Principal's Indigenous Boarding (means-tested)
At MLC we have a strong commitment to diversity. We value developing intercultural understanding through our local, international and Indigenous community links.
MLC scholars will have a wide range of interests and talents and possess a readiness to actively participate, engage and contribute as a member of the MLC community.
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.
The successful recipient will be expected to become an active member in our Indigenous Program, contributing and engaging with Aboriginal activities and showing a strong commitment to building shared intercultural understanding within the College. The successful recipient will also commit to developing their leadership skills through the College, the community and university programs. The successful recipient will be expected to engage and involve themselves in the life of the Boarding House including closed weekends, excursions, incursions and weekend activities. In all areas of boarding and school life, a scholarship holder must be a positive role model and demonstrate she fully supports the ethos and values of the College.
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)
- Currently at MLC or attending another school
- A candidate who would not ordinarily be able to afford the tuition fees
- Have 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, demonstrating her accomplishments, talents, any leadership experience and her reasons for wanting to attend MLC
- 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 email
- A percentage of the annual tuition fees, boarding fees and the technology levy, this includes computer, technology support and peripherals
- 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 & Conditions.
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