Adventurous Minds Scholarships

At Woodleigh, our annual scholarship program searches for the next generation of Adventurous Minds – curious students who continuously question, searching for knowledge and understanding.

Woodleigh is seeking students with a love of learning, students who try their best every day, whose application, effort, and engagement mean that they will find success in almost everything they do.

Creative thinkers, who strive for excellence and are dedicated to their community, are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Applications

Applications for this year’s Adventurous Minds Scholarship Program are now open. We invite applications for entry into Years 5 & 7 in 2025.

Applications are open to both current and non-current Woodleigh students. Applications close on Friday 28 July 2023.

All candidates are required to sit a scholarship examination on Saturday 5 August 2023 at Woodleigh School’s Senior Campus, 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South**. Testing starts at 9am and will finish at approximately 12.45pm.

Supporting documentation (as outlined below) must be uploaded by Friday 28 July 2023 via the link provided upon receipt of your child’s scholarship application.

A $95.00 non-refundable application fee is charged to cover the administrative and testing expenses and must be paid at the time the application is lodged.

Students applying for entry into Years 5 and 7 in 2025 may apply for an Academic, Music and/or Principal’s Scholarship. Applications for these scholarships are open to current Woodleigh students and to students not currently attending Woodleigh School:

  • Academic Scholarships are awarded to the most highly able students. Students who display outstanding academic ability on the scholarship test will be invited to an interview with the Principal.
  • Music Scholarships are awarded to students who show evidence of a high degree of talent in their chosen instrument/s. It is expected that applicants can perform to a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 3 (for Year 7 entry) or AMEB Grade 2 (for Year 5 entry), or a comparable level.
  • Principal’s Scholarships are awarded based on sound academic potential, a strong desire to learn and the willingness to fully participate in the co-curricular life of the school. Leadership skills, citizenship qualities, a commitment to community service, and a particular talent in Visual or Performing Arts, Music or Sport, are all key selection criteria.

Inclusions & Expectations

Adventurous Minds Scholarships range between a 20% and 50% remission of Tuition Fees but may be for differing amounts. Additional costs, such as the Enrolment Application Fee, Student Entry Fee, Consolidated Charge, some camps, uniforms and books are not part of the Tuition Fees and are not covered by the scholarship unless otherwise stated.

All Woodleigh School Adventurous Minds Scholarships are awarded with the intention that the successful candidate will continue through to the end of Year 12 and are subject to annual review by the Principal. If it is felt that the student’s work or behaviour is below standard or inappropriate, or in the case of a Music Scholarship, where the student withdraws from studying their specified instrument, the Principal reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship with reasonable notice.


Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Principal and/or an audition with the Director of Music. Being invited to an interview or audition is not a guarantee of a scholarship offer.

Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via email at the conclusion of the selection process. This process can take several weeks to complete.

Testing results will not be released.

Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal whose decision is final.

Further Information

It is an expectation that families whose children are applying for a scholarship will have attended one of Woodleigh School’s regular Enrolment Information Sessions and completed a Campus Tour. Bookings can be made via the Woodleigh School website.

**The scholarship examination is conducted by Edutest Pty Ltd. Registration for a Woodleigh School Scholarship is part of the Edutest results transfer process. If a student applies for more than one school (both of whom use Edutest), then the student will complete one test only at the school with the earliest testing date. The results are then shared with the other school. A scholarship application must be submitted to each school that you wish to apply for, in accordance with their scholarship application process and requirements.

Supporting Documentation

Following the submission of your Woodleigh School Scholarship Application, you are required to submit a series of supporting documents.

Specific scholarship types require additional supporting documents to be provided. Please read through the list carefully to ensure that you supply all the documentation as requested.

Documents must be submitted in full by Friday 28 July 2023. Documents submitted after this date will not be considered.

You are only able to upload documents on one occasion, so please be sure to have all your documents ready before submitting.

All supporting documentation must be uploaded in .pdf, Word or .jpg format.

Required Documents

All candidates (including current Woodleigh School students) are to provide:

  • A copy of the candidate’s Birth Certificate.
  • A passport-style photograph of the candidate (head & shoulder image with a plain background, jpg file preferred).
  • A copy of the candidate’s full Semester 1, 2022 school report.
  • A copy of the candidate’s full Semester 2, 2022 school report.
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent NAPLAN test results.
  • A one-page dot-point summary outlining the candidate’s talents and highlighting their attributes and achievements. This may include:
    • Evidence of a particular academic talent or participation in academic pursuits, e.g. Tournament of Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon, UNSW ICAS.
    • Evidence of participation in academic enhancement programs or academic awards, e.g. debating, Chess Club, Faculty Awards.
    • Evidence of entrepreneurial or leadership skills, citizenship qualities or involvement in any community or service groups, e.g. School or House Captain, Scouting, St John’s, Surf Life Saving, participation in community fundraisers.
    • Evidence of a particular talent in Visual or the Performing Arts, e.g. Music exams, theatre or dance productions, samples of artwork.
    • Evidence of a particular talent in sport or physical pursuit, e.g. football, netball, swimming, triathlon, equestrian, snow sports.

Music Scholarship candidates are to also provide:

  • A one-page dot-point summary outlining the candidate’s musical talents and highlighting their attributes and achievements. This may include:
    • Evidence of varying solo or ensemble performances.
    • Duration of study.
    • Examination gradings.
    • The ability to perform on more than one instrument is highly regarded.
    • Candidates may also like to include a reference from their music teacher.

For more details please contact one of our Enrolments Team Members by email or by phone:

  • Minimbah Campus – Brydie Hepworth – 9788 6488
  • Penbank Campus – Tessa Pizzey – 5978 8425
  • Senior Campus – Rachael White – 5971 6100

Interested in Woodleigh School Scholarships beyond 2025?

Register below for future scholarship years and we will let you know as soon as applications open.

Please note that this is not an application for future scholarship programs.