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Scholarships

Pioneering opportunities for positive change

Perth Colleges is pioneering opportunities for girls to shape their own futures and positively influence our world. We offer a wide range of scholarships for current and future students, to allow more students access to our programs.

We are pleased to announce that the scholarship testing program for 2021 is now open.

Scholarship Application Process

  1. Complete online registration by Friday 17 April 2020
  2. Select up to two schools as your school preferences; nominating Perth College as your first preference greatly increases your chance of being offered a place at the School and students will sit the test at their nominated first preference school on the testing day on Tuesday 28 April
  3. Complete the form as fully as possible
  4. All applicants must complete the Academic scholarship section because they sit the same test. However, applicants may apply for more than one scholarship and must ensure they answer the questions for each scholarship. Music and Performing Arts scholarship applicants may be required to audition.
  5. Please pay one administration fee only, regardless of how many scholarships you apply for.
  6. All applicants are required to upload copies of most recent school reports, Naplan, certificates and any other supporting evidence in the relevant section of their application.
  7. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and will attend an interview with the Principal, after which the award will be accepted and confirmed.

Applicants based in regional areas who cannot sit the scholarship test at Perth College on the testing day, can apply to sit their test locally. This can be indicated on the online application form.

Perth College Scholarships

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 may be offered to families entering the School in Year 7-11 for partial remission of tuition fees for their daughter. Should the successful applicant be a rural student then she will also be eligible for part remission of boarding fees.

Current students will also be eligible to apply for a School Council Academic Scholarship from Year 7 to Year 11, and priority given to students who meet the requirements of a specialty area of the School which is currently not being fulfilled.


General Excellence

General Excellence Bursaries are offered to current or future students in Years 6-10 who may be prevented financially from remaining at Perth College and new students entering Year 7-11 who may otherwise not be able to afford to attend.

It will offer part-remission of fees (tuition/boarding) for the duration of a student's schooling; girls will be tested and selected in the year preceding the year of entry.

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 across a breadth of activities including academic and cocurricular, leadership, service, innovation and entrepreneurship strengths.


Music

Music Scholarships are awarded to students for excellence in Music and are for demonstrating outstanding performance on their instrument of choice. Academic ability is also considered in the selection process.

Music Scholarships are offered based on an audition and the results of the Academic Assessment Scholarship Examination. Recommendations are made to the School Principal by the Head of The Arts, following the audition process.

Music Scholarships provide part remission of tuition fees and cover the cost of instrumental hire and lessons on an instrument of their choice. Scholarships may be awarded to current Year 6 students or new students entering the Senior School at Year 7.


Performing Arts

Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to students for excellence in Performing Arts, demonstrating outstanding ability in a performance art other than music, for example dance, drama or musical theatre. Academic ability is also considered in the selection process.

Performing Arts Scholarships are offered based on an audition and the results of the Academic Assessment Scholarship Examination. Recommendations are made to the School Principal by the Head of The Arts, following the audition process.

Performing Arts Scholarships provide part remission in school tuition fees and may contribute towards a relevant overseas School Tour. The percentage of fee remission is at the discretion of the Principal and scholarships may be awarded to current Year 6 students or new students entering the Senior School at Year 7.


Rural Scholarships

Offered to families entering the School in Years 7-11 for partial remission of tuition and boarding fees for their daughter.

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 who is entering in Year 9, 10 or 11 and who may otherwise not be able to afford to remain or come to the School. This scholarship is funded by the Perth College Foundation and offers a minimum of 50% remission of fees for the duration of a student’s schooling.

Margaret and Patricia Feilman InsideOut Scholarship

The Margaret and Patricia Feilman InsideOut Scholarship is offered to a new student who is entering the School in Year 10 or 11 and who may otherwise not be able to afford to come to the School. This scholarship is funded by the Perth College Foundation and offers a minimum of 50% remission of fees for the duration of the student’s schooling.


The “Wulili” Scholarship

The Wulili Scholarship is offered to an Aboriginal student who is entering the School in Years 7-11 and who may otherwise not be able to afford to come to the School. This scholarship is funded by the Perth College Foundation and the amount provided will depend on the individual families’ capacity to contribute and what other funding they are receiving. It is expected the family will make some monetary contribution towards the girl’s education.

For the Wulili Scholarship, girls apply directly to the School to be consider in the year preceding the year of entry.


Old Girls’ Association - Sisters’ Memorial Bursary

The bursary is awarded to a daughter or granddaughter of members of the Old Girls’ Association entering the School in Year 7.

Perth College Old Girls' Association

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, severe illness or death of a parent) which may result in that student not being able to complete their education at Perth College. It is generally awarded to a student in Year 11 or 12 at the discretion of the Principal and in consultation with the Old Girls’ Association Bursary Trustees.

The level of support offered will be dependent upon the accumulated interest in the fund at the time of application. The Principal applies to the OGA Bursary Trustees for the bursary to be awarded.

Partnership Scholarships

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

These scholarships are offered to students based on the assessment of each application with a bias towards the range of the student’s achievements, with reference to; academic progress and achievement, attitude to learning and engagement, co-curricular, leadership and community involvement.

Applications are made directly to our partners once a Letter of Offer has been issued by Perth College following an interview and the selection process is collaborative. Applications must be made to Madalah before the mid-year closing date.

Aboriginal Scholarships will provide part remission of tuition and boarding fees for the duration of the student’s schooling. Scholarships are offered to girls entering the School in Year 7-11.

Once applications for these Scholarships are made, the School liaises with our partners preceding the year of entry and successful students are be notified as soon as the place has been confirmed.