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YEAR 9 SCHOLARSHIPS

The MHS Foundation offers a range of scholarship at this time of the year to current MHS students and applications are now open.  The scholarships listed below are available to Year 9’s. For more information about each individual scholarship, and how to apply, please click on this link: https://www.mhsfoundation.org.au/our-scholarships/  

Applications need to be approximately 350 words addressing; the selection criteria, how the awarded funds will assist your education and engagement at Melbourne High School. If financial need is a requirement of the scholarship/award evidence is to be provided. e.g. parent’s Health Care Card or Family Tax benefit A statement.

Applications will be accepted until 3pm Friday 10 November.

Simon Bergman Scholarship

The scholarship ($2,000 at Year 10, $1,000 at Year 11 and $1,000 at Year 12) will be made in the form of a financial contribution to the School, to offset the successful applicant’s overall educational expenses.

Selection Criteria:

  • Students considering applying for this scholarship should be forthright and imaginative, confident, motivated and well organised, and an energetic member of his class. In addition to this, applicants will need to demonstrate the following:
  • An affinity with the School and its ethos
  • Excellent academic progress
  • Involvement in the School’s wider curriculum

Note: Students who are successful in receiving this award are not eligible for any other scholarships in their three years at Melbourne High School.

George Camakaris Library Resources Scholarship

Three scholarships provide the recipient with a voucher for $300 worth of textbooks for the next year of study.

Selection Criteria:

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:

  • Consideration of financial hardship and/or other hardship.
  • Satisfactory academic performance
  • Overall involvement in the School program and appreciation of the values of the School
  • Solid record of good behaviour and support for others

Roderick McDonald Bursary

Three Year 9 student are awarded $1000 to provide support through their time at Melbourne High School. Scholarship criteria;

  • evidence of financial need,
  • strength in Mathematics and Science.
  • A commitment to the ethos of the School and Compliance with the School’s Code of Behaviour

Applicants must advise the scholarship committee of their strong desire to study at Melbourne High School and interest in Mathematics and Sciences (no more than 400 words).

Lachlan Caspar Brooke

A total of $1500 is awarded, at the discretion of the scholarship committee, to students from across YR 9, 10  and 11.

Selection Criteria:

  • Consideration of financial hardship and/or other hardship.
  • Satisfactory academic performance
  • Overall involvement in the School program and appreciation of the values of the School
  • Solid record of good behaviour and support for others

Melbourne High School Lodge

 Three awards ($200) to students in Year 9. 

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.

The Department of Education and Training Scholarships

The DE&T makes available a number of scholarships across all year levels.

Students interested in these awards should visit the website https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/scholarships/list.aspx?YearID=10

Registrations and applications for these scholarships now open and close 1 February 2024.

Students submitting applications for any of these scholarships MUST advise the Wellbeing team, as the school is required to verify applications.   

YEAR 10 SCHOLARSHIPS

The MHS Foundation offers a range of scholarship at this time of the year to current MHS students and applications are now open.  The scholarships listed below are available to Year 10’s. For more information about each individual scholarship, and how to apply, please click on this link: https://www.mhsfoundation.org.au/our-scholarships/  

Applications need to be approximately 350 words addressing; the selection criteria, how the awarded funds will assist your education and engagement at Melbourne High School. If financial need is a requirement of the scholarship/award evidence is to be provided. e.g. parent’s Health Care Card or Family Tax benefit A statement.

Applications will be accepted until 3pm Friday 10 November (except for Bluey Truscott which closes earlier).

The Bluey Truscott

Shortlisted candidates will face a panel interview

Applications for the Bluey Truscott close Tuesday 7 November 2023 at 5pm.

This Scholarship is awarded by the Melbourne Old Boys’ Association to honour the memory of Squadron Leader Keith William Truscott, who was killed instantly in an aircraft accident on the 28 March 1943. At only the age of 26 he had been awarded the DFC and Bar whilst serving in the Royal Australian Air Force and was serving in the Pacific in the defence of Australia at the time of his death.

Whilst at Melbourne High School Keith Truscott was Prefect, House Captain of Forrest and a member of the First XI Cricket and First XVIII Football teams, as well as playing football for the Melbourne Football Club.

This scholarship was established following his death in 1943 and reinstituted in 1993, to recognise a student displaying all-round achievement in academic sporting and extra-curricular activities.

This scholarship will be provided to students who reflect the spirit of Bluey Truscott and the qualities he had as a student and a man. He is a significant person in Melbourne and Australian. The scholarship winners will also play a significant role in liaising between the Melbourne High School Old Boys association and the current students at MHS.

This award is granted to one or two students and is valued at $500 per year for the two-year duration of the VCE. Any Year 10 student is eligible to apply for the Bluey Truscott Scholarship. A Committee awards the scholarships after evaluating applications and holding interviews, using the selection criteria (listed below).

Selection Criteria:

  • Leadership history and potential
  • Academic endeavour and results
  • Sporting involvement and achievement
  • Co Curricular activity participation
  • Short listed applicants will attend a selection panel interview on a date to be decided.
  • Applicants must address how they reflect the attributes of Bluey Truscott in their life at the school and in the community.

H. G. Tredinnick Gift

$500 is granted annually to a YR 10 student who has participated enthusiastically in any area of the life of Melbourne High School. The gift aims to recognise the “typical” Melbourne High School boy – a person who participates well, is a quiet achiever and who enjoys the breadth of what the School has to offer.

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

Marius Bannister – Award

$100 prize

Selection Criteria:

Applicants for this award will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • All-round 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

George Camakaris Library Resources Scholarship

Three scholarships. The recipient is provided with a voucher to Campion Books for $300 worth of textbooks for the next year of study.

Selection Criteria:

  • Consideration of financial hardship and/or other hardship.
  • Satisfactory academic performance
  • Overall involvement in the School program and appreciation of the values of the School
  • Solid record of good behaviour and support for others

Melbourne High School Lodge Award

 Three awards (each of $200) to students in Years 10. 

Selection Criteria:

These awards will be granted on the basis of the following 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.   

Lachlan Caspar Brooke

A total of $1500 is awarded, at the discretion of the scholarship committee, to students across YR 9, 10  and 11.

Selection Criteria:

  • Consideration of financial hardship and/or other hardship.
  • Satisfactory academic performance
  • Overall involvement in the School program and appreciation of the values of the School
  • Solid record of good behaviour and support for others

Grigsby Family Performing Arts Award

Award of $400 to either a student in YR 10 or YR11 who has excelled in their contribution in an area of the Performing Arts.

This award will be decided by a panel consisting of the Director of Music, the Production Manager, the teacher in charge of Theatre Studies, and the Scholarship Coordinator.

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

The Department of Education and Training Scholarships

The DE&T makes available a number of scholarships across all year levels.

Students interested in these awards should visit the website https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/scholarships/list.aspx?YearID=11 

Registrations and applications for these scholarships is now open. Closing date 1 February 2024.

Students submitting applications for any of these scholarships MUST advise the Wellbeing team as the school is required to verify applications.