PLC Perth is proud to offer a range of scholarships for current and potential students. Find out more about our scholarship opportunities below.


Available Scholarships and Bursaries



Each year the PLC Old Collegians’ Association Inc. awards three bursaries.

The Olive Cusack Bursary

This bursary recognises a boarding student currently in Year 9 for Year 10. The selected student should demonstrate an understanding of the needs of others, participate in a wide range of activities organised by the School community, and show a commitment to personal excellence, particularly in the Boarding House.

The successful recipient will receive $5,000 towards tuition fees in 2022.

The Olive Cusack Bursary Application & Information

The Dr Vera Summers Bursary

This bursary is open to a daughter, grand-daughter or great-grandaughter of an Old Collegian currently in Year 10 for Year 11. The selected student should demonstrate an exemplary character, attitude, conduct and academic achievement.

The successful recipient will receive $5,000 towards tuition fees in 2022.

Dr Vera Summers Bursary Application & Information

The Heather Barr Memorial Bursary

This bursary recognises participation and contribution to PLC and is open to all current Year 11 students for Year 12 who most clearly displays the qualities which reflect the principles espoused by Miss Barr. The selected student should be dedicated to the ideals and educational objectives of the school and she will have distinguished herself by showing selflessness, tolerance and compassion towards her peers and her juniors, demonstrating the maturity and judgment she has acquired during her years at PLC.

The successful recipient will receive $5,000 towards tuition fees in 2022.

Heather Barr Memorial Bursary Application and Information

2020 Bursary Key Dates

Applications Open: Monday 31 August
Applications Close: Tuesday 13 October, 5.00 pm
Interviews: Last week in October
Bursary awarded: Week commencing 2 November

If you have any queries, please contact Alumni Co-ordinator, Sascha Hill –

Gorna Liyarn Indigenous Scholarships

Presbyterian Ladies’ College provides outstanding educational opportunities for girls in a warm and caring environment. Indigenous Scholarships are offered, subject to funding, to Indigenous Australian students entering Year 7 in 2022. Where possible, consideration may be given to entry into other years, but Year 7 is the preferred point of entry.

Applicants will be chosen according to current academic progress and proven application to study, willingness to contribute to the PLC community, leadership qualities, and motivation for tertiary study.


Students must identify as an Indigenous Australian and priority will be given to those who come from geographically isolated areas or who are experiencing other significant disadvantages. Prospective students should have sufficient self-confidence and personal support to enter a new school at Year 7 with the intention of continuing to Year 12. Students must be eligible for Abstudy to apply.

Selection Criteria

Academic levels and achievements of a student are considered but are not the predominant criteria for selection. Selection is based on consideration of the following criteria:

  1. Academic – Students should demonstrate:
  • Sufficient study skills to cope with the demands of the curriculum
  • Good work habits (eg completing homework, preparedness to tackle new work)
  • Interest in learning; and
  • Reasonable literacy and numeracy levels for age level.
  1. Talent – Applicants may demonstrate outstanding talent in a particular field of endeavor such as in sport, art, dance, music, drama, leadership, etc.
  2. Commitment – Students must demonstrate preparedness to commit to stay at the School until the completion of Year 12.
  3. Attitude – Students must demonstrate a positive attitude to learning, be able to adjust to and respond positively to the School environment and have the social skills and confidence to relate well with others.

Parental/Guardian Support

Students must have the support of their family and/or community. This will require emotional support and financial contribution. The level of financial contribution is reviewed on an individual and highly confidential basis, with the expectation that families and/or communities will contribute according to their capacity. The Scholarship does not cover the provision of pocket money or other optional school activities or tours. Families are expected to participate in School programmes and information sessions (as much as distance and travel permits) and be supportive of their daughter’s education.

How to Apply

Written applications are to be provided and should include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Most recent school report of the applicant
  • A sample of written work undertaken in the last term (eg a research project, creative writing, essay, or other assignments)
  • A handwritten statement from the applicant outlining why she is seeking the scholarship and addressing the selection criteria
  • NAPLAN test results for Year 3
  • Completed Reference Form
  • Birth Certificate; and
  • Recent photograph.

Applications need to be received by Friday 30 April 2021.

Applications can be emailed to Rokiyah Bin Swani, Indigenous Scholarship Programme Co-ordinator, at

Applications can also be mailed to:

Rokiyah Bin Swani
Indigenous Scholarship Programme Co-ordintor
Presbyterian Ladies’ College
PO Box 126

For further information, please contact the Indigenous Scholarship Programme Co-ordinator on (08) 9424 6442 or the Registrar’s Office on (08) 9424 6555.

Foundation Scholarship (CLOSED)


Each year, the PLC Foundation offers a scholarship each to a student who would otherwise be unable to attend PLC due to their family’s financial circumstances.

The PLC Foundation Scholarship is offered to students commencing in Year 7 and provides 100% tuition fees from Year 7 to Year 12. Applicants must provide a sound academic record, a commitment to community service and participation in Co-curricular activities.

Academic & General Excellence Scholarships (CLOSED)


Applications for both Academic and General Excellence Scholarships are now open to girls who will enter Year 7 in 2022. 

The award of a Year 7 Academic or General Excellence Scholarship has a minimum value of 25 per cent and a maximum value of 50 per cent and is paid for the duration of the schooling Years 7 to 12.

All students for all scholarships are subject to academic testing and must register for this first.

PLC welcomes applications from girls who are Australian citizens or permanent residents residing in Western Australia and are currently at PLC or another school.


Music Scholarships (CLOSED)


Music Scholarships are awarded based on musical excellence, as well as the current needs within the PLC Music Department. Applicants are required to have reached AMEB Grade 4 or equivalent. Scholarship applications are now open to girls who will enter Year 7 in 2022.

PLC welcomes applications from girls who are Australian citizens or permanent residents residing in Western Australia and are currently at PLC or another school.

For more information, please click here.

Music Bursaries (CLOSED)

Applications closed on Thursday 26 August 2021.

Music Instrumental/Vocal Bursaries are available to girls in Years 7 – 12 in 2022. Music Bursaries are awarded based on musical excellence as well as the current needs within the PLC Music Department.

The award of Music Bursaries is based on a music audition/interview only.



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