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Scholarships and bursaries

Each year the College Council, the Penrhos College Foundation and the Penrhos College Alumni Inc. award a number of scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarships are awarded on academic merit and/or musical ability, dependent on the scholarship being applied for. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of results of academic testing and/or a musical audition.

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. Bursaries are awarded after an application process and interview with the Principal.

Scholarship applications will only be considered once all supporting documents have been received.

Applications for 2020 Scholarships are now open
Scholarships and Bursaries close 10 May 2019
Academic testing date: Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 12.30pm

Special arrangements can be made for girls living more than 400 kilometres from Penrhos.

For more information on Scholarships and Bursaries please contact Registrar Courtney McPhee:
Courtney McPhee
Tel: +61 8 9368 9672
Email: enrol@penrhos.wa.edu.au

 

The Penrhos Academic Scholarship

2020 Scholarships open:  Monday, 4 February 2019.

Penrhos College offers several academic scholarships for girls entering years 7-11 in 2020. These Scholarships offer up to 50% remission of academic tuition fees for the remainder of their Schooling at Penrhos College.

Scholarship examinations for entry into Years 7-11 are conducted as part of the Academic Scholarship Cooperative Program. This Program is a result of Western Australia’s Independent Girls’ Schools of Distinction – Penrhos College, Methodist Ladies’ College, Perth College, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School – collaborating to refine processes for all 2020 applicants.

All applicants must sit the academic testing on Saturday, 18 May 2019.

The Penrhos Academic Scholarships are awarded on academic merit. The continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the student’s positive conduct and academic progress.  As with all of our scholarship holders, the student’s results will be reviewed twice a year, at the completion of each semester.

In addition to the online application, information as outlined below must be submitted directly to Penrhos College no later than close of business Friday, 10 May 2019.

  • Copies of the applicant’s two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of results of the most recent NAPLAN tests.
  • Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • A recent photograph for identification purposes on testing day

Please email the above documents to scholarships@penrhos.wa.edu.au

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The Penrhos Music Scholarship

2020 Scholarships open:  Monday, 4 February 2019.

The Pernhos Music Scholarships are available to girls entering Years 7-11 in 2020. These Scholarships offer up to 50% remission of academic tuition fees and 100% remission of music tuition fees for the remainder of their Schooling at Penrhos College.

Penrhos Music Scholarships are awarded based on musical excellence and on the performance of the student in the academic testing held on Saturday, 18 May 2019, performance of the student in the music audition, as well as the current needs within the Penrhos College Music Department.

The minimum level of musical standard expected of scholarship applicants (relative to instrument and age) is AMEB/ABRSM Grade 5 or similar.  It is not necessary that the formal qualification has been attained to apply for a scholarship.

All applicants for a Music Scholarship are required to sit the academic testing.

Penrhos Music Scholarship Recipients will be expected to:

  • Maintain a high level of achievement in their chosen area of music study
  • Take classroom music elective until at least the end of Year 10.
  • Be a member of an instrumental/vocal ensemble(s), as performer or accompanist (as appropriate).
  • Be fully supportive and contribute to the musical life of Penrhos College

All Penrhos Music Scholarship applicants will automatically qualify for an Instrumental Scholarship.

In addition to the online application, information as outlined below must be submitted directly to Penrhos College no later than close of business Friday, 10 May 2019.

  • Copies of the applicant’s two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of results of the most recent NAPLAN tests.
  • Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • A copy of audition music, piano accompaniment music (if required)
  • Copies of relevant music reports and exams
  • Reference as to the candidate’s music ability
  • A recent photograph

Please email the above documents to scholarships@penrhos.wa.edu.au

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The Penrhos Instrumental/Vocal Music Scholarship

2020 Scholarships open:  Monday, 4 February 2019.

Penrhos College offers Instrumental and Vocal Scholarships which provide remission of music tuition fees only. These Scholarships do not require applicants to sit academic testing and are separate from the Penrhos Music Scholarships. These Scholarships offer the provision of Instrumental/Vocal lessons. Instrumental/Vocal Scholarships do not include any remission of academic tuition fees.

The minimum level of musical standard expected of scholarship applicants (relative to instrument and age) is AMEB/ABRSM Grade 5 or similar.  It is not necessary that the formal qualification has been attained to apply for a scholarship.

Penrhos Music Scholarship Recipients will be expected to:

  • Maintain a high level of achievement in their chosen area of music study
  • Take classroom music elective until at least the end of Year 10.
  • Be a member of an instrumental/vocal ensemble(s), as performer or accompanist (as appropriate).
  • Be fully supportive and contribute to the musical life of Penrhos College

The application process can be completed online.

Apply now
The Margaret Way Scholarship for Penrhos Alumni

2020 Scholarships open:  Monday, 4 February 2019.

The Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship for Penrhos Alumni was introduced in 2010 for students entering Year 7, who are daughters or granddaughters of Alumni members.

The Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship requires all applicants to sit the academic testing on Saturday, 18 May 2019.

The scholarship is awarded for the remainder of the recipient’s secondary education at Penrhos College, at 25% remission of the tuition fees.

This scholarship will be awarded on academic merit and selection based on the individual’s academic testing.

In addition to the online application, information as outlined below must be submitted directly to Penrhos College no later than close of business Friday, 10 May 2019.

  • Copies of the applicant’s two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of results of the most recent NAPLAN tests.
  • Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • A recent photograph

Please email the above documents to scholarships@penrhos.wa.edu.au

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The Penrhos Boarding Scholarship

2021 Scholarships open in February 2020.

The Penrhos Boarding Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to a student from a rural or remote region.

This scholarship provides 50% remission on boarding and tuition fees from Years 7–12, inclusive. In memory of Michael Boud and allocated every second year, to be allocated in 2020 for 2021 entry.

Recipients are selected via academic testing, and are expected to contribute to and benefit from a Penrhos College education through participation in academic and co-curricular activities.

The Penrhos Foundation All-Rounder Bursaries

2020 applications open:  Monday, 4 February 2019.

Penrhos College Foundation is pleased to invite submissions for Foundation Bursaries for girls entering Year 7 in 2020.

Foundation Bursaries are awarded to girls whose parents may be unable, for financial reasons, to send or continue to send, their daughter to Penrhos College.

A Foundation Bursary offers up to 50% remission on tuition fees for each year the student attends the College. Bursaries are awarded following a review of the submitted application form and after an interview with the Principal.

Recipients are expected to contribute to and benefit from a Penrhos education by being academically able or by showing ability in co-curricular areas.

Penrhos Foundation All-Rounder Bursaries are available to students not already enrolled at Penrhos College or any other girls’ school and are only available to students entering Years 7.

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The Penrhos Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursaries

2020 Scholarships open:  Monday, 4 February 2019.

We are delighted to offer this golden opportunity for girls who aspire to attend Penrhos College to apply for our Penrhos Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursaries. These bursaries are open for entry to girls in Years 8-11, whether they be boarding or day girls.

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.

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.This bursary  provides 50% remission on boarding and tuition fees.

Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursaries are available to students not already enrolled at Penrhos College or any other girls’ school.

Apply now
Indigenous Scholarship in partner with Madalah

2020 Scholarships open:  Monday, 4 February 2019.

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 see attached scholarship application requirements and criteria.

Click here for the Madalah Scholarship information page 

Click here for the Student Questionnaire for Madalah scholarship application

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Testimonials

“I feel as though I am set in amazing routines to strive for my best at Penrhos by the amount of ongoing support within the community. Boarders have study at the library every night  for 2 hours where we are assisted by two helpful tutors. All of my teachers are always willing to give me extra help and offer honest feedback on what I am doing well and where I need to improve. In co-curricular sport I have had awesome coaches especially in netball and athletics. Receiving the Penrhos bursary was one of the most exciting opportunities in my life.”

Grace, Year 9 Boarder and 2018 Bursary recipient

“My favourite part of studying at Penrhos is the fact that I am surrounded by my peers, who have similar academic and co-curricular ambitions and interests as I do. Penrhos supports me to strive for the highest by providing a team of teachers that constantly encourage me to look further than just the school curriculum, and to delve deeper into topics that I have interests in. Receiving a Penrhos bursary is an honour, and it is a privilege to attend a school of such high standards.”

Sophie, Year 9 Boarder and 2018 Bursary recipient