‘I find it hard to imagine how life would have turned out were it not for going to Wesley. It impacted me substantially. We were challenged to reflect on our lives and be proactive in making the world a better place.’ Dr Nick Coatsworth (85-95)

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This year, we’re honoured and thrilled to announce that Old Wesleyan Dr Nick Coatsworth (85-95) is patron of Wesley College’s 2021 Annual Giving program.

Nick was a student at Wesley from 1985 until 1995 and was awarded the Philip Goatcher Scholarship and after leaving Wesley became a doctor. He truly embodied the College motto ‘By daring & by doing’ and has worked in some of the world’s most war-torn countries, including Congo- Brazzaville, Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan.

Having completed his work abroad, Nick returned home to become an infectious diseases and respiratory medicine specialist at Canberra Hospital, a step that paved the way to his most recent position: former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia dealing with COVID-19 crisis.

When reflecting on his time at Wesley, Dr Coatsworth said ‘I find it hard to imagine how life would have turned out were it not for going to Wesley. It impacted me substantially. We were challenged to reflect on our lives and be proactive in making the world a better place.’

Scholarships and bursaries are part of our heritage here at Wesley. Before ground had broken on the campus our first benefactor, Miss Sarah Hardey had promised £800 to establish the College’s first scholarships. Since then, scholarships have been a consistent part of the Wesley story, a tradition we’re very proud of.

Your gift to The Wesley College Scholarship Fund (General and Indigenous) or the OWCA’s Mildred Manning Scholarship Fund will support talented young people, regardless of their background or financial circumstance.

How to make a donation

If you would like to make a donation you can do so by clicking the ‘Donate Online’ button below. Alternatively, you can download the a donation form here.

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Donations to The Wesley College Scholarship Fund (general or indigenous), Wesley College Building Fund and the OWCA’s Mildred Manning Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.

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Please contact Alexandra Robertson, Development Manager or Mary Henry, Director of Community Relations on +61 8 9368 8000, between 8.00am–5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or email us at communityrelations@wesley.wa.edu.au