Mother Gonzaga Barry ibvm was the foundress of Loreto Education in Australia. Her passion for girls’ education had a significant influence on the development of education across Australia.

In order to celebrate Gonzaga Barry ibvm’s vision for the education of girls, this scholarship aims to provide a Loreto Education for girls who are related to a Loreto Marryatville Old Scholar and who would not be able to attend Loreto College without financial assistance. This scholarship acknowledges the long tradition of 149 years of Loreto Education in Australia and 119 years of Loreto Education in Adelaide.

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The Gonzaga Barry Bursary Scholarship is offered to new students wishing to enter Loreto College. A maximum of two scholarships will be awarded annually. To be eligible, the student must be a daughter, granddaughter, or niece of an Old Scholar from Loreto College Marryatville. The scholarship is means-tested and is directed towards students who would not be able to attend Loreto College due to financial hardship.

Students must also meet the Scholarship criteria. The Scholarship is based on presentation of a portfolio. Students are required to provide evidence of a growth mindset with regard to high academic success and also demonstrate how they encapsulate the values of a Loreto education in their contribution to their school and broader community through co-curricular activities, leadership, and social justice activities.

Parents are required to provide copies of all financial documents requested, recent school reports, full NAPLAN results, and any other documentation that is relevant in supporting the Gonzaga Barry Bursary Scholarship application. The scholarship will provide 100% remission of fees as set by the College Board. Additional expenses such as a laptop computer, books, and equipment required for the delivery of curriculum, uniform, camp fees, private music tuition, or any other paid sport or activity outside of the normal College Fees, including Boarding fees, are not included.


Closing date for submission of a portfolio is Friday 28 June 2024.

Scholarship applications must include:

  • Completed Gonzaga Barry Bursary Scholarship Application Form
  • Certified copies of requested financial documentation
  • All-Rounder Portfolio and supplementary documentation. Portfolios will not be returned to the applicants.

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We encourage you to see how your daughter’s future can take shape at one of our upcoming College Tours where you will see our curriculum in action, tour our historic grounds, and hear from Ms Kylie McCullah, our Principal, on why a girls’ school is the best investment for your daughter.