The Richard Ball Scholarship is a means-tested Academic scholarship awarded to a student wishing to attend the St Kilda Road Campus and who demonstrate academic excellence based on the results of a test and interview.


To be eligible for the Richard Ball scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent or temporary resident
  • be a new or current Wesley student entering Years 5 to 11 in 2025 at the St Kilda Road Campus.
  • attend and complete the academic test, which will be held on Saturday 3 February 2024 for students in Year 4, 6 or 9.
  • complete and submit the Wesley College means-testing form.
Selection criteria

Academic Excellence scholarships are awarded on the results of the academic test and supporting documentation provided at the time of application, and 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

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 program 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 Wednesday 24 January 2024.

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 on Saturday 3 February 2024.  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) on Saturday 3 February 2024

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, 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 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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