The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young Indigenous Australians. The IYLP is offered in conjunction with Loreto College.

The Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Working in partnership with Loreto 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 the Principal of Loreto 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 at or telephone +61 8 8224 1402.

Application for admission to enter Loreto College must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship.

For further information about Loreto College, please contact with the Enrolments Manager at Loreto College on +61 8 8334 4200 or email