Scholarships, Bursaries and Fee Assistance

The dream of the founders of Mount Scopus was to have a school where all Jewish children could attend, regardless of means, to learn of their heritage, to be proud Jews and dedicated supporters of Israel whilst understanding their role in Australian society.  

From our earliest days, Mount Scopus has developed a well earned reputation as one of the top academic schools in Victoria.

In the past we have offered reduced fees to students who do exceptionally well in academic scholarship exams. We now believe that these academic scholarships belong to an earlier, more elitist age. Moving forward, the funds which would have been used to subsidise high-performing students will be distributed on a strictly needs-based measure, irrespective of the academic ability. By increasing our funds available for fee assistance in this way, we believe that our practice will reflect the value we place on all children, regardless of academic ability, target the financial help where it is most needed and help even more children to enjoy the benefits of a Scopus education.

Bursaries and needs based grants

Mount Scopus Memorial College offers needs-based assistance to provide a Scopus education to Jewish students who otherwise would not be able to attend.

A range of financial bursaries and grants are available to assist students in all year levels from Prep to Year 12 to help defray the cost of tuition fees. A determination is made based on each family’s individual circumstances based on their financial and other information. Applications can be made at any time by new or current families.

Two specific programs are detailed below, but for further information about the College or place availability contact Enrolments on 9834 0070, or to enquire about fee assistance contact the Finance Manager on 9834 0027.

Further information is available on the Fee Assistance FAQs page.

Ruben Fried Scholarship (Year 7 entry)

This scholarship is available to students attending a government or other non-Jewish school and entering into Year 7. It is open to students who would be unable to attend without a full bursary. Co-funded by the Spotlight Foundation, it covers the entire cost of tuition fees for the six years of secondary school (some optional activities and electives may incur additional charges), as well as a significant contribution towards the cost of the Year 10 Ulpan program in Israel.

Grow with Scopus primary grants (Prep to Year 3 and Prep to Year 6) 

Open to current or new students entering into Prep, these grants of up to $11,000 per year (either Prep to Year 3 or Prep to Year 6) enable you to provide your child with the opportunity to learn in an immersive Jewish environment during their formative years.

Music Scholarships - Years 7 to 12

A range of scholarships for instrumental tuition are available for both current and new students entering into Year 7 or above. These scholarships provide full or partial awards for instrumental/vocal tuition fees for students demonstrating potential or excellence in their chosen instrument, including voice.

Students must be currently learning an instrument and be committed to the advancement of musical excellence at the College. All students need to have completed or be able to perform at Second Grade A.M.E.B. standard to qualify for an audition. Students that have sat an A.M.E.B exam are requested to submit a photocopy of their last exam report with their application.

Applications open around mid-year and in 2020 auditions will be held on a Sunday in Term 3. For further information current families should contact Mr Joel Norman, Music Administrator on music@scopus.vic.edu.au or 9834 0000 and new families should contact Enrolments