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SCHOLARSHIPS - SECONDARY

Boys must be enrolled at Melbourne High School to be eligible for the following awards/scholarships.

Ian Douglas Hills Memorial Language Exchange Award

In memory of Ian Douglas Hills who attended Melbourne High from 2003 – 2006 and excelled in German Language Studies.
Award: $1500 to Year 10 or Year 11 student to be used to offset any costs relating to the language exchange tour.
Selection Criteria: Language must be studied through to Year 12.

Susan Fincham Young Carer Bursary

Awarded annually, given to students who have a carer role with an immediate family member.

Lindsay Fox Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to Year 9 intake student at Melbourne High.
Awarded annually, given to student experiencing severe financial need.

Alan Metcalf Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to Year 10 intake student at Melbourne High.
Awarded annually, given to student experiencing severe financial need.

Pratt Indigenous Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in Melbourne High School, and identify with the Indigenous community.

The Roderick Macdonald Bursary

Applications are open to MHS students in year 10 who are experiencing financial hardship.

The Hamish O’Donnell Memorial Bursary

In memory of Hamish O’Donnell.
Award: $400, Year 11 student, proven financial need, field of study media.
Arts & Cultural Trust

The Peter Larsen Music Assistance Fund

Monies to go to a member or members of the MHS orchestra as recommended by the Director of Music. Funds Discretionary

The John Hart Bursary

Awarded to Year 11 student at Melbourne High School who must be studying Visual and Performing Arts.
Awarded to two students, $500 each


AWARDS – END OF YEAR ASSEMBLIES

Boys must be enrolled at Melbourne High School to be eligible for the following awards/scholarships.


ANU Scientific Enquiry Scholarship

Prize: $750 prize to Year 11 student.
Selection Criteria: Based on academic performance in VCE Units 1 & 2 in at least 2 of the following 4 subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Psychology.

Marius Bannister Award

Award: $100 to Year 10 Student
Selection Criteria: All-round involvement in the life of the school, satisfactory academic progress, support of peers, a commitment to the ethos of the School, compliance with the School’s code of behaviour.

Business Enterprise Award

Prize: $100 to Year 11 Student

George Camakaris Library Resources Scholarship

Prize : $300 Book Voucher Awarded (3 to Year 9 students, 3 to Year 10 students, 3 to Year 11 students).
Selection Criteria: - Satisfactory academic performance - Overall involvement in the School program - Solid record of good behaviour - Support of others - Consideration of financial hardship and/or other hardship

Grigsby Family Performing Arts Award

Prize: $400 to either Year 10 or Year 11 student
Selection Criteria: - Excellence in a particular area or areas of performance - Satisfactory attendance - Good academic record - Satisfactory record of behaviour - Support for the School and its ethos

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

Prize: $500 to Year 11 Student
Selection Criteria: - Outstanding academic ability (top 10% of students for that year) - A commitment to the ethos of the School - Compliance with the Schools Code of Behaviour

George F Langley Citizenship Award

Prize: Engraved watch awarded to a Year 11 student
Selection Criteria: The award is given to students who display unselfish care for their fellow students, and outstanding service to the School and the greater community. Students who believe they would be eligible for this award are encouraged to apply to the Scholarships Coordinator, noting what form their service to the School and community takes.

MHS Council Year 11 Dux Prize

Prize: $500 awarded to Year 11 Dux
Selection Criteria: Highest Scoring Year 11 Student

MHS Lodge Award

Prize: 3x$200 for Year 9, 3x$200 for Year 10, 3x$200 for Year 11.
Total of $1,800
Selection Criteria: - Demonstration of 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 (evidence in several of these fields will be required). - 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 - Consistent academic achievement

Arthur & Francis Moy Scholarship

Prize: $750 to 2 Year 9 Students ($250 awarded in Year 9, and then continues for Year 10 and Year 11)
Selection Criteria: - Outstanding academic ability (top 10% of students for that year) - A commitment to the ethos of the School - Compliance with the Schools Code of Behaviour - Need for financial assistance (statement given when applying, and evidence provided as requested)

DJ Niven Memorial Prize for Theatre Encouragement

Prize: $80 for Year 9 student
Selection Criteria: Commitment to and excellence in a performing art - Satisfactory attendance - Good academic record - Satisfactory record of behaviour

Politics Prize

Prize: $150 for Year 11 Student
Selection Criteria: Students must be studying “Politics” subject, and awarded in consultation with Politics teacher.

Harry Tredinnick Gift

Prize: $500 awarded to one Year 10 &/or one Year 11 student
Selection Criteria: - Active participation in the life of the School, particularly in one or two areas - Quiet achievement and support of fellow students and staff - Consistent academic achievement - Particular needs of the student - A commitment to the ethos of the School

Bluey Truscott Scholarship

Prize: $250 awarded to Year 10 students (2) plus medallion, $250 awarded again in Year 11 to same students
Prize Funded and Administered by MHSOBA
Selection Criteria: - Leadership history and potential - Academic endeavour and results - Sporting involvement and achievement – Extra-curricular activity participation

 
Ray Willis Leadership Scheme

Prize: Award amounts vary, Year 9, Year 10 & Year 11 students
Selection Criteria: - Leadership history and potential - Academic endeavour and results - Sporting involvement and achievement – Extra-curricular activity participation

Simon Bergman Memorial Scholarship

The gift of Mr Fred & Mrs Leah Bergman in memory of Simon.
Award: $4000 to Year 9 Student
Selection Criteria: - An affinity with the School and its ethos - Excellent academic progress - Involvement in the School's wider curriculum. Students considering applying for this scholarship should be forthright and imaginative, confident, motivated and well organised, and an energetic member of his class. NB: Students who are successful in receiving this award are not eligible for other scholarships in their remaining years at MHS

 


 
SCHOLARSHIPS - TERTIARY

Boys must have completed VCE at Melbourne High School to be eligible for the following awards/scholarships.

Jared & Jesse Heath Scholarship

Annual Scholarship to an exiting Year 12 student for tertiary expenses.
Prize: $500 (Grant of $500 for books and course requirements for an undergraduate tertiary course)
Selection Criteria: Evidence of working to overcome adversity experienced during the VCE years, Evidence of commitment to the ethos of Melbourne High School, Academic results for VCE.

Lachlan Caspar Brooke Endowment Fund

Award: $500 x 3
Selection Criteria : Applications should be made by those experiencing financial hardship or difficult family circumstances.

Victoria University Chancellor’s Scholarship

Award: The recipient will receive $6,000 pa for the duration of their full time study, up to a maximum period of 4 years. In addition, the recipient will be given opportunities for student leadership roles and activities, internships and individual mentoring.
Selection Criteria: Students of Melbourne High School and MacRobertson Girls’ High School who choose to enrol at Victoria University are eligible to apply for a special Chancellor’s Scholarship. The highest achieving student, based on their ATAR score, from either Melbourne High School or MacRobertson Girls’ High School, who enrols at Victoria University for a fulltime course of undergraduate study in 2015, will receive the Scholarship.

For further information about courses at VU go to: https://www.vu.edu.au/news-events/events/talk-to-vu-about-your-course-preferences or contact:
Phone: 1300 VIC UNI (1300 842 864)
Email: student.recruitment@vu.edu

For further information about the scholarship contact either
(Ms. Mill) at mill.jennifer.m@edumail.vic.gov.au or
Ros Casey, Director, Advancement, Victoria University 9919 1160 or email ros.casey@vu.edu.au

 


Ada & Caroline Grant Scholarship

For students exiting Melbourne High School. This scholarship was established under the will of the late Charles Henry Grant in the memory of his wife, Ada. Their son, Harold Charles Grant, attended Melbourne High School between 1918 and 1920, with their grandson also attending the School from 1952 to 1955.

Award: The amount payable for the scholarship is $ 3000
Terms and conditions attached to the scholarship are: The recipient must maintain a credit average per semester, The recipient must provide the Scholarship Co-ordinator at Equity trustees with a copy of their results at the end of each semester.
Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be taken into account in the granting of this scholarship, Academic performance whilst at Melbourne High School, Involvement in the life of the School and potential to positively contribute to the School in the future, Financial needs of the student
Applications must not exceed one page in length addressing the above criteria
Applications must be received by the Scholarships Co-ordinator
Applications must be e-mailed to the Scholarship Co-ordinator (Ms. Mill) at mill.jennifer.m@edumail.vic.gov.au Late applications will not be accepted.

 

The MHSOBA Verma Family Medicine Health Sciences Scholarship

Awarded annually to a selected MHS Old Boy undergraduate student undertaking a second year and above, health related degree course in any recognised Australian University.
Prize : $3,000 Total
Selection Criteria: please go to http://www.mhsoba.org.au/scholarships

 

The MHSOBA George Fincham Undergraduate Scholarship

Awarded annually to a selected MHS Old Boy post first year undergraduate student undertaking a degree course in any recognised Victorian Universities.
Prize : $10,000 Total
Selection Criteria: please go to http://www.mhsoba.org.au/scholarships

The MHSOBA Dr Eric Stock Prize

Awarded to a former student of Melbourne High School who is currently studying a tertiary course in the Faculty of Medicine at either the University of Melbourne or Monash University.
Prize : $1,000 Total
Selection Criteria: please go to http://www.mhsoba.org.au/scholarships

The MHSOBA DGIT Systems Scholarship

Awarded annually to a selected MHS Old Boy pursuing a degree in Software Design and Engineering, at an undergraduate or postgraduate level in any recognised Australian university.
Prize : $2,000 Total, and week long internship at DGIT Systems under the supervision of the company CEO.
Selection Criteria: please go to http://www.mhsoba.org.au/scholarships

The MHSOBA Mahoney Family Scholarship

Awarded annually to a selected MHS Old Boy pursuing a degree in Education, at an undergraduate or postgraduate level in any recognised Australian university.
Prize : $2,500 Total
Selection Criteria: please go to http://www.mhsoba.org.au/scholarships

 
SPEECH NIGHT PRIZES

The MHS Foundation manages Speech night prizes for the school.

If you have any interest in sponsorship any of our existing prizes, should the sponsorship become available, we will contact you. Please just let us know what prizes you would be interested in sponsoring via the following link:-
Name, Phone, Email, Prizes of interest

NB: Due to the number of existing awards we will not be creating any additional prizes in 2017.

 

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