Scholarships

applications for 2025 Scholarships HAVE NOW CLOSED

2026 scholarship applications will open in Term 2, 2025.

Roots of Responsibility and Wings of Independence

In the spirit of creating an inclusive and diverse community, Melbourne Montessori College (MMC) and the MMC Foundation gift scholarships to current and prospective students so they can experience an independent Montessori education.

The MMC Scholarship program offers the following means-tested scholarships:

  • MMC Bursaries are available to current students whose families are facing financial hardship and require fee relief to continue attending Melbourne Montessori College.
  • The MMC Montessorian Scholarship is awarded to a student entering Years 7 to 11 (full and partial fee options are available). This scholarship is open to existing MMC families and prospective families.
  • The MMC Senior School Scholarship is a full-fee scholarship awarded to a current MMC Junior School student to support their continued education at the MMC Senior School.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to their academic studies and embody the Montessori values of respect of self and others, acceptance of the uniqueness and dignity of the individual, kindness, peacefulness, compassion, empathy, honour, individual responsibility, independence, and courage to speak from the heart.

In the spirit of creating an inclusive and diverse community, MMC and the MMC Foundation gift scholarships to current and prospective students so they can experience an independent Montessori education.

Scholarship Programme Overview

Current MMC and prospective MMC students who:

  • would otherwise not have access to an independent Montessori education due to financial constraints, difficult circumstances, and/or who are Indigenous Australian
  • are currently at Melbourne Montessori College, or attending another school/centre, and are in the primary or secondary years
  • are Australian citizens and permanent Australian residents, within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948
  • have submitted the relevant MMC Scholarship Application Form
  • have submitted supporting documentation required for the application process.

Applicants must complete the MMC Scholarship application form and return it with the supporting documentation on or before the closing date.

Each student requires an individual application, including families with multiple children.

The applicant’s family must show intent to keep the child/ren enrolled at Melbourne Montessori College for the duration of the scholarship.

Send completed applications to the MMC School Registrar (enrolments@mmc.vic.edu.au).

Eligible applicants will be shortlisted for interview with the Principal based on the written application which addresses the selection criteria, references and most recent school reports.

2024 Dates

  • Applications Open: Monday, 29 April 2024
  • Applications Close: Sunday, 14 July 2024 5.00 pm
  • Interviews and Trials: Monday, 29 July to Friday, 16 August 2024
  • Notification Date: Monday, 2 September 2024
  • Second round offers: Monday, 23 September 2024
  • Student Commences: Term 1, 2025

Please note: this timeline is subject to our business regulations, policies and procedures which can change without notice. The School reserves the right to adjust the above timeline at any time.

Specific supporting documentation is required to complete the application of each scholarship, including:

  • Recent school reports and NAPLAN results
  • Financial documentation to support means-test criteria
  • Financial statement to support your application
  • Australian citizenship permanent residency, within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948

Please refer to the MMC Scholarships Application Form for more information.

Scholarships are awarded on merit, based on the selection criteria and interview with the Principal. An interview does not indicate that a scholarship will be offered.

Scholarship recipients must maintain strict confidence in accordance with the MMC Privacy Policy.

Scholarship offers are made in writing and the successful applicant agrees to the following terms and conditions:

Bursaries

Awarded to current students whose families are facing financial hardship and require fee relief to continue attending Melbourne Montessori College.

Montessorian Scholarship

Awarded to a student entering Years 7 to 11 (full and partial fee options are available). This scholarship is open to existing MMC families and prospective families.

Senior School Scholarship

Awarded to a current MMC Junior School student to support their continued education at the MMC Senior School.

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