Scholarships are not available to students below the Saltus 7 level.
The Saltus 7 Scholarship is an "Honorary Scholarship" recognizing the student who performs at the highest academic level during Saltus Year 6, including an internal examination taken at the end of the that year. The student will be nominated by the Director of the Upper Primary Department and his/her name will be placed on the Honours Board located in the foyer of the ground floor of the Francis "Goose" Gosling Centre.
The Saltus Music Scholarship is an "Honorary Scholarship" given to a student entering Saltus Year 7 who, in the opinion of the Music Department, has not only demonstrated particular talent and ability in this field, but also contributed significantly to the musical life of the Department. The student may be required to audition and will be notified if this is the case. The recipient's name will be placed on the Honours Board located in the main foyer of the ground floor of the Francis "Goose" Gosling Centre.
Awards based on Merit
Secondary Staff Scholarship: Secondary staff are funding a new one-year award for a student entering Year 10 who meets the following criteria: must have attended Saltus from at least (and including) Year 7; must be in the top 25% of students as per the Honour Roll; must embody the principles of our School Mission Statement; must have contributed to the life of the school in terms of sporting, cultural or non-academic pursuits; should not be already receiving financial aid; and should have had exemplary behaviour throughout their years at Saltus. Students complete an application form which includes a statement from the applicant regarding why he/she should be selected. Deadline for submission of applications is noon on the Friday of the first week of summer term. All staff who donate to the fund will take part in the selection process: a committee of four teachers will review the applications producing a short list of approximately five students, and then contributing staff will be asked for input and from this a candidate will be selected.
The Michelle Outerbridge Musical Opportunity Award (available to students in Secondary Department years 7-13)
The Michelle L. Outerbridge Memorial Fund was set up by Lise after her daughter Michelle’s untimely passing in September 2000. The Michelle Outerbridge Musical Opportunity Award provides music instruction for students whose parents may not be in a position to afford these lessons; or for students who have a desire to learn a new instrument in addition to other instruments which they already play.
Ruth Henderson Music Award (available to students from years 5-13)
This annual Award provided by the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band is in loving memory of the late Head of Music, Ruth Henderson. The Ruth Henderson Music Award provides an opportunity for a Saltus student from Year 5 -12 to apply for funding to assist in meeting the cost of instrumental, vocal or secondary study tuition. Preference is given to students who contribute significantly to the musical life of the school and the successful candidate is chosen by the Music Department in consultation with a representative from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band. The award is $1000 per academic year.
Scholarships awarded on the basis of merit and need include:
The Stempel Foundation Scholarship: created by the generosity of Mr. Ernest E. Stempel and awarded to a Bermudian student showing academic promise but who is also in need of financial assistance to attend the Saltus Secondary Department. In order to be considered for this Scholarship, a student must be in the Primary 6 year at a local public primary school and must sit the Saltus 7 Entrance Examination. The parents must also submit a Financial Aid Statement to the Admissions Office by the deadline stipulated. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by the Deputy Headmaster of Saltus and by the Directors of the Stempel Foundation Scholarship Fund who will make the final decision. The Scholarship is valued at 80% of the school fees and is renewable annually, subject to the continued good academic standing, character and need of the recipient.
The William "Bill" Jack Bursary was created to honour the memory of William (Bill) A. Jack, an alumnus and Trustee of Saltus and a Partner of Deloitte & Touche Ltd. (Bermuda) prior to his sudden death in September 2008. The Bursary is funded by the generosity of the Partners of Deloitte Bermuda and is awarded to a Bermudian student entering the Saltus Graduate Years programme. The Bursary covers the full tuition of the student for each year of the two-year programme. In order to be considered for this Bursary, a student must complete the application form which is available from the Admissions Office, and should have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, leadership and service to the community. The parents will be required to submit a financial aid application and to demonstrate clear financial need. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by the Bursary Selection Committee. The deadline for application is the last day of the Winter Term in the year prior to the Bursary taking effect.
SGY Entrance Awards are available to students entering the SGY Programme from schools other than Saltus. The Scholarships, whose value will vary according to number and need, fall into two categories: those based upon academic merit alone, and those recognising not only ability but also the need for some financial assistance in meeting the costs of SGY. Separate application for an SGY merit scholarship is not necessary. All of those students who have submitted the necessary documentation required for admission are automatically considered for a scholarship, although final decisions are not made until all final examination grades are received from the applicant's previous school. Students seeking an award in which financial need is a consideration must file a Financial Aid Statement by March 31 of the year of application. Any award is applied towards fees and is tenable for the duration of the SGY course, although a marked decline in the student's attainment and/or behaviour could lead to its withdrawal.
The Francis L. Stephenson Scholarship/Merit Awards are named after a former Deputy Headmaster who completed some 37 years of service to the School. Funding is derived from the annual Stephenson Golf Tournament and therefore both the number and the dollar amount of the awards will vary. Awards are made to students on the basis of need, although the recipients must also be of sound academic standing, and, initially, are for one year only. Parents must file a Financial Aid Statement with the Admissions Office by March 31. Subject to the continued good academic progress and need of the student, the Scholarship may be renewed for further periods of one year as the recipient moves through the Secondary Department.
For students entering Higher Education
The Saltus Grammar School Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of the late Mr. Francis 'Goose' Gosling and awarded in his memory, is available to a selected member of the graduating SGY class who has spent his/her entire secondary education at Saltus and has gained admission into an accredited university/college. It is given by the School as an expression of appreciation for the contribution made by the student both to the corporate life of the School in the widest sense, including academic attainment, and to the Bermudian community in general as an ambassador for Saltus. Financial need is not a determinant, except where it has been a contributing factor in measuring the excellence of some aspect of the student's all-round contribution. The value of the Scholarship, which is awarded for one year only, is paid directly to the university/college to be attended. Applications are not made for the Scholarship. All SGY 2 students who meet the requirements are automatically eligible for consideration. The recipient is named at the Graduation Ceremony held at the end of the SGY year.
The Graduate Years University Scholarship(s): one Scholarship worth $3,000, or two worth $1,500 each, or three worth $1,000 each, are awarded to a graduating SGY student(s) to recognize outstanding academic performance in the SGY Programme and admission into a competitive university/college. Financial need, although not the principal determinant, is considered. Recipients are named at the Graduation Ceremony held in June of each year. The Scholarship(s), tenable for one year only, is paid directly to the university/college to be attended.
Peter Wittich Award to Foster Good Bermuda/U.S. Relations: since 2010 alumnus Mr. Peter Wittich has made an annual donation of $4,000 to a deserving graduate who will be attending a university in the United States. This award is paid directly to the recipient's university.
Jennie Beard Cavendish Award: a $500 award to a male and female student who since Sl have consistently shown School spirit. These awards are paid directly to the recipients' universities.
There can be no guarantee that all of the awards described above will be available every year.
All matters relating to scholarships/bursaries should be directed to the Deputy Headmaster.