Scholarships

Mentone Girls' Grammar is committed to providing premium education opportunities for girls and nurturing individual student's interests and talents. As part of this commitment, the School offers a range of scholarships open to remarkable students across differing year levels.

Applications for 2022 Scholarships will open in September and are open to girls entering Years 5 to 11 in 2022. The closing date for applications will be 7 October 2020. 

We are pleased to offer Academic (internal and external candidates), General Excellence (external candidates only) and Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarships (internal and external candidates). Please see below for more detailed information.

Application Process 

Mentone Girls’ Grammar scholarships are awarded on the basis of test, interview, audition (where applicable) and evidence of achievements.  Scholarship applicants should be prepared to:

  1. Complete an online application. (not yet available)
  2. Sit the ACER scholarship test to be held on Saturday 17 October 2020.
  3. Music audition (where required).
  4. Submit a portfolio (where required).
  5. Attend an interview (where required).

Scholarships Available

CATEGORY 1: Academic Scholarships        

Academic Scholarships are awarded to girls with high academic potential entering Years 5 – 11 in 2022. There are also limited places for Year 11 in 2021.

Current Mentone Girls’ Grammar and external students are eligible for an Academic Scholarship.

Year 5 entry scholarships are potentially tenable to the end of Year 12, subject to ongoing academic success.  Years 7 – 11 scholarships are tenable to the end of Year 12. Academic Scholarships provide partial remission of tuition fees, usually up to 50%. 

CATEGORY 2: General Excellence Scholarships

General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to girls entering Years 5 – 11 in 2022 who are not currently attending Mentone Girls’ Grammar.

General Excellence Scholarships are designed to support the strategic priorities of the School, and are therefore offered with a focus on the following four areas of interest:

·       Performing Arts (Drama, Dance)

·       Sport and Physical Education (Athletics, Swimming, Team Sports)

·       Creativity and passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

·       Visual Arts (Art, Design, Visual Communication)

General Excellence Scholarships provide partial remission of tuition fees (30% or 50%) for the student’s remaining period of education, subject to her continuing superior performance and her contribution to the life of the School in her chosen area of interest and/or other areas as applicable.

CATEGORY 3: Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarships

Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarships are awarded to girls entering Years 5 – 11 in 2022 who are talented and dedicated students of music or singing with a view to pursuing VCE Music Performance.  Scholarship recipients are required to participate in a range of school music-related activities, and contribute positively to the overall Performing Arts culture of the School.   

Current Mentone Girls’ Grammar and external students are eligible for a Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarship.

A Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarship provides partial remission of tuition fees, usually up to 50%, for the student’s remaining period of education, subject to her continuing superior performance and her contribution to the life of the School. 

The scholarship also covers remission of tuition for Instrumental or Voice lessons (one instrument/voice which is nominated at audition) taken at Mentone Girls’ Grammar (or an approved external provider but only up to the value of lessons provided by Mentone Girls’ Grammar).  A Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarship will also cover school hire and maintenance fees for a student’s main instrument where necessary, and piano accompaniment for examinations and school performances as required.  

Music Scholarship (Instrumental or Voice) Entry Requirements

Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarships are open to girls entering Years 5 – 11 in 2021.

Pianoforte and Strings         Years 5-6         Grade 4 AMEB standard or equivalent

                                                Years 7-8         Grade 5 AMEB standard or equivalent                    

                                                Years 9-10       Grade 6 AMEB standard or equivalent

Woodwind                             Years 5-6         Grade 1-2 AMEB standard or equivalent

                                                Years 7-8         Grade 3-4 AMEB standard or equivalent

                                                Years 9-10       Grade 5 AMEB standard or equivalent

Brass                                       Years 5-6         Grade 1-2 AMEB standard or equivalent

                                                Years 7-8         Grade 2-3 AMEB standard or equivalent

                                                Years 9-10       Grade 3-4 AMEB standard or equivalent

Voice                                      Years 5-6         Beginners with potential will be considered

                                                Years 7-8         Grade 2-3 AMEB standard or equivalent     

                                                Years 9-10       Grade 4-5 AMEB standard or equivalent and must be able to                                                      demonstrate solo repertoire and training

VCE Music Performance (Solo) Years 10 -11     Grade 6-8 AMEB standard or equivalent

Auditions

Auditions for Music (Instrumental or Voice) Scholarships will be held in the School’s Performing Arts Centre.  Candidates will be contacted and notified of audition times.