MLC School secondary scholarships

Applications closing soon for MLC School’s secondary scholarships

Applications are now open for MLC School’s scholarships for secondary students.

Entries are sought from students who will be in years 7 to 11 in 2023. There are a range of scholarships on offer, for both current and prospective students. This includes scholarships for all-rounders, music students and daughters of Old Girls.  Plus a new scholarship introduced by MLC School’s principal Lisa Mooney. The Principal’s Scholarship is for girls entering Year 10 in 2023 who would otherwise be unable to attend the school.

Applications close on October 4. Scholarship applicants will be required to sit an online entrance exam on October 9. All the shortlisted candidates will be invited to the school in November for a morning to undertake activities and attend an interview. This may be conducted online in 2021 due to Covid-19.

Scholarships available

MLC School Music Scholarship

The All-rounder Scholarship recognises academic potential as well as achievement in areas such as leadership, the creative and performing arts, service to the community and sport.  This is available to students in Years 7 to 11 in 2023.

The Music Scholarships are open to talented musicians who will be commencing their secondary education in 2023. They must also achieve excellent results on the entrance exam. Successful Music Scholarship applicants are required to participate in the full music program offered at MLC School.

The Edna Curtis Scholarship is awarded to the daughter of a former student who is starting year 7 in 2023. The successful applicant must achieve excellent results on the entrance exam as well as meet the same criteria as the All-rounder Scholarship.

The Principal’s Scholarship is open to girls commencing Year 10 in 2023. Its intention is to support girls who will flourish in the MLC School environment and embrace the opportunities this education setting presents. This scholarship is means tested.

Why MLC School?

MLC School is a non-selective Uniting Church school for girls located in Sydney’s inner west. It provides an environment for students to focus on all aspects of their development, academic and personal, with a wide range of subjects and extensive co-curricular program. These aim to empower girls to be the self-reliant architects of their own futures.  MLC School offers students the choice of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in their final year of study. In 2020, MLC School was the No. 1 IB School in Australia.

During the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown, MLC School has developed and maintained a comprehensive teacher-led on-screen learning program for all year levels, from Kindergarten to Year 12. This has been tweaked throughout the term based on student and parent feedback. In addition to the on-screen learning timetable, the school day includes time off-screen, such as regular morning wellbeing activities such as yoga, dance and Taiko drumming.

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