Scholarships and Bursaries at Wesley

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

Warren Bennis

2018 Entry 


Years 7 and 10 Applications – Closed
Indigenous Scholarships – Open until Friday 28 April 2017
OWCA Presidents’ Award – Open until Friday 28 April 2017


Wesley College is proud to offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for academic accomplishment, general excellence, music, sons and grandsons of Old Scholars and Indigenous (for both day and boarding admission). Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate strong intellectual aptitude and breadth of involvement beyond academic studies.


With the exception of our Indigenous Scholarship program and the OWCA Presidents’ Award (see separate application information below), Wesley College uses an external testing agency, Academic Assessment Services (AAS) to manage its Years 7 and 10 scholarship testing programs, and an online application must be submitted.


Boarding students preferring entry in Year 8 2019 should also submit an application at this stage, with the option of deferring.





More detailed information on the scholarship tests and test preparation may be found on the Academic Assessments Services website.





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





A number of bursaries are available to support a well-rounded and committed student who would benefit from a Wesley education, however, due to financial circumstances, would not have the opportunity.


As part of the assessment process for a Wesley bursary, applicants must complete both a scholarship application and a Financial Assistance Form.


Applicants for all Wesley scholarships and bursaries must have Australian citizenship or residency.





Online applications open: Monday 5 December 2016

Applications close: Friday 10 March 2017

Scholarship Examination Day: Friday 24 March 2017 (am)

Music Auditions for external students: Friday 24 March 2017 (pm)

Music Auditions for current Wesley students: Monday 20 March – Friday 24 March 2017

Headmaster Interviews: Thursday 20 April – Wednesday 26 April (excluding ANZAC Day).


Year 7 Academic and General Excellence Scholarships

Open to both prospective and current Wesley students, with partial remission of varying levels up to 50%, on tuition fees (and boarding fees, where applicable).

Year 7 Music Scholarships

The College offers a number of instrumental scholarships for both prospective and current Wesley students entering Year 7. Ideally, students who apply for a scholarship should have several years of experience in learning and playing an instrument. However, students demonstrating musical potential will also be given serious consideration. Applicants will be required to audition – the audition will consist of performing two contrasting pieces (accompanied or unaccompanied), a musical aptitude test, and a short interview.


Applicants may apply for the following categories:

Council Music (Combined Academic and Music Scholarship)
ES Craft (Music Scholarship)
Lamont Organ Scholarship (Music Scholarship)


Year 10 Academic and General Excellence Scholarships

Open to students not currently attending Wesley. Whilst preference is given to rural applicants, applications for day admission are also welcome. The successful candidates must demonstrate strong academic endeavour and leadership, along with a commitment to an all-round involvement in the life of the College.




An online application should be submitted with Academic Assessment Services, the independent administrator of the scholarships examinations.

For further, more detailed information, download the ‘Guide to Wesley College Scholarships‘, or contact the Enrolments Managers Kelli Henning or Ceili Mitton on +61 8 9368 8032 or email enrol@wesley.wa.edu.au.




In partnership with AIEF (Australian Indigenous Education Foundation), Wesley College offers Indigenous 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 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.


Applications open: Monday 5 December 2016

Applications close: Friday 28 April 2017

Application fee: Nil

Application process: No examination requirement. Please download the following application forms and submit to:

Wesley College Enrolments Office
PO Box 149

  • Click here to download the Wesley College Indigenous Scholarship Application Form
  • Click here to download the AIEF (Australian Indigenous Education Foundation) Form

For further information, please contact the Enrolments Office on +61 8 9368 8032 or Ben Lewis (Indigenous Program Coordinator) on +61 8 9368 8091 or email ben.lewis@wesley.wa.edu.au



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 provides a 25% rebate on tuition fees.


Eligibility and Criteria:

The Presidents’ Award is judged primarily on the criteria of ‘all round’ attainment, and we encourage all eligible students to apply. Past recipients have demonstrated an outstanding outlook to all areas of their life and have approached their studies, arts and drama, sport and community service with a balanced level of commitment, enthusiasm and achievement.

  • Applicants must be the son, stepson, or grandson of an Old Wesleyan.
  • Applications are invited from both prospective and current Wesley students entering Year 11 in 2018.
  • Applications must be completed by the student personally.


Applications open: Monday 5 December 2016

Applications close: Friday 28 April 2017

Application fee: Nil

Application process: No examination requirement. Please click here to download the application form and submit to:


Mr Ian Fowler (Alumni Manager)
Wesley College
PO Box 149
Or email: owca@wesley.wa.edu.au


For further information, please contact Ian Fowler, Alumni Manager on +61 8 9368 8131, or email ian.fowler@wesley.wa.edu.au