At the beginning of each school year (September) we collect all the necessary data from those parents who wish to apply for a scholarship.
The School Board, consisting of five members (representatives of teachers, parents and the Finance Board), decides to which pupils a scholarship will be awarded and the amount of the scholarship awarded, taking into account the agreed principles.
MCA is financed by the school fees paid by parents, subsidies from the FEDERATION as well as donations from Christian circles and sponsors who want to promote the development of a Christian education and training in order to create an atmosphere in which children grow up to be independent thinkers who never stop learning and who have God's character in them.
Likewise, numerous fundraising activities help the Board to generate funds to cover the costs of Christian education and school life.
On the part of the administration, we consider it an honour and privilege that we have been entrusted with the stewardship of the funds that God provides for the benefit of the children.
We try to keep school fees as low as possible to make Christian schooling affordable for families. However, our school fees are below the annual budget. To cover this deficit, we rely on donations from parents and friends of MCA.
We are very grateful for the financial support of our donors. We would like to continue to encourage you to support us. By doing so, you are helping to ensure that we are able to offer our students - especially here in the southern catchment area of Vienna - a first-class, Christian education.
Your financial contribution makes it possible for us to provide school grants to pupils who would otherwise not be able to attend school. In the past, this has enabled us to provide school grants to pupils from families who met the necessary criteria. We hope that in the future, with the support of generous sponsors, we will be able to grant scholarships to even more families.
According to the Austrian Ministry of Finance and the Financial Directorate, it is not possible for Austrian companies to deduct donations or financial contributions to the MCA from their taxes. However, if a donation is declared as an advertising expense by an Austrian company, it is tax deductible. Such donors can then also be given a clearly visible place for an advertising board in the entrance area.
Donations or grants made in cash are only tax-deductible if they are given to scientific institutions (Academy of Science) or educational institutions such as universities or institutes for adult education.
A list compiled by the Ministry of Finance lists all institutions to which donations are tax-deductible. The MCA is not one of them (§ 18 Income Tax Act "Donations - Support for the Arts and Sciences").
Should you choose this way of support, please send us a copy of your transfer so that we can record your donation on our list of sponsors. Thank you!
Of course you can transfer your donation directly to the account of the MCA in Vienna at the
RLB NÖ - Raiffeisen Landesbank Wien/NÖ, bank code 32000, account no. 7.480.098,
IBAN AT 943 200 007 480 197 BIC RLNWATWW,
payable to Mayflower Christian Academy, Fontanastraße 8, 1100 Vienna, Austria.