At PLC, we offer a number of highly sought after scholarships to students entering the Secondary School. Scholarships awarded can be for an amount up to 50% of the annual basic tuition fees unless specified otherwise below. The number and type of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the quality of applicants and the places available. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal, whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
To register for any of the scholarships below, please apply on the ACER website. The scholarship exam will be held at PLC on Saturday 19 February, 2022.
Academic (Council) Scholarships
General Excellence ScholarshipsGeneral 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.
VCE/IB General Excellence ScholarshipsOpen to students entering Year 11 in 2023, the VCE/IB General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who achieve a high result in the ACER examination and have demonstrated achievements in the area(s) of Sport, the Arts, Leadership or Community Service.
Boarding Scholarships and Bursaries
These are awarded on the basis of performance in the ACER scholarship examination, financial need and in some 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 some circumstances they may be extended to include a contribution towards the annual tuition fees.
PLC also offers Rural Boarding Financial Need Scholarships and Bursaries to suitable applicants. Evidence of financial need must be supplied. Students not currently at PLC are eligible to apply.For more information, please contact the Director of Admissions on
+ 61 3 9808 5811 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Collegian Vacancy Scholarships
Open to girls with strong family connections to Old Collegians.
These scholarships cover 35% of the basic annual tuition fees from Year 7 to Year 12 inclusive (max 6 years) and are open to candidates who achieve a satisfactory standard in the ACER Scholarship Examination and are able to demonstrate a capacity for leadership and participation in co-curricular activities. Financial need may also be taken into consideration.
Joan Montgomery Scholarship
Open to students for entry into PLC in Year 7 or Year 9, 2023. Students from rural Australia as well as a daughter of an Old Collegian who would otherwise not be able to attend PLC 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 and copies of tax returns must be provided 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).
Music Scholarships (Years 7-11 entry)
Candidates must FIRST sit the ACER scholarship examination for assessment of academic ability, after which shortlisted candidates will audition with the Director of Music.
Music scholarships cover a proportion of the academic tuition fees and may also cover a 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.
As a general guide, candidates who apply for a music scholarship should have achieved the following minimum AMEB grades (or equivalent):
- Woodwind - AMEB Grade 3
- Brass - AMEB Grade 3
- Strings - AMEB Grade 6
- Piano - AMEB Grade 6
A successful candidate would be required to learn from a member of the PLC music staff and are expected to play a full and meaningful role in the life of the College in general, and the Music School in particular.