Kentian Scholarship Foundation
The Kentian Scholarship Foundation was established as a Designated Gift Recipient (DGR), in 2009, to raise funds to provide scholarships, bursaries and prizes for students who enroll at Kent Street Senior High School. In 2013 the Foundation gained registration as a Charity.
DGR status ensures that donations to the Foundation are tax deductible and fund raising is ongoing.
As from the beginning of 2014, four scholarships valued at $1000 each, will be awarded through the Foundation. Applications close annually at the end of August.
Further Information on Kentian Scholarship Foundation
Jock Bremner Prize
Jock Bremner (1912-2000)
Mr John (Jock) Andrew Bremner was a teacher at Kent Street from February 1950 to his retirement in December 1973. This period formed a substantial part of his teaching career spanning over forty years. At Kent Street, a school he greatly admired, he taught science and physical education, as well as being actively involved in the Army Cadet Unit. He excelled in science teaching and had a particular interest in chemistry. His classes were always full of interest as he regularly introduced new ways to teach difficult material. His enthusiasm, commitment and special ability to encourage students to excel and to give 100% to any task undertaken, were hallmarks of his teaching. Many students, particularly those who sometimes found school a challenge, benefited from his expertise and were inspired by his example. It was with this in mind, and with a desire to continue his legacy in helping science students at Kent Street, that the family endowed a Prize (now a Scholarship) to recognise student achievement and encourage the development of students in science at the School. We are honoured to be able to help in this way.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” - Albert Einstein.
Jean & Peter Stokes Education Fund
Peter Stokes, a student of Kent Street from 1942 to 1944, and his wife have donated $67,500 to the Kentian Scholarship Foundation. Their donation has been invested to provide two perpetual scholarships, of at least $1000, awarded annually.
One of Peter’s philosophies is that “education is the best gift‟ and they wish to acknowledge the school that set him on his path to success by supporting others.
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International is a world-wide volunteer service organisation for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world
The organisation comprises approximately 95,000 members in more than 125 countries and territories worldwide who contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects.
The SI Canning District scholarship is awarded to one Year 10 female student chosen annually and is granted $400 each year for Years 11 & 12.
Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls by:
- Advocating for equity and equality;
- Creating safe and healthy environments;
- Increasing access to education;
- Developing leadership and practical skills for a sustainable future.
If you aspire to, and support these aims, here is your chance to win a scholarship to assist in your Senior School studies.
Applicants for the Soroptimist International Canning District Scholarship must be:
- A female student currently residing in the State of Western Australia.
- Completing Year Ten in the year of application and enrolled or prepared to enrol and complete Years 11 and 12 at Kent Street Senior High School.
When selecting the recipient, the following will be taken into account:
- a Kent Street student and remains so for the two years’ scholarship tenure
- is committed to her studies
- is willing to report to the club annually either in writing or verbally at the dinner meeting she will be invited to each year (accompanied by a guardian). This will be paid for by Soroptimist International Canning District
- family circumstances