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Scholarships

Pioneering opportunities for positive change

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.

2023 Scholarships at Perth College

Scholarship applications for 2023 are now closed.

Should you have any queries about the scholarship application process, please contact our Enrolments team on 9471 2104 or email enrolments@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 to attend an interview and also to confirm their acceptance.

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

A brief summary of each scholarship is 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 and future students are eligible to apply for a School Council Academic Scholarship.

General Excellence

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

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 have outstanding musical ability and are advanced instrumentalists/ vocalists 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.

Applicants should be advanced and 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.

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 Music Director and Head of The Arts.

Music Scholarships provide part remission in school tuition fees and free instrumental/ vocal tuition on one instrument. The percentage of fee remission is at the discretion of the Principal.

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).

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. 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 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 achievements across a breadth of activities including academic and co-curricular, leadership and service; also the ability to fully participate in the life of the School.

Joan and George Lefroy General Excellence Scholarship

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

This scholarship contributes towards 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 Years 10 or 11 who may otherwise not be able to come to the School.

This scholarship contributes towards 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.

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 and co-curricular, leadership and service; also the ability to fully participate in the life of the School.

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.

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.