Scholarships Together with the Mercedes Old Scholars' Association, we offer scholarships for new and continuing Mercedes College students.

Scholarships commence from Year 10. They are:

  • Mercedes College Old Scholars' Association Scholarship [now open]
  • International Baccalaureate Scholarship
  • Catherine McAuley Justice Scholarship

Mercedes College Old Scholars' Association Scholarship | new students

Every three years the Mercedes College Old Scholars' Association (MOSA) offers a scholarship to a student not currently attending Mercedes College.

This scholarship provides the opportunity for a student to attend Mercedes College to complete their secondary schooling with us. The scholarship covers Tuition fees, the Capital levy and Resource fee for Years 10, 11 and 12.

Criteria for Awarding the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded taking into consideration the extent to which the applicant meets the criteria including the following:

  1. Evidence of competence in academic studies.
  2. Evidence of community involvement, such as commitment to faith or social justice or the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Mercy values.
  3. Financial, socioeconomic and compassionate circumstances. 

Applictaions for 2023 are now closed.

International Baccalaureate Scholarship | new students

An IB Diploma Scholarship is offered to students entering Year 10, yet not currently attending Mercedes College.

Reflective of the IB Diploma Programme that aims to develop students who have an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically, scholarships are awarded following assessment against three key criteria –

  1. Demonstrated history of outstanding acaemic achievement
  2. Fluent in a second language (eg French) or willing to study a second language (eg Spanish ab initio)
  3. Evidence of extracurricular activity in - Creativity (artistic endeavour), Action (member of a sporting club), Service (service work).

The scholarship is offered annually and provides remission of tuition fees.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

Catherine McAuley Justice Scholarship | continuing students

Each year, Catherine McAuley Justice Scholarships are available to existing students entering Year 10, providing opportunities for those who will continue to benefit from and contribute to Catholic education at the College.

Applications are assessed against three key criteria:

  1. Financial (such as a low-income families who can access the School Card scheme or hardship as evidenced by 2020-21 financial year taxable income or three 2022 payslips), socioeconomic, and compassionate circumstances.
  2. Involvement in own faith community.
  3. Evidence of potential talent in academic studies.

Offered annually, these scholarships provide remission of tuition fees for Year 10, 11 and 12.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.