Scholarships and Bursaries at Wesley

‘Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.’

Warren Bennis



2020 Scholarship Applications will open in Term 4 2018.

View our Scholarship Guide

Wesley College is proud to offer a range of endowed scholarships for both academic accomplishment and general excellence for students entering Year 7 2019.  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.


Boarding students preferring entry in Year 8 2020 should also submit an application at this stage, with the option of deferring.


Eligibility and Criteria

Boys entering Year 7 2019 (open to both external students and current Wesley students).

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 at the discretion of the Head 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 – basson, clarinet, flute, oboe and saxophone.

Brass – euphonium, French horn, trombone and trumpet.

Keyboard/contemporary instruments – electric bass guitar, electric guitar, percussion, drums, piano and vocal (classical and contemporary).


Music Audition Process

The audition will consist 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 will consist of the Head of Arts and a specialist member of the instrumental staff. Each audition will take approximately 15 minutes.


Music aptitude tests can be found by clicking here.

A number of endowed scholarships are available to students currently enrolled at other schools. Preference is given to rural students, with one scholarship awarded specifically to support a boarding student. However, applications for day admission are also encouraged. A remission of up to 50% may be offered (but not always) on both tuition and boarding fees (on tuition fees only, if a day student).


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 with the Headmaster. 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.


Eligibility and Criteria

  • Boys currently enrolled at another school who are entering Year 10 2019

Indigenous Scholarships

In partnership with Madalah (SOAR Program) and AIEF (Australian Indigenous Foundation), Wesley is proud to offer scholarships for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander boys from rural, regional and metropolitan areas in Western Australia who will enter Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 in 2019.


Applications open:                         Wednesday 20 December 2017

Applications close:                         Tuesday 1 May 2018


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 eligible for Abstudy.

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 2019 and provides a 25% rebate on tuition fees.


Applications open:                         Wednesday 20 December 2017

Applications close:                         Monday 12 March 2018


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 2019.
  • Applications must be completed by the student personally.


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.


An application for bursary entry may be submitted in conjunction with a scholarship application (as part of the scholarship process – held annually from January to March). However, a bursary application may also be submitted independent of the scholarship process. Bursaries are awarded by the Wesley College 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.



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



Bursary applications should include:

  • a covering letter addressed to the Wesley College Headmaster
  • copies of your son’s most recent school report (references may be requested)
  • completed Financial Assistance Form


If you would like to discuss bursary entry for your son, please do not hesitate to contact the Enrolments team on +61 8 9368 8032 or enrol@wesley.wa.edu.au