SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES


Several scholarships are available to girls entering The Wykeham Collegiate in Grade 8 each year, and bursaries are available to girls in Grades 8 to 12, either entering, or currently at, The Wykeham Collegiate. Scholarships are tenable for five years, provided the recipients maintain a high standard.

The closing date for scholarship and bursary applications is usually in April of the preceding year.

To be eligible for a scholarship, a formal application form must first be completed and submitted to the school. Applicants for all scholarships must write the entrance tests.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Several academic scholarships are awarded to day girls and boarders. The awarding of these scholarships is based on academic merit using the results of the entrance tests.

Major Academic Scholarships – Day Girls and Boarders

1. Major Day Girl Scholarship granting an 80% discount off tuition fees.

2. Major Boarder Scholarship granting a 40% discount off both tuition and boarding fees.

Minor Academic Scholarships – Day Girls and Boarders

Minor and Merit Academic Scholarships, granting a smaller percentage discount off tuition and boarding fees, are awarded annually to deserving candidates.

Closed Academic Scholarships

Limited Closed Scholarships, granting a 50% discount off tuition fees, are awarded annually and are tenable for five years. Girls in Grade 7 who attend the following schools are eligible for consideration:

  • Athlone Primary
  • Clarendon Primary, Pietermaritzburg
  • Clifton Nottingham Road
  • Cowan House
  • Laddsworth Primary
  • The Wykeham Collegiate Junior School

MUSIC & SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships (major and minor) for both Music and Sport are also available. These scholarships are tenable for five years. Merit scholarships may also be awarded to deserving candidates.

Music Scholarships

Two Music Scholarships, granting a 70% and 40% discount off tuition fees, are offered, though not necessarily awarded, to girls currently in Grade 7. Excellence in music is a prerequisite.

If an applicant is identified as a finalist, she will need to attend a practical examination. Applicants are also required to write the entrance tests.

Sport Scholarships

Two Sport Scholarships, granting a 70% and 40% discount off tuition fees, are offered, though not necessarily awarded, to girls currently in Grade 7. The scholarships are based on achievement in sport. The Sport Scholarship requires applicants to write the entrance tests and to complete a C.V. form that is sent by the school towards the end of Term 1 of Grade 7.

Candidates entering the Sport Scholarships should demonstrate sporting talent and represent at either regional or provincial level in one or more sporting codes.

ROSE ELLA WARING SCHOLARSHIP

The Rose Ella Waring Scholarship is for an all-rounder and represents a 75% discount on both tuition and boarding fees. It is awarded to a boarder entering Grade 8 and is tenable for five years.

The criteria laid down by the Rose Ella Waring Trust includes academic ability, leadership potential, all-round participation and sound character. Applicants will be asked to complete the C.V. form sent by the school with the scholarship information pack.

BURSARIES

Limited funds are available in the event of a girl requiring financial assistance. Parents requesting consideration for a bursary will be asked to complete a bursary application form and a confidential motivation. Applications must be submitted by the start of the second term for the following academic year.

There are also bursaries available to assist the daughters of alumni of Girls’ Collegiate, Wykeham and The Wykeham Collegiate. These include the Shirley Simons Trust bursary and the Old Girls’ Guild bursary.