St Columba's College Bursary Fund
The Brothers of the Sacred Heart were founded in 1821 in post-revolutionary France. The first Brothers gathered as a religious family to educate orphans and juvenile delinquents and to live a communal life of prayer, obedience and celibacy. The congregation quickly expanded to staff schools in poor rural communities that had previously been unable to attract qualified and committed teachers.
In 1848, the Brothers established their first overseas mission, an orphanage for boys in Mobile, Alabama. Over the next half century, Brothers’communities were established across the United States and Canada. It was from the New England Province that the Brothers established a presence in England, purchasing St Columba’s College in 1955 from its founding Headmaster and proprietor, Mr Philip O’Neill.
St Columba’s College now reflects back to its foundation and the principle of offering free education to able children. In the spirit of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, we have a passionate wish to support pupils, who would like to apply to St Columba’s College, but are restricted in doing so by finances. The Bursary Fund will support bursaries and enable us to help potential young Columbans access an education at the College. All donations to this fund, no matter what size are very gratefully received.
Einstein said “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”. While St Columba’s is rightly proud of its academic record, in my opinion it’s the social skills, values and standards that it gives the boys that sets it apart from the rest of the field. I see the Bursary Fund as a way to give something back and help other boys benefit from all St Columba’s has to offer not only them, but our society as a whole.
Adrian Pullar – Former Parent and Bursary Fund Donor
If you wish to donate to this fund, please click here, or contact Jim Lewis in the Development Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01727 892070 for further information, in confidence.