MLC School offers a range of scholarships, including The Principal's Scholarship, scholarships for new students, continuing students, all rounders, music students and daughters of Old Girls. Some of our scholarships are means tested.

For all scholarships at Year 7 level and above, candidates must sit an entrance examination held at the School. Shortlisted candidates are later invited to a Scholarships Activity Day to take part in a variety of activities with other shortlisted candidates and attend an interview. The entrance examination is held early in Term 1 with the Scholarship Activity Day held later in the term. Scholarship offers are made to successful candidates by the end of Term 1. 

Scholarship applications for entry into 2021 are now open. Click here to apply. 

 Scholarship application closing date:

 Wednesday 29 January 2020

 Late registration date (fees apply):

 Sunday 2 February 2020

 Examination and parent information session: 

 Friday 7 February 2020

 

For more information, contact enrol@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au


MLC School Scholarships

 

MLC School Scholarships (All Rounder)

All Rounder Scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate significant academic potential, together with achievement and potential in two or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership 
  • Cultural/creative/performing arts
  • Service 
  • Sport 

Music Scholarships

Awarded to applicants who achieve excellent results on the entrance examination and are exceptional musicians on their chosen instrument. Successful Music Scholarship applicants are required to participate in the full music program offered by MLC School for the duration of their time at the school. This commitment requires full participation in the elective music program from Year 9 to Year 12. This is an integrated course of individual performance, ensemble performance, study of musicology, aural development and composition. Successful Music Scholarship applicants will also be required to participate in the core music ensembles and the required music performances throughout the year.

Any student that is applying for an MLC School Music Scholarship must provide written evidence of having reached the following as a minimum AMEB grade, or equivalent performance standard. Written evidence can include an exam report and/or a letter from a qualified music teacher (normally the student's instrumental teacher), which indicates that the musician has reached the minimum standard/equivalent required.

Grade 7 – Piano, Violin

Grade 6 – Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Orchestral Percussion, Voice

Grade 4 – Viola, Double Bass, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Pipe Organ

Edna Curtis (daughter of an Old Girl) Scholarships

Awarded to the applicant who achieves excellent results on the entrance examination and successfully meets the 'all rounder' criteria but is also the daughter of a former student of the school. The half scholarship is awarded by the Old Girls' Union.

The Principal's Scholarship for Year 10, 2021

The Principal of MLC School, Ms Lisa Moloney has introduced a new scholarship for girls entering Year 10, 2021, who would not otherwise be able to attend the School.

The Principal’s Scholarship is open to new applicants only and covers up to full remission of tuition fees for the three years the student attends the School. It is open to girls who will flourish in the MLC School environment; who will embrace the wide-ranging opportunities on offer at the School, both academically and in co-curricular endeavours; who will support the ethos of the Uniting Church, and most importantly, who dare to be more.

As part of the application process, girls will sit an examination and parents will need to provide a supporting statement and financial documentation. To apply for consideration, please email enrol@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au

This Scholarship is open to Australian residents only.

  

For more information about scholarships, email scholarships@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au

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Scholarship FAQs

When is the scholarship test?

Friday 7 February 2020.

What time does the scholarship testing day commence and conclude?

Students sitting the examination are asked to arrive at the MLC School main entrance on Rowley Street no later than 8.15am. Testing will commence at 9am and conclude at 12.30pm.

What do I need to provide in support of my daughter’s application?

Once you have registered with AAS (Academic Assessment Services), MLC School will be in contact with you to request further information in relation to your daughter’s application.

Any student that is applying for an MLC School Music Scholarship must provide written evidence of having reached the following as a minimum AMEB grade, or equivalent performance standard:

  • Grade 7 - Piano, Violin
  • Grade 6 - Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Orchestral Percussion, Voice
  • Grade 4 - Viola, Double Bass, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Oboe, Bassoon, Pipe Organ

Written evidence can include an exam report and/or a letter from a qualified music teacher (normally the student's instrumental teacher), which indicates that the musician has reached the minimum standard/equivalent required.

How much does it cost to register for the scholarship program at MLC School?

A$125

Can we visit the school prior to the scholarship test?

Yes, we have Senior School tours scheduled throughout the year. Click here to register for a tour.

What is the scholarship test structure?

The tests involved in the AAS (Academic Assessment Services) scholarship test include:

  • Abstract Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Mathematics Achievement and Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Written Expression

For further information please visit:  www.academicassessment.com.au

What does my daughter need to bring with her on the scholarship testing day?

Students are asked to bring two blue or black pens. No rulers, mathematical instruments of any kind, books or papers are required. All materials needed, other than pens, are provided in the testing room. Refreshments will be provided. While students are not permitted to take mobile phones into the testing rooms, provisions will be made for phones to be stored during the testing period. Smart watches should be left at home.

What should my daughter wear to the scholarship test?

Neat, casual and comfortable clothes.

What will my daughter have to prepare for her music audition?

Students will need to prepare and play two contrasting pieces or one piece on each instrument if playing two instruments. If you wish for your daughter to perform with an accompanist you will need to provide your own. Students will also need to sing the first verse of Advance Australia Fair unaccompanied starting on an E or a G, undertake aural testing for pitch and rhythm and participate in an informal question and answer session. Practice rooms will be available on the date of the auditions. Audition times and location will be emailed to applicants after the scholarship closing date.

What happens for parents on the day?

Parents are invited to attend a presentation from senior staff about the benefits of joining the MLC School community. This is followed by a tour and morning tea.

What happens after the testing?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Scholarships Activity Day to take part in a variety of activities with other shortlisted candidates and attend an interview. Parents of shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a tour of the school during this time.