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Scholarships

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Perth College is pioneering opportunities for students to shape their own futures and positively influence the world. We offer a wide range of scholarships to allow greater access to our educational and co-curricular programs.

2024 Scholarships at Perth College

Scholarship applications for 2024 are now open.

Application Process

Applications for 2024 Scholarships will close on Friday 10 March 2023 at 9.00pm WAST.

Remote and Overseas candidates must register on the correct link by Friday 3 March 2023 at 9.00pm WAST.

All candidates must register via the Academic Scholarship link before applying for any other scholarship (with the exception of The “Wulili” Indigenous Student Perpetual Scholarship).

During the online registration process documentation will need to be uploaded. You will find a list of the documents required in the description of each scholarship.

Please ensure that you have these documents readily available before proceeding with your application. All documentation must be uploaded, and applications completed by the date of closure.

To be eligible for a Perth College Scholarship, all candidates must also complete an enrolment application form and must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Applicants applying for the Music and Performing Arts scholarships are also required to attend an audition (dates to be confirmed). Shortlisted applicants will be notified closer to the time for their specific time and day.

Should you have any queries about the scholarship application process, please contact our Enrolments team on +61 8 9471 2104 or email enrolments@pc.wa.edu.au.

Academic Scholarship Testing

Academic scholarship testing will be held on Sunday 19 March 2023 from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm at Excelsior House, Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley. Arrival should be by 8.20 am.

Alternative arrangements can be made for boarding or overseas families located more than 400 kilometres away. If you would like to organise this, please register using the remote scholarship application link, listed as Scholarship Applications Years 7 to 11 2024 - sitting the exam in a remote location.

Selection Process

Candidates are selected for scholarships at the discretion of the Principal and after considering the following factors:

  • Results of the Academic Scholarship Testing
  • School Reports/NAPLAN/Academic Assessments
  • Scholarship application
  • Other achievements to date
  • Interview

Each scholarship has a bias to the different factors, as outlined in the scholarship descriptions below.

Prospective scholarship recipients will be contacted to attend an interview at the School and to confirm their acceptance. The percentage of fee remission offered for each scholarship is non-negotiable.

Scholarships Offered at Perth College

Scholarships at Perth College are generously supported by the following benefactors:

  • School Council
  • Perth College Foundation
  • Perth College Old Girls’ Association
  • Partnerships

Rural and Overseas Scholarship Applications

Alternative arrangements can be made for boarding or overseas families located more than 400 kilometres away. If you would like to organise this, please register using the remote scholarship application link, listed as Scholarship Applications Years 7 to 11 2024 - sitting the exam in a remote location.

A brief summary of each scholarship is outlined below.

School Council Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are for new or current students entering Years 7 to 11 and are based on the results of the Academic Scholarship testing and taking into consideration school reports and relevant supporting documents.

These Scholarships offer part remission of tuition fees for the duration of the student's time at Perth College. Students will be tested and selected in the year preceding the year of entry.

To be eligible for this Scholarship, all applications must sit Academic Scholarship Testing.

General Excellence

General Excellence Scholarships are for new or current students entering Year 5 and Years 7 to 11.

This Scholarship offers part remission of tuition fees for the duration of the student's time at Perth College. Students will be tested and selected in the year preceding the year of entry.

It is based on a range of the student's achievements across various activities, including academic, co-curricular, leadership, service, innovation and entrepreneurship.

To be eligible for this Scholarship, all applications must sit Academic Scholarship Testing.

Music

Music Scholarships are awarded to new or current students entering Year 7 who have outstanding musical ability and are advanced vocalists or instrumentalists on their musical instrument of choice. Academic ability is also considered for this Scholarship and applicants are required to sit the academic examination and attend an audition in the year preceding year of entry.

Applicants should be advanced, dedicated instrumentalists and may have studied for AMEB and/or Trinity College exams on at least one instrument. Applicants should be the equivalent of Grade Three exam level or above.

Short listed candidates for this scholarship are required to attend an audition with the date and time to be confirmed during the week commencing 4 April 2023. Applicants who have not been successful in obtaining an audition will be notified.

The Scholarships are offered based on an audition and results from the Academic Assessment Scholarship examination. Following the audition process, recommendations are made to the Principal by the Music Director and Head of The Arts.

Music Scholarships provide part remission in school tuition fees and free instrumental/vocal tuition on one instrument.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to new or current students entering Year 7 who have outstanding ability in Dance, Drama and/or Musical Theatre. Academic ability is also considered for this Scholarship and applicants are required to sit the academic examination and attend an audition.

Applicants should be advanced and dedicated performers and may have studied for relevant exams in at least one performance discipline (Dance, Drama and/or Musical Theatre). Applications must be supported with a written reference from the student’s current Performing Arts teacher. Please upload references with all other documentation.

Short listed candidates for this scholarship are required to attend an audition with the date and time to be confirmed during the week commencing 3 April 2023. Applicants who have not been successful in obtaining an audition will be notified.

The Scholarships are offered based on an audition and a student's results in the Academic Assessment Scholarship Examination. Following the audition process, recommendations are made to the Principal by the Head of The Arts.

Performing Arts Scholarships provide part remission in school tuition fees.

Rural Scholarships

Rural Scholarships are awarded to new students entering Years 7 to 11 as a boarder, based taking into consider achievements across a range of activities, including academic, co-curricular, leadership, service and the ability to participate in the life of the School.

This scholarship offers part remission of tuition and boarding fees for the duration of a student's schooling; students will be tested and selected in the year preceding the year of entry.

Perth College Foundation and Old Girls' Association Scholarships

The Anne Cranston Rural Scholarship

The Anne Cranston Rural Scholarship is offered to a new student who is entering the School in Years 7 to 11 as a boarder.

This scholarship contributes towards boarding fees for the duration of schooling.

Students are selected after consideration of their academic results and achievements across a breadth of activities including co-curricular, leadership, service and the ability to fully participate in the life of the School.

The Christine Barnetson Rural Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a new student who would like to enter Perth College as a boarder in Year 11. The scholarship offers part remission of tuition and boarding fees and is tenable for the duration of the student's time at Perth College. Students will be tested and selected in the year preceding the year of entry.

The Scholarship is based on the assessment of each application whilst taking into consideration the student’s achievements across a breadth of activities, including academic results, co-curricular, leadership, service, and innovation/entrepreneurship.

The Margery MacGibbon Memorial Bursary

The Margery MacGibbon Memorial Bursary will be awarded to one current or new student who is entering Year 7 to Year 11. It offers a once only payment for part remission of tuition fees only (for one year). Students will be tested and selected in the year preceding the year of entry.

This Scholarship is based on the assessment of each application, taking into consideration academic results and achievements across a breadth of activities including co-curricular, service, leadership and innovation/entrepreneurship.

Perth College Foundation Boarding Bursary

The Perth College Foundation Boarding Bursary will be awarded to a current or new student who is entering Year 8 to 11 as a boarder. The scholarship offers a once only payment of part remission of boarding fees only (for one year).

The Scholarship is based on the assessment of each application whilst taking into consideration the student’s achievements across a breadth of activities, including academic and co-curricular, leadership, service, and innovation/entreprenuership.

The “Wulili” Indigenous Student Perpetual Scholarship

The Wulili Scholarship is offered to an Aboriginal student entering Years 7 to 11 who may otherwise not be able to attend Perth College.

This scholarship contributes towards tuition fees or boarding (if applicable) for the duration of schooling. The monetary assistance provided will depend on a number of conditions, and the family of the student is expected to make financial contributions of their own.

Student’s are selected based on achievements across a breadth of activities, including academic results, co-curricular, leadership, service, and innovation/entrepreneurship.

To be considered for the Wulili Scholarship, students apply directly to the School in the year prior to entry. For more information on this Scholarship, please contact the Enrolments team via enrolments@pc.wa.edu.au.

The Old Girls’ Association Heritage Scholarship

The Old Girls’ Association Heritage Scholarship is offered to a new student entering the School in Year 11 who is the daughter or granddaughter of a Perth College Old Girl.

This scholarship contributes towards tuition fees for the duration of schooling.

Students are selected after consideration of achievements across a breadth of activities including academic results and co-curricular, leadership, service, and innovation/entrepreneurship.

Perth College Old Girls' Association Sisters’ Memorial Bursary

The Perth College Old Girls' Association Sisters' Memorial Bursary is awarded to a daughter or granddaughter of an Old Girls’ Association member entering the School in Year 7. It offers 25% remission of tuition fees for the duration of schooling.

Applicants are selected after consideration of achievements across a breadth of activities including academic and co-curricular, leadership, service, and innovation/entrepreneurship; and also the student's ability to participate in a variety of activities at the School.

Partnership Scholarships

Perth College offers a range of boarding and day scholarships for students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Some of these scholarships are funded, or partly funded via our generous partnership with MADALAH Limited.

MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students, primarily from remote and regional communities to WA’s leading boarding schools and universities.

MADALAH secondary scholarships provide support to students from year 7-12. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). Perth College is a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible.

Scholarship recommendations are based on an assessment of each application, taking into consideration academic progress, attitude to learning and achievements across a breadth of activities including co-curricular, leadership, service and community involvement.

This part-scholarship contributes towards tuition and boarding fees (if applicable) for the duration of schooling.

To qualify for this program, students must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and entering Years 7 to 11. Students must interview with Perth College and receive a Letter of Offer from the School to apply. Applications must then be made directly to MADALAH before the mid-year closing date.

The School will liaise with MADALAH preceding the year of entry through a collaborative process. Successful students are notified as soon as the place has been confirmed.

For more information, please visit the Madalah website – www.madalah.com.au.

Applications for 2024 Madalah Secondary Scholarships are now open and will close on Friday 28 July 2023.