The Christ Church Grammar
School Students’ Scholarship
The Christ Church Grammar School Students’ Scholarship
‘For the boys, by the boys’
The idea of a student led and funded scholarship for boys entering Year 9 or 10 underwent multiple incarnations before its official launch in 2019.
Senior School boys at Christ Church Grammar School raised 50% of the School’s tuition fees and with fundraising matched by the School, created a 100% financial-need based scholarship known as The Students’ Scholarship.
With the financial details sorted, The Students’ Scholarship was introduced to the Christ Church community in May 2019 with backing from the School’s Prefect group and a campaign committee. The committee was responsible for creating the plans for fundraising and communication with the target of raising $15,000 per year over the next three years.
Thanks to the boys’ commitment and the generosity of the Christ Church community, the deserving young recipient, who will remain anonymous during his time at Christ Church, commenced his journey this month and is now enjoying all that the School has to offer.
‘We are very proud of all the boys who worked incredibly hard to make The Students’ Scholarship campaign such a success, who donated their own money and who have enabled a young man the opportunity to attend Christ Church,’ says Christ Church Grammar School Director of Philanthropy, Carolyn Turner.
‘The campaign was intense with the boys fundraising in three weeks. Incentive prizes for weekly challenges took the form of skip the canteen queue ‘golden tickets’, hot chocolate stations and lunchtime table tennis matches against our School Executive.’
‘The fundraising campaign was definitely unique and we are delighted to see Christ Church nominated as a National Finalist at the upcoming Fundraising Institute of Australia Awards under the category – Most Innovative Campaign.’
‘There are many ways our boys learn about the importance of philanthropy during their time at Christ Church. This ranges from a persuasive writing essay on how to support charities, to pitching for a donation to the entire Senior School at an assembly.’
If you would like to be part of providing the gift of an education through scholarships, visit philanthropy.ccgs.wa.edu.au or call +61 8 9442 1535 to speak with a member of the School’s Philanthropy team.
Quote under the image: ‘The boys gave up something small to be a part of something so much bigger than them.’