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Scholarships

Creating more possibilities for girls.

Perth College offers an opportunity to apply for a range of scholarships for current and new students including:

• Academic • Rural (Boarding) • Music • Old Girls’ Association • General Excellence

Students can apply for more than one scholarship.


Academic Scholarships, Years 7 to 11.

Several Academic Scholarships are awarded to current or new students entering in Years 7 to 11. These scholarships offer part to full remission of tuition fees for the duration of the student's time at Perth College. Students are selected on academic excellence based on the results from the scholarship test sat in early May and a review of school reports, NAPLAN and similar supporting evidence.

General Excellence Scholarships, Years 7 to 11.

This bursary is offered to current or new students entering Years 7 to 11 who may otherwise not be able to afford to attend Perth College or remain at the School. It will offer part remission of fees (tuition/boarding) for the duration of a student's schooling; girls will be tested and selected in May in the year preceding. This general excellence bursary is based on the assessment of each application with a bias towards the range and level of an applicant's achievements both in and out of the classroom.

Rural (Boarding) Scholarships Years 7 to 11.

These are available for students who would enter Perth College as a boarder in Years 7 to 11. All rural students must sit the scholarship test in early May the year preceding entry. (for example: Year 6 if applying for Year 7 entry). The scholarship offers part remission of tuition and boarding fees and is tenable for the duration of the student's time at Perth College. This Scholarship focuses on the range and level of an applicants achievements both in and out of the classroom.

Indigenous Scholarships.

Scholarships are offered to Indigenous students in partnership with Madalah. Students of Indigenous Australian descent may apply for a boarding or day place. Although academic success achieved so far is taken into account, girls who have a positive attitude, a willingness to take on new challenges and a commitment to successfully complete Year 12 will also be considered. The School aims to facilitate successful transitions to work or further study following graduation. While Perth College acknowledges individual circumstances, the ongoing support of families is essential. This includes support of the educational, co-curricular and pastoral care programmes, along with meeting the difference between a scholarship and school fees.

Indigenous girls must provide evidence of a place offered to them by Perth College when applying to Madalah. Enrolment forms should be completed as a first step.

For more information, please contact the School’s Indigenous Liaison Officer, Maria Dzubiel, on 9471 2375 or maria.dzubiel@pc.wa.edu.auor Enrolments Director, Judy Parker, on 9471 2104 or enrolments@pc.wa.edu.au.

Music Scholarships, Year 7.

Music Scholarships are awarded to current or new students entering Year 7 who have outstanding musical ability and are advanced instrumentalists on their musical instrument of choice. Academic ability is also considered. Applicants for this scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test in early May and attend an audition. Music Scholarships provide part remission of school tuition fees and free instrumental tuition. The percentage of fee remission is at the discretion of the Principal.

Old Girls’ Association Sisters’ Memorial Bursary, Year 7.

Daughters and grand-daughters of members of the Old Girls’ Association who are entering Year 7 are eligible for this bursary. The value of the bursary is 25 per cent remission of the tuition fee each year. All bursary candidates must sit the scholarship test in May the year prior to entry. If a boarder is successful in gaining this bursary, their commencement date can be either Year 7 or deferred to Year 8. Candidates must attend a personal interview with the Bursary Trustees, which is held immediately after the scholarship test in May.

Joan and George Lefroy General Excellence Scholarship, Years 9 to 11.

Students from across Western Australia who are not already enrolled at Perth College may apply for the Joan and George Lefroy General Excellence Scholarship, which will be offered to a day girl or boarder commencing at the School in Years 9, 10 or 11.

It will offer part remission of fees (tuition/boarding) for the duration of a students schooling; girls will sit the scholarship test in May in the preceding year of entry.

The scholarship is named after an Old Girl, Joan Lefroy, and her husband, George, in recognition of their strong family connection to the School and the couple’s philanthropy to Perth College. This is a wonderful chance to join a long list of scholarship recipients and Perth College graduates who have gone on to make a difference in the world as confident, independent and determined young women.

General Excellence Bursary, Years 9 to 11.

The bursary is based on the assessment of each application with a bias towards the range of an applicant’s achievements:

Academic.
Demonstrated strong academic performance across the curriculum. Past school reports and results in NAPLAN and any other competitions or tests may be considered. Students are expected to sit an Academic Assessment Examination in August.

Co-curricular.
Demonstrated outstanding involvement and continuous, positive participation in a range of co-curricular activities. Students will generally have a special talent in one area of activity, such as sport, music, dance, drama or art.

Special Achievements.
Evidence of participation in gifted and talented programmes, enrichment programmes, leadership positions and community service as well as outstanding individual accomplishments.

Margaret and Patricia Feilman InsideOut Scholarship.

Students from across Western Australia who are not already enrolled at Perth College may apply for the Margaret and Patricia Feilman InsideOut Scholarship, which will be offered to a day girl or boarder commencing at the School in Years 10 or 11. It will offer part remission of fees (tuition/boarding) for the duration of a student's schooling, girls will sit the scholarship test in early May in the year preceding entry.


The Feilman Foundation was established by sisters and Perth College Old Girls, Margaret (a pioneer in architecture and town planning in Western Australia) and Patricia Feilman, who strongly believed in the importance of philanthropy. The Feilman Foundation has provided grants for charitable organisations such as education, children and youth, culture and the environment. They have generously provided an opportunity for Perth College to offer this scholarship to a girl who can demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential and has the desire to make a difference in society. Supporting evidence of the applicant's community/school involvement, leadership positions along with school reports, will be required.