Foundation Class Giving

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Class Giving program

Haileybury Foundation's Year Group Giving program commenced in 2019, resulting in the first Class Giving Scholarships commencing in 2020.

The Year Group Giving program is made possible by the generosity of former classmates joining together to fund an annual scholarship. Participation in the program gives alumni members a greater sense of connection and an opportunity to celebrate their years at Haileybury in a meaningful way.

Ultimately, “paying it forward” creates an opportunity for a young student who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to attend Haileybury, to experience the incredible academic and non-academic possibilities as the Year Group once did.

Representatives of the Year Group class have the opportunity to be involved in selecting the scholarship category or interviewing short-listed scholarship candidates along with members of the Haileybury Foundation Team.

Currently, we have a Class of 1988 Scholarship, Class of 1984 and a Class of 2007/Melbourne Foundation Scholarship.

“Having been involved in the process I can confirm that we have made a massive difference to a young lady who has significant challenges in her life. Nick Wakeling and I both asked Hannah for a commitment that she would make the most of every opportunity that was made available to her by the school. In return we committed to her that our year group would take a keen interest in her schooling and support her wherever possible”
Andrew Bonwick (OH '88)

How you can help

Wouldn’t it be incredible to give a student a transformative Haileybury opportunity… to shape their future, and that of their generation?

If you would like to be part of this unique opportunity to provide a life-changing education for a deserving student, please contact Haileybury Foundation to discuss further.

Frequently asked questions

What do you mean by peer year?
Are all donations regardless of size tax deductible?
Who will be the beneficiaries of the scholarships?
How do we know that this student would not otherwise be able to attend Haileybury?
Who will select the scholarship recipient?
What year level will the student commence in?
Which campus will the student attend?
If I give in the first year of the scholarship, am I compelled to donate again in future years?
During which part of the year are contributions recommended?
How can I keep track of the progress of the scholarship holder?
Do I have to give to the scholarship funded by my peer year?
What if our alumni peer group doesn’t reach the target of $20,000?
Aren’t School fees at Haileybury higher than $20,000?
Am I able to give anonymously?
How do prospective families apply for the scholarship?
Are there other rules relating to scholarship recipients?
What percentage of funds go to the scholarship?
Where will I be recognised as a Haileybury Foundation donor?
Why should I donate to a Class Giving Scholarship?
How do I receive more information?

What do you mean by peer year?

The year that you finished (or would have finished) Year 12.

Are all donations regardless of size tax deductible?

Yes, they are.

Who will be the beneficiaries of the scholarships?

Scholarships will be offered to students who would not ordinarily be able to attend Haileybury based on their financial situation. The peer group will set selection criteria for the scholarship recipient which Foundation staff will follow when short listing candidates.

How do we know that this student would not otherwise be able to attend Haileybury?

On application, both parents are required to submit their previous two Australian Government tax returns.

Who will select the scholarship recipient?

The recipient will be selected from a short list of candidates by up to three members of your peer year, along with one representative from Haileybury Foundation.

What year level will the student commence in?

Students will commence in Year 7,9 or 10.

Which campus will the student attend?

Students will be able to attend any of Haileybury’s campuses within Australia

If I give in the first year of the scholarship, am I compelled to donate again in future years?

Haileybury Foundation allocates scholarships for the term of the scholarship – from the student’s commencement in Years 7, 9 or 10 until their completion at Haileybury. A gift in the first year to the Class Giving program will cover that year only, however, continued giving over the period of the scholarship will ensure sustained legacy of that particular Class Giving scholarship.

During which part of the year are contributions recommended?

The timing is up to the individual, however, the first half of the year would be appreciated.

How can I keep track of the progress of the scholarship holder?

Regular updates will be provided through the Class Giving website, via email and also at the annual catch up of donors in your peer year.

Do I have to give to the scholarship funded by my peer year?

Whilst it is preferable, no you do not. You may prefer to give to a family member’s peer year, your partner’s or one that you have a connection with a group of friends.

What if our alumni peer group doesn’t reach the target of $20,000?

Haileybury Foundation may decide to offer a partial scholarship to a worthy student.

Aren’t School fees at Haileybury higher than $20,000?

The 2019 fee for a student entering Haileybury at Year 7 is $32,245. Haileybury will fund the shortfall of any Class Giving scholarship provided that a minimum of $20,000 is raised per annum.

Am I able to give anonymously?

Yes.

How do prospective families apply for the scholarship?

Haileybury Foundation Scholarships must be made available to individuals or groups of individuals throughout a region of at least 200,000 people. Families apply by completing documentation which can be found on the Haileybury website.

Are there other rules relating to scholarship recipients?

Yes. The requirements for scholarships, bursaries or prizes are that they:

  • may only be awarded to Australian citizens, or permanent residents of Australia, within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948; and
  • promote the recipient's education in pre-school courses, primary courses, secondary courses or tertiary courses or in educational institutions overseas, by way of study of a component of a secondary or tertiary course; and
  • are awarded on merit or for reasons of equity.

What percentage of funds go to the scholarship?

100% of all funds received will be directed to the scholarship.

Where will I be recognised as a Haileybury Foundation donor?

You will be recognised in the Haileybury Foundation Annual Report on Giving

Why should I donate to a Class Giving Scholarship?

You will be helping to change the life of a student who would not otherwise be able to attend Haileybury.

Donating alongside of your peer group is a unique way of providing a wonderful opportunity among friends whom you shared so much at school. You have the opportunity to watch the progress of the recipient at close hand, whilst continuing to connect on a regular basis with your peer group.

How do I receive more information?

For further information, please contact the Director of School Development and Alumni Relations, Russell Davidson at russell.davidson@haileybury.vic.edu.au

For further information please contact

Email: foundation@haileybury.vic.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9904 6141