A Wilderness Tuition Scholarship will provide your daughter with every opportunity to achieve her personal best, to become an independent and responsible young woman, able to take her place confidently in the world beyond school.

Each year I am able to offer a limited number of scholarships to girls who have demonstrated outstanding academic ability, a commitment to pursuing further academic success and embody the School values with a particular focus on responsible citizenship.

I invite you and your daughter to take advantage of this very special opportunity.

Applications open in October and close in January for the following academic year. Auditions, exams and interviews are held in February and Scholarship offers are made in March the year prior to students commencing.

Jane Danvers



Scholarships for 2018

Indigenous Youth Leadership Project (IYLP)
This initiative is funded by the Australian Government

The IYLP offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians, with a focus on youth from remote and regional communities with funding support through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

In addition to helping Indigenous students achieve their educational aspirations, the IYLP supports the development of positive role models and leaders to inspire other Indigenous students.

  • The Smith Family, in conjunction with Wilderness School, invites applications for 2018 boarding
  • Places are open to students entering Years 7-12 in 2018
  • Applications are sent directly to The Smith Family where they will be short-listed for further consideration
  • If successful in the next stage of the application process a face-to-face interview will be held at Wilderness School and with the IYLP Manager
  • Information, applications, criteria and other forms are available from The Smith Family from March, 2017
  • For more information click here.

Year 7 Entrance
An Entrance Scholarship is offered to a student new to Wilderness who during the year prior to the Scholarship is in Year 6. The Scholarship examination is held in February each year. Download Notes  | To apply now please click through to the ACER Website  

Year 8 ACER Open and Entrance
Open and Entrance Scholarships are offered each year to girls who during the year prior to the Scholarship are in Year 7 at any school, including Wilderness. Download Notes  | To apply now please click through to the ACER Website  

Boarding Entrance
A small number of Boarding Scholarships are awarded each year to girls who can demonstrate their willingness and capacity to contribute positively to the communal life of the boarding community and whose educational opportunities may be limited by their geographical location. Download Notes | Download Application

Music Entrance
These are offered to students not currently attending Wilderness. Candidates must be of at least Grade 2 AMEB Standard. Download Notes | Download Application

Performing Arts Entrance
This Scholarship is offered annually to a student entering Year 7 or higher and who is not currently attending Wilderness. Download Notes | Download Application

Old Scholars' Year 8 Entrance

This Scholarship is offered annually to a girl currently not attending Wilderness who is the daughter or grand-daughter of an Old Scholar.

The successful candidate will receive a remission of $3000 of the tuition fees for each year of their middle and senior school years (years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12). Download Notes | Download Application

All-Rounder Entrance Scholarship into Year 8

An All-Rounder Entrance Scholarship will be awarded to a new student entering into Year 8 in 2018. This Scholarship will take in to consideration a student’s range of abilities such as community service, sporting dedication and academic effort. Download Notes | Download Application


If you would like further information on the Scholarships or would like to make a booking to attend a School Tour, please contact our Registrar or make a school tour booking online »

Closing date: All scholarships for 2018 have now closed.