Our Scholarships

Our Scholarships

All current and recently graduated students are encouraged to explore our list of scholarships, bursaries and prizes. See our comprehensive list below.

SECONDARY STUDENTS

Below is a list of scholarships, bursaries and prizes available to students enrolled at MHS.

Susan Fincham Young Carer Bursary

Are you a student who has a carer role with an immediate family member?  This bursary may be able to help your family situation.

Lindsay Fox Scholarship

Awarded annually to a commencing Year 9 student at MHS experiencing severe financial need.  The scholarship holder will be awarded $3000 per annum accessed as a credit against the costs of school charges, books, uniforms and other school requisites.

Applications open From 21st September – 18th October

Alan Metcalf Scholarship

Awarded annually to Year 10 intake students at Melbourne High School who are experiencing severe financial need.

Applications open From 21st September – 18th October

Pratt Indigenous Scholarship

Applicants must be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, enrolled at MHS and commencing Year 9 or 10.  Up to two scholarships may be awarded each year to support the costs of education at MHS. The annual provision will be $3000 per annum.

Applications open From 21st September – 18th October

The Peter Larsen Music Busary

Awarded to a member or members of the Melbourne High School Orchestra as recommended by the Director of Music.

Lachlan Caspar Brooke Endowment Fund

Applications for this $1,500 endowment can be made by students experiencing financial hardship or difficult family circumstances.

Chris McGrath Scholarship

Awarded annually to Year 9 boy – $1000 per annum to Year 12 inclusive (Total Prize $4000). Applicants from the western suburbs of Melbourne, experiencing financial hardship, who are interest in Cadets should apply.

Applications should be submitted by the end of the 2nd week of Term 2.

END OF YEAR ASSEMBLIES

Below is a list of awards, prizes and scholarships presented at our end-of-year assemblies.

The John Hart Bursary

A $500 prize for two students in Year 11 who must be studying Visual and Performing Arts.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

John Beaton Scholarship

$500 given annually (i.e. for two years, in year 11 and year 12) to a year 11 student for the purchase of books.

John Beaton embodied personal and intellectual qualities which Melbourne High School aspires to instill in all its students. The prize seeks to encourage the development of both scientific and artistic skills.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

The Hamish O’Donnell Memorial Bursary

In memory of Hamish O’Donnell this $400 bursary is awarded to a Year 11 student, with proven financial need who is engaged in media studies.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

The Roderick MacDonald Bursary

Three awards of $1000 provided to Year 9 students to support them through their time at MHS. The students must be able to demonstrate financial need and strength in Mathematics and Science.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Ian Douglas Hills Memorial Language Exchange Award

In memory of Ian Douglas Hills who attended Melbourne High (2003 – 2006) and excelled in German Language Studies. A $1500 prize will be awarded to a Year 10 or Year 11 student to be used to offset any costs relating to the language exchange tour. Language must be studied to Year 12.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

ANU Scientific Enquiry Scholarship

A Year 11 student will be awarded a $750 prize in recognition of academic performance in VCE Units 1 and 2 in at least 2 of the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Marius Bannister Award

A $100 prize will be awarded to a Year 10 student who is recognised for all-around involvement in the life of the school, satisfactory academic progress, support of peers, a commitment to the ethos of the school and compliance with the school’s code of behaviour.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Business Enterprise Award

A $100 prize will be awarded to a Year 11 student undertaking commerce subjects and who shows initiative in business management and business enterprise.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

George Camakaris Library Resources Scholarship

A $300 Book Voucher awarded to three Year 9, three Year 10, and three Year 11 students for satisfactory academic performance and overall involvement in the school program. Consideration of financial hardship and/or other hardship will be given in the allocation of this prize.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Grigsby Family Performing Arts Award

A $400 prize awarded to either a Year 10 or Year 11 student who demonstrates excellence in a particular area or areas of performance, satisfactory attendance, a good academic record and a satisfactory record of behaviour.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

James Guthrie Year 11 Prize Incorp. the Caltex All-rounder Medal

A $500 prize awarded to a Year 11 student who demonstrates outstanding academic ability (top 10% of students for that year), a commitment to the ethos of the school and compliance with the school’s Code of Behaviour.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

MHS Council Year 11 Dux Prize

A $500 prize awarded to the highest scoring Year 11 student.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

MHS Lodge Award

A $200 prize awarded to three students in each of the following years –  Year 9, Year 10, and  Year 11.  Winners will need to demonstrate:  outstanding leadership potential without necessarily having gained an official leadership position within the school structure; evidence of potential leadership abilities in fields of academic excellence, sport, music; school involvement and outside school involvement; active participation in the life of the School; significant ongoing participation in one or two areas of school life; commitment to the ethos of the school; ongoing achievement and support to students and staff.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Arthur & Francis Moy Scholarship

A $250 scholarship will be awarded to two Year 9 Students and payments continue for Year 10 and Year 11 (total amount $750). Students must demonstrate outstanding academic ability (top 10% of students for that year) and a commitment to the ethos of the school.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

DJ Niven Memorial Prize for Theatre Encouragement

A $80 prize for a Year 9 student who demonstrates a commitment to and excellence in a performing art, satisfactory attendance, good academic records and a satisfactory record of behaviour.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Politics Prize

A $150 prize for a Year 11 student studying politics. The award will be given in consultation with a Politics teacher.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Harry Tredinnick Gift

A prize of $500 will be awarded to one Year 10 and/or one Year 11 student recognised for both active participation in the life of the school, particularly in one or two areas and quiet achievement and support of fellow students and staff. Students need to also demonstrate consistent academic achievement and a commitment to the ethos of the school.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Bluey Truscott Scholarship

In recognition of leadership history and potential, a $500 scholarship and medallion will be awarded to two Year 10 students over two years – $250.00 in Year 10 and $250.00 in Year 11.  The prize is funded and administered by MHSOBA.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Simon Bergman Memorial Scholarship

The gift of Fred and Leah Bergman in memory of Simon.  A $4000 ($2000 in Year 10 and $1000 in Year 11 & Year 12) scholarship will be awarded to a Year 9 student demonstrating an affinity with the School and its ethos, excellent academic progress and involvement in the wider curriculum. Students considering applying for this scholarship should be forthright, imaginative, confident, motivated, well organised and an energetic member of their class. Students who are successful in receiving this award are not eligible for other scholarships in their remaining years at MHS.

The scholarship applications close mid-November (after exams)

Ray Willis Leadership Scheme

An award that recognises Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 students leadership history and potential, academic endeavour and results, sporting involvement and achievements and extra-curricular activity participation.

Prize value varies annually.

Application process conducted by MHS – Administered by Ms.Tsilimidos A.P.

SCHOLARSHIPS – TERTIARY

Past students who have completed VCE at MHS may be eligible for awards/scholarships that are managed by the Melbourne High School Old Boys Association.

Supporting students now and in the future.