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Fixed-term Indigenous Scholarship (Means-tested)

Julie Spry (1970) attended Methodist Ladies’ College from Prep until Year 12. Julie’s sisters Sue (1964, dec.) and Pam McGilp (Spry, 1966), and niece Lauren McGilp (2000), also attended MLC.  Whilst at College, Julie was a member of the Senior College Choir in 1969. Upon graduation, she attended the Melbourne Kindergarten Teachers’ College.   

Julie wishes to support Indigenous students who, due to their families' financial circumstances, would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Methodist Ladies’ College. 

At MLC we have a strong commitment to diversity. We value developing intercultural understanding through our local, international and Indigenous community links.

MLC scholars will have a wide range of interests and talents and possess a readiness to actively participate, engage and contribute as a member of the MLC community.  

Our Indigenous scholarships have a proud history at MLC, we envision this offering as mutually beneficial by learning about, learning from, and learning with Indigenous people. We recognise that our Indigenous students often play a key role in increasing this intercultural understanding across all aspects of the College.  

MLC partners with a number of organisations and schools that support Indigenous students, including, the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS). In addition, MLC welcomes applications from individuals who fulfil the criteria below. 

Opening Date:  Monday, 17 October 2022
Closing Date:  Friday, 29 September 2023


Year of Entry: 

  • Year 9 (Scholarship tenable for 4 years)  


  • An Australian citizen who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (applicant must supply a Certificate of Aboriginality) 

  • Currently attending another school 

  • A candidate who would not ordinarily be able to afford the tuition fees 

  • Has previously attended primary or secondary schooling in a regional, interstate or remote area 

Documentation to be uploaded with Scholarship Application: 

  • Results of the most recent School Report 

  • Evaluation of a 200-word statement on why the candidate is applying for this scholarship; this should be written by the student, demonstrating her accomplishments, talents and her reasons for wanting to attend MLC 

  • A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Aboriginality (from a relevant authority)  

  • A personal reference, such as a teacher or Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group or other Indigenous Senior Community member  

  • A passport sized photo 

The applicant will then have: 

  • Evaluation of family finances, allowing financial circumstances to be considered 

  • Evaluation through Interview. Candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted by email 


  • Up to the full value of Tuition fees, Boarding fees and technology levy (this includes computer, technology support and peripherals) based on applicant's needs and student engagement. 


  • Scholarship holders are expected to complete their secondary education at MLC.

  • Refer also to the MLC Scholarship Terms & Conditions. 


Application Steps

Step 1: Apply for an MLC Scholarship by clicking on the Apply for Scholarship link at the bottom of this page. Please complete the Scholarship Application and click submit. An email notification will be then sent with next steps 

Step 2: Request Tiddeman Boarding House and College tour 

Step 3: Short-listed candidates will be contacted by email with an invitation to interview.  This email will also include a link to commence the process of understanding financial eligibility for means-tested scholarships. 

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