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.


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.

Year 7 Academic Scholarship

Applications for 2021 have now closed. Information will be available shortly regarding applications for 2022

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.

Applications for 2021 have now closed. Information will be available shortly regarding applications for 2022

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 will be awarded to support a student each year 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 the 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.

To apply for consideration for a bursary please contact the College Registrar.

Year 8 Music, Performance & Visual Arts Scholarships

Past Pupils Association Music, Performance and Visual Arts Scholarships – open to all current Year 8 Loreto College Ballarat students. Three $1000 scholarships are offered to current students towards tuition and expenses associated with music and performing arts tuition. Applications are invited by the Music and Performing Arts Faculty in the 2nd Semester of each year.

All Application forms are due Friday April 24 (End of week 2 Term 2). An application form has been emailed to every Year 8 students.

Indigenous Youth Leadership Program Scholarship

The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) offers 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.


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.

For further information please contact the College Registrar, Ms Leonie Gudgeon (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) on 53296184 or 

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