Principal's Indigenous Boarding
At MLC we have a strong commitment to diversity. We value developing intercultural understanding through our local, international and Indigenous community links. Our Indigenous scholarships have a proud history at MLC and are offered on an annual basis. We envision this offering as mutually beneficial by learning about, learning from and learning with Indigenous people. We recognise that our Indigenous students often play a key role in increasing this intercultural understanding across all aspects of the College.
Awarded to Indigenous students who can demonstrate a concern for the broader community, a connection to their cultural heritage, their leadership abilities, a commitment to their academic studies whose personal financial circumstances would prevent them from attending the College. Additionally, the student has a wide range of interests and talents and possesses a readiness to actively participate, engage and contribute as a member of the MLC community.
MLC partners with a number of organisations and schools that support indigenous students, including MITS, the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, Yalari and Worawa. In addition, MLC welcomes applications from individuals, who fulfil the criteria below.
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Year of Entry:
- Year 7 (Scholarship tenable for 6 years)
- Year 8 (Scholarship tenable for 5 years)
- Year 9 (Scholarship tenable for 4 years)
- Year 10 (Scholarship tenable for 3 years)
- Year 11 (Scholarship tenable for 2 years)
- Australian citizen who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (applicant must supply a certificate of Aboriginality)
- Australian citizens, permanent Australian residents or temporary residents
- Currently at MLC or attending another school
- A candidate who would not ordinarily be able to afford the tuition fees
- Previously attended primary or secondary schooling in a regional or remote area
Documentation to be uploaded with Scholarship Application:
- Results of the most recent School Report
- Evaluation of a 200-word statement on why the candidate is applying for this scholarship; This should be written by the student and demonstrate their accomplishments, talents, leadership, reason for wanting to attend MLC and the connection with her Indigenous community.
- A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Aboriginality (from a relevant authority)
- A personal reference, such as a teacher or Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group or other Indigenous Senior Community member
- A passport sized photo
The applicant will then have:
- Evaluation of the MLC Scholarship - Financial Statement form (allows overall financial circumstances to be considered)
- Evaluation through Interview. Candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted by telephone and/or email.
- A percentage of the annual tuition fees, boarding fees and technology levy, this includes computer, technology support and peripheral
- Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at MLC.
- Boarding Scholarships are relinquished where a student changes from a boarding to day student.
- Refer to the MLC Scholarship Terms & Conditionsr to the MLC Scholarship Terms & Conditions