Scholarships & Bursaries

Academic Scholarships and Bursaries

Year 5
Edmund Rice Bursary
Years 7, 10

The College will not be in a position to offer any Academic or Instrumental Music Scholarships for entry into Year 7, 2022. 

St Patrick's Cathedral Choral Scholarships (for entry into Year 5)

St Patrick's Cathedral Choir scholarships are offered by the Archdiocese of Melbourne in conjunction with St Kevin's College to support the liturgical music program of St Patrick's Cathedral. Alongside their involvement in the musical and spiritual life of the Cathedral, scholarship holders also contribute to the musical activities of the College. The scholarship scheme provides an opportunity for boys with appropriate musical talent to receive an academic education of the highest quality at one of Melbourne's finest Catholic schools, alongside an exceptional musical education both at the Cathedral and at St Kevin's College.

To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, boys must be Catholic and able to enrol in Year 5 at St Kevin's College in the year in which the scholarship is taken up. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an audition and students must satisfy normal entrance requirements at the College. The audition is conducted by the Director of the Cathedral Choir, who passes on a list to the Principal. The Principal will make the final decision as to which applicants will be formally interviewed and offered places. Auditions are held in May of each year.

The Director of the Choir, Dr Philip Matthias, will contact all families of applicants after the closing date to explain the process and organize an audition time.

Please click here to view information on Choral Scholarships.

Edmund Rice Bursaries (entry at Year 7 and Year 10 from 2022)

An Edmund Rice Bursary is designed to open at St Kevin's education to young Catholic men whose family would otherwise not be able to consider a St Kevin's education. Applications are made to the Registrar with supporting evidence of a student's ability to contribute to the life of the College. All Edmund Rice Bursaries are extensively means tested. Applications need to be made one year prior to the applied-for entry year.

Duration of Scholarships

Subject to annual review of academic performance and demonstration of the appropriate level of commitment and participation, scholarships extend to the completion of Year 12.