Scholarships at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

The next Scholarship Testing date will be held at the College at 9am on Saturday 19, February, 2022 for 2023 Year 7, 10 and 11 students.

Registrations are now open at this link.

Note that registrations close at midnight on Wednesday 9, February, 2022.

To encourage and recognise the pursuit of excellence in all areas of school life, St Patrick’s College offers scholarships for Years 7, 10 and 11 entry level in the categories of academic excellence, art, performing arts, music, sport, leadership and general excellence. All categories have an academic component and boys must sit a scholarship test conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research. A fee of $95 is payable at the time of registering your son as well as the opportunity to purchase additional practice testing papers at $25 which are available online and downloadable in PDF format.

Find out more on preparing for the test here:

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.

2021 IYLP Scholarships are now closed

Application Process

  • Applications for 2022 entry will open in March 2021.
  • Shortlisted students will be required to attend a personal interview at St Augustine’s College with the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, and a representative of the College.
  • Information, criteria, application forms and other details are available from The Smith Family via the 2022 IYLP Application Kit when it is available.
  • For more information click here.

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