At Dandenong Ranges Steiner School we seek to foster an inclusive and diverse community and wish to make Steiner education more available across our community. Our Scholarships program offers a limited number of subsidized places to eligible applicants, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to enrol in the school, due to financial disadvantage.
The program will offer scholarships for commencement in 2020 in all classes from Class 1 to 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 2020 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 enrolment 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.
Application for February 2020 is closed.
Keep watching this space for the Mid-Year Scholarship applications to open in the month of June.