2022 Scholarship Applications Are Now Closed

All young people deserve an excellent education, and Wesley has a long tradition of scholarships, transforming the lives of talented boys (7-12).

This year, we are proud to announce two new endowed scholarships, made possible through the generosity of these extraordinary Wesley families – the Wheatley Family Scholarship and the Bass Family Indigenous Scholarship.

Vernon Wheatley (OAM) (47-51) Our future will depend on this generation. This generation will do an immense job if they get the right education, the right guidance, the right leadership—so, therefore, schooling and children are our number one priority.’

Charlie Bass, father to Old Wesleyans, Matthew (99-03) and Samuel (00-06) Bass ‘At a school like Wesley, education is not just what you get out of a textbook. It’s about your morals, your guidance “your who—what you really are”. It guides you for the rest of your life.’

Hear From Our Current Scholarship Recipients

Important Dates – Academic and Music Scholarships

  • Applications close for the Year 7 and Year 10 Academic and Music Scholarships on Friday 19 February 2021 (late applications accepted until 1 March, 4.00pm)
  • The Scholarship Examination Day will be on Friday 5 March 2021 (day also includes Parent Information Session)
  • Music Auditions will be held from Tuesday 2 March to Thursday 4 March 2021

Important Dates – Other Scholarships

  • Applications close for the OWCA Presidents’ Award on Friday 2 April 2021
  • Applications close for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships on Friday 30 April 2021

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In line with our Uniting Church ethos, Wesley College has a proud history of providing educational opportunities for students who would not normally have the means to attend the College. We embrace a diverse community and we all benefit from this.

Needs-Based Bursaries (Years 7 – 11)

A number of needs-based bursaries are available to support a well-rounded and committed student who demonstrates sound academic achievement, but who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend Wesley College.

A bursary application may be submitted independent of the scholarship process. Bursaries are awarded by the Head of Wesley College, in consultation with the Director of Finance, and they are non-public, confidential awards, treated in the strictest of confidence. Usually, these bursaries offer a 25% rebate, but they can be 50% in exceptional circumstances. Applicants and their families need to demonstrate a commitment toward, and empathy with, an independent education in a Uniting Church context.

Students who live in rural areas are given special consideration, but day admission will also be considered.

By Daring and By Doing Centenary Awards

In celebration of Wesley College’s centenary in 2023, a special bursary has been launched. Named after our College motto, it is available to students entering Years 8 to 11 (Day and Boarding), who are not currently attending Wesley.

Successful applicants must demonstrate an outstanding contribution and achievement across many disciplines, including academic excellence, leadership, co-curricular and community service. Wesley College prides itself on doing all the good it can, by all the means it can and strongly believes that academically-minded boys students from all backgrounds should have the opportunity to consider Wesley, irrespective of their financial means.

Students will not be required to sit an entrance examination. The bursary will be awarded by the Head of Wesley College, based on a student’s comprehensive application, portfolio and personal interview.

Howard Bantock Memorial Trust Bursary

This named bursary is given to a student who demonstrates an ’empathy for religious thinking and who is demonstrating qualities of Christian stewardship’. It is a needs-based award and the value varies according to need, and the availability of funds. Where applicable, the rebate is additionally applied to the boarding fee.

To Apply For A Bursary At Wesley

Bursary applications should include:

For information about scholarships and bursaries at Wesley College, please contact the Enrolments Office on (+61) 8 9368 8032 or at enrol@wesley.wa.edu.au


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