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JVS Scholarship Information
From Term two, 2014, The Board of Directors for The Joseph Varga School have decided to introduce a Scholarship Program at the school. Students who are currently enrolled at the school will be offered a scholarship place first, if their applications are successful. If all scholarship places are not taken up by current students, scholarships will be offered to new students.
Scholarships will be introduced in two stages:
(i) Half Ongoing Scholarships
From Term two, 2014, six (6) Half Ongoing Scholarships (for the complete period of the winning student’s enrolment) will be available to families who can demonstrate genuine financial need and satisfy certain criteria;
(ii) Full Ongoing Scholarships
from Term 1 2015, two (2) Full Ongoing Scholarships (for the complete period of the winning student’s enrolment) will be available to families who can demonstrate genuine financial need and satisfy certain criteria.
The value of each scholarship in (i) is, at the time of writing, $8,500 each, while the value of each scholarship in (ii) is, at the time of writing, $17,000 each. The value of each of these scholarship types will increase in line with the regular increases in the school’s School Fees.
In the event that a Scholarship Holder does not continue to be enrolled at The Joseph Varga School, the scholarship has no residual value, with this scholarship being awarded to another scholarship applicant, or one holding a priority on the Scholarship Waiting List.
The Scholarship Waiting List comprises students and families who successfully apply to the school for a scholarship, pending a new scholarship becoming available. A student does not have to be enrolled at the school to be placed on the Scholarship Waiting List.
The school reserves the right to reassess priorities, as the need arises.
Criteria for Scholarship Applications
There are three criteria that must be met, if a family is to be successfully awarded a scholarship, assuming that there is a place for a scholarship available.
The criteria include:
You will have to demonstrate mathematically that your family is genuinely in need, and is deserving of a scholarship.
For each supporting parent, carer, guardian, and their spouse or partner (where applicable), please attach at least three of the following (where applicable) to your application form.
- Last Two Pay Slips
- Letter of Income from Employer
- Latest Taxable Income Statement supplied by the Australian Taxation Office as an Assessment Notice
- Letter from Accountant stating Gross and Net Salary for the last financial year
On providing Total Gross Family Income and Total Net Income on the application form, please include all income from government departments such as Centrelink, be it a Pension, a Carer’s Pension, Family Allowances and so on, as well as payments for children in foster care…..
Also please ensure that the full value of cash and non-cash benefits, comprising among other things, fringe benefits and non-taxable worker’s packages, from employment or self-employment are included.
Self-employed parents, carers or guardians can base their claim on the previous year’s income, if necessary.
(ii) Supporting Letter by Family
Families who decide to apply for a scholarship are encouraged to provide a letter of support addressed to the JVS Board of Directors. This letter can be no more than 500 words and can explain why you believe your child should be given the chance to do his or her best at JVS!
Additional information or documents from other organisations or individuals endorsing or strengthening your application can be attached.
(iii) Improvement Made By Your Child
In the case of existing students, the school will determine how much overall improvement (including Academic, Emotional, Behavioural, Living Skills) your child has made since his or her enrolment at the school.
In the case of new students, the school will determine what overall improvement (including Academic, Emotional, Behavioural, Living Skills) your child is likely to make, if he or her is enrolled at the school.
Scholarship Application Procedure and Closing Dates
Please complete the online application form and attach required documentation. For the first round of scholarships beginning Term two, 2014, the closing date is Friday 28th February 2014. Please forward the completed application form and all attachments, either by mail or email, to the Principal at The Joseph Varga School.
For further information, please contact the Principal via our ‘Contact Us‘ form.