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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’s Foundation Office administers a number of means-tested scholarships that are distributed based on financial need, in order to create additional opportunities for girls to attend the School.

There are currently no Foundation Scholarships available. Please contact Mrs Sonia Brennan, Director of Foundation via email or telephone (02) 9409 4413 if you would like to find out more about future Foundation Scholarship opportunities.

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.

This scholarship is granted based on the following selection criteria:
 - means tested
 - considerable and consistent effort in their studies
 - references
 - active participation in:
- community activities/service
- creative and performing arts
  - sport
  - leadership

To request a Barbara Jackson Scholarship application form, please contact Alexandra Middleton on alumnae@wenona.nsw.edu.au, or 02 9409 4456. Applications should be received by 11 April 2019.

2. Wenona Alumnae Scholarship - The Wenona Alumnae Scholarship is awarded to a current Year 10 student at Wenona. The Scholarship provides $5,000 each year to support tuition fees for the recipient in Years 11 and 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).

To apply, simply download the Wenona Alumnae Scholarship Application Form and follow the instructions. Applications should be received by 11 April 2019.

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.