Ruben Fried Scholarship, Year 7 entry, 2022

Applications for the 2022 Ruben Fried Scholarship are now open. This bursary, co-funded by the Spotlight Foundation, is intended to enable Jewish students to receive an immersive Jewish education who otherwise may not be able to access one.


The key points are outlined below. 

  • Students must be in a government school to be eligible to apply although candidates from Sholem who would otherwise move to a government school will also be considered;
  • It is awarded based on means testing;
  • One scholarship covers the vast majority of school tuition fees for all six years of secondary schooling with additional awards at a reduced level; 
  • The scholarship also assists with the cost of the Ulpan program in Year 10; and 
  • Successful applicants are expected to participate fully in College life. 

Required documentation 

Parents are required to submit the most recent school report and NAPLAN reports for the student. Whilst this is not an academic scholarship, the school reports will be consulted regarding attitude to studies as well as general attitude and participation in activities.  

If you have any supporting information as to how your child would benefit from being in a Jewish school and what would make the application stand out then please include that, along with any activities that your child is involved with. 

You will need to complete the online enrolment form however please do not proceed to the payment page. In total $400 of enrolment / administrative fees are payable by the scholarship recipient; these fees will be payable if you wish to proceed with an enrolment at Mount Scopus and are not covered by the scholarship. 

Applicants are required to print and complete this Financial Assistance Application Package as the Ruben Fried Scholarship is means tested. Once the complete information is received with all of the requested documents as outlined on the checklist in the application package then the parents will be asked to meet with the Bursary Committee. 

General information on the bursary process is available on the Fee Assistance FAQs page.

Interview 

Shortlisted candidates and their parents will be invited to meet with the College Principal, Head of Secondary School and the Director of the Alter School of Jewish Studies and Ivrit late in Term 1 or early in Term 2 in 2021. An interview does not in itself imply the student has been selected as the scholarship recipient. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 26 February, 2021.

Once the recipient has been determined the committee will also endeavour to make further offers of assistance to other applicants although these would be for a lesser amount of the tuition fees than the Ruben Fried Scholarship.

Enrolment process

An important part of the enrolment process is the opportunity for students to visit the College and mix with the cohort. 

The Year 7, 2022 Scopus Experience tryout day for students interested in joining the College will now be held in March 2021. Click here to register.

A two consecutive day trial visit is part of the process and may take place before or after the outcome of the scholarship application process. 

Towards the end of Year 6 there is also a group transition day for all students progressing into Year 7 in 2022 at Scopus. 

Open Mornings

If you haven’t yet seen the College, then please register for one of our Open Mornings by clicking here. If we are unable to hold them on campus due to restrictions then these events will be held via Zoom.

Further information

If you have any queries regarding the enrolment process, or the academic or co-curricular programs at Mount Scopus then please feel free to contact Denise Kain, Enrolment Director on 9834 0073 or dkain@scopus.vic.edu.au

If you have any queries regarding the financial assistance application then please contact Laurent Schonker, Finance Manager, on 9834 0027 or lschonker@scopus.vic.edu.au

Apply now

Complete the form below to submit your application.