St Benedict's offers a limited number of scholarships each year to boys entering the College at Grade 8. No Scholarships are offered to boys entering any other grade or to boys who are currently enrolled in another grade at the school.
Whilst boys are usually "invited" to write the scholarship exam, the selection process is open to all boys who wish to participate - including Grade 7 boys from our own Preparatory School. Only boys who achieved an academic average of 70% at the end of Grade 6 will be admitted to the scholarship process.
The examinations consists of two papers usually written in March each year.
The awarding of scholarships is based on the results of the examination; completion of the appropriate Scholarship Application Form, and on an interview with the Executive Headmaster or one of the College Deputies.
Academic, sporting, cultural and leadership achievements are all taken into account.
Announcements of offers of scholarships are made in May on a date set by the Independent Schools Association of South Africa.
Candidates who are interested in writing the scholarship examination should contact the College between 1 - 28 February each year.
Scholarship applications are closed for 2017 and will reopen in January 2018