The Nigel Cherk Memorial Scholarship is a means-tested Academic scholarship awarded to a student wishing to attend the Glen Waverley campus and who demonstrates academic excellence across a broad range of disciplines.

The Nigel Cherk Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Nigel Cherk, a Wesley College Glen Waverley campus student who died after year 10 from leukaemia. Read more about Nigel Cherk.

Applications for the Nigel Cherk Memorial Scholarship have closed for 2025 entry.  Scholarships for 2026 entry will open late in 2024.


To be eligible for a Nigel Cherk Academic Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent or temporary resident
  • be a new or current Wesley student entering Year 10 in 2026 at the Glen Waverley Campus
  • attend and complete the academic test, which will be held in February 2025 for students in Year 9
  • complete and submit the Wesley College means-testing form.
Selection criteria

The Scholarship is awarded based on the results of the academic test and supporting documentation provided at the time of application, documentation supplied for means-testing and an interview with Head of Campus (or delegate). Interviews are held both in person and via video conference, depending on the applicant’s location. No other supporting documentation or testing/academic results will be considered.

Application process
Step 1. Create an Edutest account

When Academic Excellence Scholarships open, click on the APPLY NOW scholarship application button (above) which will take you to the Edutest website where you will be asked to create an Edutest account.

Step 2. Complete the EduTest Scholarship Application Form

Once you have created an Edutest account, you will be able to complete the scholarship application form and pay a one-off registration fee of $90.00 for each candidate for whom you are applying.

Select the scholarships you wish to apply for.

A link to upload supporting documentation will be provided in the Edutest Confirmation Email upon successful submission of the scholarship application form.


All Wesley College Scholarships are awarded on merit, recognising students’ existing talents, achievements and academic performance as well as their potential to contribute to the College community.

The means-testing component of this scholarship requires families to demonstrate financial need and relevant personal circumstances seeking the opportunity of a Wesley education.

The link to the means-testing form will be available via a confirmation email that will be sent upon completion and submission of the EduTest Scholarship application form.

The Scholarship application form, including supporting documentation and the means-testing form, must be completed and submitted by the close date.

Step 4. Register for the Academic Test

Upon completion of the EduTest Scholarship Application Form, you will receive an email containing a link to register to sit the Academic Test in February 2025.  Complete the Academic Test registration form.

The academic test covers a range of disciplines including numerical reasoning, reading comprehension and mathematics.

Please visit the EduTest website or call 03 9014 1411 to find out about:

  • how to prepare using practice tests
  • the remote testing service for students who are interstate, overseas or remote from the testing venue
  • what happens if your child is sick on testing day.
Step 5. Sit the Academic Test

Students sit the test at the relevant testing centre (St Kilda Road Campus or Elsternwick Campus) in February 2025

Step 6. Interview

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with the Head of Campus (or delegate). Interviews are held both in person or via video conference, depending on the applicant’s location.

Step 7. Scholarship Offer and Outcome

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within three weeks of the academic testing date with advice on the outcome of their application. Please note, that results from the academic testing are unable to be released to families.

Successful applicants will be sent a letter of offer via email. To formally accept, applicants must sign the letter of offer and pay a one-off confirmation fee of $1,200 and a Tuition Contribution fee of $2,800. These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Unsuccessful applicants are welcome to reapply for a scholarship in future years, where eligibility criteria are met.

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