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Secondary schooling scholarships

Give your child the best opportunities to succeed.

The Department is committed to helping children succeed in school. As part of this we coordinate a number of financial scholarships, grants and prizes for young people in secondary school so they can focus on achieving their educational goals. 

Below is a list of our current secondary schooling scholarships, grants and prizes with their respective values and eligibility requirements. Applications open in Term 4 each year towards the end of October. 

All scholarships are considered by a selection committee, and all applications (except for the Olive A Lewis Scholarship) must be submitted online. 

For more information email the scholarship coordinator or telephone 9402 6304 or 6206 2010.

  • Value: $1 000
  • Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Applicants must attend Kent Street Senior High School, Como Secondary College or Cannington Community College.

Students must be in Year 10 or Year 11 and under 18 years of age when they apply, and be continuing towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education. This scholarship may be renewed for a second year provided satisfactory academic and general progress has been made and the student remains enrolled at one of the eligible schools.

  • Value: $1 000
  • Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Applicants must be public school students currently completing Year 10 and continuing towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education. This scholarship may be renewed for a second year provided satisfactory academic and general progress has been made and recipients remain enrolled at a public secondary school in Western Australia.

  • Value: $1 000
  • Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Applicants must be living in Fremantle, currently completing Year 10 and continuing towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education.

The prize is a one-off payment at the start of Year 11 for study in any recognised public or private secondary school in Western Australia. 

  • Value: $1 000 (minimum)
  • Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Applicants must attend a Western Australian public secondary school located further than 65 kilometres from Perth. Students currently finishing primary school or attending secondary school can apply.

  • Value: $750 (for Years 7 to 10) and $1 000 (for Years 11 and 12).
  • Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Applicants must be students with a parent who:

  • has a disability (a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, or a significant limb loss or limb paralysis)
  • is a financial member of the Spine and Limb Foundation (Inc.) or is willing to become a member.

Grants may be renewed in subsequent years, provided satisfactory academic and general progress has been made. Students currently finishing primary school or attending secondary school can apply.

These scholarships are available to students who are selected to participate in a Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Academic Program in a public secondary school in Year 7, 8, 9 or 10.

Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Discover more at the Gifted and Talented website.

  • Value: $1 000
  • Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Applicants must be:

  • male
  • attending a public secondary school in Perth
  • in Year 10 or Year 11 and under 18 years of age when they apply
  • continuing towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education.

These scholarships may be renewed for a second year provided satisfactory academic and general progress has been made and recipients remain enrolled at a Perth public secondary school.

  • Value: $1 000
  • Applications open on Thursday 18 October and close on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 5.30pm.

Applicants must be:

  • female
  • attending a public secondary school in Perth
  • in Year 10 or Year 11 and under 18 years of age when they apply
  • continuing towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education.

These scholarships may be renewed for a second year provided satisfactory academic and general progress has been made and recipients remain enrolled at a Perth public secondary school.

The following scholarships, while not administered by the Department, are available to Western Australian students to support their secondary education.

Little Friends Scholarships
  • Value: Up to $500.
  • Applications for round two closed Thursday 15 February 2018.

Applicants must be:

  • students who have faced domestic or family violence. 

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United World Colleges Scholarships

Study the International Baccalaureate (IB) at one of the United World Colleges overseas.

  • Value is part of the costs of fees and living expenses.
  • Applications closed Friday 20 October 2017.

Applicants must be:

  • students currently in Year 10 or Year 11 at an Australian secondary school and under 18 years of age at time of applying
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents.

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