First Nations Scholarships

Melbourne Girls Grammar is pleased to welcome first nations students into our community.

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2025 first nations SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM ARE NOW OPEN

Since 2006, First Nations Scholars have been welcomed through our red brick walls as a part of our First Nations 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.

To apply for a 2025 First Nations Scholarship at Melbourne Girls Grammar, provide your details in the form below. 

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 first nations 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

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2025 First Nations Scholarship Program

Provide your details below to receive an email with an application link and details of how to apply for our 2025 First Nations Scholarship Program. Applications close on Monday 12 August. 

first nations Scholarship benefits

The First Nations 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. 

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

How to Apply

Applications for 2025 First Nations Scholarships are now open. Fill the form above to receive the application link via email. Applications close Monday 12 August. 

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

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

Timeline

  • Applications for 2025 are now open and will close Monday 12 August 2024. 

Further information

Further information regarding the First Nations Scholarship Program can be found by contacting Sheryle Allan, First Nations Student Co-ordinator, on (03) 9862 9200.