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.
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.
The Soroptomist International scholarship is a $600 scholarship over 2 years ($300 per year) awarded to a year 10 female who is completing years 11 and 12 at Kent Street. The money can be used to buy required textbooks and equipment to assist in their studies during their upper school years. To be eligible for the scholarship the student must;
- show the drive to complete year 12 at Kent Street
- be committed to her studies
- achieve success through hard work
- achieve the necessary results in year 11 to continue into year 12.
Financial expenditure or support due to family circumstances can also be considered but is not a specific criteria.
Virgin Australia Scholarship
Virgin Australia offers three scholarships, each worth $1000 each to incoming lower school students enrolled in the Aviation Program.
The scholarships are to be used for aviation related activities, including air experience flights and the purchase of text books.