Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Wesley College scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships

Applications for this scholarship are currently closed.

Applications open: 12 November 2018
Applications close: Monday 18 March 2019

General Excellence Scholarships (typically up to 50% of annual tuition fees) are awarded to students entering Years 5 - 11 who are able to demonstrate outstanding abilities in a number of areas such as sport, the arts, leadership and academic achievement. Preference is given to families whose financial need is greater.

Please note: Students can apply for a number of different scholarships at Wesley however, you can only apply for one of either the R.G. Menzies, General Excellence or Middle School Expansion Scholarship.

There is an Application Fee of AUD$100 which is waived for current Wesley students and children of Old Wesley Collegians.


When and how do I apply for a General Excellence Scholarship?

Students can apply up until March in the year prior to their proposed year of entry. Applications for 2019 are now closed.

Application forms are available to print from our website and need to be completed and returned by email to scholarships@wesleycollege.net (preferred method) or by hard copy prior to the closing date for consideration.

Applications open on the College website from mid-November to early March in the year prior to entry.

How much does it cost to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship?

The General Excellence Scholarship Application Fee is AUD$100.

The application fee is waived if you are a current Wesley student or a direct family member of an Old Wesley Collegian as noted on the application form.

What are the selection criteria for General Excellence Scholarships?

General Excellence Scholarships are assessed on the following five categories:

  • Academic record
  • Sporting achievements
  • Participation and achievements in the arts (music, performance, fine art)
  • Leadership and community service
  • Contribution to the College/current school

General Excellence Scholarships will be awarded to students who can demonstrate strong academic potential and talent in one or more of the above categories. 

Is there academic testing required for General Excellence Scholarships?

No, academic testing is not required for General Excellence Scholarships. However, we do need a copy of your child’s School reports and NAPLAN.

When will I be advised whether my child has been successful?

Students that are shortlisted and fulfil the above criteria will be required to attend an interview with the relevant Head of Campus, who will, at their discretion make the final decision to offer a General Excellence Scholarship to the student. This process may take a few weeks to complete. A letter will be sent to all applicants prior to the end of Term 1 advising of the outcome of their application.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship type at Wesley?

Yes, you are able to apply for a number of different scholarships at Wesley however, if you apply for the R.G. Menzies scholarship you cannot apply for a General Excellence or Middle School Expansion Scholarship.