Dare to be more with an MLC School Scholarship

MLC School Scholarships can help your daughter dare to be more.

An incredible community who are your biggest cheerleaders, access to state-of-the-art resources, world-class teachers intent on bringing out your best, and constant encouragement to be a fearless thinker with moral courage and compassion.

This is what MLC School can give your daughter. And the door to our scholarship programs has just opened…

"I am definitely feeling more confident about my career prospects having been a student at MLC School"
Year 12 scholarship recipient

Why choose MLC School?

Our academic results are astounding, our endeavours in the sporting arena and creative art stages are profound, but perhaps what sets MLC School apart the most, is our girls.

The MLC School girl is daring and brave. She pushes societal, academic and creative boundaries. She challenges the perceptions of what a woman can and should do. She embraces her responsibility to contribute to the world, both actively and positively.

Principal Ms Lisa Moloney says MLC School girls come from across Sydney and reflect the variety of cultural and faith backgrounds that are evident in our global city.

“Our mission to 'educate young women to be fearless thinkers with moral courage and compassion to be agents of change in their own lives and the lives of others', is as relevant and necessary as ever,” Ms Moloney says.

How early should I start thinking about scholarships?

We like to think it’s never too early to start encouraging curious minds, which is why we’re proud to offer an All Rounder Scholarship, open to students entering Year 5 in 2023, and Year 7 to Year 11 in 2024. This scholarship is awarded to applicants who demonstrate significant academic potential, along with a promising aptitude in other co-curricular areas.

Year 5 All Rounder Scholarship applications close Thursday 4 August 2022.

Year 7 to Year 11 entry in 2024 – scholarship applications close Thursday 6 October 2022.

Click here to find out more about both scholarships.

How do I know if my daughter is an “All Rounder”?

We get it. As parents, it’s easy to think your children are “good at everything”. We can help you work through each of the scholarship options available to decide what’s right for your daughter. As a general guide for the All Rounder Scholarships, MLC School is looking for students 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

Does MLC School have a Music Scholarship?

You bet! Our Music Scholarship is open to students entering Year 7 in 2024. They are awarded to applicants who achieve excellent results on the entrance examination and are exceptional musicians on their chosen instrument.

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.

  • 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

Find out more about our Music Scholarships here.

Is my daughter eligible for the Principal’s Scholarship?

The Principal’s Scholarship is a scholarship available to girls entering Year 10 in 2024. This opportunity 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. In particular, it provides an MLC School education to those who would not generally be in a position to support the fees at the School.

What opportunities does MLC School offer to Indigenous students?

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. Tap here to find out more.

Are scholarships geared towards HSC or IB?

At MLC School, the Year 7 to Year 11 Scholarships will benefit students wanting to pursue their Higher School Certificate (HSC) OR an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. MLC School has an outstanding reputation for IB results, achieving the highest level nationally in the IB Diploma Programme in 2020 and 2021. Similarly, a large number of girls choose the HSC pathway, as the School has one of the largest selections of HSC courses on offer in NSW, and is one of the top ranked schools in Inner West Sydney.

To find out more about all of the MLC School Scholarships, click here. We dare you!