Scholarships

Melbourne Girls Grammar encourages academic excellence and diversity.  To support this, we offer a number of academic, boarding and music scholarships for students each year.

2021 Scholarship REGISTRATIONs are now CLOSED

As a leading girls’ school for more than 126 years, Melbourne Girls Grammar encourages academic excellence and diversity, creativity of thinking and independence.

Our scholarship program provides opportunities for exceptional girls who can demonstrate academic capability, alignment to the values of the School, and are passionate about learning. We offer:

Registrations for 2022 Scholarships at Melbourne Girls Grammar will open in late 2020.

Register your interest in the 2022 Scholarship Program

Scholarship candidates are assessed based on their performance in an academic examination conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS), an audition (applicable to Music Scholarships only) and an interview with the Principal.

A number of scholarships are awarded annually through the support of generous benefactors to the School.  Scholarship fee remission offsets some or all of the cost of tuition, and in the case of boarding can make a significant contribution to girls from regional Australia to study in Melbourne.

Academic and Boarding scholarships do not cover additional costs such as uniforms, textbooks and equipment, camps and excursions or any other co-curricular activities such as music and sporting lessons.  Fee waivers for music tuition is considered a part of the Music Scholarship Award. Normal enrolment fees apply in all cases.

Dana Ma who graduated in 2009 attended Melbourne Girls Grammar on a scholarship, and to this day recalls the excitement of learning that she would be attending the school. She praises her teachers, who opened her eyes to new concepts and study areas, and helped her find her passion.

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic Scholarships

Each year, Melbourne Girls Grammar awards academic scholarships to talented students for entry into:

  • Year 5
  • Year 7, and
  • Year 9

A number of academic scholarships are available and can range in percentage of tuition fees waived. One scholarship has been made available due to the generosity of Doris Sala – an Old Grammarian who graduated in 1915. Her bequest continues to provide opportunities for girls to attend MGGS.

Candidates are required to sit the Australian Academic Services (AAS) test.  Results are evaluated and a shortlist of candidates contacted for an interview with the Principal.  The Scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal. 

Boarding Scholarships

Boarding scholarships provide the opportunity for girls from regional Australia to study in Melbourne.  A component of the offer is residential accommodation within the Melbourne Girls Grammar boarding House.  Boarders enjoy the benefits of living away from home, developing independence and joining a community of diverse students from Australia and abroad.

  • Year 9

Candidates are required to sit the Australian Academic Services (AAS) test.  Results are evaluated and a shortlist of candidates contacted for an interview with the Principal.  The Scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal.

Music Scholarships

Melbourne Girls Grammar is delighted to foster the talents of gifted musicians. Each year,  Music scholarships are made available to girls for entry into Year 7 and Year 9.

To be considered, candidates must achieve the following minimum AMEB Grades:

  • Woodwind/Brass – Grade 4
  • Strings – Grade 6
  • Piano – Grade 8

Candidates are required to attend an audition and sit the academic test provided through Australian Academic Services (AAS). Potential candidates for music scholarships will be determined from the group of applicants who have successfully auditioned for the Director of Music and achieved outstanding results in the academic examination. 

Candidates are short listed to audition for the Director of Music on the strength of their application and supporting documentation. A Music Scholarships Applicant’s Form can be downloaded at the time of registration.

The Scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal. 

Available Bursaries

rural boarding bursaries

For over 126 years, our boarding house staff have welcomed girls from regional backgrounds and developed a culture based on shared family values. Our Boarding House is a home away from home. It provides a friendly and supportive environment where its residents thrive. It provides the means for each girl to prepare for further study and have confidence and independence that will set them up for the future.

We are excited to offer boarding bursaries to rural students who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to attend the School.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate:

  • sound academic achievement
  • a commitment to her studies
  • a willingness to contribute to the boarding house community, and
  • the desire to participate widely in school activities.

Bursaries that support academic and residential expenses in the form of fee waivers are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal. The financial circumstances will form part of the assessment process.

OLD GRAMMARIANS SOCIETY BURSARY

The Old Grammarian Bursary is available to a student for entry into Year 9 and who is the daughter of an Old Grammarian. The Scholarship award is approximately $2500 per annum and will be awarded on the basis of the academic merit, determined from sitting the AAS test and a subsequent interview with the Principal.

 

Click here to read more about how an education at Melbourne Girls Grammar supported past student Emma McRoberts in her dreams for her future. 

Professor Sally Walker credits success to MGGS

Boarding Scholarship alumna, Professor Sally Walker, discusses how her outstanding career as an esteemed lawyer and respected university leader started with a scholarship to attend MGGS.

If I had not attended MGGS, my life trajectory would have been very different and much diminished.

Professor Sally Walker

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