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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 and Alumnae Scholarships (means-tested). Scholarship applicants do not need to submit a Wenona Application for Enrolment form in addition to the Scholarship application process. Scholarship applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

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

Wenona School Scholarships for entry in 2022 are as follows:

Music Scholarships for entry to Year 7 in 2022

Wenona’s Music Scholarships offer full or part remission of tuition fees, and are offered at the discretion of the Principal on the basis of the audition, the submitted Music Background Form, the scholarship exam results and the interviews which follow.

Applications close 14 August 2020.

The Process:
1. Register for the Scholarship Test Online.
2. Submit a Music Scholarship Background Form (PDF 146.6KB) by 25 September 2020.
3. Attend a Music Scholarship Audition at Wenona on Friday 30 October, 2020. Music Scholarship applicants are invited to read our General Information for Music Scholarship Applicants (PDF 267.8KB) to assist with audition preparation.
4. Sit the Scholarship Test at Wenona on Sunday 23 August, 2020 commencing at 8:30am. Full details will be sent to all applicants by email 1 week prior to the exam date.
5. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview to be held at Wenona or by skype if appropriate.
6. It is expected that Scholarship offers will be sent to recipients late November 2020.

Please note that we do not require music scholarship applicants to submit a Wenona Application for Enrolment form in addition to the Music Scholarship application process outlined above.

Academic Scholarships for entry to Years 7 and 10 in 2022

Wenona’s Academic Scholarships offer full or part remission of tuition fees, and are offered at the discretion of the Principal on the basis of the scholarship exam results and interviews which follow.

Applications close 14 August 2020.

The Process:
1. Register for the Scholarship Test Online.
2. Sit the Scholarship Test at Wenona on Sunday 23 August, 2020 commencing at 8:30am. Full details will be sent to all applicants by email 1 week prior to the exam date.
3. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview to be held at Wenona or by skype if appropriate.
4. It is expected that Scholarship offers will be sent to recipients in October 2020.

Please note that we do not require academic scholarship applicants to submit a Wenona Application for Enrolment form, nor a portfolio, in addition to the Academic Scholarship application process outlined above. 

Boarding Scholarships for entry to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2022

Boarding Scholarship applicants are required to submit a Boarding Scholarship Application Form (PDF 215.9KB) by 14 August 2020. Boarding Scholarship applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to their studies, as well as extra-curricular and community involvement. Please click here to read our General Information for Boarding Scholarship Applicants. (PDF 182.5KB)

Boarding Scholarship applicants for entry to Wenona in 2022 are not required to sit the Scholarship Test.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview to be held at Wenona or by skype if appropriate.

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

Foundation (means-tested) Scholarships

Wenona's Foundation administers a number of means-tested scholarships, including providing assistance in cases of financial hardship, in order to create additional opportunities for girls to attend the School.

There are currently no Foundation Scholarships available for entry to Wenona in 2021. Details for the 2022 Foundation Scholarships will be provided on this page in January 2021. Please contact Mrs Sonia Brennan, Director of Foundation and Community Engagement via email or telephone (02) 9409 4413 if you would like to find out more about future Foundation Scholarship opportunities.

Wenona Alumnae Scholarships, 2021

Wenona Alumnae Scholarship applications open 1 January, 2020 and close Friday 19 June, 2020.

These scholarships are not granted on the basis of a generational connection to Wenona.

1. Barbara Jackson Scholarship (means-tested) – The Barbara Jackson Scholarship provides 50% of academic tuition fees for Year 11 and 12. It is open to Wenona students and to external applicants who are in Year 10 in 2020.
This means-tested scholarship is provided by the Wenona Alumnae Association 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 considerable effort to their academic studies, as well as active participation in a number of key areas including community service, the arts, sport and leadership.

2. Wenona Alumnae Scholarship - The Wenona Alumnae Scholarship is awarded to a Wenona Senior College student who is in Year 10 in 2020. The Scholarship provides $5,000 for the recipient in Year 11 and, 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. This scholarship is not granted on the basis of a generational connection to 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.

For further information about how to apply for an Alumnae Scholarship, please contact Mrs Sonia Brennan, Director of Foundation and Community Engagement: alumnae@wenona.nsw.edu.au or telephone (02) 9409 4413.

Applications for the 2021 Wenona Alumnae Scholarships must be received by Friday 19 June, 2020.

Information regarding 2022 Wenona Alumnae Scholarships will be provided on this page in January 2021.