"Our preference is to be with those who are excluded from the mainstream of society, and those whose material quality leads them to be deprived. Also, in relation to health, family life, schooling and educational values."
(In the Footsteps of Marcellin Champagnat)
A Marist Education is valued in our community and assists a boy's future and that of the community in which he lives. A Marist education develops social awareness and a sense of community and family values, as well as a faith commitment that is relevant in today's world.
The foundation (established in 1993) is a very tangible way of supporting the school and helps to keep alive the vision of its founder Saint Marcellin Champagnat.
The Foundation has launched the MCA Champagnat Trust Fund, to provide assistance to persons in necessitous circumstances selected on the basis of financial need. The Champagnat Trust Bursary is a bursary for tuition, boarding fees and compulsory fees for day boys and boarders Year 7 to Year 12.
Applicants must hold Australian citizenship.
In keeping with our Marist heritage at the College, the principal criterion for the provision of assistance is a demonstratable, means-tested inability to afford an education at a Marist school. Applications for assistance are open to the public at large and may include students enrolled in Marist College Ashgrove.
Like all Catholic schools, the College has a long tradition of providing assistance to individuals and families in necessitous circumstances, made possible through the generous donations of benefactors and donors.