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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.

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

The Penrhos Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursaries

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

Penrhos College and the Penrhos College Foundation 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. They provide 50% remission on tuition and boarding fees (if applicable) for the remainder of their schooling at 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.

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.

These bursaries are on offer to girls entering Years 7-11.
Year 7 bursaries provide 50% remission to tuition fees only, and are open to day and boarding students.
Year 8 – 11 bursaries provide 50% remission to tuition fees for day students and 50% remission to tuition and boarding fees for boarding students.
Red Dragon All-Rounder Bursaries are available to students not already enrolled at Penrhos College or any other independent all-girls’ school.

The Penrhos Academic Scholarships

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

Penrhos College offers several academic scholarships for girls entering Years 7-11 in 2021. 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, 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 2021 applicants.

As part of the online application, information as outlined below will be required to be uploaded directly to the application form:

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

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.

The Penrhos Music Scholarships

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

The Penrhos Music Scholarships are available to girls entering Years 7-11 in 2021. 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, performance of the student in the music audition, as well as the current needs within the Penrhos College Music Department.

Music auditions will be conducted in early May, following the academic testing.

The audition will consist of:

  • two contrasting pieces on the applicant’s principal instrument that demonstrate current technical and musical standard
  • if applicable, one piece on each additional instrument that demonstrates current technical and musical standard
  • aural and sight–reading tests

Accompaniment is not required, though welcomed if suitable. Accompaniment will not be provided by the College and is the responsibility of the applicant.

As part of the online application, information as outlined below will be required to be uploaded directly to the application form:

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

Penrhos Music Scholarship Recipients will be expected to:

  • maintain a high level of achievement in their academic and music studies
  • take classroom music elective until the end of Year 10 (ATAR subject choice optional)
  • be a member of two ensembles (as advised by the Director of Music)
  • be fully supportive of, and contribute to, the musical life of Penrhos College

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

The Penrhos Instrumental/Vocal Music Scholarships

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

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.

Music auditions will be conducted in early May. Applicants will be contacted by the Penrhos Music Department to arrange an audition time.

The audition will consist of:

  • two contrasting pieces on the applicant’s principal instrument that demonstrate current technical and musical standard
  • if applicable, one piece on each additional instrument that demonstrates current technical and musical standard
  • aural and sight–reading tests

Accompaniment is not required, though welcomed if suitable. Accompaniment will not be provided by the College and is the responsibility of the applicant.

Penrhos Music Scholarship Recipients will be expected to:

  • maintain a high level of achievement in their music studies
  • take classroom music elective until the end of Year 10 (ATAR subject choice optional)
  • be a member of two ensembles, (as advised by the Director of Music)
  • be fully supportive of, and contribute to, the musical life of Penrhos College
  • A copy of audition music, piano accompaniment music (if required)
  • Copies of relevant music reports and exams
  • Reference as to the applicant’s music ability
The Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

The Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship for Penrhos Alumni was introduced in 2010 for students entering Year 7, who are daughters or granddaughters of past students of the College. This scholarship is named in honour of the College’s founding Principal, Mrs Margaret Way.

This scholarship will provide students 25% remission of tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Penrhos College.

As part of the online application, information as outlined below will be required to be uploaded directly to the application form:

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

The Margaret Way Alumni Scholarship will be awarded on academic merit. The continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the student’s positive conduct and academic progress.

The Penrhos Boarding Scholarship

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

The Penrhos Boarding Scholarship is 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 and is allocated every second year, to be allocated in 2020 for 2021 entry. This scholarship is offered in recognition of the service of Penrhos community member and inaugural president of the Penrhos Foundation, Mr Michael Boud.

As part of the online application, information as outlined below will be required to be uploaded directly to the application form:

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

The Penrhos Boarding Scholarship will be awarded on academic merit. The continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the student’s positive conduct and academic progress.

We invite applications from students entering Year 7 or Year 8 in 2021 and who are not already enrolled at Penrhos College or any other girls’ school.

The Penrhos STEM Scholarship

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

Penrhos College is excited to announce a new scholarship offering for 2021 entry. The Penrhos STEM Scholarship is designed for students excelling in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths. This scholarship will provide students up to 50% remission of tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling at Penrhos College.

As part of the online application, information as outlined below will be required to be uploaded directly to the application form:

  • Copies of the applicant’s two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of results of the most recent NAPLAN tests.
  • A portfolio displaying the applicant’s demonstrated success in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths. We would be pleased to receive any evidence of aptitude and interest across the STEM areas, such as project work, photos and explanations of experiments or reports by way of a portfolio.
  • References as to the applicant’s STEM ability. References from the students classroom teachers are welcomed.

The Penrhos STEM Scholarship will be awarded on academic merit. The continuation of the scholarship will depend upon the student’s positive conduct and academic progress.

We invite applications from current or prospective students for Year 7 2021 entry. This scholarship is also on offer to students entering Year 8-11 in 2021 and who are not already enrolled at Penrhos College or any other girls’ school.

Madalah Indigenous Student Scholarships

Applications for 2021 entry are now closed, 2022 applications are due to open in January 2021.

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 

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