Scholarships

Fahan School’s Scholarships provide exciting opportunities for students

Fahan School is proud to offer the following Scholarships for entry in 2025:

Academic Scholarships (applications close Friday 15 March 2024)

Timothy Bugg AM Memorial Scholarship (applications close Friday 15 March 2024)

Fahan School 90th Anniversary Scholarship (applications close Friday 12 April 2024)

Diana Nettlefold Scholarship (applications close Friday 12 April 2024)

Fahan School’s Scholarships are designed to provide opportunities to students who are academically well-rounded and who embody the School values of Learning, Spirit and Community.

For any queries, please contact our enrolments team on (03) 6225 1064 or email enquiries@fahan.tas.edu.au

 

Academic Scholarships

In line with our commitment to fostering a culture of inquiry for knowledge and truth, Academic Scholarships at Fahan School are designed to fuel the pursuit of excellence through the cultivation of curiosity, creativity, initiative, and innovation in our students' academic endeavours.

Academic Scholarships are open to students entering into Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2025, with Year 8 available to current Fahan students only. New students awarded a scholarship will receive a remission of between 25% to 50% of tuition fees, with current students eligible to receive a 25% tuition fee remission.

Scholarship Process

Please refer to the Scholarship Process below for more information. 

1.  All applicants must register for the Edutest scholarship examination by Friday 15 March 2024.

2.  All Academic Scholarship applicants must complete and return the Academic Scholarship Application Form to the School at scholarships@fahan.tas.edu.au including two most recent school reports and NAPLAN results by Friday 15 March 2024. 

3.  Applicants must sit the Edutest scholarship examination at 9:00am on Saturday 23 March 2024. Results of the test will be evaluated alongside the information on the Academic Scholarship Application Form submitted by each candidate.

4.  Successful applicants will be notified by telephone and email.  An interview with the Principal will then be arranged to discuss the expectations of a scholarship recipient at Fahan.

5.  Acceptance of a scholarship is required within seven days of receipt of an offer.

6.  Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified as soon as possible following the assessment of applications. 

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY, are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final. Scholarships vary in the percentage of tuition fee discount offered and do not cover additional costs such as uniforms, textbooks, levies or any other co-curricular activities such as music and sporting lessons. Normal enrolment fees apply.

Applications close Friday 15 March 2024

 

Timothy Bugg AM Memorial Scholarship

Mr Timothy Bugg AM was Chair of the Fahan School Board from 1998 until 2005. Previous to this, Tim had been the President of the Parents and Friends Association and an active member of the Fahan Community. Tim is remembered as being intelligent, thoughtful and strategic in his leadership. Tim was dedicated to Fahan over many years and his contribution to the success of our School was significant. Indeed, his knowledge of the law and contribution to the community in general was substantial.

The Timothy Bugg AM Memorial Scholarship is open to a new student not currently enrolled to enter into Year 7 in 2025 and provides a remission of 50% of tuition fees. This Scholarship is merit and values based and applicants must follow the below process to apply:

Scholarship Process

1.  All Timothy Bugg AM Memorial Scholarship applicants must register for the Edutest scholarship examination by Friday 15 March 2024.

2. All applicants must complete and return the Timothy Bugg AM Memorial Scholarship Application Form to the School at scholarships@fahan.tas.edu.au including two most recent school reports and NAPLAN results by Friday 15 March 2024.

3.    Applicants must sit the Edutest scholarship examination at 9:00am on Saturday 23 March 2024. Results of the test will be evaluated alongside the information on the Timothy Bugg AM Memorial Scholarship Application Form submitted by each candidate.

4.    Shortlisted applicants will be notified by telephone and an interview with the Principal will be arranged.

6.   Acceptance of a scholarship is required within seven days of receipt of an offer.

7.   Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified as soon as possible following the assessment of applications. 

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY, are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final. This Scholarship does not cover additional costs such as uniforms, textbooks, levies or any other co-curricular activities such as music and sporting lessons. Normal enrolment fees apply.

Applications close Friday 15 March 2024

 

Fahan School 90th Anniversary Scholarship

In celebration of Fahan School’s 90th anniversary in 2025, this Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for a talented student who is keen to learn and reach their full potential while contributing to School life, irrespective of the financial circumstances of their family.

The 90th Anniversary Scholarship is available to a new student not currently enrolled to enter in Year 7, 2025 and provides a remission of 75% of tuition fees.

This Scholarship is values based and means tested and the successful applicant must be motivated to join our values based community and fully involve themselves in the life of the School. There is no academic examination for the 90th Anniversary Scholarship.

Scholarship Process

1.  All families must complete the 90th Anniversary Scholarship Application Form. This includes the following compulsory sections:

  • Parent/Guardian contact information.
  • Student questionnaire which must be completed in their own handwriting outlining their commitment to upholding Fahan School’s values of Learning, Spirit and Community.
  • Parent/Guardian Financial Assistance Eligibility questionnaire which requires a range of financial information.
  • Referee contact information which requires contact details for a referee from the student’s current school (eg. teacher or Principal) or a community member not related to the applicant. Fahan School will then contact them to complete a confidential reference which will not be seen by the applicant, only the Scholarship Evaluation Team.
  • Two most recent school reports and NAPLAN results for the student demonstrating commitment to academic outcomes and achieving their personal best.

2. All of the above information must be provided by Friday 12 April 2024 and will be evaluated together, ensuring a thorough consideration of each applicant's merit and potential.

3.  Shortlisted applicants will be notified by telephone and an interview with the Principal will be arranged.

4.  Acceptance of a scholarship is required within seven days of receipt of an offer.

5.  Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified as soon as possible following the assessment of applications. 

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY, are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final. This Scholarship does not cover additional costs such as uniforms, textbooks, levies or any other co-curricular activities such as music and sporting lessons. The successful applicant will be required to complete a Student Application Form and pay an Application Fee of $100, however the Enrolment Fee of $1200 will be waived. No other discounts apply.

Applications close Friday 12 April 2024

 

Diana Nettlefold Scholarship

Mrs Diana Nettlefold (née Hood, Class of 1952) was a director and producer with a lively and creative spirit. Diana's journey began as a student at Fahan and she later returned as a beloved art teacher, which reflected her deep passion for education and creativity. Transitioning from teaching to television in the 1960s, Diana demonstrated her versatility and talent, earning accolades such as the ACS Golden Tripod Award for Cinematography for her short film, Upon Reflection. Her commitment to storytelling led her to embark upon another short film series, By Hook or By Crook, which was filmed entirely in Tasmania and screened nationally and internationally, winning a string of awards including the Adelaide Film Festival for Children, the Sydney Greater Union Award for Fiction and the Tehran Film Festival.  In 1989, Fahan awarded Diana the Gerdy Jevtic Award for her services to Tasmania’s film industry.  

Diana was passionate about the opportunities available at Fahan and, through her bequest, the Diana Nettlefold Scholarship was established which provides a wonderful opportunity for a talented student who is keen to learn and reach their full potential while contributing to School life, irrespective of the financial circumstances of their family. 

The Diana Nettlefold Scholarship is available to a new student not currently enrolled to enter in Year 7, 2025 and provides a remission of 50% of tuition fees. 

This Scholarship is values based and means tested and the successful applicant must be motivated to join our values-based community and fully involve themselves in the life of the School. There is no academic examination for the Diana Nettlefold Scholarship.

 

Scholarship Process

1.  All families must complete the Diana Nettlefold Scholarship Application Form. This includes the following compulsory sections:

  • Parent/Guardian contact information.
  • Student questionnaire which must be completed in their own handwriting outlining their commitment to upholding Fahan School’s values of Learning, Spirit and Community.
  • Parent/Guardian Financial Assistance Eligibility questionnaire which requires a range of financial information.
  • Referee contact information which requires contact details for a referee from the student’s current school (eg. teacher or Principal) or a community member not related to the applicant. Fahan School will then contact them to complete a confidential reference which will not be seen by the applicant, only the Scholarship Evaluation Team.
  • Two most recent school reports and NAPLAN results for the student demonstrating commitment to academic outcomes and achieving their personal best.

2. All of the above information must be provided by Friday 12 April 2024 and will be evaluated together, ensuring a thorough consideration of each applicant's merit and potential.

3.  Shortlisted applicants will be notified by telephone and an interview with the Principal will be arranged.

4.  Acceptance of a scholarship is required within seven days of receipt of an offer.

5.  Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified as soon as possible following the assessment of applications. 

Please note: Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents ONLY, are awarded at the discretion of the School and the School’s decision is final. This Scholarship does not cover additional costs such as uniforms, textbooks, levies or any other co-curricular activities such as music and sporting lessons. The successful applicant will be required to complete a Student Application Form and pay an Application Fee of $100, however the Enrolment Fee of $1200 will be waived. No other discounts apply.

Applications close Friday 12 April 2024

 

Conditions of all Scholarships at Fahan School 

- All Scholarships are awarded through to the completion of Year 12 providing recipients maintain an exemplary work ethic, abide by School rules and uphold the values of the School. Fahan School reserves the right to review the Scholarship award if the recipient does not uphold these expectations.

- All Scholarship holders are expected to make a positive and significant contribution to the life of the School and have a ready willingness to participate in a range of educational and School-related activities.

- In accepting a Scholarship, parents/guardians commit to maintaining their daughter’s enrolment at Fahan School through to the completion of Year 12. The School reserves the right to request the full repayment of the total value of the Scholarship if students/parents do not fulfil this expectation.

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