Indigenous Scholarships

Melbourne Girls Grammar is pleased to welcome indigenous students into our community

Challenge, Choice and Community

Since 2006, Indigenous Scholars have been welcomed through our red brick walls as a part of our Indigenous Scholarship Program. As our country’s first people, we respect, honour and appreciate the diversity, culture and lessons that we can learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, and truly believe their presence enhances our community. We hope that you enjoy hearing their stories.

As a school, we aim to weave indigenous culture into our everyday activities so we might all come together with a richer understanding of our shared history. Former student and current tutor Kahlee Stanislaus (2016 Leaver) was the recipient of an indigenous scholarship, in her own words:

I found MGGS has a culture of respect, caring and inclusion of difference. The School celebrates diversity and provides opportunities for its students and families to share their cultural stories in an atmosphere of respect and acknowledgement. This mutual respect across cultures involves being open to learning different ideas and appreciating the enrichment it provides.

– Kahlee Stanislaus, 2016 Graduate

 

Indigenous Scholarship benefits

The Indigenous Scholarship offers full remission of the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Boarding fees
  • Approved co-curricular activities
  • Education materials
  • Uniform
  • Camp fees (including one global experience to the value of $4,000)
  • Where appropriate, travel to and from MGGS at the beginning and end of school terms

Eligibility

At the Principal’s discretion, scholarships will be available to boarding students entering Year 9.

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

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 or her delegate. The Principal will make the final decision.

How to Apply

Applications for 2021 Indigenous Scholarships open in June 2020. To register your interest in a 2021 Indigenous Scholarship, and to receive updates when applications open, please provide your details below. 

Register your interest in a 2021 Indigenous Scholarship

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.

Timeline

  • Applications for 2021 scholarships open in June 2020. 

Further information

Further information regarding the Indigenous Student Scholarship Program can be found by contacting the Enrolments team, via phone: (03) 9862 9200 or via email: enrolments@mggs.vic.edu.au