PLC has a strong tradition of supporting the future of girls, with the School’s first scholarships offered in 1925.

From 1926 to 1950, 160 scholarships were awarded to deserving girls. Many of these scholarship winners went on to become Prefects and Head Girls and have made enormous contributions to PLC and the wider community throughout their lives.

PLC Scholarships recognise the achievements of our current girls as well as investing in the potential of future students. We use our Scholarship Programme to add depth and diversity to the PLC Community.

As an International Baccalaureate World School we are proud to offer our girls a choice of pathways in Years 11 and 12 with the ATAR, IB Diploma and VET pathways available to study.

Our Co-Curricular programme includes a diverse range of activities such as aviation, meditation and screen acting. We are proud to offer sport for every girl with a wide range of choices like Australian Rules Football, Boxilates, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Yoga. Girls who enjoy Music and the Arts are well catered for with Art Club, Dance and an array of bands, orchestras and choirs.

PLC Perth along with other WA Independent Girls’ Schools of Distinction collaborate to refine the scholarship process. Academic Assessment Services has been engaged to administer the scholarship testing which will take place in May 2019. Applicants are able to nominate two schools of preference but must sit the scholarship testing at their first preference school.

Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship provided that they meet the entry criteria for each scholarship.

In the event there are no Scholarship applicants who meet the criteria, PLC reserves the right to not award any scholarships. The allocation of scholarships is determined by the standard of applications and the number and quality of other successful applicants. The decision of the Principal is final.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Our academic programme, along with enrichment through our Learning Enrichment Centre, recognises that some students have specific educational needs and see opportunities to be challenged, extended and inspired. We personalise the learning for our gifted and talented students. Each is unique and so our approach is to offer many individual pathways rather than a single programme in order to accommodate specific needs.

Academic Scholarships are awarded on the results of a competitive examination and a personal interview for short-listed candidates.

Carmichael (≈4)

External students

The Carmichael Scholarship is open for entry into Year 7 and is awarded on academic merit and strong involvement in cultural, sporting and/or community service activities. The scholarship covers up to a maximum value of 75 per cent of tuition fees per annum from Years 7 to 12.

APPLY NOW

PLC Academic Scholarship (≈2)

Current students

PLC Academic Scholarships are for entry into Year 7 and is based on strong academic ability and involvement in cultural, sporting and/or community service activities. The scholarship has a maximum value of 75 per cent of tuition fees per annum and covers Years 7 to 12.

APPLY NOW

Year 10 Scholarship

Current and external students.

This scholarship is open for entry into Year 10 for girls who show strong academic ability and general excellence. Involvement in cultural, sporting and/or community service activities is also expected. This scholarship has a maximum value of 75 per cent of tuition fees per annum and covers Years 10 to 12.

APPLY NOW

 

 

MUSIC

Music at PLC is active and dynamic, supporting students to experience, perform and explore their musical potential. Students are engaged through a broad programme of school and external performance opportunities and are supported in completing formal assessments through the School’s Internal Assessment Programme and external examination bodies.

Music Scholarship

Music Scholarships are open to current and external students for entry into Year 7 or Year 10.  The scholarship has a maximum value of 100 per cent of tuition fees per annum and will also cover 100 per cent of Music lessons and associated instrument hire.

Preferably applicants should be competent in two instruments (the second instrument may be voice). The awarding of the scholarship is based on a Music audition/interview and academic testing.

In addition applicants must show:

  • Technical and musical excellence at AMEB Grade 4 (or equivalent) in main instrument for Year 7 entry.
  • Technical and musical excellence at AMEB Grade 6 (or equivalent) in main instrument for Year 10 entry.

The successful applicants will be required to participate in the cultural and music life of PLC.

Music Scholarships are awarded following an audition and personal interview with the Director of Performing Arts for short-listed candidates.

APPLICATIONS
Applicants are asked to complete an online Application with AAS, as well as the following PLC internal application documents below.

Online Application
2020 Music Scholarship and Bursary Information
2020 Music Scholarship & Bursary Application
2020 Music Scholarship & Bursary Teacher Ref

Music Bursary

Current and external students

Music Bursaries are awarded to students from Years 7 to 12 and is based on a Music audition/interview only. The scholarship will cover 100 per cent of the value of Music lessons and associated instrument hire.

In addition applicants must show:

  • Technical and musical excellence at AMEB Grade 2 (or equivalent) in main instrument for Year 7 entry.
  • Technical and musical excellence at AMEB Grade 3 (or equivalent) in main instrument for Year 8 and Year 9 entry.
  • Technical and musical excellence at AMEB Grade 4 (or equivalent) in main instrument for Year 10 entry.

The successful student will be required to participate in the cultural and music life of PLC.

APPLICATIONS
Applicants are asked to complete the following PLC internal application documents below.

2020 Music Scholarship and Bursary Information
2020 Music Scholarship & Bursary Application
2020 Music Scholarship & Bursary Teacher Ref

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL EXCELLENCE

As an IB World School, PLC recognises the importance of a holistic education and highly values students’ talents across a number of diverse areas. General Excellence Scholarships are awarded following the academic testing, an 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. A portfolio must be submitted prior to the academic testing.

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded following the review of the application and a personal interview for short-listed candidates by a selection panel.

PLC General Excellence Scholarship (≈6)

Current and external students (a maximum of two Scholarships will be awarded to current students)

General Excellence Scholarships are open to students entering Year 7 and who show strong academic ability, are committed to participation in Co-curricular activities and to community services. The scholarship has a minimum value of 25 per cent and a maximum value of 50 per cent per annum of tuition fees up to Year 12.

APPLICATIONS
Applicants are asked to complete an online Application with AAS and refer to the document below.

APPLY NOW
Year 7 General Excellence Scholarships Information

Global Scholar (≈1)

External students

The Global Scholar is open to prospective students entering PLC in Term 4 of Year 10 and who intends to study the IB Diploma in Years 11 and 12. Applications must demonstrate the IB Learner Profiles. For entry in Year 10. This scholarship has a value of 50 per cent per annum of tuition fees and covers Years 11 and 12.

APPLY NOW

 

 

 

 

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The PLC Foundation offers a scholarship each year 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 full tuition until graduation in Year 12.

Applications now open.

PLC Foundation Scholarship (≈1)

Foundation Scholarships are available for entry into Year 7 for citizens or permanent residents of Australia, residing in Western Australia. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent academic record, a commitment to community service and participation in Co-curricular activities.

This scholarship has a maximum value of 100 per cent per annum of tuition fees and covers Year 7 to Year 12.

Find out more.

APPLICATIONS
Applicants are asked to complete the following PLC Foundation application documents below.

2020 PLC Foundation Scholarship Form
PLC Foundation Scholarship Terms & Conditions – Information
Statutory Declaration Form

 

 

 

 

PLC OLD COLLEGIANS ASSOCIATION BURSARIES

Applications open in Term 3

Olive Cusack Bursary (≈1)

Current students

The Olive Cusack Bursary is open to current PLC students for entry into Year 10 and who are boarding daughters or granddaughters of an Old Collegians. Applicants must 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. This scholarship has a maximum value of $5,000 towards tuition fees.

 

The Dr Vera Summers Bursary (≈1)

Current students

The Dr Vera Summers Bursary is available to current students who are daughters or granddaughters of an Old Collegians for entry into Year 11. Applicants must demonstrate an exemplary character, attitude, conduct and academic achievement.

This scholarship has a maximum value of $5,000 towards tuition fees.

 

The Heather Barr Memorial Bursary (≈1)

Current students

The Heather Barr Memorial Bursary is available to current students entering Year 12 and recognises their participation and contribution to life at PLC. Applicants must dedicated to the ideals and educational objectives of PLC and show selflessness, tolerance and compassion. This scholarship has a maximum value of $5,000 towards tuition fees.

 

 

 

 

 

INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS

Gorna Liyarn

The name “Gorna Liyarn” is derived from the Bardi and Yawuru languages of the west Kimberley and translates to “strong heart” or “strong spirit”. This is a name that epitomises the way in which the girls navigate their journey from home to PLC and beyond. The girls add so much to our school community through sharing culture and raising awareness of Indigenous issues.

Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) and Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) (4)

External students

These scholarships are available for entry into Year 7 where applicants can provide details of their current academic progress and demonstrate a proven application to study. They must also show talent in a particular field of endeavour, a willingness to contribute to the PLC community, leadership qualities and motivation for tertiary study.

Eligibility for Abstudy will be taken into consideration and applicants must be regarded as Indigenous Australians.

APPLICATIONS
Applicants are asked to complete the following PLC internal application documents below.

Gorna Liyarn Scholarship 2020 Information
Gorna Liyarn Scholarship 2020 Application

Gorna Liyarn Scholarship 2020 Reference

 

 

 

 

COUNTRY/RURAL BURSARY

Country/Rural Bursary

External students

The Country/Rural Bursary is open to students entering PLC at Year 7 or Year 10.

Applicants must be motivated and achieving well at her local school, show talent in a particular field of endeavour and live at a distance greater than 50 km from PLC.

This scholarship has a maximum value of 50 per cent of boarding fees per annum and covers the years that the student lives in the Boarding House.

APPLY NOW