General Excellence Scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to well-rounded students who demonstrate a high level of academic performance and achievement in one or more of the following; sport, music, performance, art, leadership and community service.

General Excellence scholarship applications for 2024 entry will close 27 January 2023.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for a General Excellence Scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent or temporary resident
  • be a new or current Wesley student entering Years 5 to 11 in 2024 at the St Kilda Road or Glen Waverley Campuses, or Years 5 to 9 in 2024 at the Elsternwick Campus.
Required documentation

The following documents are required for your application to be reviewed. All documentation must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 27 January 2023:

  • the applicant’s most recent school report
  • a recent photograph of the applicant
  • the applicant’s most current NAPLAN results, or if no test has previously been completed, then a second school report
  • Wesley College aims to inspire our young people, to identify their inner strengths and develop the courage and capabilities to experience and successfully navigate the world around them. Our approach to learning and wellbeing is captured in the acronym ROAR (Respect, Opportunity, Achievement and Resilience). Respect and Resilience is about the character of our young people, and Opportunity and Achievement is about striving for our personal best.  Please upload a 200-word statement demonstrating your understanding of ROAR and use relevant personal examples to illustrate your own learning and wellbeing.
Selection criteria

Applicants are assessed based on academic performance and outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • excellent academic records
  • outstanding sporting achievements (state, national level or international level)
  • a passion and potential for contributing to Wesley College.
  • excellent academic records
  • participation and outstanding achievement in music
  • a passion and potential for contributing to Wesley College
  • excellent academic records
  • participation and outstanding achievement in performance and/or visual and creative arts
  • a passion and potential for contributing to Wesley College

Applicants are assessed using a combination of the following selection criteria:

  • excellent academic records
  • participation and contribution to the community such as volunteering
  • evidence of leadership role, for example at current school and/or in a community club or organisation
  • a passion and potential for contributing to Wesley College

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Applicants are assessed using a combination of the following selection criteria:

  • excellent academic records
  • participation and outstanding achievement in an area such as debating, chess, e-sports or other unique skills
  • a passion and potential for contributing to Wesley College
Application process
STEP 1. CREATE AN EDUTEST ACCOUNT

Click here on Wesley's EduTest Scholarship Application Form 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.

We encourage candidates to apply for all relevant scholarship categories to increase the opportunity for consideration across all available scholarships.  These include:

  • Academic Excellence scholarships
  • Rennie Coutts STEM Scholarships for girls
  • General Excellence Scholarships including all categories of excellence

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

STEP 3. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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.

You may apply for financial assistance as part of your scholarship application. The financial assistance component of our scholarship program seeks to provide additional support for families with demonstrated financial need and relevant personal circumstances seeking the opportunity of a Wesley education.

The link to the optional Financial Assistance 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 if relevant, the financial assistance form, must be completed and submitted by Friday 27 January 2023.

STEP 4. 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 5. 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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