Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Remember your time here….

The days you spent at College were formative, the memories can never be replaced. Your time here was not just about studying for your degree, it was about developing into the person you are now.

In many respects, the College you remember is much the same – sunny days in the Quad, great friends catching up in the Dining Hall and the sound of laughter in the hallways. Just like when you were here, the College is still home to students from across Australia and the world, who have taken the brave step to move to Sydney and take on new challenges to improve their lives and others for generations to come.

Not all things are the same. Funding for education has changed dramatically over the years, as has the cost of living in Sydney. This means that life is more difficult for many who are living at Sancta and for those who have yet to apply, the cost may appear simply prohibitive.

Sancta Sophia College aims to provide a home for the best and brightest students, no matter what their financial circumstances, and remain accessible to students from country and regional areas.
To do this we need your help.

Together, we can assist more students through scholarship and bursaries so their transition to the College and their studies is well supported.

Many alumni are already helping to support students through scholarships, please consider joining them to provide an opportunity to those who might otherwise miss out.

Could you help fund a scholarship so someone can afford to live at Sancta and have the opportunities that you had… ? Your support is vital. Donate to Sancta here.

Archives Program

Together we can maintain and preserve our valuable historical records, photos and memorabilia to last a lifetime. This work is done by a specialist archivist.

Please consider supporting this program.

Excellence and Participation Scholarships

Sancta has been built on the strong foundations of talented students who are both academic and contribute to the College through sport, cultural endeavours and work on various committees.

The College recognises these students’ contribution by a scholarship/bursary program that commenced in 2016 for returning students who provide outstanding leadership for the other residents.

The scholarships are called Excellence and Participation Scholarships and are awarded to a minimum value of $1500 per year.

Many students work several jobs to support themselves through College and still contribute immensely to student life. With your help we can ease some of the burden on them.

With your help we have been able to award 15 Excellence and Participation Scholarships to worthy students for 2017. Thank you!

Your generosity ensures we are able to change the lives of these students in a tangible way, by helping them pay for books, equipment or a few weeks’ fees.

Why Give to the Annual Campaign?

Sancta Sophia College Annual Giving appeals to all members of the Sancta community for support that makes a difference in the lives of current students.

Unlike endowed funds, which are invested and generate support for specific longer term purposes in perpetuity, Annual Giving plays a vital part in supporting the College today. Gifts to Annual Giving realise a wide variety of specific programs including student scholarships and bursaries, building and grounds refurbishment, library, archival, IT resources and program improvements.

All Annual Giving gifts go directly and immediately to fund those areas which may otherwise be delayed due to other financial obligations. Our current Annual Giving priorities and projects include:

  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • College resources, programs and facilities
  • Principal’s priorities

Your support is vital. Donate to Sancta here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Some Sancta students and their families are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the current economic climate or individual circumstances. 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 around $10,000 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. 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 a much needed improvement to its Scholarship Program. All donations to the Sancta Sophia College are tax-deductible. Donate to Sancta here.

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