Jack Ross Bursary Fund

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Educating our future

Over the years many Nudgee College Old Boys and families have benefited through the generosity of the Christian Brothers by receiving financial support to attend Nudgee College.

That same spirit of generosity has been maintained at Nudgee College through the Jack Ross Bursary program which proudly endeavours to provide boys the opportunity to achieve their potential through the diversity of a Nudgee College education. 

The Jack Ross Bursary is an initiative of the Nudgee College Old Boys Association (NCOBA) and is named after John (Jack) Elliott Ross, a highly respected College student, teacher, coach and secretary of the Old Boys Association with connections to the College from 1908 to 1972.

Who can apply and how?

The Jack Ross Bursary is open to new students entering Years 8-11 only, who wish to benefit from a Nudgee College education and can demonstrate achievement in academic, cultural, sporting or vocational excellence, or for reasons of equity.

Applications to the Jack Ross Bursary are received in two ways: 

  1. Formal Examination via the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) scholarship program which includes the Co-operative Scholarship Test Program (CSTP). To review registration procedures and complete an online registration form, go to the ACER website www.acer.edu.au. Registration for the ACER scholarship exams is now closed. 
  2. Submission of Detailed Curriculum Vitae which particularly applies to young men who can demonstrate achievement in academic, cultural, sporting or vocational excellence, or for reasons of equity. 

Submissions are assessed on individual merit. Applicants should view the Jack Ross Bursary Fund brochure for more information on how to apply, what should be provided, how long a bursary lasts and what is expected of a bursary recipient before contacting the Enrolments Registrar on 07 3865 0545 or email enrolments@nudgee.com for a bursary application pack.

Bursaries for students already in the College

At Nudgee College we endeavour to recognise the academic and extra-curricular achievements of students within our existing cohort. At the commencement of each school year or Annual Awards Night, these bursaries will be awarded based on students results or performance in prior years. Applications are not required and the bursary value can be used for fee relief or purchase of approved school apparel.

  • Principal's Academic Bursary - awarded to high performing students sitting the ACER test for entry into Year 8 and Year 10. No more than six will be awarded each year and participation is by invitation only. Final decision rests with the Principal. Value $1,000 each
Donating to the Jack Ross Bursary

To maintain the spirit of our ancestors the Jack Ross Bursary relies on the generosity of the Nudgee College community. Donations are made through the Jack Ross Bursary Fellowship and are fully tax deductible. You can contribute in a number of ways:

  • Regular Giving Plan: Most donors find it convenient to make a regular contribution by monthly deduction from a nominated bank account. One off donations can be made at any time by contacting the Nudgee College Foundation.
  • Annual Appeal: Each year the Old Boys Association conducts an annual appeal to help boost the underpinning capital required to sustain the bursary program.
  • Bequest Program: Benefactors may be interested in leaving a gift of money, property or other items from their estate in their will to benefit future generations the gift of a Nudgee College education. The Jack Ross Bursary will position future generations of young men firmly on the path to happy lives, rewarding careers, loving families and community service. Every donation counts, every amount makes a difference so act now by making your donation to the Jack Ross Bursary and returning via one of the methods noted on the pledge form below.

Enquires or requests for additional information regarding the Jack Ross Bursary should be directed to Tara Shipperley, Development and Communications Manager, Philanthropy on (07) 3865 0550, via email foundation@nudgee.com or to the Nudgee College Old Boys Association Fellowship Committee listed on www.ncoba.com.au.     

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