Margot Pegum Scholarship for Girls


The inaugural Margot Pegum Scholarship for Girls was awarded in 2023. Thanks to the generosity of the Pegum Family, the Scholarship will continue to be awarded on a periodic basis. 


Margot Pegum was a hotelier, chef, wife, and mother who throughout her life, exuded many wonderful characteristics.  Her ability to put people at ease was the foundation of her life’s work in hospitality, however Margot often lamented that with access to a better education, she could have achieved so much more.

The Scholarship

In understanding the adversity that Margot faced as a child and a young woman, at a time when educating boys was more of a priority than girls, The Margot Pegum Scholarship will provide support for full tuition together with a weekly allowance or boarding fees to enable young women and girls to realise their abilities and passions.

The Margot Pegum Scholarship for Girls aims to provide access to a world class education for a student whose family would not otherwise be in the position to invest in the individual’s potential.

The Margot Pegum Scholarship’s vision is to lift a promising young girl out of a challenging circumstance to provide the best possible start to life.

Margot Pegum always backed potential, employing many girls and women throughout her life, and the Pegum family want Margot’s legacy to endure through this Scholarship.

The Awardee

The successful individual will demonstrate that they possess superior emotional intelligence and an ability to excel at either academic, cultural, or sporting pursuits.

Scholarship inclusions

This full scholarship covers all Senior School tuition and boarding (if applicable) costs at Kinross Wolaroi School from Years 7 to 12, including an allowance to assist with uniforms, excursions, travel and other expenses.

Nomination and Selection

Scholarship candidates must be nominated by a referee, who may be a parent, educator or community member. Selection will be via a three-person committee, which will include representatives from Kinross Wolaroi School and the Pegum Family. This will include a review of documentation including school reports and references, followed by an interview with the student and their parent/caregiver


When the Margot Pegum Scholarship is next available, information will be provided on this page. The School will advertise the details widely on its social media pages and in the media when this occurs.

For more information contact the Admissions Team on 6392 0303 or email