Scholarships at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

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The next Scholarship Testing date will be held in February 2024 for 2025 Year 7, 10 and 11 students.

To encourage and recognise the pursuit of excellence in all areas of school life, St Patrick’s College offers in the categories of academic excellence, art, performing arts, music, sport, leadership and general excellence.

Scholarships will be offered to students entering Years 7, 10 and 11 at St Patrick’s College for the 2025 school year.

Scholarships allow for remission of part tuition fees throughout a student’s secondary education and are subject to satisfactory progress and review.

All categories have an academic component and boys must sit a scholarship test conducted by Academic Assessment Services. A fee of $95 is payable at the time of registering your son.

For further information please contact the College Registrar on 5322 4449 or email

Scholarship candidates in all categories must sit an examination to be considered for a scholarship.

For further information please contact the College Registrar on 5322 4449 or email


The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Working in partnership with St Patrick’s College, the IYLP is run by The Smith Family, with funding support through the National Indigenous Australians Agency. The Government-funded program aims to close the gaps in Indigenous educational disadvantage by creating greater access to additional education choice for Indigenous students, particularly those from remote and very remote areas of the country.

In addition to helping Indigenous students achieve their educational aspirations, the IYLP supports the development of positive role models and leaders to inspire other Indigenous students.

2023 IYLP Scholarships are now closed

Application Process

If you have any questions, please contact the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, by email or telephone +61 8 8224 1402.

Application for admission to St Patrick’s College must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship.

For further information about St Patrick’s College please also make contact with the College registrar on (03) 5322 4449 or by emailing