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Scholarships

 Wenona offers a range of scholarships to assist girls from all backgrounds to benefit from a Wenona education.

Wenona's caring community welcomes people of all backgrounds, and students with Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander heritage are encouraged to apply. 

Wenona offers School, Foundation (means-tested) and Alumnae Scholarships. Scholarship applicants do not need to submit a Wenona Application for Enrolment form in addition to the Scholarship application process.

For any enquiries regarding the Scholarship process, please contact the Director of Enrolments, Belinda Stoneham on 02 9409 4440 or enrolments@wenona.nsw.edu.au.

Wenona School Scholarships for entry in 2018 are now closed:

Academic Scholarships for Years 7 and 10

Wenona academic scholarships offer full or part remission of tuition fees, and are offered at the discretion of the Principal on the basis of scholarship test results and interviews which follow.

Boarding Scholarships for Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11

Please read our General Information for Boarding Scholarship Applicants (PDF 274KB). Boarding Scholarship applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to their studies, as well as extra-curricular and community involvement.

Boarding scholarships offer full or part remission of boarding fees, and are offered at the discretion of the Principal on the basis of the test results, the submitted boarding scholarship application and interviews which follow.

Music Scholarships for Year 7

Wenona Music Scholarships offer full or part remission of tuition fees, and are offered at the discretion of the Principal on the basis of the submitted Music Background Form and audition.

Foundation Scholarships for 2018 (means-tested)

Wenona is committed to creating additional opportunities for girls to attend the School. Means-tested scholarships are made available through the Wenona Foundation and the generosity of donors, and are available to external applicants only. They are not available for students currently attending Wenona.

A means-tested scholarship is an award that is distributed based on financial need, and differs from a regular scholarship in that no academic performance or related criteria apply. Scholarships are awarded to students whose families would not otherwise be in a position to provide a Wenona education.

These scholarships are administered by the Foundation Office, independent of the general academic, boarding and music scholarships.

In making an application for a means tested scholarship at Wenona, families will be required to provide financial information to show that meeting the cost of school fees is difficult; some donors may set specific eligibility criteria that also need to be met. This will be made known when the School seeks applications. Decisions on means-tested scholarship awards are communicated in writing by the School Principal to the recipient’s parents/guardians. Applications and means-testing will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

All scholarship recipients are subject to annual review based on the initial criteria of each scholarship.

Means-tested scholarship applications close Thursday 6 April, 2017. Please contact the Enrolments Office on enrolments@wenona.nsw.edu.au or 02 9409 4440 to request an application form.

  1. The Dalcorp Foundation Scholarship - Established in 2007, the Dalcorp Foundation Scholarship is offered to a student entering Year 10. The recipient’s tuition fees for Year 10, 11 and 12 are generously provided by the Dalcorp Foundation for a student who demonstrates leadership potential, academic and co-curricular aptitude, and character and values that are commensurate with the service ethos of Wenona. The Dalcorp Foundation Scholarship is offered publicly from January each year. The student applicant should be in Year 9 at the time of application.
  2. The Macleod Smith Scholarship - Offered for the first time in 2015, the Macleod Smith Scholarship covers tuition fees for Year 7 entry to Wenona for the duration of the student’s secondary education. This means-tested scholarship is generously provided by a family whose wish is to provide a transformative education for a student, whether day-pupil or boarder, whose own family is not in a position to provide a Wenona education. Although it is important that the character and values of the student are in harmony with the service ethos of Wenona, the student’s overall desire for an opportunity to learn in the Wenona environment is the primary factor behind this award. Students from rural, regional or remote backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this wonderful opportunity to attend Wenona. 
  3. The Wright Family Scholarship - Offered for the first time in 2015, the Wright Scholarship covers tuition fees for Year 7 entry to Wenona for the duration of the student’s secondary education. This means-tested scholarship is generously provided by a family whose wish is to provide a transformative education for a student whose own family is not in a position to provide a Wenona education. Alongside demonstrated financial need, applicants will be assessed on their commitment to their studies, their desire to learn within the Wenona environment and their overall compatibility with the service ethos and values of Wenona. 

Wenona Alumnae Scholarships for 2018

For further information about all Alumnae Scholarships, please contact the Community Engagement and Events Manager on 02 9409 4456 or alumnae@wenona.nsw.edu.au.

Wenona Alumnae scholarship applications close on Friday 23 June, 2017. These scholarships are not granted on the basis of a generational connection to Wenona.

  1. Barbara Jackson Scholarship - The Barbara Jackson Scholarship covers 25 per cent of tuition fees for Year 10 entry to Wenona and is tenable for three years until the completion of Year 12. It is open to current and future students. This scholarship is provided by Wenona Alumnae in memory of and with thanks for the extraordinary contribution of Miss Barbara Jackson MBE who led Wenona for a remarkable 28 years from 1967 to 1994. The Barbara Jackson Scholarship will be awarded to a young woman who, through her participation in all aspects of school life, demonstrates strong academic ability as well as active participation in a number of key areas such as creative and performing arts, debating, public speaking, leadership, community service and/or sport.
  2. Wenona Alumnae Scholarship - The Wenona Alumnae Scholarship is awarded to a Wenona Senior College student who is currently in Year 10 in 2017. The scholarship is open to all Year 10 students and covers 25 per cent of tuition fees for the recipient in Year 11. Subject to satisfactory progress in all areas of school life, the Scholarship will be continued for Year 12. This scholarship is granted on the basis of academic achievement (with an emphasis on effort), leadership qualities, an active contribution across all aspects of school life and a genuine service to the School demonstrated by commitment to the school’s motto Ut Prosim, That I May Serve. There is no restriction on eligibility; however, the aim is to assist a girl who happily contributes to Wenona life, is a person of integrity and who supports the values and ethos of Wenona.  
  3. Victorian Group Book Award - The Wenona Alumnae Victorian Group Book Award is awarded to the runner-up to the Wenona Alumnae Scholarship and is valued at $1,000. It is earmarked for the purchase of resources to support the academic syllabus.