Wesley College Melbourne Australia
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R. G. Menzies Scholarships

Named after one of our most famous alumni, Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia (1939 – 1941 and 1949 – 1966), the R. G. Menzies Scholarships were created to support children who may one day make a difference in their chosen field of endeavour.

R. G. Menzies
R. G. Menzies 1913

In 1910, by gaining a scholarship, Robert Gordon Menzies embarked on his journey at Wesley College where he quickly established himself as an outstanding student, receiving awards and honours in Poetry and English Literature. His parents selected Wesley for the quality of its teaching and teachers, a tradition that is Robert Gordon Menzies 1913 well and truly maintained today.

Scholarships are open to girls and boys for entry into the secondary years and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and achievement and leadership potential.

There is an Application Fee of AUD$100 which is waived for current Wesley students and children of Old Collegians. Please note that students may apply for either the General Excellence Scholarship or R.G. Menzies Scholarship, not both.

FAQs

When and how do I apply for a R.G Menzies Scholarship?

Students can apply up until March in the year prior to their proposed year of entry. Application forms are available to print from our website and need to be completed and returned in 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.

What is the selection criteria for the R.G Menzies Scholarship?

R.G Menzies Scholarships are open to girls and boys for entry into any of the secondary years and will be awarded at the discretion of the Principal on the basis of excellent academic merit and achievement and leadership potential. The R. G. Menzies Scholarships were created to support children who may one day make a difference in their chosen field of endeavour.

Is there academic testing required for R.G Menzies Scholarship?

No, academic testing is not required for RG Menzies Scholarships however, we do need a copies of recent school reports and NAPLAN.

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, you may only apply for one of either the R.G Menzies or General Excellence Scholarships.

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

Students that are shortlisted will be required to attend an interview with Principal, who will, at their discretion, make the final decision to offer a R.G Menzies Scholarship to the student. This process may take a few weeks and a letter will be sent to all applicants advising the outcome of their application prior to the end of Term 1.