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Bursaries

Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary

The Helen Begbie Memorial Bursary was established by the Cromwell College Foundation in March 2003 as a means to assist students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds not already enrolled, to come to Cromwell College.

The Bursary was established in memory of Mrs Helen Begbie, wife of Rev Dr. Hugh M Begbie (Principal 1995-2010). Mrs Begbie passed away from cancer on 11 December 2002.

The Board of Governors would appreciate financial support for the Fund which finances this Bursary from those families who knew of the positive impact which Helen had on the College community. Gifts from others who did not know Helen but who appreciate the significance of the Bursary would also be greatly appreciated.

Rev G Lindsay Lockley Fund

As a major project of the 25th Jubilee Celebrations, the College established the G. Lindsay Lockley Fund. It was designed to help students already in College who were experiencing financial difficulties. The Fund was established in remembrance of the services of the Foundation Principal, the Rev Dr G. Lindsay Lockley who served the College from 1950-1969. Dr Lockley was recognized for his varied services to the College, for his broader contribution to the community of the University where he lectured on Church History, for his involvement in Theological Colleges, and for his leadership in the Australian church. The Board of Governors would appreciate financial support for this Bursary to keep the legacy of Rev Dr G. Lindsay Lockley going.

Christopher John Woodhouse Family Memorial Fund

Chris (Bam Bam) Woodhouse attended Cromwell College from Darwin in 2009.  Tragically Chris drowned while in Darwin during the summer break after his first year at Cromwell.  His family has funded the Christopher John Woodhouse Memorial Scholarship.

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University of Queensland Young Achievers Program Scholarships

Cromwell College currently offers up to three scholarships valued at $9000 over three years per student for students from low socio economic backgrounds, recommended through the UQ Young Achievers Program.

Applications for Bursaries

Bursaries are only possible due to kind people who empathize with Cromwell’s mission donating their own money for the benefit of others to the bursary funds over many years. It is therefore essential that the College be prudent in assessing and where appropriate, awarding these funds.

Applicants and / or their families who are cash flow poor but asset rich are unlikely to be successful.

The bursaries are designed for students and their families who have no means whatsoever to fully pay for a College experience.

Applicants are required to write to the Principal setting out their case for financial support including the level of financial support desired, and a proposed time frame for this support to continue. The application should be supported with certified copies of tax statements for the past three years both for the student applying and for their parents, along with a full list of assets.

The Principal and the Business Manager will review applications as received, and the Principal will then make a recommendation, which may also be discussed with the Board of Governors’ Treasurer.

The College encourages those students and families with genuine financial hardship to apply for bursary assistance. Given the number of applications annually, and the finite resources in the bursary funds, it is unfortunately not possible to assist every worthy applicant

The College respectfully asks that those students and families who receive bursary assistance, consider contributing back to the fund an equal or greater amount when their circumstances may allow this to happen later in life. In this way, today’s generation can roll down the ladder for the next, just as the funds available today have come from past generations for today.

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