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Matthew Flinders Anglican College is committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum and to nurturing individual student’s talents and interests. As part of this commitment, the College offers scholarships for students with special talents who, in turn, will make a significant contribution to the life of the College.

The scholarships, remitting 50% of tuition fees, are offered to students entering Years 7–12. The Principal’s Scholarship, offering full remission of tuition fees, is offered to outstanding students not currently enrolled at the College. The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling, subject to satisfactory performance and progress.

Please note: All scholarship applicants, except Sport – Performance, must sit the Flinders Scholarship (Academic) examination at the school on Saturday, 24 March. While the result achieved in this testing is a key aspect of Academic and General Excellence Scholarship criteria, it is not a key criteria for the Music Scholarship.

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The Board of Directors of Matthew Flinders Anglican College is pleased to offer the following scholarships for students currently enrolled or considering entering the College in 2019:

Scholarship Applications – Now Open

  • Flinders Scholarship (Academic)
  • General Excellence
  • Music – Performance
  • The Principal’s Scholarship (open to new students only – means tested)

Scholarship Applications – Open in July

  • Sport – Performance
  • The Principal’s Scholarship (open to new students only – means tested)

The selection of scholarship recipients will be determined through a College-administered process. Scholarships will be offered for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling (subject to annual review).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Registrar’s Office on 07 5477 3260 or email enrolments@mfac.edu.au.

Applications close Friday, 16 March 2018. No late applications will be accepted.

All scholarship applicants are required to sit the Flinders Scholarship examination on Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 8:20am to 12:30pm.

Please note, that whilst Performance Scholarship (Music) applicants are required to sit the Flinders Scholarship examination, results are not the key determinant for success.  Refer to the description of this scholarship for further information.

Applicants for the Flinders Scholarship (Academic) must demonstrate outstanding academic ability.

The scholarship, offering 50% remission of tuition fees*, will be awarded for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling, and will be subject to an annual review.

* Note: 50% of local student tuition fees.

Please complete the application online, then forward portfolio including:

  • Supporting documentation pertaining to the applicant’s academic ability (i.e. results of any standardised testing such as ICAS or intelligence tests such as WISC), if available.
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report and NAPLAN results.

Short-listed applicants and their parents will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. Scholarship recipients will be announced in mid-May following this process.

General Excellence Scholarships, remitting 50% of tuition fees*, are offered to students entering Years 7-12. Applicants must demonstrate excellence across three areas: strong academic ability (as opposed to the requirement of outstanding academic ability for a Flinders Scholarship Academic), leadership and/or service to the community, and significant achievement in ONE of the following: Music, Sport or The Arts.

All scholarship applicants are required to sit the scholarship examination on Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 8:20am to 12:30pm.

The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling, and will be subject to an annual review.

* Note: 50% of local student tuition fees.

Please complete the application online, then forward portfolio including:

  • Supporting documentation for the applicant’s areas of excellence including levels of achievement, eg State or National level for sport, or the equivalent level of participation or competition in the areas listed above.
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report and NAPLAN results.
  • Two references relevant to the areas of excellence including the contact details of the referees.

Short-listed applicants and their parents will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May following this process.

Please note, excellence across three areas is required for a General Excellence Scholarship as opposed to demonstrating outstanding academic ability for the Flinders Scholarship (Academic).

Music – Performance Scholarships, remitting 50% of tuition fees*, are offered to students entering Years 7-12. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding musical ability. Scholarships are offered on the basis of an audition and a subsequent interview with the Principal.

All scholarship applicants are required to sit the scholarship examination on Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 8:20am to 12:30pm.

* Note: 50% of local student tuition fees.

Years 7-9
Music – Performance Scholarships will be offered to students entering Years 7–9. Applicants must demonstrate sound academic ability and should be approximately Grade Three AMEB or Trinity College standard. The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling, and will be subject to an annual review. It is expected that musicians awarded a scholarship will:

  • Demonstrate ongoing development, technically and musically. For example, completing one AMEB or Trinity College (or equivalent) practical exam per year.
  • Participate in two co-curricular ensembles (which may involve a second instrument or voice).
  • Consider Music as part of their academic studies.

Years 10–12
Students entering Years 10-12 must demonstrate sound academic ability and would be considered based on a realised potential evidenced by a minimum standard consistent with Grade Six AMEB or Trinity College (or equivalent). It is expected that musicians awarded a scholarship will:

  • Demonstrate ongoing development, technically and musically. For example, completing one AMEB or Trinity College (or equivalent) practical exam per year.
  • Participate in two co-curricular ensembles (which may involve a second instrument or voice).
  • Consider Music as part of their academic studies.

In addition, a recipient of a Music – Performance Scholarship would be required to:

  • Be prepared to perform as a soloist at College functions.
  • Be prepared to attend and take part in Music workshops and camps as organised by the College.
  • Prioritise College music activities before other music commitments.
  • Be prepared to work within the ethos of the College with others less able or musically developed than themselves.
  • Demonstrate leadership within the College and community. For example, assisting conductors during rehearsals, assisting other musicians, wearing the school and performance uniforms appropriately.

Please complete application online, then forward portfolio including:

  • Written references from the applicant’s instrumental or vocal teacher/s.
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report and NAPLAN results.
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent music examination report/s.

Based on the documentation provided in the application form and the criteria outlined above, selected applicants only may be invited to attend an audition. The auditions will take about 15 minutes and applicants will be required to perform two contrasting pieces of their own choice, one of which may be on a second instrument. Applicants must provide their own accompanists, if required. As well as performing, applicants will be required to read at sight and complete a brief aural test, which will be followed by an interview with the audition panel. After the auditions, short-listed candidates and their parents will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May following this process.

The Principal’s Scholarship, offering full remission of tuition fees*, is offered to an outstanding student not currently enrolled at the College. The winner will be selected from one of the following scholarship categories: Flinders Scholarship (Academic); General Excellence; Music – Performance; Sport – Performance, at the Principal’s discretion.

All scholarship applicants, except Sport, are required to sit the scholarship examination on Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 8:20am to 12:30pm.

The scholarship also covers the Textbook and Resource Levy, Technology Levy and Mobile Device Fee but excludes other charges, for example, subject levies, optional tours, excursions and sports/music fees. The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling, and will be subject to an annual review. The awarding of this scholarship will be at the Principal’s discretion.

*Note: Full fee paying overseas students are not eligible to apply for the Principal’s Scholarship.

To apply, the applicant must:

  • Be an external student not currently enrolled at Matthew Flinders Anglican College, and who, due to financial constraints, would not normally be able to consider a Flinders education.
  • The applicant’s family must be prepared to complete a financial statement. This will include disclosure, in strict confidence, of the family’s financial situation.
  • The applicant must also apply online for at least one of the following scholarships: Flinders Scholarship (Academic), General Excellence, Music – Performance, Sport – Performance (applications open in July).

Please complete the application online, then forward with scholarship application folio:

  • A completed financial statement.
  • A short essay from the student, in his or her own handwriting, introducing himself/herself and saying why he/she would like to come to Flinders.

Short-listed applicants and their parents will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. Scholarship winners will be announced following this process.

Please download the Financial Statement form below.

Principal’s Scholarship Financial Statement

Sport – Performance Scholarships, remitting 50% of tuition fees*, are offered to students entering Years 7-12. Applicants for the Sport – Performance Scholarships must demonstrate sound academic ability along with outstanding performance in the field of sport (including chess or debating). Applicants are also to show evidence of broad involvement across school life.

The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of the student’s Secondary schooling, and will be subject to an annual review.

* Note: 50% of local student tuition fees.

Please complete the application online, then forward portfolio including:

  • Supporting documentation for the applicant’s areas of excellence including levels of achievement, eg State or National level for sport, or the equivalent level of participation or competition in chess or debating.
  • Also include documentation showing evidence of broad involvement across school life.
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report and NAPLAN results.
  • Two references relevant to the areas of excellence including the contact details of the referees.

Short-listed applicants and their parents will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May following this process.

  • Only ONE folio is required, even if the applicant is applying for more than one scholarship.
  • Please forward maximum of 20 A4 pages plus school reports, stapled in top left-hand corner, or preferably email the folio.
  • Please include documents as outlined in scholarships criteria, ie academic reports, references, supporting documents of achievement.
  • Please do not submit plastic/hard presentation folders.
  • Please do not submit original photos, ribbons, medals, artworks.

The deadline for the submission of folios is 4pm on the closing date. 

Please note: Folios should be posted to The Registrar, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, 1-47 Stringybark Road, Buderim Qld, 4556 (and must arrive by the closing date), or can be emailed to enrolments@mfac.edu.au or hand-delivered to the Main Administration by 4pm on the closing date.

  • Online registrations close 11pm (Qld time) / midnight (NSW time).
  • No late applications will be accepted.

Scholarships – Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarships are open from November to March each year for Flinders Scholarship (Academic), General Excellence and Music – Performance. Applications for Sport – Performance open in July and close in August. The College believes that the process is fair for all and the open period enables all applicants during that period the chance to put their best claim forward. Scholarships are highly sought after and the College acknowledges the process enables equitable consideration of candidates. Due to the integrity of the scholarships process, the College is unable to offer any special considerations.

Applicants who are shortlisted for the Flinders Scholarship (Academic), General Excellence and Music – Performance will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal in Term 2. Applicants for Music – Performance will be contacted regarding an audition, if required. Short-listed applicants for Sport – Performance will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal in Term 3. Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May and September, and unsuccessful candidates will be advised in writing. Details of their results will be included.

We would love to show you around Matthew Flinders and showcase the wonderful opportunities on offer. We invite you to contact our Registrar, Mrs Debbie Southern, to organise a tour of the College (click here to book a place). A Principal’s Tour will also be conducted in March and August, to showcase the Secondary school to new families.

No, we require just one folio from each scholarship applicant. Please note the Folio Requirements:

  • Only ONE folio is required, even if the applicant is applying for more than one scholarship.
    Please forward maximum of 20 A4 pages plus school reports, stapled in top left-hand corner
    Please include documents as outlined in scholarships criteria, ie academic reports, references, supporting documents of achievement
    Please do not submit plastic/hard presentation folders.
    Please do not submit original photos, ribbons, medals, artwork.
  • The deadline for the submission of folios is 4pm on the closing date.

Please note: Folios should be posted to The Registrar, Matthew Flinders Anglican College, 1-47 Stringybark Road, Buderim Qld, 4556 (and must arrive by the closing date), or can be emailed to enrolments@mfac.edu.au or hand-delivered to the Main Administration by 4pm on the closing date.

  • Online registrations close 11pm (Qld time) / midnight (NSW time).
  • No late applications will be accepted.

Matthew Flinders is committed to the academic success of all of its students regardless of where their other strengths may lie. Having applicants sit the Academic Test provides useful information that helps us to be best prepared to meet the learning needs of those who are successful in their applications. Whilst the results achieved in this testing is a key aspect of Academic and General Excellence Scholarship criteria, it is not a key criteria for the Music Scholarship. Please refer to the description of this scholarship for further information.

Yes. All General Excellence and Music – Performance applicants must first apply for the Flinders Scholarship (Academic) and sit the scholarship exam. This exam will be held at the Performance Centre at Matthew Flinders on Saturday 24 March 2018 from 8:20am to 12:30pm.

Sport – Performance applicants can also apply for the Principal’s Scholarship, if they meet the criteria.

All applicants for Flinders Scholarship (Academic), General Excellence and Music – Performance will pay only the one fee, $90 for the scholarship exam, regardless of how many scholarships they are applying for. The cost to apply for the Sport – Performance scholarship to be advised.

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