2022 Scholarship Applications Are Now Open
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
Successful applicants must demonstrate strong intellectual aptitude and breadth of involvement beyond academic studies. Scholarships and bursaries provide partial remission of varying levels (up to 50%) on tuition fees, and boarding fees, where applicable.
A number of scholarships and bursaries are also 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.
Scholarship entry is available for both day and boarding admission, with a number of rural scholarships awarded specifically to support students from regional Western Australia.
Council Music Scholarship (combined Academic and Music scholarship)
Up to 50% remission on tuition fees, and 100% instrumental tuition fees for one instrument
Applicants must complete online applications for both Academic examinations and Music.
ES Craft Music Scholarship (Music Scholarship)
50% of the cost of instrumental tuition fees for one instrument
Applicants should complete the music scholarship online application
Lamont Pipe Organ Scholarship (Music Scholarship)
This scholarship covers 50% of Pipe Organ tuition fees, but may be increased to cover 100% of instrumental tuition fees in future years, at the discretion of the Heads of Arts.
Applicants must currently be learning a keyboard instrument (piano, organ, keyboard, piano accordion)
Scholarships are available for the following instruments:
- Strings – cello, viola, violin and string bass.
- Woodwind – bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe and saxophone.
- Brass – euphonium, French horn, trombone, trumpet and tuba.
- Keyboard/contemporary instruments – electric bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, percussion, drums, piano and vocal (classical and contemporary).
Music Audition Process
The consists of performing two contrasting pieces (accompanied or unaccompanied), a musical aptitude test (not applicable to the Lamont Pipe Organ Scholarship), and a short interview. The panel consists of the Head of Arts and a specialist member of the instrumental staff. Each audition takes approximately 15 minutes.
A number of endowed scholarships are available to students currently enrolled at other schools. A remission of up to 50% may be offered on tuition fees (and boarding fees, if applicable).
OWCA Mildred Manning Scholarship
Named after beloved, and long-serving staff member, Mildred Manning, this scholarship is awarded to a talented, external student who demonstrates strong academic endeavour, commitment to excellence, and a breadth of involvement beyond academic studies.
The Kitching Family Scholarship
Preference is given to a rural student who demonstrates academic accomplishment, an interest in pursuing STEM subjects, and an enthusiasm to be involved in a range of sporting, co-curricular and citizenship activities. The successful candidate must uphold the College values.
General Excellence Scholarships
A number of General Excellence Scholarships are available to support a well-rounded student, committed to achieving their personal best (both day and boarding applications will be considered).
The Year 10 scholarships are awarded to a talented student on the basis of academic merit (as evidenced by the examination results and current school reports) and a personal interview. The successful candidate must demonstrate sound academic progress and leadership, along with a commitment to an all-round involvement in the life of the College.
Wesley is proud to offer scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys from rural, regional and metropolitan areas in Western Australia who will enter Years 7-10 in 2022. The top Indigenous scholarship student will be awarded the Bass Family Indigenous Scholarship.
Eligibility and Criteria:
Applicants will be chosen according to their current academic progress, proven ability to study, family support, and willingness to contribute to the Wesley College community. Leadership qualities and commitment to achieve excellence in his chosen field will also be recognised as part of the selection criteria. Applicants must be Western Australian and eligible for Abstudy.
MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students, primarily from remote and regional communities, to WA’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. MADALAH secondary scholarships provide support to students from year 7 -12. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA). We are a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible. For more information please visit their website.
As trustee of the Mildred Manning Scholarship Trust, the OWCA is proud to offer the son, stepson or grandson of an Old Wesleyan the opportunity to receive the OWCA Presidents’ Award. This scholarship is open to both prospective and current Wesley students entering Year 11 2021 and provides a 25% rebate on tuition fees.
Eligibility and Criteria:
The Presidents’ Award is judged primarily on the criteria of ‘all round’ attainment. Past recipients have demonstrated outstanding contribution and achievement across many disciplines, including academic excellence, leadership, co-curricular and community service.
- Applicants must be the son, stepson, or grandson of an Old Wesleyan.
- Open to both prospective and current Wesley students entering Year 11 in 2022.
- Applications must be completed by the student personally.
Scholarship GuideDownload 2022 Scholarship Guide pdf / 867.37kB
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 Headmaster, 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 Headmaster 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:
- a covering letter addressed to Wesley College’s Headmaster, Mr Ross Barron
- copies of your son’s most recent school report (and references)
- completed Application for Financial Assistance (click to download)
- a College assessment may be required
For information about scholarships and bursaries at Wesley College, please contact the Enrolments Office on (+61) 8 9368 8032 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship News at Wesley
Find out more about our scholarship program on the Wesley Blog. Featuring stories about scholarship recipents past & present, our various scholarship programs and more.