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Scholarships and bursaries

Each year the College Council, the Penrhos College Foundation and the Penrhos College Alumni Association award a range of scholarships and bursaries for Boarding and Day students entering Years 7 – 11; these are designed to recognise particular individual strengths, and to meet the needs of our proudly diverse community.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to those students who demonstrate excellence or ability across academics or music, opportunities as per the details below:

The Penrhos Academic Scholarships

Penrhos Academic Scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate academic excellence or ability, a commitment to learning and support for the College values of respect, empathy, integrity, knowledge, growth and synergy.

The award of an Academic Scholarship has a minimum value of 25% remission of tuition and a maximum value of 75% remission of tuition for the remainder of Secondary School studies at Penrhos. At the discretion of the Principal, continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the student’s demonstrated commitment to the College and to her academic progress.

Penrhos welcomes applications from girls who are Australian citizens or permanent residents residing in Western Australia entering in Years 7 – 11 in 2022. Students currently enrolled at the College, students enrolled to commence at Penrhos in 2022 and prospective students are invited to apply.

Students applying for an Academic Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship exam on Friday, 26 February 2021.

Please find more information regarding the application process and criteria here. 

Read more about the wonderful opportunities at Penrhos College here. 

The Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship

The Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship is awarded to one student who demonstrates academic excellence or ability, a commitment to learning and support for the College values of respect, empathy, integrity, knowledge, growth and synergy.

The award of an Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship has a minimum value of 25% remission of tuition for the remainder of her Secondary School studies at Penrhos. Continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the student’s positive conduct and academic progress.

Penrhos welcomes applications from girls who are daughters or granddaughters of Penrhos alumni members entering Year 7 in 2022. Students currently enrolled at the College, students enrolled to commence at Penrhos in 2022 and prospective students are invited to apply but must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in Western Australia.

Students applying for the Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship testing are required to sit a scholarship exam on Friday, 26 February 2021.

Please find more information regarding the application process and criteria here.

Read more about the wonderful opportunities at Penrhos College here.

The Penrhos Music Scholarships

The Penrhos Music Scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate music excellence or ability, a commitment to learning and support the College values of respect, empathy, integrity, knowledge, growth and synergy.

The award of a Music Scholarship has a minimum value of 25% remission of tuition and a maximum value of 75% remission of tuition and 100% remission of music tuition for the remainder of her Secondary School studies at Penrhos. Continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the student’s demonstrated commitment to the College as well as academic and music progress.

Penrhos welcomes applications from girls who are Australian citizens or permanent residents residing in Western Australia entering in Years 7 – 11 in 2022. Students currently enrolled at the College, students enrolled to commence at Penrhos in 2022 and prospective students are invited to apply.

Students applying for The Penrhos Music Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship exam on Friday, 26 February 2021 and participate in a music audition in March 2021.

Please find more information regarding the application process and criteria here.

Read more about the wonderful music opportunities at Penrhos College here.

The Penrhos Instrumental/Vocal Music Scholarships

Penrhos College offers Instrumental and Vocal Scholarships to girls entering Years 7-11 in 2022 who demonstrate excellent musical aptitude and ability, and potential to contribute to the musical life of the College.

These Scholarships offer up to 100% remission of music tuition fees on one instrument for the duration of their time at Penrhos College

Students applying for an Instrumental/Vocal Music Scholarship are required to participate in a music audition in March 2021.

Please find more information regarding the application process and criteria here.

Bursaries

If your daughter has strengths in performing arts, creative arts or sport, or can demonstrate her allround good citizenship, then perhaps a Red Dragon Bursary could help make it financially possible for her to enjoy the inspirational learning environment we offer at Penrhos. Bursaries are made available to girls who will flourish in our stimulating environment and whose parents may be unable, for financial reasons, to send their daughter to Penrhos College. Please find more information about these opportunities below:

The Penrhos Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursaries

Our special Penrhos Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursaries are made available to girls who will flourish in our stimulating environment and whose parents may be unable, for financial reasons, to send their daughter to Penrhos College.

We are looking for girls who demonstrate a track record in all-round effort and achievement, together with a positive attitude to their academic study and a willingness to embrace new challenges and engage in a range of exciting co-curricular activities. We encourage girls who are passionate about the creative arts, performing arts or sport to apply.

The award of a Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursary has a value of 50% remission of tuition and may also provide the opportunity for 50% remission of boarding fees (if applicable*) for the remainder of her Secondary School studies at Penrhos.

Penrhos welcomes applications from girls who not already enrolled at Penrhos College or any other independent all-girls’ school entering in Years 7 – 11 in 2022 and who are Australian citizens or permanent residents residing in Western Australia.

Please find more information on the application process and criteria here.

The Anna Ward-Woerlee Be Amazing Bursary

Penrhos College is delighted to offer this golden opportunity for girls who aspire to attend Penrhos College for finishing school; years 10, 11 and 12. The Anna Ward-Woerlee Be Amazing Bursary will provide 100% remission on tuition and on costs for the remainder of their schooling at Penrhos College.

This bursary is named in the honour of Anna Ward-Woerlee, a much-loved and vibrant member of the College’s Class of 1966. Ms Ward-Woerlee generously left a planned gift to the College in the hope that a young woman, who may otherwise not be afforded a private education, would be able to realise her full potential as a student of Penrhos College.

Our special Penrhos All-Rounder bursaries are made available to girls who will flourish in our stimulating environment and whose parents may be unable, for financial reasons, to send their daughter to Penrhos College. We are looking for girls who demonstrate a track record in all-round effort and achievement, together with a positive attitude to their academic study and a willingness to embrace new challenges and engage in a range of exciting co-curricular activities.

In short, we are looking for those girls who will benefit most from the Penrhos learning experience across the whole-person paradigm of Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit.

Bursaries are awarded following a review of the submitted application form and after an interview with the Principal.
This bursary is on offer to girls entering Year 10 in 2022 and is available to students not already enrolled at Penrhos College or any other independent all-girls’ school.

Please find more information on the application process and criteria here.

In exceptional circumstances, for families in need, the College may award the Principal’s discretionary bursaries to students who are already enrolled. For more information, please contact Courtney Silverthorne via enrol@penrhos.wa.edu.au

Madalah Indigenous Student Scholarships

Madalah Indigenous Student Scholarships

Penrhos is proud to work with Madalah to provide Secondary School Scholarships for indigenous students from remote, regional and metropolitan areas in Western Australia. Scholarships are open to students entering in Year 7-11, boarding and day.

Please find more information regarding the application process and criteria here.

Applications for 2022 entry will open in February 2021.

For more information on Scholarships and Bursaries please contact Enrolment Manager, Courtney Silverthorne:

Courtney Silverthorne
Tel: +61 8 9368 9672
Email: enrol@penrhos.wa.edu.au