The CCOBA Committee has recently changed the way the Old Boys' Scholarship Fund operates.
The previous discretionary awards are to be replaced by one scholarship — the Old Boys' Association Scholarship — to the value of 33% of tuition fees, awarded annually on the recommendation of the Executive Principal.
The Fund was established in 1922 and since then its purpose has been to assist in helping parents with fees during difficult financial times. Character, scholarship and need have all been taken into account in making awards, which have generally been made by the Committee on a discretionary basis.
Thanks to the careful management of previous Committees, the Fund has now grown to be over $800,000. The size of the Fund means it can now sustainably support up to five awards of 33% of tuition fees at any one time. Through donations and capital gains on investments the Committee wants to grow the Fund further so that more scholarships at a higher level of tuition fees can be offered.
The Committee, rather than having discretionary awards, would rather award one Old Boys' Association Scholarship annually in order to assist a boy who would not otherwise go to College for financial reasons to attend. That is particularly given that, for cases of immediate need, the College itself is better placed to respond.
Scholarships will be awarded on the following basis:
- The Scholarship is awarded by the Committee on the recommendation of the Executive Principal;
- The Scholarship is awarded for the entirety of a boy's time at College, but subject to satisfactory performance, with the Executive Principal able to recommend withdrawal of the Scholarship to the Committee;
- The criteria for awarding the Scholarship is that it be awarded to a new entrant (preferably, but not necessarily, the descendant of an Old Boy) who would not otherwise have been able to attend College for financial reasons but who would benefit from being educated at College due to his academic attributes and character.
- Applications are to be made through the school. Contact the Registrar, Sarah Fechney.
The Robert Field-Dodgson Memorial Fund was established in 2002 to commemorate the life of one of the school’s finest music teachers, Robert Field-Dodgson, who taught at College from 1952–1985. The purpose of this musical scholarship is to encourage boys with abilities and interest in music. It is awarded annually on the recommendation of the school’s Music Director.