It 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.
Academic (Council) Scholarships
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.
Girls entering Year 7, tenable for six years.
Girls entering Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 tenable for five, four, three and two years respectively.
General Excellence Scholarships
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.
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 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 9808 5811.
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.
Music Scholarships (Years 7-11 entry)
Candidates must sit the ACER scholarship examination for assessment of academic ability in February. Shortlisted candidates will audition with the Director of Music.
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.
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.