Scholarships at St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

The next Scholarship Testing date will be held on July 10, 2020 for 2021 Year 7, 10 and 11 students. Registrations are now open and can be made at this link:

Testing date: Friday July 10 at 9am. Attendees to gather in front reception.

Closing date for registrations: June 30, 2020

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


Indigenous Youth Leadership Project (IYLP)
This initiative is funded by the Australian Government

The IYLP offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians, with a focus on youth from remote and regional communities with funding support through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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.
•    The Smith Family, in conjunction with St Patrick’s College, invites applications for 2021 boarding.
•    Places are open to students entering Years 7-12 in 2021.
•    Applications are sent directly to The Smith Family where they will be short-listed for further consideration.
•    If successful in the next stage of the application process a face-to-face interview will be held at St Patrick’s College and with the IYLP Manager.
•    Information, applications, criteria and other forms are available from The Smith Family.
•    More information –

If you have any questions, please contact the IYLP Manager by email or telephone on (08) 8224 1402.