Wesley’s Learning in Residence Scholarship offers students the opportunity to live and learn within the contemporary boarding facilities at the Glen Waverley Campus.  

The Learning in Residence Scholarship typically awards a 50% reduction in tuition and boarding fees for students in the Senior School.

Applications for 2020 entry are now closed. Applications for 2021 entry will open on Monday 11 November 2019.


To be eligible for the Learning in Residence boarding Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • a new or current student entering our Glen Waverley Campus boarding program in Years 10 or 11 in 2020
  • an Australian citizen.

Candidates may apply for either the Learning in Residence Boarding Scholarship or the Lewis Posner Boarding Scholarship and are not permitted to apply for both.

Selection criteria

Applicants are assessed using the following selection criteria:

  • excellent academic records
  • sporting achievements
  • participation and achievement in the arts (music, performance or visual arts)
  • examples of leadership and community service
  • demonstrated contribution to the candidate’s current school community and passion and potential for contributing to Wesley College.
Required documentation

The following documents are required for your application to be processed:

  • the applicant’s most recent school report.
  • a recent photograph of the applicant.
  • the applicant’s most recent NAPLAN results.
  • a statement from the applicant outlining how they will contribute to the Wesley community (addressing the selection criteria above). Accepted file formats include: PNG, JPG, PDF, DOC and DOCX.
Application fee

Applications incur a non-refundable $100 application fee.

This fee is waived for current students and children/grandchildren of Old Collegians.

Application process
Step 1. Apply online

To begin an online application click on the ‘Apply now’ button below.

You will be asked to provide evidence of the applicant’s suitability, addressing the selection criteria outlined above.

You will receive an acknowledgement email once your application is received.

Please note: Supporting documents not listed as part of the required documentation above will not be considered.

We encourage families to attend a campus tour or open day prior to the scholarship closing date if possible.

Step 2. Interview

Shortlisted applicants are invited for an interview with the Director of Boarding and Head of Campus (or delegates). Interviews are held both in person and via video conference, depending on the applicant’s location.

Step 3. Scholarships offered

Successful applicants will be sent a letter of offer via email. To formally accept, applicants pay a one-off confirmation fee of $1200. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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