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Private School Scholarships

MLC has been awarding private school scholarships in Perth since 1909 to acknowledge and reward the strength of recipients. Scholarships and prizes take into account each recipients’ potential in contributing creatively to the wider service of their community. Read on to explore our current private school scholarships, the application process and frequently asked questions.

Our Scholarships in Perth

Each year, MLC offers several scholarships in Perth of varying concessions to both current and future MLC girls entering different year levels. These include:

  • Academic Scholarships for entry in Years 5, 6, 7 and 10 (applications for 2025 Scholarships are now closed)
  • Music Scholarships for entry in Years 5-10 (applications for 2025 Scholarships are now closed)
  • Boarding Scholarships for entry in Years 7-10 (applications for 2025 Scholarships are now closed)
  • Yalari Scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander girls entering in Year 7
  • MADALAH Scholarships for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander girls entering in Years 7-10
  • Community Scholarships for entry in Year 7

Applicants applying for the MLC Academic, Music and Boarding Scholarships must sit the Academic Scholarship test.

Successful candidates entering Years 5 and 6 hold their scholarship until the end of primary school in Year 6. Candidates who are successful and entering Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 hold their scholarship until graduating high school at the end of Year 12.

Retention of a scholarship is conditional upon the recipient maintaining high standards in achievement and conduct throughout her schooling at MLC.

Private School Scholarships Offered

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and provide a tuition fee reduction of varying values. 

Music Scholarships

MLC boasts an outstanding Music program with an international reputation for excellence in performance. Music Scholarships are available to girls entering the college from Years 5 to 10 by audition and provide a tuition fee reduction of varying values. They also cover 100% of music tuition fees for one instrument. Successful candidates demonstrate musical excellence and potential. Please click here for more information on Music Scholarship requirements and auditions. 

Boarding Scholarships

MLC invites girls who live in regional Western Australia to apply for a Boarding Scholarship and attend MLC in Perth. This scholarship provides a boarding fee reduction of varying values.

MADALAH Scholarships

MLC proudly partner with MADALAH to offer Indigenous girls going into Year 7 and above exceptional opportunities to thrive in our nurturing environment. Applications are now open. Please follow this two-step application process:

  1. Apply via the MADALAH application link below.
  2. Let us know about your MADALAH application and register your interest by contacting the MLC Admissions team at admissions@mlc.wa.edu.au

Applications close on Wednesday 24 July 2024 (no late applications will be considered).

 

Yalari Scholarships

MLC proudly partner with Yalari to offer Indigenous girls going into Year 7 and living in remote Australia exceptional opportunities to thrive in our nurturing environment. Applications are now open. Please follow the two-step application process:

  1. Apply via the Yalari application link below.
  2. Let us know about your Yalari application and register your interest by contacting the MLC Admission team at admissions@mlc.wa.edu.au

Applications close on Tuesday 30 April 2024 (no late applications will be considered).

Private School Scholarship Applications

Our private school scholarships are awarded based on the student’s scholarship test performance, a review of recent academic reports, and requirements for boarding in Perth. In the case of Music Scholarships, a formal practical assessment is required by invitation. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview with the Principal, where a final decision is made. Each scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the College, and the decision is final.

MLC seeks students committed to the values and ethos of our college and who will participate fully in MLC life. Testing and auditions for MLC scholarships are held at our Claremont campus, 10 kilometres from the Perth CBD, in February for entry the following year. Special arrangements can be made for girls living more than 400 kilometres from our campus.

MLC Scholarship FAQs

Music Prizes

The college offers many Instrumental and Vocal Prizes annually by audition or special application. These prizes are awarded to support musical development and acknowledge progress, potential and commitment. Auditions are open to students in Years 6 to 9 at any level of achievement. Prizes are awarded for the year following audition. Applications are encouraged from girls currently learning with an MLC Music Tutor or private Music Tutor outside the college.

MLC Foundation Community Scholarship 

MLC has a long tradition of supporting those who need financial help. The MLC Foundation Community Scholarship (MLCFCS) was awarded for the first time in 2021 for a girl commencing Year 7 in 2022. The scholarship offers 100% remission from tuition fees and agreed on-costs for a day girl from Year 7 to 12. Made possible by the MLC Foundation and great generosity of the MLC Community, this scholarship provides an opportunity for a girl to join the College whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent her from receiving an MLC education. The vision is to award this scholarship annually. The application dates for MLCFCS will be announced and awarded between June – August 2024.

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