All students should have the opportunity to benefit from Melbourne High School’s all-encompassing education, regardless of background or circumstance. Yet we find that up to 20 per cent of our students cannot afford to meet the costs of books and uniforms once they gain entry to the school. Tax-deductible donations to the Scholarship Trust allows us to give much-needed assistance to students who cannot meet the basic costs of education. We also support students (past and present) and current staff.
In 2017, 76 students were supported through generous donations from the MHS community. Activities included:
● educational expenses (including extra-curricular activities) incurred whilst a student at MHS;
● study costs of overseas education institutions that are a component of a course at MHS;
● subsequent study in a tertiary course either in Australia or a recognised overseas institution.
We have also supported staff with costs involved in a recognised professional development course that would enhance and broaden their teaching methods to current students.
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Professor Kwong Lee Dow AO, Patron
‘Since it was established in 2008, the MHS Scholarship Trust has provided hundreds of students with assistance, including a number who struggle with their education because of having to care for a family member.’