Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

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 enroll 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 enrollment 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 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 commencing in 2020, complete the Scholarship Application Form in this page and attach a copy of your eligible concession card if you have one and submit it. Also you can download the form from this link and send via email to business.manager@drss.vic.edu.au
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.

Key dates for 2020 commencements are as follows:
1. Applications Open – Tuesday, December 17, 2019
2. Applications accepted up until Tuesday, January 28, 2020
3. Student Commencement – Start of, or during, Term 1, 2020.

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 business.manager@drss.vic.edu.au

Postal Address

Dandenong Ranges Steiner School
11c Duffys Road
EMERALD VIC 3782
melways ref: Map 126 D12

Contact Us

Email: enquiries@drss.vic.edu.au Telephone: 03 8790 4797
Fax: 03 8790 4793

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