ATLANTIS Beach Baptist College in Two Rocks is inviting families to apply for its inaugural Year 7 scholarships, which will start next year.
Three new students who are awarded a scholarship will each receive a 50 per cent reduction in tuition fees for four years of schooling.
Atlantis Beach Baptist College principal Gary Harris said the three scholarships for new students underpinned the three core values of the college motto, which were strength, faith and honour.
“The three Year 7 scholarships are very different from scholarships offered by other educational institutions because they are not based on academic ability but rather the character of the applicant,’’ he said. “Character building is a key part of the educational focus for students at Atlantis Beach Baptist College because we want our students to leave our College not only with a high level of academic achievement, but also with a sound character based on Christian values.
“The Strength scholarship is open to students who can demonstrate strength of character during difficult personal times.
“Applications for this scholarship must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a significant person in the student’s life being a family member, teacher, close friend of the family or pastor of a church.
“Our Faith scholarship is being made available to students who have demonstrated Christian faith through active participation and leadership in a church or church based organisation.
“Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a church or charity organisation detailing the student’s contribution to the Christian faith.
“Finally, the Honour scholarship is open to students who have shown honourable conduct or service to improve the lives of others.
“This can be demonstrated through active participation and leadership in a cadet group or being a carer for the disabled, aged and the infirmed.
“It could also be personal conduct that would be considered an act of bravery that has saved or has the potential to save the lives of others. “Applications for this scholarship must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a cadet group, service organisation or person or a significant person in the student’s life detailing the student’s contribution.’’