Scholarships – now open

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  up to 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.

Apply for Scholarships

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 2020:

Scholarship Applications – Now Open (for 2020 entry)

Applications close Friday, 15 March. No late applications will be accepted.

Scholarship Applications – Open in July 2019 (for 2020 entry)

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

The selection of scholarship recipients will be determined through a College-administered process.

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.

Academic Scholarship

Academic Scholarships, remitting up to 50% of tuition fees, are offered to students entering Years 7-12. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic ability as determined by performance on the scholarship exam, academic reports and interview.

General Excellence
General Excellence Scholarships, remitting up to 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 an Academic Scholarship, leadership and/or service to the community, and significant achievement in ONE of the following: Music, Sport or The Arts. Applicants are required to sit the scholarship exam and must first apply for the Academic Scholarship.

Music
Music Scholarships, remitting up to 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. Applicants are required to sit the scholarship exam and must first apply for the Academic Scholarship.

The Principal’s Scholarship
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, at the Principal’s discretion, from the applicants for Academic, General Excellence and Music scholarships categories.

The Principal’s 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.

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 apply online for Academic, General Excellence and/or Music scholarship; and submit a short hand-written essay outlining 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.

Folio Requirements

  • 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 11am (Qld time)/midnight (AEDT).
  • No late applications will be accepted.

FAQs

Scholarships are open from January to March each year for Academic, General Excellence and Music Scholarships. Applications for the Sport Scholarship 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 Academic, General Excellence and Music Scholarships will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal in Term 2. Applicants for the Music Scholarship will be contacted regarding an audition, if required. Short-listed applicants for the Sport Scholarship 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 only 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 (AEDT).
  • 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 scholarship exam 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 Scholarships 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 Scholarship applicants must first apply for the Academic scholarship and sit the scholarship exam. This exam will be held at the Performance Centre at Matthew Flinders on Saturday 30 March 2019 from 8:20am to 12:30pm. Sport Scholarship  applicants may also apply for the Principal’s Scholarship, if they meet the criteria.

All applicants for Academic, General Excellence and Music Scholarship 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 Scholarship scholarship is $50.