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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 2024 are as follows:

Music Scholarships for entry to Year 7 in 2024

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 submitted Music Background Form, the scholarship exam results, the Music Scholarship audition (by invitation only) and an interview which may follow the audition.

Registration for the Music Scholarship is now open.

The Process:

  1. Register for the Scholarship Test Online by 19 August 2022. Registration for the Scholarship Test is $115.
  2. Submit a Music Background Form (PDF 342.8KB) by 16 September 2022
  3. Sit the Scholarship Test at Wenona on Friday 26 August, 2022 commencing at 8:30am. Full details will be sent to all applicants by email 1 week prior to the exam date.
  4. If selected, attend a Music Scholarship Audition (by invitation only) at Wenona on Friday 28 October, 2022. Music Scholarship applicants are invited to read our General Information for Music Scholarship Applicants (PDF 564.3KB) to assist with audition preparation.
  5. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview, following the audition.
  6. It is expected that Scholarship offers will be sent to recipients by mid-November 2022. 

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 2024

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.
Registration for the Academic Scholarship is now open.

The Process:

  1. Register for the Scholarship Test Online by 19 August 2022. Registration for the Scholarship Test is $115.
  2. Sit the Scholarship Test at Wenona on Friday 26 August, 2022 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, and will be advised what to bring to the interview. Please do not send a portfolio to Wenona before this stage of the process.
  4. It is expected that Scholarship offers will be sent to recipients by mid-October 2022.

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, 9, or 11 in 2024

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 test results, the submitted boarding scholarship application and interviews which follow.
Registration for the Boarding Scholarship is now open.

The Process:

  1. Submit a Boarding Scholarship Application Form (PDF 386KB) by 19 August, 2022. 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 241KB).
  2. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview, either on site at Wenona or by Zoom.
  3. It is expected that Scholarship offers will be sent to recipients by mid-October 2022.

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, nor are they required to sit the Scholarship Test.
 

Foundation (means-tested) Scholarships, 2023

The Wenona 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 who otherwise would not have that opportunity.

Wenona Foundation scholarship applications open 1 March, 2022 and close Monday 20 June 2022.

The successful applicant must demonstrate leadership potential, intellectual curiosity, academic and co-curricular aptitude, good character, and values that are commensurate with the ethos of Wenona.

Please contact Mrs Belinda Stoneham, Director of Enrolments, if you would like to find out more about our Foundation Scholarship opportunities, or to request an application form.

Applications for the 2023 Wenona Foundation Scholarships must be received by Monday 20 June, 2022.

Wenona Alumnae Scholarships for entry in 2023

Wenona Alumnae Inc. scholarship applications open 1 March, 2022 and close Monday 20 June, 2022.
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 2022. 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 Inc. Scholarship - The Wenona Alumnae Inc. Scholarship is awarded to a Wenona Senior College student who is in Year 10 in 2022. 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.

The Wenona Alumnae Inc. Scholarship provides the runner-up $1,000 in Year 11 and, subject to satisfactory progress in all areas of school life, an additional $1,000 in Year 12.
For further information about how to apply for a Wenona Alumnae Inc. Scholarship, please contact Mrs Belinda Stoneham, Director of Enrolments.
Applications for the 2023 Wenona Alumnae Inc. Scholarships must be received by Monday 20 June, 2022.