Boarding Scholarships

Boarding Scholarships

For high achieving boarding students

MLC offers two outstanding boarding scholarships in Melbourne for students in secondary school: the Boarding All-Rounder Scholarship and the Principal’s Boarding Scholarship.

Boarders reside at our renowned on-campus boarding house, Tiddeman House, and come from all over Australia and the globe to take advantage of our extraordinary academic, co-curricular and wellbeing opportunities.

Boarding scholarship applicants will need to demonstrate their concern for the broader community, have a wide range of interests and talents, a commitment to academic studies and an ability and commitment to contributing as a member of the MLC community.

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.

The Principal’s Scholarship (Boarding) is awarded by the Principal to a boarding student who reflects the MLC values of Engage with Respect, Aspire with Responsibility, Act with Compassion and Explore with Courage.

MLC also offers the Principal's Indigenous Boarding Scholarship.

Scholarship Name Entry Year Level Means Test ACER Test
Boarding All-Rounder Scholarship Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 No No
Principal's Boarding Scholarship  Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 Yes No

2025 Entry Scholarship Applications are now open. Applications close on 30 August 2024 at 5pm AEDT.

Duration for the above scholarships is for the entirety of the student's secondary schooling.


  • Must be an Australian citizen, permanent Australian resident or temporary resident.
  • Currently at MLC or attending another school.
  • Have previously attended primary or secondary school in a regional or remote area.
  • Must be able to visit our campus to tour the College and Boarding House in person, and undertake some internal testing.


A percentage of the annual tuition and boarding fees, and technology levy. This includes computer, technology support and peripherals.

Documentation to be uploaded with the Scholarship Application

  • The student's most recent School Report.
  • The student's most recent NAPLAN test results.
  • 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 passport-sized photo of the student.


Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at MLC. Please refer to the MLC Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Application Process

Apply via our Scholarships form

Apply for an MLC Scholarship via our online form, linked below. Applications close on 30 August 2024 at 5pm.

Request a Boarding House Tour

It is strongly recommended to contact Admissions to request a tour of our Tiddeman Boarding House. This can be done in person or virtually.

Contact Admissions

Invitation to Interview

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by email with an invitation to interview. These will be completed between 2 - 6 September 2024.

For Principal's Boarding scholarships, this email will also include a link to commence the process of understanding financial eligibility for means-tested scholarships.