Old Boys’ Association Scholarships

Old Boys’ Association – Scholarship Trust

 

 

The Old Boys’ Association Scholarship Trust scholarships offer the gift of a Christ Church education for exceptional Australian boys whose families are unable to finance attendance at the School. The gift of education, through the Old Boys’ Association Scholarship Trust, offers a Christ Church education to young men who can further contribute to and enrich the community.

*Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and you will be sent a tax receipt.

Old Boys’ Association – Education Fund

 

 

From time to time, the Old Boys’ Association Scholarship Trust has the financial capacity to award a scholarship to the son or grandson of a life member of the Old Boys’ Association entering the School in Year 7.

To speak with our Director of Philanthropy Carolyn Turner, please call +61 8 9442 1535 or email giving@ccgs.wa.edu.au.

*Donations to the Education Fund are not tax deductible.

 

Philanthropic Scholarships at Christ Church Grammar School

Please see below for information on the generous donors who have made these scholarships possible:

The Alan Blackwood MC Memorial Scholarship
The Dean C Bowker OBA Scholarship
The Arch Campbell Memorial Scholarship
The Matthew Carulli Memorial Scholarship
The Ruth and Vernon Eagleton Scholarship
The CCGS Foundation Scholarship
The Harriott Family Memorial Scholarship
The Lynlee Rae Harriott Memorial Centenary Scholarship
The Don MacLeod Memorial Scholarship
The OBA Gift of Christ Church Scholarship
The Perkins Family Scholarship
The JCR and Denby Roberts Scholarship

 

The Alan Blackwood MC Memorial Scholarship

Alan is remembered as a member of the Christ Church community who was respected by staff and students alike. He was a decorated soldier, awarded a Military Cross in 1945, and was Officer Commanding of the Christ Church Cadet Unit.

After commencing at the School in 1949 he served as Deputy Headmaster from 1965 to 1983. Alan was named an honorary life member of the Old Boys’ Association on his retirement from the School in 1984.

Alan left a gift in his will which was directed to the Old Boys’ Association Education Fund. The trustees subsequently established the Alan Blackwood MC Memorial Scholarship for the son or grandson of a Christ Church old boy.

The Dean C Bowker OBA Scholarship

The Old Boys’ Association Scholarship Trust established this scholarship to recognise the commitment and dedication of old boy, former student and staff member Dean Bowker (1955). Dean played a significant role in the establishment of the Christ Church Foundation as well as formally engaging the ‘old boy’ alumni network. Under the leadership of Headmaster Tony Hill, Dean went on to establish the first fundraising office in the School.

This scholarship is made possible by philanthropic donations by our school community.

The Arch Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2014 this 100% scholarship recognised the generosity of Lieutenant Archibald (Arch) Campbell who, after serving in the 2/2 Commando Squadron, dedicated his life to ‘Legacy’ – a charity which assists the spouses and children of deceased service men and women. In the 1970s, Arch enabled two boys to receive the gift of a Christ Church education as the family’s legatee.

This scholarship is made possible by philanthropic donations by our school community.

The Matthew Carulli Memorial Scholarship

The Matthew Carulli Memorial Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2015.  Matthew was a student at Christ Church from Year 5 to Year 11 until his death from childhood leukaemia in January 2014.

The scholarship, made possible by the generosity of the Stan Perron Charitable Trust, will be awarded to a boy commencing at Christ Church in Year 7 and guarantees support to the value of 100% of the tuition fees for the duration of his secondary schooling. The scholarship will be awarded to a boy of general excellence who would not otherwise be able to attend Christ Church for financial reasons.

The recipient will demonstrate the characteristics that Matthew exemplified – high academic standing, courage, tenacity and good humour.  He will demonstrate an appropriate balance of humility and confidence and be a boy whose aspiration for excellence is reflected in his approach to life within and beyond school.

The Ruth and Vernon Eagleton Scholarship

Vernon Eagleton (1922-30) made a bequest in his will to endow an Old Boys’ Association scholarship. Despite having spent the greater part of his working life in India, where he was CEO of the General Electric Company, Vern and his wife Ruth (nee Hassell) have strong ties to the school. In retirement, Vern would visit the School to meet and chat with the Headmaster and old boy scholars. Through this, he determined the School was educating boys in an atmosphere fostering enduring respect for achievement. The Ruth and Vernon Eagleton Scholarship was first awarded in 2005 and is available to the sons and grandsons of a Christ Church old boy. This scholarship provides for 50% of tuition fees.

The CCGS Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by a gift to the Old Boys’ Association Scholarship Trust from the Christ Church Grammar School Foundation in 2011. This scholarship is offered to a Senior School student who shows general excellence and who would not otherwise be able to attend the school for financial reasons.

The Harriott Family Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is a memorial to the family of old boy John Frederick Harriott (1959-1963) and is John’s first significant gift to the school. John’s parents (deceased) Frederick Charles Harriott and Violet Rose Harriott, made a large financial sacrifice to enable John the opportunity of a Christ Church education. His wife Lynlee Rae Harriott (deceased) also supported John’s enthusiasm for the school. This scholarship is an indication of John’s long-term commitment and involvement in education as a means to enable society to move forward.

This scholarship, supporting 75% of tuition fees is gifted by Dr John Harriott. It is next available for a boy entering Year 7 in 2020.

For further details and eligibility for this scholarship, please click here.

 

 

 

The Lynlee Rae Harriott Memorial Centenary Scholarship

This scholarship was first established in the School’s centenary year of 2010 with the generous support of old boy John Frederick Harriott (1959-1963) as a memorial to his wife, Lynlee Rae Harriott (deceased). Lynlee shared her husband’s admiration and support of Christ Church and the benefit a Christ Church education can provide. With John’s further generosity, from 2017 this scholarship will be offered in perpetuity and its establishment will coincide with the centenary of the Old Boys’ Association.

This scholarship is gifted by Dr John Harriott.

The Don MacLeod Memorial Scholarship

In 1960, Headmaster Peter Moyes appointed Don MacLeod to the Head of Preparatory School. Don remained in this role until his retirement in 1986. During his 26 years at Christ Church, Don was an innovative educator and always set out to ensure each boy was individually catered for by the programs on offer.

Don, his wife Peg and two sons Mark and Graeme lived in Romsey House, which was the Junior Boarding House at Christ Church. Don and Peg played a significant part in inducting new boys to life in boarding.  Having been educated in New Zealand, Don came to Christ Church with a strong rugby background and was instrumental in introducing the game to the School.  He also had a great personal interest in art and crafts and became a self-taught and accomplished potter in his retirement.

This scholarship is made possible by philanthropic donations from our school community.

The OBA Gift of Christ Church Scholarship

First established in 2010, this scholarship was made possible due to the generous support of both the Christ Church Old Boys’ Association and the Christ Church Foundation during the celebrations to mark the school’s centenary. The scholarship is awarded to a promising young man whose financial circumstances would otherwise have prevented him from attending the School.

The Perkins Family Scholarship

This scholarship is named in memory of Harry Perkins, who was one of the first members of our community to leave a bequest to Christ Church Grammar School. Harry’s significant connection and contribution to rural Western Australia, through his leadership of Wesfarmers, sees this scholarship awarded to the son or grandson of an old boy from a rural background and would not otherwise be able to attend the School. The scholarship provides for 50% of tuition fees.

The JCR and Denby Roberts Scholarship

The JCR and Denby Roberts Scholarship was established in 2015 by Denby Roberts. It reflects her deep commitment to Christ Church’s values of diversity and community, commitment to education and acknowledges the strong school connection with the Roberts family. Commencing in 2017, this scholarship is offered to a Senior School student who shows general excellence and would not otherwise be able to attend the School for financial reasons.

Past scholarships

The McKenzie Family Scholarship

The generosity of the McKenzie family enabled this 100% scholarship to be awarded from 2012 to 2017 to a promising young man who would not otherwise have been able to attend the School.

The Hartley Poynton Old Boys’ Association Scholarship

The generosity of the Poynton family enabled this scholarship in honour of their late father, old boy Hartley Poynton (1933 to 1936). It is awarded to the son or grandson of an old boy to attend the School.

The Old Boys’ Association Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible through the Old Boys’ Association Education Fund through generous philanthropic donations by our School community. It provided an opportunity for a son or grandson of a Christ Church old boy to attend the School.

The Old Boys’ Association Centenary Scholarship

This scholarship was last awarded in 2010. The scholarship was made possible through the Old Boys’ Association Education Fund through generous philanthropic donations by our School community in the lead up to the School’s centenary in 2010.