Performance-based Scholarships

The gift of education can change lives. 
Melbourne Girls Grammar fosters the talents of young women, recognising  academic potential through our scholarship awards. 

Applications ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2024 scholarships

Melbourne Girls Grammar has a proud history of empowering young women through outstanding and specialised girls’ education. Over generations, we have honoured the capability of our Grammarians to do incredible things in a variety of fields and on the world stage. These confident and dedicated graduates share a common experience – that during their time at the School they had the chance to make the most of every opportunity and were supported and encouraged to achieve their very best.  

We offer a range of scholarships that enable candidates to be awarded based on merit and/or need. Our alumnae are often the generous benefactors of these scholarships – they are successful women who have not only received an outstanding education at our school but remain proud members of our community.   

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2024 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

To apply, please provide your details below and you will receive an email with a link to the online application portal. 

PRINCIPAL’S scholarships

Applications are now open.

Newly named in 2024, the Principal’s Scholarship celebrates excellence in young people. It is designed to recognise the talents, interests and commitment individual girls have made to one, or more of the following areas: academic study; music and performing arts; visual arts; entrepreneurship; sport; philanthropy and/ or leadership and community. 

 Candidates will be required to: 

  1. apply for and sit the academic test in February at MGGS,  

  2. complete the online form that details their area/s of excellence* including a statement (max. 250 words) why they want to attend MGGS, and  

  3. attend an interview with the Principal, if shortlisted. 

*Students electing music or performing arts areas of excellence may be required to also attend an audition. 

 

ELIGIBILITY 

Melbourne Girls Grammar Principal’s Scholarships can be awarded to talented and engaged students entering: 

  • Year 5 
  • Year 7 
  • Year 9, and
  • Year 10

Applicants must show a genuine commitment to academic outcomes but also show talent, interest and commitment to one or more of the following areas: academic study; music and performing arts; sport; and/ or leadership and community. They should also be motivated to join our values-based community and to get involved in the School life at MGGS.

HOW TO APPLY 

Candidates for Principal’s Scholarships at Melbourne Girls Grammar are required to register via the online application portal. To apply, please provide your details above and you will receive an email with a link to the online application which will then you direct you to the online form to detail you area(s) of excellence and your motivations.

THE SELECTION PROCESS 

Candidates for Principal’s Scholarships are required to sit the academic examination conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). The examination takes place at Melbourne Girls Grammar in early February. 

Results of the test will be evaluated alongside the forms and letters submitted by each candidate. A shortlist of candidates will be contacted for either an interview with the Principal or an audition to showcase their talent(s), or both. The Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal. 

Please note that Principal’s Scholarships vary in the percentage of tuition offered and 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. Normal enrolment fees apply in all cases. 

Old Grammarians Scholarship 

Applications are now open

The Old Grammarians Society created this scholarship in 1920 and has ensured its continuance for over a century. The OG Scholarship recognises the value Old Grammarians placed on their education at the School and their desire to assist others to have the same opportunity. 

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS 

The successful recipient of the Old Grammarians Scholarship will receive a total of $10,000 ($2,500 per annum for four years) to support their learning at Melbourne Girls Grammar from Years 9 12.  

ELIGIBILITY 

The Old Grammarians Scholarship is made available to students for entry into Year 9. The three overarching eligibility criteria for the Old Grammarians Scholarship are as follows: 

  1. Applicants must be related to an Old Grammarian. An Old Grammarian refers to any person who has attended Melbourne Girls Grammar for any period of time
  2. Candidates must demonstrate a dedication to their academic studies, evidenced by performance in the AAS examination.
  3. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to flourish in and give back to the Melbourne Girls Grammar community through service.
  4. Candidates can apply for other scholarships concurrently.

HOW TO APPLY 

Applications for the Old Grammarians Scholarship open in November each year. 

Candidates for the Old Grammarians Scholarship are required to: 

  1. Register via the online application portal for the academic test 
  2. Complete a separate Old Grammarians Scholarship Applicant Form (provided at the time of registration)
  3. Write a letter to the Principal, addressing the following points: 
    • why they would like to attend Melbourne Girls Grammar
    • how their Old Grammarian heritage is important
    • the things they are interested in at school, in the broader community, and/or as a future career path
    • how they live the values of MGGS – courage, compassion, integrity and self-discipline. 

THE SELECTION PROCESS 

Candidates for the Old Grammarian Scholarships are required to sit the academic examination conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). The examination takes place at Melbourne Girls Grammar in early February each year. 

Candidates will be shortlisted for interview with the Principal based on the results of the academic test and their letter 

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

Lapin Hurst Family Scholarship

Currently in use by a scholar (awarded in 2021). Not open for application.

The inaugural Lapin Hurst Family Scholarship was awarded in 2021 to provide financial support to a student from entry into Year 7 until graduation in Year 12. The Scholarship has been created to support girls who demonstrate high intellectual ability, community mindedness and good character and who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to study at an independent school.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP 

The Lapin Hurst family have a long and rich association with the School, having attended both Melbourne Girls Grammar and Melbourne Grammar School for four generations. The family members have benefited greatly from the education they received at these Schools and consider the education of young women to be the most important part of contemporary societal development. Their hope is to contribute to this development through the scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS 

The successful recipient of the Lapin Hurst Family Scholarship will receive fee remission for at least 80% of tuition costs for the duration of their schooling at Melbourne Girls Grammar, from entry in Year 7 through to Year 12. The Scholarship does not cover additional expenses such as uniform, books or camps, local trips or specialist programs.

Barbara and Ralph WardAmbler Scholarship

Currently in use by a scholar. Next available for a student entering Year 9 in 2025

The Barbara and Ralph Ward-Ambler Scholarship provides financial support to cover the costs associated with tuition at the School over four consecutive years (9-12). This perpetual scholarship has been created to support girls of high intellectual aptitude and who can demonstrate academic excellence but who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to study at an independent school.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP 

Barbara Ward-Ambler and Ralph Ward-Ambler AM have a long and rich association with the School with generations of the Ward-Ambler family having enjoyed their education at Melbourne Girls Grammar. Barbara Ward-Ambler (Bult, 1956) and Ralph (Kinder 1940) are Old Grammarians, as well as Barbara and Ralph’s granddaughters Emily Ward-Ambler (2012) and Sarah Ward-Ambler (2017). Ralph’s mother, Cecilia Ward-Ambler (Tomlinson, 1912) (dec.), and sister Cecilia Jacqueline Clarke (Ward-Ambler, 1949), as well as Barbara’s Aunt Frances Vorrath (Bult, 1931) were also educated at Melbourne Girls Grammar.  

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS 

The successful recipient of the Barbara and Ralph WardAmbler Scholarship will receive full remission for tuition fees for the duration of their schooling at Melbourne Girls Grammar, from entry in Year 9 through to Year 12. The Scholarship will also cover additional expenses such as uniform, books or camps, local trips and specialist programs. 

ELIGIBILITY 

The three overarching eligibility criteria for the Barbara and Ralph WardAmbler Scholarship are as follows: 

  1. Applicants must show a genuine commitment to academic outcomes and be motivated to join our values-based community. 
  2. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents. 
  3. The financial circumstances of the applicant’s family will be taken into consideration, as well as the potential for the Scholarship to improve the applicant’s educational experience. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Applications for the inaugural recipient of the Barbara and Ralph Ward-Ambler Scholarship for entry in 2021 are now closed. This scholarship will next be available for a student entering Year 9 in 2025. 

Candidates are required to complete an online application form. In addition to this form, each candidate is asked to submit a letter, in her own words, outlining why she would like to study at Melbourne Girls Grammar. This letter should also provide examples of her commitment to the School’s core values – courage, integrity, compassion and self discipline. 

THE SELECTION PROCESS 

Candidates for Barbara and Ralph Ward-Ambler Scholarship are required to sit the academic examination conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). The examination takes place at Melbourne Girls Grammar. 

Results are evaluated and a shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal at Melbourne Girls Grammar. Shortlisted candidates will also be requested to submit supporting financial documentation at this time. The Scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal.