Foundation and Sport Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries at A.B. Paterson College

A.B. Paterson College offers a range of different Scholarships and Bursaries, allowing more students the opportunity to access an A.B. education.

Both Scholarships and Bursaries offer families a reduction in fees, however bursaries are means-tested and are places that are specifically set aside for applicants in financial need who would not otherwise have the funds to access an A.B. education. On the other hand, scholarships are awarded on merits specifically, academic, sporting and musical talents, irrespective of financial need.

Students who are not yet enrolled at the College are encouraged to apply for both scholarships and bursaries. Current students are welcome to apply for a scholarship based on their talents and merits.

A.B. Paterson College Foundation Bursary 

The A.B. Paterson College Foundation provides a limited number of means-tested bursaries that are open to students considering a place at A.B. Paterson College.

All Bursaries are means-tested and, unlike a scholarship (which is solely merit based), are set aside for applicants in financial need who would not otherwise have the funds to access to an A.B. education.

Bursaries may support full or partial fee remission of College Fees with parents/guardians required to pay the balance of the account and all other enrolment responsibilities (for the Principal to decide - % and whether these bursaries cover additional costs such as uniforms, enrolment fees, levys etc). Bursaries are subject to a yearly review process.

A.B. Paterson College welcomes applications from students with a demonstrated financial-need who believe that they have the dedication and motivation to thrive not only at A.B. Paterson College but to immerse themselves in our community.  

Applications for the 2024 Foundation Bursary will open 7 November 2022.

Students interested in an applying for a Foundation Bursary Scholarship will need to complete the following:
  1.  Complete the application form A.B. Paterson College Bursary Application Form and forward to Karen Milburn, Head of Admissions at kmilburn@abpat.qld.edu.au
  2. Register for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Scholarship Examination, held at the College. Register at the ACER Scholarship Registration website: https://scholarships.acer.edu.au/
  3. Submit further documentation, if required

Sports Administered by QLD School Sport Bursary for 2024

A.B. Paterson College offers a Bursary for students who have excelled in a sport administered by QLD Sports.  Applications are invited from students who are in Years 9 - 12, and who have excelled in their chosen sport by gaining recognition at either State or National level competition.  It should be noted that this Bursary cannot be combined with any other forms of financial assistance, discounts, bursaries or scholarships.

Sport Bursaries are awarded on the basis of demonstrated ability at State or National level competition and a student’s contribution to the College sporting program. This Bursary is open to both current and future students.

The amount of the Bursary offered varies and is at the sole discretion of the College.  It should be noted that Bursary application is competitive and not all applicants who meet the basic eligibility criteria are necessarily awarded a Bursary.

Scholarships and Bursaries are subject to review at key stages. The Principal has the right to withdraw any Scholarship or Bursary at any time if behaviour, commitment and/or progress are not being maintained.  The value of any award must remain strictly confidential between parents and the College. 

Please note that the Principal reserves the right to recover any financial assistance, Scholarship or Bursary provided for a student if the recipient leaves the College before completing Year 12.

Students interested in an applying for a Sport Bursary Scholarship will need to complete the following:
  1. Complete the application form - Sport Bursary Application and forward to Karen Milburn, Head of Admissions at kmilburn@abpat.qld.edu.au
  2. Submit further documentation, if required

Students holding a student visa (subclass 500) are not eligible to register.