Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the results of the testing, the most recent school report, evidence of general excellence (if applicable) and in some cases, an interview. Financial information may also be taken into consideration.

Scholarships for entry to Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 are NOT available to girls currently attending PLC.

Academic (Council) Scholarships

  1. Girls entering Year 7 in 2019, tenable for six years. The equivalent of at least six scholarships are offered. These scholarships may offer remission of up to 50% of the basic annual tuition fees. 

  2. Girls entering Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 in 2019 tenable for five, four, three and two years respectively. 

Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding achievement in the ACER scholarship examination, the candidate’s most recent school report and in some cases, an interview. They may offer up to a maximum of 50% of the basic annual tuition fees.

General Excellence Scholarships 

One or two General Excellence scholarships may be offered at each of the levels. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of high achievement in the ACER examination, the candidate’s most recent school report, evidence of co-curricular involvement, leadership, sporting activities, membership of clubs and in some cases, an interview. These scholarships may offer up to a maximum of 50% of the basic annual tuition fees. 

Alexander Wright Wales Scholarship (Year 7 entry) 

Open to Victorian Government Primary School students in Year 6 at the time of the examination. The applicant must be an Australian citizen whose parents/guardian could not consider enrolment without financial assistance. The scholarship offers full remission of the basic annual tuition fees from Year 7 to Year 12 (six years). Where special need can be demonstrated, up to 50% of boarding fees for a country student may be met. This scholarship is based on academic ability and financial need. Relevant financial information and photocopies of the previous three years’ tax returns of both parents must be provided if the application is to be considered by the Trustees. Such records will be treated as confidential and destroyed after scholarship allocation.

Boarding Scholarships and Bursaries 

These are awarded on the basis of performance in the ACER scholarship examination, financial need and in most cases, an interview. Applicants who are able to demonstrate a capacity for leadership and participation in co-curricular activities are favoured. 

These awards may cover up to a maximum of 50% of the boarding fees to the end of Year 12. (Maximum of six years). In special circumstances they may be extended to include some contribution towards the basic annual tuition fees.

PLC is currently offering additional Rural Boarding Bursaries to suitable applicants for entry in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Evidence of financial need must be supplied. Students not currently at PLC are eligible to apply. Please contact the Registrar for an application form registrar@plc.vic.edu.au

Helen Hailes Memorial Scholarship

NOT OFFERED IN 2019

Open to daughters or grand daughters of Old Collegians, who are currently in Year 6 or Year 8 for entry into PLC in Year 7 or Year 9. Students from rural Australia requiring boarding are encouraged to apply.

This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who achieves a satisfactory standard in the ACER scholarship examination and is able to demonstrate a capacity for leadership and participation in co-curricular activities. Financial need will also be considered. Please send relevant financial information and photocopies of the previous three years’ tax returns of both parents to support the application.

This award may cover up to a maximum of 50% of the tuition and in some cases a contribution towards boarding fees to the end of Year 12. (Maximum of six years).

Joan Montgomery Scholarship

NOT OFFERED IN 2019

Open to students who are currently in Year 6 or Year 8 for entry into PLC in Year 7 or Year 9. Students from rural Australia requiring boarding are encouraged to apply.

This scholarship is awarded to an applicant who achieves a satisfactory standard in the ACER scholarship examination and is able to demonstrate a capacity for leadership and participation in co-curricular activities. Financial need will also be considered. Please send relevant financial information and photocopies of the previous three years’ tax returns of both parents to support the application.

This award may cover up to a maximum of 50% of the tuition and in some cases a contribution towards boarding fees to the end of Year 12. (Maximum of six years).

J and S Rajakulendran Scholarship

Offers some additional financial assistance to a scholarship recipient. 

Music Scholarships (Years 7-11 entry) 

Candidates must sit the ACER scholarship examination for assessment of academic ability on Saturday 24 February 2018. Shortlisted candidates will audition with the Director of Music on Monday 26 February 2018. 

These scholarships cover a proportion of the academic tuition fees and may also cover a 50-minute private lesson in either one or two instruments. These scholarships are tenable for the duration of secondary studies (maximum of six years) and are open to candidates who show outstanding talent in an orchestral or band instrument, piano or voice. 

Normally a successful candidate would learn from a member of the music staff although the Director of Music may approve a student holding a scholarship to learn from an external teacher. 

Successful candidates are expected to play a full and meaningful role in the life of the College in general, and the Music School in particular.