IN THE MEDIA: Scholarships Can Take Many Forms (The Age)

Preshil was featured in The Age beside Brighton Grammar and Trinity Grammar in a special editorial examining scholarships that go above and beyond the academic.

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Did you see us featured in The Age’s Scholarship Feature on Saturday 26 November 2022? In case you missed it, we are pleased to share with you the following:

Preshil fosters an environment where students can discover their purpose and develop tools can make an impact within the School community and beyond. In partnership with their social innovation programs, Preshil offers Creativity and Innovation scholarships that recognise students whose innovative social and creative endeavours are of an exceptional standard. Successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to the school community, and have been recognised in a diverse range of areas. Previous scholarships have been awarded to students for their extraordinary fine art skills, excelling in technological endeavours (think developing games or apps, or running an interesting Youtube channel), and being outspoken in raising awareness of world issues.

“At Preshil, student voice is celebrated. We are always seeking young changemakers who are committed to making a difference in their area of passion or innovative endeavours,” says Josh Brody, Principal.

The scholarships are awarded for entry into years 7 and 11 in 2024. They are designed to support the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme’s stated objective to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.

As part of the application process, students write a response detailing how they meet the criteria of each element of the IB Learner Profile. They also submit a portfolio of work, which can take many forms, including science experiments and digital folios of fine artwork.

“Our Preshil community of learners are always innovating and questioning. Our students don’t need to wait until they graduate to make a difference in the world. They are eager to act on their passions and test their ideas, rather than just following established norms. They have the courage to reimagine a better future. They are out there now, actively engaging with leaders and influencing change.”

Thank you again to Year 8 students Ethan, Jesse Salvador and Khai Xuan for featuring in the photograph!

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