PLC Perth is proud to offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for current and prospective students. Find out more about our School’s scholarship opportunities below.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Academic and General Excellence Scholarships - Years 5 - 10

Applications open November 2022.

Applications close: 5.00 pm Friday 3 February 2023.

PLC Perth is proud to offer a range of scholarships for current and prospective students entering Years 5 – 10 in 2024.

All scholarships offered are subject to academic testing which will be held on Saturday 11 February 2023.

 

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and are awarded based on the results of a competitive examination and a personal interview for short-listed candidates.

General Excellence Scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded following academic testing, a personal interview and evidence of active participation in a range of activities like Sport, the Arts and Community Service. These activities could be school or community based.

Click here for more information on Academic and General Excellence Scholarships.

Music Scholarships - Years 5 - 10

Applications open November 2022.

Applications close: 5.00 pm Friday 3 February 2023.

Music Scholarships are available to both current and prospective students entering Years 5 – 10 in 2024. Music Scholarships are awarded based on musical excellence as well as the current needs within the PLC Music Department.

All scholarships offered are subject to academic testing which will be held on Saturday 11 February 2023.

Click here for more information on Music Scholarships.

Performing Arts Scholarships - Years 7 - 10

Applications open November 2022.

Applications close: 5.00 pm Friday 3 February 2023.

Performing Arts Scholarships are available to both current and prospective students entering Years 7 – 10 in 2024. The successful recipient(s) will be selected based upon evidence of outstanding ability in Drama, Dance and/or Musical Theatre.

It is expected that Performing Arts Scholarship holders will take every opportunity to involve themselves in the Performing Arts, both within the PLC curriculum as well as the co-curricular programme.

All scholarships offered are subject to academic testing which will be held on Saturday 11 February 2023.

Click here for more information on Performing Arts Scholarships.

OCA Bursaries

Applications for 2023 bursaries now closed.

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 2023.

The Olive Cusack Bursary Application and 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 2023.

Dr Vera Summers Bursary Application and 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 2023.

The Heather Barr Memorial Bursary Application & Information

 

Music Bursaries

Applications for 2023 music bursaries are now closed.

Music Instrumental/Vocal Bursaries are available to girls in Years 7 – 12. 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. Click the links below to access the Music Bursary Information and Application Forms.

 

 

Foundation Scholarship

Foundation Scholarships for 2023 are now 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 per cent 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.

2024 Applications

Applications for students entering Year 7 in 2024 will open 31 March 2023 and close 30 June 2023.

Indigenous Scholarships

Applications for 2023 entry are now closed.

For 2024 Year 7 students, applications will open in February 2023 and close at the end of April 2023. 

Presbyterian Ladies’ College provides outstanding educational opportunities for girls in a warm and caring environment. Indigenous Scholarships are offered to students entering Year 7 in 2024. Where possible, consideration may be given to entry into other years, however 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.

Eligibility

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 disadvantage. 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.

2. Talent – Applicants may demonstrate outstanding talent in a particular field of endeavour such as in sport, art, dance, music, drama, leadership, etc.

3. Commitment – Students must demonstrate preparedness to commit to stay at the School until the completion of Year 12.

4. Attitude – Students must demonstrate a positive attitude towards 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:

  • Name and contact details of the applicant
  • 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 results for Years 3 and 5
  • Written reference including name of referee and contact details
  • Birth Certificate

Click here to download the Application Form.

Click here to download the Reference Form.

Applications will open February 2023.

Applications can be emailed to our Indigenous Programmes Co-ordinator, Michelle Ninyette, at Michelle.Ninyette@plc.wa.edu.au.

Applications can also be mailed to:

Indigenous Programme Co-ordinator
Presbyterian Ladies’ College
PO Box 126
COTTESLOE WA 6911

For further information, please contact the Registrar’s Office on (08) 9424 6555.

 

Click here to read our Scholarship FAQ’s.

For more information, please contact Molly and Jane in our Admissions Team at registrar@plc.wa.edu.au or on (08) 9424 6555.