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The Scholarship Fund

The Waverley College scholarship program fulfils two key goals: to provide equality of access to those who otherwise would not seek enrolment, and to encourage our students to realise their potential and strive for excellence.

When you give to The Bede Kenny Scholarship Fund, you are giving the gift of a Waverley College education – a gift that transforms lives. 

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Bede was a Waverley College Old Boy of 1913, and winner of numerous academic awards. He is an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, awarded in 1917, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He is recognised as gentleman, athlete and a scholar. The Bede Kenny Scholarship Fund will provide equality of access to those who would otherwise not seek enrolment while also encouraging our students to realise their potential and strive for excellence.

Any donation to the The Bede Kenny Scholarship Fund is fully tax deductible.

One donor who approached us about our Scholarship Program was Mr George Rummery QC.

George Rummery established a music scholarship in memory of his son, George William Rummery, Class of 1986. George William Rummery’s life ended tragically in 1982 when he was a Year 8 student at Waverley College.

George showed great musical talent, and for this reason, the Rummery family created the George William Rummery Scholarship which is awarded to students of the College who display particular aptitude and interest in music. The scholarship assists with music tuition fees and instrument hire on an ongoing basis for a student from Year 7 to 12, with one scholarship to be awarded annually.

 “And, whilst it is an attempt to honour him – to provide what is hopefully a permanent memorial to a much loved and greatly missed son and brother – more importantly, it may well be a means of extending the utility of his life.” George Rummery, speaking about the scholarship set up in his son’s name