Preshil Scholarship Program
Preshil is committed to providing opportunities for students who would otherwise not have access to an independent school education. Our Scholarship offerings are designed to support prospective students and reflect our commitment to an inclusive and diverse community.
Each year at Preshil, we search for students who are looking for opportunities to further their imagination, creativity and independent thinking in an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The School seeks to find applicants who will bring breadth to our community and we encourage enthusiastic and creative students to apply.
Preshil’s scholarships are built on the IB Programmes’ objective to “develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world” (IBO). The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world.
We have long felt that academic scholarships fail to speak to the whole child. Our scholarships address this by valuing a broad range aptitudes and as we do not prescribe narrow terms of application. We have had musicians, actors, film makers, YouTubers, authors, activists, artists and orators apply who are self-aware learners and who are ready to celebrate with us what they value about their learning. In past years, we have received applications from talented and accomplished musical theatre actors, aspiring and creative filmmakers, budding scientists who were keen to see technological advancements in their chosen field and outspoken advocates in areas such as sustainability, climate change and LGBQTIA issues.
We’re looking for students for whom the breadth and rigour of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years and Diploma Programmes are the best fit. We consider students whose innovative, social justice, entrepreneurial and creative endeavours are of exceptional standard and seek to be energised in their approach to education. These students see their learning journey as more than just their schooling. They may already identify ways in which they’ll be active in our school community through various pursuits including outstanding fine art skills or being outspoken and at the forefront in raising awareness of world issues. Some students excel in technological endeavours such as developing games or apps or building websites or have burgeoning Youtube channels. We also value the performing arts and students who dream of becoming an actor, filmmaker or musician. These students want a school in which trying these things is welcoming and safe.
There are lots of students for whom Preshil would be a wonderful school and we want to ensure that we open access to them and their families. We hope that scholarships bring breadth to our community, increase diversity as well as invite enthusiastic students, and their families, into our community.
Preshil is proud to offer the following scholarships:
SOCIAL JUSTICE – Preshil is committed to working towards a more secure and cohesive community, social justice and essentially a more peaceful world. Preshil seeks to attract students who have the courage to imagine a better world.
ACCESSIBILITY – Designed to support families who require financial assistance and who understand and prioritise the benefit of receiving a progressive education. Our commitment is to ensure all people have access to the same opportunities for education regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.
CREATIVITY & INNOVATION – Preshil is seeking to attract students who are interested in exploring and challenging the status quo and want the opportunity to pursue their passions and further their imaginative and independent thinking in any avenue of learning.
HUMANITARIAN – Preshil seeks students who will contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of our student body and invites applications from children of refugee or asylum seeker families. We respect, honour and appreciate cultural diversity and truly believe that our learning environment values other cultures and promotes a sense of belonging for all.
INDIGENOUS – Preshil seeks Indigenous students from Metropolitan Melbourne who will play a key role in increasing our intercultural understanding. Preshil seeks to learn about, learn from and learn with Indigenous people.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Preshil seeks to develop the next generation of young leaders and strengthen leadership and service qualities as well as embolden students to subscribe to the entrepreneurial mentality. These scholarships are designed to support budding entrepreneurs who have a drive and passion for entrepreneurial success.
Applications Opening Soon
For further information on our Scholarship Program, please contact our Registrar (email@example.com).