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

Closing Date: 29 September 2023

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.


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

  • 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 passport-sized photo.


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 by clicking on the Apply for Scholarship link at the bottom of this page. Please complete the Scholarship Application and click submit, supplying all relevant documentation.

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.

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