and are open to current and future students of the school.
Alistair Bright received an Academic Scholarship at St Stephen’s Carramar in 2018.
“Being on a scholarship entry does motivate you to maintain your love of learning and grades,” he said.
“I think that knowing that I have earned my place in the school makes me want to prove to everyone that they were not wrong in choosing me.”
Alistair said he found the scholarship testing process straightforward, preparing online with sample questions and reviewing some of his past work in order to get into the right mindset for the test.
“It is hard to prepare for an exam when you have never done one before,” he said.
“My parents helped me to research what the test would involve and we discussed it so that I had a better understanding of what to expect.”
He said he encouraged other students preparing for the exam to treat it as they would any other test, to relax, put in 100 per cent effort and leave enough time at the end to go over answers.
“When I found out that I was successful, it was an amazing feeling to know that all my hard work had paid off – ever since I had the tour with the school I knew that I wanted to go there,” he said.
Alistair’s parents Robert and Sonika Bright said obtaining the scholarship had helped them financially and seeing their son enjoying his time and embracing the opportunities at St Stephen’s School was continually rewarding.
“2018 was Alistair’s first year at St Stephen’s and during this short time we have watched him mature,” they said
“The values we strongly believe in are echoed by the school, we feel blessed and fortunate to have this opportunity.”
Applications for the 2020 Year 7 Academic Scholarships end by close of business on Wednesday, March 13, and the examination will be held on Monday, March 18, at the Duncraig campus.
To ensure objectivity, the testing is run by a third-party company Academic Assessment Services.
Selected candidates will be invited to an interview following the testing.
The percentage of tuition fees covered by the scholarship will be determined by the school.
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