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

Working in partnership with Loreto College, the IYLP is administered by The Smith Family, with funding support through the National Indigenous Australians Agency. This 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.

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Application Process

  • Applications for 2024 entry are now open and will close on Friday 26 May 2023
  • Shortlisted students will be required to attend a personal interview at Loreto College with the IYLP Manager, Leanne Smith, and the Principal.
  • Information, criteria, application forms, and other details are available from The Smith Family via the 2024 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 Loreto College must be made at the same time as the application for an IYLP Scholarship. This initiative is funded by the Australian Government.

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

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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 Dr Nicole Archard, our Principal and leader in girls’ education on why a girls’ school is the best investment for your daughter.