Scholarships

Westminster School awards a range of scholarships each year to talented students based on the fulfilment of specific criteria. Our scholarships may be offered based on academic achievement, talent in the performing arts, all-round excellence including sporting ability, community involvement, and equity. Our newest scholarship is available for students entering Year 7 and rewards academic and all-round excellence, for a new or existing student.

Many Westminster scholarships are available to new students who might otherwise not have the opportunity to attend the School, while some are also open to current students. The level of remission and year level of entry into Westminster School are specific to each scholarship.​

Scholarships for entry at the start of 2018 are now closed. Applications will reopen in September 2017 for 2019 entry.

The following scholarships are awarded annually. General scholarship enquiries can be directed to our Enrolments Team
 T: +61 8 8276 0276, or via Email.

Year 8 Academic Scholarships, including the Brad Selway Memorial Scholarship and the Bradley Fenner Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Australian Cooperative Entry Program (ACEP) examination for students generally entering Year 8 in 2018. This examination is open to existing Westminster School students and to other students who wish to attend Westminster School. Under the Year 8 Academic Scholarship program, one or more full scholarships and several part scholarships for five years of secondary schooling are available each year. The top academic full scholarship, awarded to a new or existing student entering Year 8 at Westminster School, is known as the Brad Selway Memorial Scholarship. The Bradley Fenner Scholarship will provide 50 per cent fee remission from Years 8 to 12 and will be awarded to a student in need from the results of these scholarship exams.

Year 7 Academic Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance in the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Alternative examination for students entering Year 7 in 2017. This examination is open to existing Westminster School students and to other students who wish to attend Westminster School. A number of scholarships are available in a range of reduction levels off the full fees from Year 7 to completion of Year 12.

Other Westminster Scholarships

Westminster School has a range of other scholarships on offer each year and these are awarded based on the fulfilment of specific criteria. The level of remission and year level of entry into Westminster School are also specific to each scholarship.

Croser Scholarship

All-Rounder student entering Year 8, 50% remission

This scholarship is awarded annually to a new student entering Year 8 at Westminster School in 2018. Therefore the student must be in Year 7 in 2017. It is for an all-rounder who displays outstanding personal qualities and ability, in both academic and co-curricular areas, including sport. The selection process will involve an interview for short-listed candidates. This scholarship provides a 50% remission of tuition fees per annum for five years from Years 8 to 12.

Fricker Scholarship

Performing Arts student entering Year 8, 50% remission

This scholarship is awarded annually to a new or existing student entering Year 8 at Westminster School in 2018. Therefore the student must be in Year 7 in 2017. It places emphasis on being able to make a significant contribution to the life of the School in Performing Arts, especially in one or more of Music, Drama or Dance. An interview and audition will be required. This scholarship provides a 50% remission of tuition fees per annum for five years from Years 8 to 12.

Please follow the link to download the Fricker Scholarship Criteria.

Boarding Scholarships, including the Clifford Boomsma Boarding Scholarship

Boarder entering Years 7 to 10, 50% remisson of boarding fees

Normally, two scholarships are awarded each year to new boarding students entering Years 7 to 10 at Westminster School in 2018. Therefore the student must be in Year 6 to Year 9 in 2017. Each scholarship provides 50% remission of the boarding fees per annum until the end of Year 12, but does not include tuition fees. They will be awarded to all-rounders who display outstanding personal qualities and ability, in both the academic and co-curricular areas. One of the scholarships is reserved for a son or daughter of an ICPA (Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia) member.

Robert Fraser All-Rounder Scholarships

All-Rounder student entering Year 10 or 11, 50% remission

Normally two scholarships are awarded annually to new students entering Year 10 or Year 11 at Westminster School in 2018. Therefore the student must be in Year 9 or Year 10 in 2017. These are for all-rounders who display outstanding personal qualities and ability in both academic and co-curricular areas, including sport and/or performing or visual arts. The selection process will involve an interview for short-listed candidates. Each scholarship provides a 50 per cent remission of tuition fees per annum for two or three years

Old Scholars’ Scholarship

Student who is child or grandchild of an Old Scholar entering Year 10, 30% remission

This scholarship will be awarded to a student entering Year 10 at Westminster School in 2018. Therefore the student must be in Year 9 in 2017. The student must be the child or grandchild of an Old Scholar. The scholarship will be given based on outstanding personal qualities and ability in both the academic and co-curricular areas. There will be no examination. A short list of candidates will be interviewed. The scholarship provides for 30 per cent remission of the tuition fee per annum for Years 10, 11 and 12. The intention is that any family can benefit only once from this scholarship.

Lawrence and Haese Scholarship for Mathematics

Mathematics student entering Year 10 or 11, 50% remission

This scholarship is for a new student entering Year 10 or Year 11 at Westminster School in 2018. The scholarship will be awarded to an excellent mathematician who is committed to studying Mathematics throughout their time at Westminster. The selection criteria includes outstanding performance in Mathematics competitions and sufficient all-round ability to make the most of their opportunities at the School. There will be an examination. The need of the family may also be taken into account. This scholarship provides a 50 per cent remission of tuition fees per annum for Years 10 and/or 11 and Year 12.

School Council Scholarship

All-Rounder student continuing to Year 8, 25% remission

This scholarship is awarded to an existing student, entering Year 8 in 2018. Therefore the student must be in Year 7 in 2017. It is for an all-rounder who displays outstanding personal qualities and ability in both the academic and co-curricular areas. The selection process will involve an interview for short-listed candidates.

Year 5 Scholarship

Strong academic student entering Year 5, 1/3 remission of the tuition fee

This scholarship is awarded annually to a new or existing student entering Year 5 at Westminster School in 2018. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of performance in a test and involvement in activities. The scholarship is for one-third of the tuition fee per annum for the final three years of primary schooling at Westminster Preparatory School (Years 5, 6 and 7). Applications for this scholarship close Monday 20 March 2017. The exam will take place on Saturday 1 April 2017.

 

Thomas Scholarship

All-Rounder student entering Years 8 to 11, 50% remission

The Thomas Scholarship is currently unavailable for a 2018 entry scholarship. 

This scholarship is intended to reward and encourage students who demonstrate a commitment to self-improvement, show tenacity and strong work ethic and who achieve consistently high performance in each of three areas:  

  • Academics
  • Co-curricular involvement (particularly sport)
  • Community involvement
The Thomas Scholarship recipient will be an all-rounder student who shows the potential to develop into a leader in the Westminster and wider community.  The Thomas Scholarship provides 50% remission on tuition fees for a new student entering Years 8 to 11 to complete their schooling at Westminster School.