Transforming Young Lives
Every year the Wesley College Foundation’s Annual Giving Appeal plays a vital role in sustaining the success of one of Australia’s leading coeducational independent schools. Wesley College is committed to educational excellence and makes individual and collective wellbeing a central part of student achievement.
The Wesley College Foundation Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are a priority of our 2022 Annual Giving Appeal. The immediate impact of scholarships on the lives of our young people and their families is profound.
We are seeking to build on the generosity of past generations of donors to grow the fund from which scholarships are distributed. This year we aim to build our capacity to offer more talented students the opportunity to benefit from a Wesley College education regardless of their background or family circumstances. Help us provide more opportunities for talented and diverse young people to access the exceptional education experience at Wesley College by supporting our annual Scholarships Program including:
Awarded following a process of evaluation including examination and interview.
General Excellence Scholarships
Celebrate the diversity of our community by awarding worthy students from all backgrounds and family circumstances who demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence coupled with achievement in one or more of the following: sport, music, performance, art, leadership or community service.
Awarded to Learning in Residence boarders with strong academic records who demonstrate achievement in sport, music, performance or visual arts.
Our scholarship recipients come from a wide range of backgrounds. They enrich the diversity of our Wesley College community to create a vibrant and dynamic learning environment characterised by many perspectives. The transformative opportunities and experiences at Wesley not only inspire our scholarship recipients to be their best selves, but also inspire Wesley College to be at its best for all our students and to share this excellence across future generations.
"My family comes from humble beginnings and I’m first generation Australian. I was very fortunate to start at Wesley’s Elsternwick Campus on a General Excellence scholarship. Hard work and effort have been instilled in me from a young age and I was thrilled to achieve the highest possible ATAR of
99.95. It shows that determination and drive to succeed really do pay off! I am now studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne and plan to go on to study medicine. I have immense gratitude for my teachers, the Wesley community and family and friends who have supported me throughout my journey."
Sara Pisacane (OW2021)
"It was a very special and life-changing event for me when I received the scholarship to Wesley because it wouldn’t have been possible for me to attend without this support. I was there on a music scholarship and the musical knowledge that I learned still resonates with me as a professional musician today. To those who left a bequest in their Will to be directed to scholarships, and to those who donated funds that enabled students like myself to have this start in life, I would like to say thank you on behalf of all of us. It literally changes lives."
Chris Howlett (OW2002)
“I am very grateful for the opportunity of being a student at Wesley College. I cannot be more thankful for the Wesley scholarship program as it gave me so many opportunities and helped me reach my goals on and off the track. I believe a scholarship program like this is very important to help other children access a great education"
Nana Owusu-Afriyie (OW2016)
Wesley College Foundation Building Fund
Our commitment to providing exceptional facilities enables us to inspire our young people, recruit the best teachers and prepare for the future.
Tax deductible donations to the Wesley College Foundation Building Fund support specific projects. Parents and alumni can nominate the campus or site of their choice and their gift will be directed accordingly.
For further information on financial contributions to the 2022 Annual Appeal: