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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 our Director of Enrolments and Community Relations, Belinda Stoneham on 02 9409 4440 or enrolments@wenona.nsw.edu.au.

Wenona School Scholarships for entry in 2020 are as follows:

Music Scholarships for entry to Year 7 in 2020

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 audition, the submitted Music Background Form, the scholarship exam results and the interviews which follow.

Applications close 25 January, 2019.

The Process:

1. Register for the Scholarship Exam Online.

2. Submit a Music Background Form by 25 January, 2019.

3. Attend a Music Scholarship Audition at Wenona on Friday 8 February, 2019. Music Scholarship applicants are invited to read our General Information for Music Scholarship Applicants to assist with audition preparation.

4. Sit the Scholarship Exam at Wenona on Friday 1 March, 2019 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 by the start of Term 2 (30 April 2019).

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 2020

Wenona 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 25 February 2019.

The Process:

1. Register for the Scholarship Exam Online.

2. Sit the Scholarship Exam at Wenona on Friday 1 March, 2019 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 by the start of Term 2 (30 April 2019).

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 Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2020

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

Applications close 25 February, 2019.

The Process:

1. Register for the Scholarship Exam Online.

2. Submit a Boarding Scholarship Application Form by 25 February, 2019. 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.

3. Sit the Scholarship Exam at Wenona on Friday 1 March, 2019 commencing at 8:30am. Full details will be sent to all applicants by email 1 week prior to the exam date.

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

5. It is expected that Scholarship offers will be sent to recipients by the start of Term 2 (30 April 2019).

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

Foundation (means-tested) Scholarships

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 open 1 January, 2019 and close Thursday 11 April, 2019.  Please contact the Enrolments Office enrolments@wenona.nsw.edu.au or 02 94094440 to request an application form.

Means-tested Scholarships available for entry to Wenona in 2020 are as follows:

The Dalcorp Foundation Scholarship - Established in 2007, the Dalcorp Foundation Scholarship is offered to a student entering Year 10 in 2020. 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.

Wenona Alumnae Scholarships, 2020

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

Alumnae scholarship applications open 1 January, 2019 and close Thursday 11 April, 2019.

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

  1. Barbara Jackson Scholarship - The Barbara Jackson Scholarship (means tested) covers 50 per cent of tuition fees for Year 11 entry to Wenona and is tenable for two years until the completion of Year 12. It is open to external applicants who are currently in Year 10 and to current Wenona Year 10 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 due to financial constraints may otherwise be unable to attend Wenona, and through her participation in all aspects of her school life, applies considerable effort to her studies as well as active participation in a number of the following areas: community activities/service, creative and performing arts, sport, leadership, as well as receiving consistently good school reports.

  2. Wenona Alumnae Scholarship - The Wenona Alumnae Scholarship is awarded to a Wenona Senior College student who is currently in Year 10 in 2019. 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 active contribution across all aspects of school life, genuine service to the School demonstrated by commitment to the School’s motto Ut Prosim, That I May Serve, leadership qualities / school spirit, and academic achievement (emphasis on effort).

  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.