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There are four scholarships available for boys entering St Bede’s at Year 9. All applicants are required to be Catholic.

  • The John Twomey Boarding Scholarship – provides a Year 9 boarder with a partial boarding scholarship, more information
  • The Board of Trustees Day Boy Scholarship – covers full attendance fees for two years, more information
  • The SBCOBA War Memorial & Jubilee Trust Scholarship – covers full attendance fees for two years. The recipient must be the grandson or lineal descendant of old boys NZ servicemen who served in the NZ armed forces in either World War I or II, more information
  • The Fitzgerald Family Scholarship – covers full attendance fees for three years, more information . Open to day boys and boarders.
  • The Justin Slot Memorial Scholarship – covers the following fees and dues for three years. Attendance Dues, Building Fund Contribution, School Contribution and Old Boys Lifetime Membership. The Applicant must have played football and continue to play football for the duration of the scholarship, more information

All the scholarships awarded are based on the results of the Common Entrance Assessment Test (CEAT) and scholarship examination held during CEAT weekend. Register your interest in these scholarships by requesting an Information and Response form from ddoherty@stbedes.school.nz once your son has been offered a place.

The Ministry of Education has various bursaries and allowances available.

  • School Boarding Bursary – eligibility is determined by the distance the student lives from the nearest state school or school bus stop. The distance being 4.8km for a child over the age of 10 years. More information.
  • Secondary School Technical Bursary – available for Year 10 and 11 students. Eligibility is determined by a student not being able to obtain tuition in at least two approved subjects at their local school. The student’s course must include at least four nationally approved subjects.

Application forms are available from the local branch of the Ministry of Education or the College office.