2023 Scholarships

Melbourne Montessori School (MMS) is committed to providing opportunities for students who would otherwise not have access to an independent Montessori education. The MMS Scholarship program offers scholarships, all means-tested, to support current and prospective students and reflects our commitment to an inclusive and diverse community.

The following Melbourne Montessori School Scholarships are available in 2023:

  • MMS Bursaries are available for students whose families are facing financial hardship and require fee relief to continue attending Melbourne Montessori School.
  • The MMS Montessorian Scholarship is awarded to a prospective student entering our Senior School Years 7 to 11 (full and partial options available).
  • The Gay Wales Scholarship is available to a prospective Senior School student that have a refugee status, having immigrated to Australia in the past five years.

Applicants must demonstrate sound academic ability and embody the Montessori values of self-respect, acceptance of the uniqueness and dignity of the individual, kindness, peacefulness, compassion, empathy, honour, individual responsibility, and courage to speak from the heart.  

  • Current and prospective students who would otherwise not have access to an independent Montessori education due to financial constraints and/or are from historically disadvantaged cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
  • Currently at Melbourne Montessori School, or attending another School/Centre, with the student in the primary or secondary years.
  • Australian citizens and permanent Australian residents, within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948
  • must submit the relevant MMS Scholarship Fund application form
  • must submit documents required as part of the application process
  • student has immigrated to Australia in the past five years and can supply documents to support refugee status
  • currently attending, or intending to apply for, secondary years
  • must submit the relevant MMS Scholarship Fund application form
  • must submit documents required as part of the application process

Applicants must complete the Melbourne Montessori School Scholarship application form and return it with the required 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 School for the duration of the scholarship.

Completed applications to be sent to Emma Amory, MMS School Registrar and Community Engagement Manager (enrolments@mms.vic.edu.au).

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

  • Applications Open: 14 June 2022
  • Applications Close: 18 September 2022
  • Interviews: Week of 3 October 2022
  • Trials: Week of 10 October 2022
  • Notification Date: 24 October 2022
  • Student Commences: Term 1, 2023

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

Specific supporting documentation is required to complete the application, but not limited to, each scholarship:

  • Recent School Reports and NAPLAN result
  • Financial documentation to support means-test criteria
  • Australian citizenshippermanent residency, within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 1948, or documents to support refugee status

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

Scholarship recipients must maintain strict confidence in accordance with the MMS Privacy and Confidentiality Policy.

Scholarship offers are made in writing and require the successful applicant to agree to the following terms & conditions:

  • Accept the Melbourne Montessori School Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
  • Have read and understood the Terms of Business and Tuition Fee Schedule and agree to abide by these and any regulations in force at the School
  • Agree to pay promptly all fees and other money due to the School.
  • If there is more than one applicant, each is bound by the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment, including joint and several liability for payment of fees.
  • Scholarships are awarded on the understanding the student reflects the school’s values and to the best of their ability maintains high standards across their studies and engagement in School activities.

Please note: as part of your application submission, you will also need to submit a Financial Statement (click to download).