Scholarship Applications

Loreto College Ballarat is committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum and to nurturing individual students’ talents and interests.  As part of this commitment, the College awards a limited number of scholarships to students who have completed the Application for Enrolment form who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and success in several fields of endeavour related to school life.

The Smith Family, through the Indigenous Youth Leadership Project also offers scholarships funded by the Australian Government for students enrolling at Loreto College Ballarat. Further information listed below.

Year 7 Academic Scholarships

Applications for Year 7 2025 Academic Scholarships closed Friday 2 February 2024 at 4pm.

Year 7 Music and Performance Scholarships

The Eileen Macintyre Music Scholarships 

The Eileen Macintyre Music Scholarships offers scholarships for students commencing Year 7 at Loreto College and provide up to 50% of tuition fees through to the end of Year 12 (subject to recipient meeting the scholarship conditions as listed on the application form), as well as one half-hour music tuition lesson per week, maximum of 9 lessons per term.

The applications for the Eileen Macintyre Music Scholarship for Year 7 2025 close on February 2 2024.

Year 8 Music, Performance & Visual Arts Scholarships

Past Pupils Association Music, Performance and Visual Arts Scholarships are open to all current Year 8 Loreto College Ballarat students. A number of scholarships between $500 and $1000 are offered to current students towards tuition and expenses associated with Music, Performing or Visual Arts (including Art, Dance, Drama & Media).

Applications close 24 June 2024.

To apply, click here.

The Aspiring Dream Scholarship

For graduating or leaving students only.

Mary Ward famously said, “I hope in God, it will be seen, that women in time to come will do much.” And our founder of Loreto in Australia, Mother Gonzaga Barry said, “Aim for something excellent..our ideals often make our realities”

In 2019, Loreto College held a fundraising event for the regional launch of the Michelle Payne movie, Ride Like a Girl. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations from this event went towards establishing the new Loreto Aspiring Dream Award.

One award each year of $2,000 is on offer to help a graduating or leaving student to pursue her dream. Award applications open in Term 3 for consideration by the end of Term 4 and students will be advised to apply via internal communications platforms.

Aspiring Dream Scholarship Information
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Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Scholarship

Loreto College partners with the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) to offer scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians, with a focus on Indigenous youth from communities in very remote areas of the country or regional communities.

IYLP is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Children and Schooling Programme and The Smith Family was selected to be an IYLP Partnership Broker.

The IYLP supports scholarships for Indigenous students to attend approved secondary schools – day and boarding, government and non–government.

In addition to helping Indigenous students achieve their educational aspirations, the IYLP supports the development of a pool of positive role models and future leaders, to inspire other Indigenous students and illustrate the successes that can be achieved through educational attainment.

Applications for an IYLP scholarship close on 28 May annually. 


Who can apply for a secondary education scholarship?

To be eligible for an IYLP scholarship the applicant must be a young Indigenous Australian who has the motivation and high potential to complete Year 12, and be committed to succeeding.

Scholarships are being offered for up to one year and student progress will be reviewed periodically.

IYLP scholarship applicants must also be:

  • willing to attend an approved IYLP Education Partner School / College
  • eligible for ABSTUDY or be able to demonstrate educational disadvantage
  • able to meet the requirements set out in the program guidelines in relation to receipt of other Commonwealth scholarships.

More Information: 

To obtain an Expression of Interest form or if you have any questions please email or telephone on (08) 8224 1402.


Loreto College Ballarat is committed to providing an inclusive education for all girls and provides a number of bursaries to enable or support a Loreto education for those who may not otherwise be able to attend the school.

For information on all Scholarships and Bursaries please contact the College Registrar – or 03 5329 6184.

Dora O’Sullevan Bursary

The Dora O’Sullevan Bursary is named in memory and honour of past pupil Dora O’Sullevan, by her sister Rita Andre (nee O’Sullevan). The belief in a Loreto education and profound generosity of the O’Sullevan sisters and the Coghlan family has ensured their connection to the College will now span future generations.

The Dora O’Sullevan Bursary supports students who may not otherwise be able to attend the College and will be administered by the Principal. To be eligible for consideration as a recipient of an annual Dora O’Sullevan Bursary, students must be from families encountering financial difficulties which may otherwise prevent their daughter from attending Loreto College Ballarat. Eligible candidates may be current students or prospective students at any year level.

Consideration for bursaries are reviewed annually on a case by case basis.

To apply for consideration for a bursary please contact the College Registrar and more information is available in the Dora O'Sullevan Bursary Policy

Dora O'Sullevan Bursary Policy
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For further information please contact the College Registrar, Ms Kirsty Ridley on 53296184 or 

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