Scholarship Trust

Scholarship Trust

Help us support students in need

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 2019, 79 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.

If you are a student wanting to find out about scholarships, bursaries and prizes click here.

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Each year the Annual Appeal provides a fantastic opportunity to visit some of our most committed donors. This week we visited Margaret Macdonald in her home. Margaret and her late husband Rod Macdonald have been regular supporters of the Melbourne High School Scholarship Fund for many years. Margaret said one of the highlights of donating …

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