Our Scholarships

Our Scholarships

We have a diversity of scholarship opportunities for you and your situation. From recognition of academic achievements or musical performance, to support for unique challenges and experiences, all current and recently graduated students are encouraged to explore the list.

SECONDARY STUDENTS

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes available to students enrolled at Melbourne High School.

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. Applications will reopen in 2022.

Lindsay Fox Scholarship

A $3000 per annum scholarship awarded annually to a commencing Year 9 student experiencing severe financial need.  The scholarship is accessed as a credit against the costs of school charges, books, uniforms and other school requisites. Applications are open each year from the 21st September – 18th October.

Alan Metcalf Scholarship

A $3,000 per annum scholarship awarded to one Year 9 or Year 10 intake student experiencing financial need. Applications are open each year from the 21st September – 18th October.

Pratt Indigenous Scholarship

A $3000 per annum scholarship awarded to a commencing Year 9 or Year 10 student of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Up to two scholarships may be awarded each year to support the costs of education. Applications are open each year from the 21st September – 18th October.

The Peter Larsen Music Bursary

A bursary awarded to a member or members of the Melbourne High School Orchestra experiencing financial need, as recommended by the Director of Music.

Lachlan Caspar Brooke Endowment Fund

A $1,500 endowment awarded at the Committee’s discretion to a Year 9, 10 or 11 student experiencing financial and/or other hardship. Students must have a satisfactory academic performance, overall involvement in the School program and appreciation of the values of the School. A solid record of good behaviour and support for others is also a prerequisite.

Chris McGrath Scholarship

A $1,000 per annum scholarship awarded to a Year 9 student (total value $4000) experiencing financial hardship, who is interested in Cadets.  Evidence of a Health Care Card or Family Tax Benefit A is required. Applications will reopen in 2022.

END OF YEAR ASSEMBLIES

Awards, prizes and scholarships presented at our end-of-year assemblies.  Applications close 29th October each year.  Now Closed for 2021.
 

The John Hart Bursary

A $500 prize awarded to two Year 11 students studying visual and performing arts. Applicants must clearly outline their engagement with the arts and a referee is required who can validate and support their application.

John Beaton Scholarship

A $500 scholarship awarded to a Year 11 student, given annually over two years, in Year 11 and Year 12, 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.

Ian Douglas Hills Memorial Language Exchange Award

This Award is currently on HOLD

In memory of Ian Douglas Hills who attended Melbourne High School from 2003 to 2006 and excelled in German language studies. A $1500 prize awarded to a Year 10 or Year 11 student to offset costs relating to the Language Exchange Tour. Language must be studied to Year 12.

The Roderick MacDonald Bursary

Three bursaries of $1000 awarded to Year 9 students who demonstrate financial need, a solid record of good behaviour, support for others and strength in mathematics and science.

Marius Bannister Award

A $100 prize 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.

ANU Scientific Enquiry Scholarship

A $750 prize awarded to a Year 11 student in recognition of academic performance in VCE Units 1 and 2 in at least 2 of the following subjects: biology, physics, chemistry, psychology. Teaching staff will be consulted in the awarding of this scholarship.

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, overall involvement in the school program and a solid record of good behaviour and support for others. Consideration of financial and/or other hardship will be given in the allocation of this prize.

Business Enterprise Award

A $200 prize awarded to a Year 11 student undertaking commerce subjects and who shows initiative in business management and business enterprise. The award is given in consultation with the class teacher.

James Guthrie Year 11 Prize/ 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. Other criteria includes: a commitment to the ethos of the school; compliance with the School’s Code of Behaviour; contributing willingly and generously in a broad range of activities such as music, sport and other areas; leadership; commitment; unselfish contribution; sense of pride in the School.

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. This award will be decided by a panel.

MHS Lodge Award

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

MHS Council Year 11 Dux Prize

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

Jared and Jesse Heath Scholarship

A $500 scholarship awarded to a graduating Year 12 student, experiencing financial hardship. The funds are for the purchase of tertiary studies textbooks. Evidence of a commitment to the School ethos is a prerequisite. Financial need will be demonstrated through eligibility for a Commonwealth Access and Equity Scholarship to an Australian Tertiary Institution. Before funds are realeased, tertiary enrolment details will be required by the MHS Foundation.

George F. Langley Citizenship Award and Higgins Medal

A $500 scholarship, engraved watch and medal awarded to a Year 11 student who demonstrates satisfactory academic performance, overall involvement in the School program and appreciation of school values. The recipient will also display unselfish care for their fellow students and outstanding service to the School and general community. Financial and/or other hardship will be considered.

Harry Tredinnick Gift

A $500 prize awarded to a Year 10 student who is 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. The recipient will also demonstrate consistent academic achievement and a commitment to the ethos of the School.

Politics Prize

A $150 prize awarded to a Year 11 student studying politics. This award will be given in consultation with a politics teacher.

Simon Bergman Memorial Scholarship

A gift of Fred and Leah Bergman in memory of Simon. A $4000 ($2000 in Year 10 and $1000 in Year 11 & Year 12) scholarship awarded to a Year 9 student demonstrating an affinity with the School and its ethos, excellent academic progress and involvement in the wider curriculum. Applicants should be forthright, imaginative, confident, motivated, well organised and energetic members of their class. Recipients are not eligible for other scholarships in their remaining years at the School. This scholarship will offset overall educational expenses.

Bluey Truscott Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship and medallion awarded to two Year 10 students – $500 in Year 10 and in Year 11. Funded and administered by MHSOBA, the scholarship recognises leadership history and potential. Recipients also demonstrate academic endeavour and results, sporting involvement and achievement and co-curricular participation. Short-listed applicants attend a selection panel interview-dates to be announced. Applications closed for 2021.

Ray Willis Leadership Scheme

An award recognising a 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. The prize value varies  annually and the application process is managed by the School and 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.