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Scholarships and Bursaries

Waverley College offers scholarships to students who demonstrate the potential to make a significant contribution to the life of the College.

Our scholars are expected to set a positive example through their conduct and the pursuit of excellence – whether that’s in academic and co-curricular areas, or through service and community leadership. 

Scholarships available:

  • Academic Scholarship
  • General Excellence Scholarship
  • First Nations Peoples Scholarship – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Edmund Rice Bursary

Applications and Enquiries

If you’d like to submit an application or require further information about the process, please contact the Registrar, Ms Kylie Anderson.

Important Information

Scholarships cover tuition fees from Years 7 to 12.

Ancillary charges are not included. Applicants are required to pay for application and enrolment fees; the technology levy; subject levies and/or textbooks; uniforms and stationery requisites; and sporting, camp, excursion, incursion and retreat fees.

Scholarships may be withdrawn with notice if performance falls below expected levels.

 

Overview

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Academic Scholarship

Academic scholarships are awarded to a limited number of students who demonstrate academic excellence. They cover up to 100% of tuition fees.

How Do I Apply?

You need to register for the ACER Scholarship Selection Test.

Year 7 2022 Entry

  • Applications open: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
  • Applications close: Midnight AEDST Monday, 8 February 2021
  • Test date: Saturday, 27 February 2021
  • Examination venue: Waverley College senior campus
  • Cost: $130 is payable to ACER

Is My Son Eligible? 

This scholarship is available to students in Year 6 who are applying for entry into Year 7. 

How are Applicants Assessed?

Academic scholarships are awarded based on:

Academic Excellence

  • High performance in the Year 7 Academic Scholarship Test (ACER)
  • High performance in NAPLAN results, school reports, competitions and ICAS

Success at Interview

  • A successful interview with the Principal or Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning
  • A successful review by the Academic Scholarship Panel

Scholarship Obligations

Academic scholars are expected to maintain high standards of academic and co-curricular performance. It is traditional for academic scholars to strive for a place on the Principal’s Award List every term. They are also required to meet with their Head of House to discuss their academic progress every term.

General Excellence Scholarship

General Excellence scholarships are awarded to a limited number of students who excel in multiple disciplines. They cover up to 100% of tuition fees. 

Is My Son Eligible? 

This scholarship is available to external applicants from Years 7 to 10. 

How are Applicants Assessed?

General Excellence scholarships are awarded based on:

Academic Excellence

  • High performance in ACER, NAPLAN, school reports, competitions and ICAS

Character and Leadership

  • The ability to lead and participate in cultural, spiritual and community activities

Co-curricular Excellence

  • Participation and achievement in one or more of the following College activities: drama, music, creative arts or sport

Scholarship Obligations

General Excellence scholars are expected to maintain high standards of character and leadership, as well as academic and co-curricular performance. Scholars are also required to meet with their Head of House annually to discuss their performance.

First Nations Peoples Scholarship - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Waverley College strives to bring out the very best in our students and we are committed to improving the educational outcomes of our First Nations Peoples. 

Waverley College partners with Go Foundation to offer Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander scholarships to students entering Year 7. The agreement with Go Foundation is designed to support students through the Go Ecosystem and assist them to achieve their goals to create a brighter future for Indigenous Australians. 

Is My Son Eligible? 

This scholarship is available to students from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background entering in Year 7. 

How Are Applicants Assessed?

First Nations Peoples Scholarships are awarded based on cultural identity, financial need, academic potential and co-curricular participation. 

Scholarship Obligations

Our scholars are expected to maintain high standards of character and leadership, as well as academic and co-curricular performance. They are required to meet with their Head of House annually to discuss their performance. Scholarships may be withdrawn with notice if performance falls below expected levels.

Edmund Rice Bursary

Edmund Rice bursaries are means-tested and offered to students who are otherwise unable to attend the College due to financial hardship. A limited number of bursaries are also available to current Waverley families who find themselves in situations of financial hardship.

George William Rummery Music Scholarship

The George William Rummery Music Scholarship is awarded annually as a means of encouraging students to realise their potential and strive for excellence. The scholarship is a gift of the Rummery family, in memory of their son George (Class of 1986).

This scholarship is ongoing and covers full or partial remission of music tuition and instrument hire fees from Years 7 to 12.

Is My Son Eligble?

Applicants should either be currently enrolled or have applied to enrol at the College.

How are Applicants Assessed?

Please complete an application form and send it to registrar@waverley.nsw.edu.au.