Indigenous Scholarships

Melbourne Girls Grammar is pleased to continue its 
Indigenous Student Scholarship Program.

Indigenous Scholarships have been available since 2006 and we are proud of the achievements made by those girls who have participated in the program. Indigenous Scholarships are provided to enable indigenous students to study at Melbourne Girls Grammar, recognising that the School community is enriched in every way by their presence. Applications for 2018 intake close on 15 June 2017. 

Scholarship benefits

This Scholarship offers full remission of the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Boarding fees
  • Books
  • Uniform
  • Camp fees – including one global experience
  • Where appropriate, travel to and from MGGS at the beginning and end of School terms

Families are expected to contribute towards the costs of the following:

  • Stationery
  • Notebook or laptop
  • Ambulance cover for the state of Victoria
  • Minor medical needs
  • Any optional extra-curricular activities within the day school and Boarding House

The retention of the Scholarship is dependent upon the recipient’s satisfactory conduct and progress throughout her time at the School.

Eligibility

At the Principal’s discretion, two (2) scholarships will be available to boarding students entering Year 9 in 2018.

Indigenous Scholarships are offered to students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Applicants may be eligible for Abstudy and if so, parents are required to submit the appropriate documentation to Abstudy.

How to Apply

Fill in the Indigenous Scholarship Application Form

Each applicant should provide the School with the following documentation:

  • a letter from her local Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group (AECG), or other Indigenous organisation/senior community member, which supports her application
  • a letter from the applicant, in her own words, explaining why she would like to attend Melbourne Girls Grammar. This letter should also outline interests and specific academic/career goals for life beyond secondary school
  • Birth Certificate
  • Any court orders relating to the care of the Applicant
  • A copy of school reports from the last two years
  • A copy of the student’s Year 5 and/or 7 NAPLAN test results
  • Copies of any awards or certificates and/or evidence of participation in school or other activities, for example sporting or community clubs

Applications should be sent to:
The Indigenous Student Co-ordinator
Melbourne Girls Grammar
86 Anderson Street
South Yarra VIC 3141

The Selection Process

Applicants will be chosen according to the following criteria:

  • current academic progress and proven application to study
  • potential to flourish in and contribute to the MGGS school community
  • leadership qualities
  • motivation to complete Year 12 and interest in tertiary study.

Short-listed candidates and their parents/guardian will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal and/or Deputy Principal at Melbourne Girls Grammar. The Indigenous Scholarship is awarded on merit and an interview with the Principal who will make the final decision.

Family commitment and support

We believe that family and community support for students at MGGS is essential to the student’s success and wellbeing.

Indigenous Scholarship applicants must have the support of their family/guardian and community. This will require both financial and emotional support. Where possible, families and their nominated Emergency Care Contact are encouraged to participate in school information sessions and be supportive of their student’s education.

Timeline

  • Applications will close on 15 June 2017
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for interview by the Principal in late July at a mutually convenient time for families.

Further information

Further information regarding the MGGS Indigenous Student Scholarship Program can be found by contacting the Indigenous Co-ordinator, Sheryle Allan, via phone: (03) 9862 9200 or via email: sheryle.allan@mggs.vic.edu.au