Scholarships open at leading Sunshine Coast school

A senior scholarship to one of Queensland’s leading co-educational schools, Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast, is now open for applications.

The Flinders Foundation Scholarship is open to students commencing Year 10 or Year 11 in
2022.

Scholarships are also open for Music, Academics, General Excellence and the Principal’s
Scholarship, with all due by Friday, February 26.

Flinders has an exceptional standing in academic performance and is regarded as one of
Queensland’s top schools.

The Flinders Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to a student who is an outstanding
all-round contributor and will positively enhance the college community.

Flinders Foundation Chair John Gannon said the scholarship gave students who would
otherwise not be able to afford a Flinders education, the opportunity to attend the college.

The Flinders Foundation scholarship will assist by covering 50 per cent of the recipient’s Senior
School tuition fees for up to a three-year period from 2022.

“The Flinders Foundation has a mission to connect, engage and support the Flinders school
community for the benefit of current and future students,” Gannon said.

“This scholarship enables a student to make their final years of schooling count at Flinders
as they strive to reach their full academic potential with the support of our expert teachers
and caring community.”

“A Flinders education also provides rich co-curricular opportunities and a focus on values
and character development so that students feel equipped to make a positive contribution
in the wider world,” he said.

“It has been rewarding to see the 2020 Flinders Foundation scholar Jazmyn develop her
passions at Flinders in music, Maths and Science.

“Just one of Jazmyn’s highlights in 2020 was winning the Intermediate Brass & Woodwind
Championship at the annual Junior Music Eisteddfod.

“We look forward to enabling many more future scholars to embrace the wonderful
opportunities on offer at Flinders,” Gannon added.

Through philanthropic efforts, the Flinders Foundation supports the ongoing development
of college facilities and programs for the benefit of students at Flinders.

The college supports more than 1,350 students from Prep to Year 12 on its 22-hectare
rainforest-fringed campus in Buderim.

Projects funded by the Flinders Foundation include the Sports Centre, Chapel, Drama
Centre, and the Flinders Performance Centre, a state-of-the-art venue utilised by the
Sunshine Coast community.

Most recently, the Foundation announced it will wholly fund an innovative new learning
space, the Wonderarium, due to open in Term 4 of 2021 as part of the Flinders Masterplan.

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