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 the majority of scholarships, 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.

Scholarship applications for entry into Year 7 to Year 11 2023 are NOW OPEN.

Scholarship 

 Year 7 to Year 11 2023 Scholarships

Application closing date

Monday 4 October 2021

Scholarship examination date Saturday 9 October 2021
Scholarship activity day for shortlisted candidates 

Monday 15 November 2021 (Year 7)

Wednesday 17 November 2021 (Year 8+)

For more information please email enrol@mlcsyd.nsw.edu.au

New Scholarship for Year 5 Entry in 2022

MLC School has introduced an All-Rounder Scholarship for girls entering Year 5 in 2022. It is open to prospective students and those currently enrolled in Year 4 at the School.

Scholarship 

Year 5 2022 All Rounder Scholarship

Application closing date

Friday 30 July 2021

Scholarship examination date Saturday 7 August 2021 - this will take place online and all applicants will be contacted with information about the process and the IT technical requirements closer to the testing date.
Scholarship activity day for shortlisted candidates  Tuesday 7 September 2021

MLC School Scholarships

 

MLC School Scholarships (All Rounder) – Year 5 2022

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 

MLC School Scholarships (All Rounder) – Year 7 to Year 11 2023

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 – Year 7 2023

Music Scholarships are 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 applying for an MLC School Music Scholarship must provide written evidence of having reached the below as a minimum AMEB grade, or equivalent performance standard. Written evidence can include an examination 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 – Year 7 2023

The Edna Curtis Scholarship is 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 (OGU).


The Principal's Scholarship for Year 10 2023

The Principal of MLC School, Ms Lisa Moloney has introduced a new scholarship for girls entering Year 10 2023, 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.


Indigenous Scholarships

Through the generosity of our Old Girls and the broader School community, MLC School is able to offer a small number of means-tested scholarships to Indigenous girls, entering either the Junior School or Year 7. These provide partial or full funding for the length of enrolment to cover tuition fees and some costs associated with attending the School.

All applicants for the Indigenous Scholarship program should submit a general enrolment application by 30 January in the year prior to the proposed entry for their daughter.

Applicants for Year 7 are asked to apply for and sit the scholarship examination prior to their proposed entry year.

All applicants will be considered and those shortlisted will be interviewed during the course of the year prior to entry. Student enthusiasm and family support for the opportunity to attend MLC School are relevant factors in determining suitable recipients.

Our hope is to be able to offer more opportunities to assist girls through this scholarship program as we grow the level of philanthropic support available.

For further information, please contact Registrar, Nerida Coman.

Music-Scholarships-2022

Scholarship FAQs

When is the scholarship test?

Scholarship testing for entry in 2022 is now closed, except for Year 5 2022. Please see above to apply.

Information for scholarships for entry in 2023 will be available shortly.

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 8.45am. Testing will commence at 9.15am and conclude at 1pm.

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

Once you have registered with Academic Assessment Services (AAS), 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 School tours scheduled throughout the year. Click here to register for a tour.

What is the scholarship test structure?

The tests involved in the Academic Assessment Services (AAS) 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, they should also bring water and a snack for the break. No rulers, mathematical instruments of any kind, books or papers are required. All materials needed, other than pens, are provided in the testing room. 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 after the testing?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Scholarship Activity Day to take part in a variety of activities with other shortlisted candidates and attend an interview.