Thrive Scholarships

Thrive Scholarships reflect our desire for students to thrive in all aspects of life. These scholarships reflect the diversity of connected and dynamic learning opportunities at Central Coast Adventist School, celebrating individual excellence.

2023 Thrive Scholarship Applications are now closed.

Key Dates

2 May 2022 - Thrive Scholarship Applications open.

6 June 2022 - Thrive Scholarship Applications close (11.59 pm). Please note that we cannot process incomplete application forms, and no late applications will be accepted.

30 June 2022 - Thrive Scholarship Test (all applicants need to be available for this).

18 - 22 July 2022 - Notification sent to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants booked for a panel interview.

25 July - 5 August 2022 - Panel interviews for shortlisted applicants (applicants need to be available for this if required).

8 - 12 August 2022 - Notification sent to all shortlisted applicants. Successful Thrive Scholarship recipients notified.

Applying for a Thrive Scholarship

Thrive Scholarships may be awarded to a student who successfully completes the application process and can demonstrate a history of excellence in one or more areas. These areas may include various facets of school life, including but not limited to creative arts, technology, service, leadership, sport and academics. 

  1. Applicants will be assessed on information provided in all sections of the application form, including references, school reports/records and responses to specific questions. 
  2. Applicants will need to be available to sit the Thrive Scholarship Test on the scheduled day.
  3. Applicants will need to be available for a panel interview, if required, during the window of time scheduled.

Some Thrive Scholarships are only available to new students.*

Creative Arts

The school is committed to providing relevant 21st-century focused education for all of our students. A vital element of that commitment is creating opportunities for students to demonstrate excellence in Creative Arts. This could be shown in a variety of ways through music, art, drama and/or technology. Thrive Creative Arts Scholarships are reflective of the school’s commitment to encouraging creative thinking and expression.

Year Level Value Duration/Term
Year 7
Up to $3000 per year
Up to 4 years
Year 11
Up to $3000 per year
Up to 2 years
Creative Arts Scholarship Criteria

Thrive Creative Arts Scholarships may be awarded to students who complete all aspects of the application process and demonstrate a history or disposition towards Creative Arts through school or personal participation. Students will be assessed on information provided in all sections of the application form, including samples or evidence of their creative skills.

* Thrive Creative Arts Scholarships are available to new students only.

Academic

The school is committed to providing relevant 21st-century focused education for all of our students. A vital element of that commitment is creating opportunities for students to demonstrate excellence in academic pursuits. This could be shown in various ways, including through writing, science and/or mathematics. Thrive Academic Scholarships reflect the school’s commitment to encouraging academic excellence.

Year Level Value Duration/Term
Year 7
Up to 50% of tuition fees
Up to 6 years
Academic Scholarship Criteria

Thrive Academic Scholarships may be awarded to students who complete all aspects of the application process and can demonstrate a history or disposition towards academic excellence through school or personal participation. Students will be assessed on information provided in all sections of the application form, including samples or evidence of their academic endeavours.

* Thrive Academic Scholarships are available to both new and currently enrolled students.

Review Process for Scholarship Recipients

Thrive Scholarship recipients will have a review meeting with their mentor every six months. The review process is in addition to regular communication between the school and families.

Awarding of Thrive Scholarships

  • Thrive Scholarships may be offered as a percentage reduction of tuition fees or a fixed annual amount (elective and other costs are still payable).
  • All applicants must be available to sit for the scholarship test on the scheduled day. The results of the test will assist in the assessment of applications and the awarding of Thrive Academic Scholarships. Applicants for Thrive Creative Arts Scholarships may also be required to sit the scholarship test, with the results used as supplementary evidence to support the assessment of these applications. Scholarship tests are supplied and marked by an independent third party. Test results are not shared with applicants.  
  • Applicants will need to be available to attend a panel interview, if required, during the window of time specified.
  • Thrive Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Scholarships Committee. All decisions made by the Scholarships Committee are final.
  • The Terms and Conditions below indicate the high standards students must demonstrate to be considered for a scholarship offer.
  • Thrive Scholarship recipients may be required to choose electives from subject categories that align with the type of scholarship awarded.

Terms and Conditions

To maintain a Thrive Scholarship, students must:

  • maintain a high standard of conduct within the school and the broader community at all times, including behaviour, attendance and uniform.
  • demonstrate a positive attitude towards learning and all aspects of school life.
  • be active participants in the life of the school, including events and opportunities relating to the type of scholarship that they have received.  
  • demonstrate a positive influence within the school and the broader community.

In addition to the requirements above, recipients of a Thrive Academic Scholarship must:

  • exhibit high standards (the equivalent of A's or B's) in their subjects and electives.
  • achieve high academic results in all reports (the equivalent of A's or B's).

In addition to the requirements above, recipients of a Thrive Creative Arts Scholarship must:

  • demonstrate an ongoing commitment to creative excellence, participation in creative opportunities and positive engagement with school activities.
  • maintain continued involvement in creative and/or performance opportunities, which may include choir, band, showcases, productions, exhibitions, etc.
  • choose elective subjects that align with the type of scholarship awarded.
Withdrawing a Scholarship

A Thrive Scholarship may be withdrawn by the school if:

  • the recipient fails to maintain the high standards and expectations set out above.
  • the recipient is suspended or excluded from the school.
  • the student leaves the school before the conclusion of the scholarship term.

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