Melbourne Girls Grammar encourages academic excellence and diversity. To support this, we offer a number of academic scholarships, boarding scholarships and music scholarships for students each year.
2020 Scholarship Registrations are now closed
A leading girls’ school for more than 125 years, we celebrate diversity, identity and independence.
Our scholarship program provides opportunities for exceptional girls that are passionate about learning and includes:
- Academic Scholarships
- Boarding Scholarships
- Music Scholarships
- MGGS 125th Anniversary Scholarships
- Old Grammarians Society Bursary
Registrations for 2021 Scholarships at Melbourne Girls Grammar will open in late 2019.
Scholarship candidates are assessed based on their performance in an academic examination conducted by Academic Assessment Services, an audition (applicable to Music Scholarships only) and an interview with the Principal.
Recipients of scholarships who are committed to their education and the vision and values of Melbourne Girls Grammar – Courage, Integrity, Compassion and Self-discipline – will have their academic tuition fees paid for the entirety of their schooling.
Please note that Academic scholarships, Music scholarships 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, unless specified. Normal enrolment fees apply.
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.
Each year, Melbourne Girls Grammar awards a number of Academic Scholarships to talented students entering:
- Year 5
- Year 7
- Year 9
One of the Year 7 Academic Scholarships listed above is provided due to the generosity of the Doris Sala bequest.
Academic Scholarships for students are bestowed at the discretion of the Principal and on the basis of the academic examination.
Boarding students at Melbourne Girls Grammar are provided a safe and supportive community environment away from home. Boarding Scholarships are available to girls entering:
- Year 7
- Year 9
- Year 10
Boarding school scholarships are bestowed at the discretion of the Principal and on the basis of the academic examination.
Melbourne Girls Grammar is delighted to foster the talents of gifted musicians annually, with Music Scholarships available to students entering Year 7.
To be considered, candidates must achieve the following minimum AMEB Grades:
- Woodwind/Brass – Grade 3
- Strings – Grade 5
- Piano – Grade 6
The successful recipients of Music Scholarships will be determined by the Principal, from 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.
OLD GRAMMARIANS SOCIETY BURSARY
The Old Grammarian Bursary is available to a student entering Year 9 who is the daughter of an Old Grammarian. The Scholarship of approximately $2500 per annum will be awarded on the basis of the academic examination and an interview with the Principal.
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.