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Scholarships

Pioneering opportunities for positive change

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

2022 Scholarships at Perth College

Perth College is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Scholarships application process.

Application Process

All student are required to complete the application process via our online portal here by Friday 12 March 2021.

During the application process, you will be asked to upload documentation based on the requirements for each scholarship. You will find a list of these requirements on the individual scholarship pages within the online portal. Please ensure you have these documents ready before proceeding with your application.

Scholarship examinations will be held on Sunday 28 March 2021 from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm at Excelsior House, Perth College (Lawley Crescent). All students should arrive by 8.20 am.

Students applying for Music and Performing Arts scholarships will also be required to attend an audition during the week commencing 22 March 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be notified closer to the time with the details of their audition.

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 within the portal (scholarship applications for students entering Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in 2022 - sitting the exam in a remote location).

Should you have any queries about the scholarship application process, please contact our Enrolments Engagement Manager, Roselynn Lang, on 9471 2104 or email Roselynn.Lang@pc.wa.edu.au.

Selection Process

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

  • Results of the scholarship testing
  • School Reports/Academic Assessments
  • Scholarship Application
  • Accomplishments to date
  • Interview

Different scholarships may have a bias to the above factors which will be outlined for each of the scholarships offered below.

Prospective scholarship recipients will be contacted by the School by Wednesday 28 April 2021 to attend an interview and confirm their acceptance.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for considering a Perth College Scholarship.

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

Details of each scholarship are outlined below.

School Council Scholarships

Academic

Academic Scholarships are for students entering Years 7 to 11, and are based on the results of the Academic Scholarship testing. This part-scholarship contributes towards tuition fees and boarding (if applicable) for the duration of schooling.

Current students are also eligible to apply for a School Council Academic Scholarship for entry into Year 7 to 11.


General Excellence

General Excellence Scholarships are for new students entering Years 7 to 11 who may otherwise not be able to attend the School. They are also offered to current students in Years 6 to 10 who may not be able to stay at Perth College.

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


Music

Music Scholarships are awarded to new or current students entering Year 7 who show a level of excellence in Music and demonstrate an outstanding ability during an audition, using an instrument of choice. Academic ability is also considered in the selection process.

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 Performing Arts.

This part-scholarship contributes towards tuition fees, and covers the cost of instrumental hire and lessons using an instrument of choice for the duration of schooling.


Performing Arts

Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to new or current students entering Year 7 who show a level of excellence in Performing Arts and demonstrate an outstanding ability during an audition in a performance art other than Music eg Dance, Drama or Musical Theatre. Academic ability is also considered in the selection process.

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 Performing Arts.

This part-scholarship contributes towards tuition fees for the duration of schooling, and may contribute towards a relevant overseas school tour. The percentage of fee remission is at the discretion of the Principal.


Rural Scholarships

Rural Scholarships are awarded to new students entering Years 7 to 11, and are based on a range of the student's achievements across various activities, including academic, co-curricular, leadership and service.

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

Perth College Foundation Scholarships

Joan and George Lefroy General Excellence Scholarship

The Joan and George Lefroy Scholarship is offered to a new or current student entering Year 9, 10 or 11 who may otherwise not be able to attend the School.

This scholarship offers a minimum 50% remission of tuition fees and boarding (if applicable) for the duration of schooling.

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

Margaret and Patricia Feilman InsideOut Scholarship

The Margaret and Patricia Feilman InsideOut Scholarship is offered to a new student entering Year 10 or 11 who may otherwise not be able to come to the School.

This scholarship offers a minimum 50% remission of tuition fees and boarding (if applicable) for the duration of schooling.

It is based on a range of achievements and experiences in service and leadership.


The Wulili 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 and 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.

To be considered for the Wulili Scholarship, students apply directly to the School the year prior to entry.

Perth College Old Girls' Association

Sisters’ Memorial Bursary

The 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.

The Bessie and Emma Cotton Memorial Fund for special circumstances

This special Bursary is offered to a student at a time of special need (eg financial circumstances, severe illness or death of a parent) which may result in the student not being able to complete their education at Perth College.

It is generally awarded to a student in Year 11 or 12 and at the discretion of the Principal, in consultation with the Old Girls’ Association Bursary Trustees.

The Principal will apply to the OGA Bursary Trustees for the Bursary to be awarded, and the monetary assistance provided will depend on a number of conditions.

Partnership Scholarships

Perth College offers a range of boarding and day scholarships for students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. These are funded, or partly funded, via generous partnerships with MADALAH Limited, Fortescue Metals Group and West Coast Eagles.

The partnership scholarships are based on an assessment of the range of each applicant's academic progress and achievement, attitude to learning and engagement, co-curricular, leadership and community involvement.

MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation offering scholarships for Indigenous students from remote and regional West Australian communities. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Perth College is a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible.

This part-scholarship contributes towards tuition fees and boarding (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 then liaises with MADALAH preceding the year of entry through a collaborative process. Successful students are notified as soon as the place has been confirmed.