Firbank Grammar announced today that in response to a generous bequest from a former student, twenty Scholarships will be available for girls from regional areas to attend boarding school in Melbourne’s Bayside at Firbank Grammar School in Brighton.
Noelle Schollenberger who left the money to the school was born in Brighton and attended school in the 1930s. The school says she was committed to girls’ education and has created means-tested scholarships in her name, enabling girls who would typically not participate in school in the city.
With over 700 Senior school students, the school is metres from the beach, has a rowing team, swimming centre, gym, sports facilities, world-class arts and music centre, science labs, computer technology facilities and more.
Principal Jenny Williams said that one of our fundamental principles was to ‘action kindness’ and that this was a way to demonstrate that. She said that “While here in Melbourne, we know we were locked down hard – the regions have done it tough”. “It’s not only time to open up the state again but to open our hearts and our facilities to the broader Victorian community that has been unable to access schools like ours.”
Anyone interested in applying for the Schollenberger Scholarships should contact the school’s admissions team on Tel: (03) 95915188 or via our online form.
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