Dandenong Ranges Steiner School wishes to facilitate an inclusive and diverse community and make Steiner
education more available across our community. Our Scholarship program offers a limited number of subsidised places to eligible applicants, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enrol in the school, due to financial disadvantages.
The program will offer scholarships for commencement during 2023 for students commencing in Class 5 and Class 6. Each scholarship will provide a subsidy on tuition fees for eligible students for the duration of their enrolment at Dandenong Ranges Steiner School while their family is experiencing financial disadvantage. In most cases, sundry charges such as camps and excursions will be the responsibility of parents/guardians; holders of Pension/Concession Cards can access additional government funding support for costs associated with these activities.
The total number of scholarships awarded for 2023 will depend on the number of applications at each year level, the financial impact, and the social and educational impact on individual classes and the school as a whole.
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following conditions:
1. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
2. Be eligible for enrollment at Dandenong Ranges Steiner School
3. Provide evidence of financial disadvantage, eg, a valid government concession card or other evidence of financial disadvantage. Accepted government concession cards are: Centrelink Health Care Card; Pensioner Concession Card; Veterans Affairs Gold Card
4. A commitment to the principles of Steiner education and Dandenong Ranges Steiner School is expected from parents/guardians of applicants.
How will applications be assessed?
The Finance Committee will assess all applications. Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be invited to meet with the Class Teacher to learn more about the school, and for the school to determine if it can meet the needs of the child.
How to apply?
All applications will be strictly confidential. To apply for a scholarship, complete the Online Scholarship Application Form below or submit a scanned copy of the form and attach a copy of your Eligible Concession Card if you have one and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following an initial assessment of the application, all applicants will be notified of their eligibility and if the application has progressed to the Class Teacher meeting stage. Where applicable, the school will provide additional enrollment paperwork for completion and discussion following the Class Teacher meeting.
How can I find out more?
If you have any questions about the school, scholarships or the application process, please contact our Business Manager, Cath Lanigan, by emailing email@example.com
Terms and Conditions
- To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following conditions:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Be eligible for enrollment at DRSS
- Provide evidence of financial hardship. Generally, this will be met if the child is named as the cardholder or a dependent child on a valid government concession card within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is on a:
- Centrelink Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Gold Card
- A commitment to the principles of Steiner education and to DRSS is expected from parents/carers of applicants.
- Families must formally apply for a scholarship via the DRSS Scholarship Application Form.
- Holders of scholarships will be bound by the same rules and responsibilities and awarded the same rights as other students at DRSS
- Assessment of eligibility and offer of a scholarship is solely at the discretion of DRSS
- Scholarships can be awarded from Class 1 to Class 6, and in 2022 from Class 5 to Class 6
- Scholarships are subject to review each year. It is expected that scholarships are awarded until the completion of Class 6, however, DRSS may choose to award a scholarship for a shorter period.
- A scholarship may be terminated by the school in the event of a serious breach of school rules, codes of conduct by the recipient or their parents/carers, or if their account falls into default according to the fee retrieval policy.