MOAMA Anglican Grammar School will launch its Honours Program next week.
Principal Teresa Deshon said the innovative and collaborative scholarship would increase opportunities for new students to gain a quality education at the school while developing strong partnerships with community organisations and businesses.
Ms Deshon said the program would open the door to more students with opportunities for scholarships to new students extending beyond the traditional academic, music and sporting arenas to performance, hospitality, primary industries, entrepreneurship and more.
‘‘In line with the move in education towards preparing our students to be innovative, problem-solvers, global contributors and collaborative learners, these scholarships come with the added benefit of support from local businesses and organisations thereby connecting the experiences in the world beyond school to the daily experiences of the students,’’ she said.
The two main types of honours available are bursary and tuition remission, which are for tuition fees, not the associated cost of schooling.
A tuition remission honour is a 10 to 70 per cent subsidy on tuition fees for the life of a student’s education at the school.
A bursary honour helps families of children who many not be able to access or afford a Moama Anglican Grammar education, including low income, rural, indigenous or international/refugee families.
Bursaries are means tested and may be for the life of a student’s education in the school or applied annually and tend to be 100 per cent remission of tuition fees.
The Honours Program is open to prospective students in years 5-11 in a range of categories.
The application process will start with an information evening at 7.30pm on Tuesday at the school, where Ms Deshon will provide the details of the program and answer any questions.
Applications close July 31.