Secondary schooling scholarships

Secondary schooling scholarships

Give your child the opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to helping children succeed in school. As part of this commitment, we coordinate a number of financial scholarships, grants and prizes for young people in secondary school so they can focus on achieving their education goals. Our current scholarships, grants and prizes with their respective values, eligibility requirements and closing dates are listed below.

All scholarships are awarded in Term 1 each year with funds fully allocated at that time. Applications for most of our scholarships open in late October each year and close in the second week of December.

Learn more about the application process, or for more information email the scholarship coordinators or telephone 9402 6304 or 6206 2033.

  • Value: $1000
  • Apply now. Applications close Thursday 12 December 2019.

Applicants must attend Kent Street Senior High School, Como Secondary College, Cannington Community College or Sevenoaks Senior 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: $1000
  • Apply now. Applications close Thursday 12 December 2019.

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: $1000
  • Apply now. Applications close Thursday 12 December 2019.

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: $1000 (minimum)
  • Apply now. Applications close Thursday 12 December 2019.

This scholarship supports attendance at a regional public school in Western Australia. 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, $1000 for Years 11 and 12
  • Apply now. Applications close Thursday 12 December 2019.

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.

Find out more about this scholarship at the Gifted and Talented website, or contact the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit on 9264 4307 or email gtsu@education.wa.edu.au.

  • Value: $1000
  • Apply now. Applications close Thursday 12 December 2019.

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: $1000
  • Apply now. Applications close Thursday 12 December 2019.

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

Applicants must be:

  • students who have faced domestic or family violence. 

Application process

Application process
  • Secondary schooling scholarships are open to students who have Australian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • In most cases your child must attend a public school to receive one of our scholarships.
  • Each scholarship has different eligibility requirements. These are detailed on the application form.
  • Depending on the individual scholarship, applications are accepted for students who are in Years 7 to 11 and will be attending secondary school the following year.
  • Request a reference from the principal.
  • Upload your child’s report as one multipage document (not separate pages). This can be provided by your child’s school as a PDF.
  • Applications can be lodged by a parent or carer. Parent or carer consent must be given if the application is completed by a teacher or student. The parent or carer must certify that the financial outline information is correct.
  • You will receive an automatic confirmation email once the application is submitted.
  • Scholarships are judged in March by a selection committee after the school enrolment census at the end of February. Applicants are notified of their outcome in March or April, and winners’ cheques are mailed at the end of Term 1.
  • Most of our scholarships are for families in financial need, so this is the key criterion. Behaviour, attitude to study, attendance and academic progress are also considered.
  • No information on the progress of submissions can be shared until the process is complete.
  • If your income or contact details change after lodging an application, email the Scholarship Coordinators with your updated details. Please ensure the subject line for the email includes the name of the scholarship.
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome by email.
  • If you applied for more than one scholarship and they are both successful, your child will be awarded the scholarship with the highest value.
  • Funds can be used for any aspect of secondary schooling, such as:
    • school excursions
    • equipment
    • text books
    • tutoring
    • school fees
    • uniforms
    • residential college fees.
  • A change of school can affect eligibility if the awarded scholarship is tied to a school or location. In these cases, if a change of school occurs the scholarship is forfeited.

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