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

 

Wenona School Scholarships for entry in 2019 are as follows:

Academic Scholarships for entry to Years 7 and 10 in 2019

Applications close 26 February 2018. All academic scholarship applicants will be required to sit a scholarship exam at Wenona on Friday 2 March, 2018 commencing at 8:30am. Full details will be sent to all applicants by email 1 week prior to the exam date.

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

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.

Click here to apply for Scholarships Online and to register to sit the Scholarship Exam on Friday 2 March, 2018.

 

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

Applications close 26 February, 2018.  All boarding scholarship applicants will be required to sit a scholarship exam at Wenona on Friday 2 March, 2018 commencing at 8:30am. Full details will be sent to all applicants by email 1 week prior to the exam date.

Applicants must also submit a Boarding Scholarship Application Form  (PDF 223.2KB) by 26 February, 2018. 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 274KB).

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 scholarship exam results, the submitted boarding scholarship application and interviews which follow.

Click here to apply for Scholarships Online and to register to sit the Scholarship Exam on Friday 2 March, 2018.

 

Music Scholarships for entry to Year 7

Applications close 26 February, 2018. Music scholarship applicants are required to sit a scholarship exam at Wenona on Friday 2 March, 2018, commencing at 8:30am. Full details will be sent to all applicants by email 1 week prior to the exam date

Applicants must also submit a Music Background Form (PDF 210.5KB) by 26 February, 2018.  They may be invited to attend an audition at Wenona on Friday 16 March, 2018.  Music Scholarship applicants are invited to read our General Information for Music Scholarship Applicants (PDF 355.9KB) to assist with audition preparation.

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

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.

Click here to apply for Scholarships Online and to register to sit the Scholarship Exam on Friday 2 March, 2018.

 

Foundation (means-tested) Scholarship for entry to Wenona in 2019

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, 2018 and close Thursday 12 April, 2018.  Please contact the Enrolments Office enrolments@wenona.nsw.edu.au or 02 94094440 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 in 2019. 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.

 

Wenona Alumnae Scholarships, 2019

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

Wenona Alumnae scholarship applications open 1 January, 2018 and close Thursday 28 June, 2018.

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 Year 9 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 2018. 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. 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.