At Melbourne Girls Grammar, we encourage academic excellence in a supportive environment where young women can make the most of every opportunity. To support those who share our Grammarians’ passion for learning and commitment to their areas of interest and the values lived at MGGS, we award a number of scholarships annually. We invite you to consider the areas of excellence where your daughter has excelled to date, and apply for one, or more of our Principal’s, Boarding, Old Grammarians, or Indigenous scholarships.
2024 Scholarship REGISTRATIONs are now CLOSED
Melbourne Girls Grammar has been a leading educator of young women for 130 years. It is a school founded by women, led by women, and that encourages future women leaders, innovators and creators. As a community, we encourage academic excellence, independence, and diversity of opinion, thought and culture.
The School encourages challenge and choice to provide opportunities for students to define their own path and pursue individual passions and interests. This empowering environment enables our Grammarians to be bold, courageous and dynamic, ready to meet the future head on.
The Melbourne Girls Grammar community is supportive and boasts graduates with journeys as diverse as the choices that paved the way for them to choose their future, whatever that may be. Our scholarship program provides opportunities for girls who have potential and who can demonstrate how access to an education at the School can advance their academic study, passion for learning and alignment to the values of the School.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN THE 2025 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Applications for the 2025 Scholarship Program open in November 2023. Please provide your details to register your interest in the Program, and we will be in touch when applications are open.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Choose which scholarship you would like to apply for. You may like to use the decision tree above to help you make your decision.
- Visit the webpage of the scholarship you would like to apply for.
- Download an application pack.
- Create an online account and complete the application form.
- Pay the registration fee.
To register for a scholarship, a $120 fee applies.
Students undertake the scholarship test in the February prior to their proposed year of entry. Registration for all scholarships is available online from mid-November to early February.
Yes, the scholarships are open for current Melbourne Girls Grammar students as well as prospective students.
Parents of candidates who have been selected for interview by the Principal will be contacted by phone in the fortnight after the test (indicatively in the first week of March). An interview does not automatically guarantee the award of a scholarship. The Principal will interview candidates to select her preferred candidate(s).
Yes. Results will be posted out to all candidates once we have concluded interviews for shortlisted candidates and scholarships have been awarded.
Yes. Candidates are welcome to apply for scholarships in subsequent years after being unsuccessful, provided they are eligible for the years of entry where the scholarship is offered.
After completing the online application form, are there any other documents that are required as part of the application process?
For some scholarships, additional documentation is required to be submitted. As part of the registration process, candidates may be required to upload school reports and NAPLAN details. Information on the documentation requirements for our Boarding, Music and Principal’s Scholarships can be found on the specific scholarship pages.
Students must maintain a commitment to their educational priorities and to the School’s values, namely: courage, compassion, integrity & self discipline. Boarding Scholarship recipients are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the Boarding House ethos. Music Scholarship recipients are expected to actively participate in the MGGS music program.
No coaching is required; it is best if your child arrives relaxed for the test. Our provider Academic Assessment Services do not provide sample test papers but you can visit their website for information on test preparation. They also provide a list of areas students will be assessed in.
Please plan your morning so that you all avoid the stresses of travel delays and parking issues.
A bursary is awarded based on financial merit. Supporting documentation/evidence will be required to confirm eligibility. The Executive Director, Business Services reviews and confirms eligibility for the Principal’s consideration prior to interview or confirmation of an award.
Scholarships are awarded on academic merit according to performance in the Scholarship exam.
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.