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.
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 2022:
Scholarship Applications – Now Open (for 2022 entry)
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 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 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.
(open to new students only – means tested)
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.
(open to new students only)
The Foundation Scholarship, offering 50% remission of tuition fees, is offered to a new student commencing at Flinders in Year 10 or Year 11, who exhibits attributes of an outstanding all-round contributor and does not attend Matthew Flinders Anglican College. The scholarship, which is awarded to a student who would otherwise not be able to afford a Flinders education, will be subject to an annual review of academic progress and overall contribution to the life of the College. Applicants are invited to submit a folio as outlined in the application process and are not required to sit academic testing. The winner will be selected at the discretion of the Principal and the interview panel. Click here to apply for the Flinders Foundation Scholarship.
Scholarship Applications – Open in July 2021 (for 2022 entry)
- The Principal’s Scholarship (open to new students only – means tested)
Applications close Friday, 26 February 11pm (Qld time)/midnight (AEDT). No late applications will be accepted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I submit a late scholarship application?
Scholarships are open from January to February 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.
When will scholarship winners be announced?
Applicants who are shortlisted for the Academic, General Excellence and Music Scholarships will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal in Term 1. 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 April/May and September, and unsuccessful candidates will be advised in writing. Details of their results will be included.
Can I find out more about Matthew Flinders and can I bring my son/daughter to the school for a tour?
We would love to show you around 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).
Do I need to submit a folio?
Yes, we require applicants to upload their scholarship paperwork during the application process.
- Online registrations close 11pm (Qld time) / midnight (AEDT).
- No late applications will be accepted.
I’m applying for a Music scholarship, why do I need to sit the Flinders Scholarship exam?
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.
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
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 Flinders Performance Centre. Sport Scholarship applicants may also apply for the Principal’s Scholarship, if they meet the criteria.
How much does it cost to apply?
All applicants for Academic, General Excellence and Music Scholarships will pay only the one fee, $95, for the scholarship exam, regardless of how many they are applying for. The cost to apply for the Sport Scholarship is $50.