Your support is important
More than ever your support is needed for students at Sancta Sophia, be those who are just starting or those who need some assistance to remain part of our community. Through a range of scholarships and bursaries, bright and talented students can find a home at Sancta and feel supported when circumstances mean they need a bit of help along the way.
Anyone who has attended Sancta Sophia College knows that it is a very special place. It is a home, a place where lifelong friendships are made, a place where every resident is nurtured and encouraged to walk in wisdom, to live in a supportive community and gradually find their place in the world. The College wishes to help make the Sancta experience a reality for more students.
Attending University is a big step for many students. If this is combined with moving from a rural community to the city or from family support to a wider social network, living in a supportive community such as Sancta Sophia can be the difference between success and failure for many students.
Imagine if we could offer more students the opportunities which a home away from home at Sancta Sophia College can provide, so they can share in the experience that has been so intrinsic in your own life memories?
Scholarship and Bursary Fund Appeal
Some Sancta students and their families are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the current economic climate, and we know that this is likely to continue for some time. You can help us to support these students and truly make a difference to their lives, through your gift to the bursary program. Through your generosity we can respond to cases of genuine financial need.
For many years, Sancta Sophia College has provided a number of merit based scholarships to new and continuing students, consisting of half scholarships (valued at $8360 depending on room allocation) and five entrance scholarships (each valued at $2,000). These scholarships have only been possible because of the generosity of alumni and College benefactors over a number of years.
We can do more. With your support we can extend our scholarship program and offer more students the opportunity to join the Sancta community and enjoy the rich academic, cultural and social that is unique to Sancta.
We need your support for the Sancta Sophia College Scholarship and Bursary Fund Appeal.
Through your generous gift, you can help to share the Sancta experience with other young women and men. Please make a gift today.
Your gift will allow Sancta to make an improvement to its Scholarship Program in 2013 and beyond. All donations to the Sancta Sophia College Scholarship and Bursary Fund Appeal are tax-deductible. Download the Donation form and complete and return to Sancta Sophia College.
Fundraising & the Sancta Sophia College Foundation
Sancta Sophia, in line with other University Colleges, has established a Foundation, which is a Trust Fund. The fund builds up a capital sum to be invested. The income produced serves to assist the College. The Fund is administered by a Board of Directors, elected annually from eligible members, and derives its money from donations and bequests.
The Foundation offers a number of Half Scholarships for Academic Achievements, needs based, as well as Sports Scholarships. There are also bursaries available to students in need of financial assistance.
Forward planning is essential for the continuing success of the College. The College Council believes it essential to provide an additional source of funding for scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance to ensure that the College is open to all, regardless of their economic circumstances.
Such projects as the development of computer technology, linking the College facilities with those of the University and a master building plan are envisaged as well as special and expensive maintenance of our buildings.