The Lewis Posner Boarding Scholarship is awarded to Senior School students from rural Victoria seeking to attend our Glen Waverley Campus boarding facility Learning in Residence.

This scholarship is available due to the generous donation of the late Lewis Posner (OW1925) and his sister Rozetta Lenzer.

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


To be eligible for the Lewis Posner Boarding Scholarship, applicants must be:

  • a new student entering the Glen Waverley Campus boarding program in Year 10 or 11 in 2020
  • an Australian citizen, permanent or temporary resident from rural or regional Victoria.

Candidates may apply for either the Lewis Posner Boarding Scholarship or the Learning in Residence 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 in order 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 and requirements outlined above.

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

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 sign the letter of offer and pay a one-off confirmation fee of $1200. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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