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’s vision for the education of girls, this scholarship aims to provide a Loreto Education for girls who would not have the opportunity to attend Loreto College without financial assistance. This scholarship acknowledges the long tradition of 145 years of Loreto Education in Australia and more than 115 years of Loreto Education in Adelaide.
The Gonzaga Barry Full Bursary Scholarship is offered to new students wishing to enter Loreto College or those that have suffered financial hardship whilst studying at the College. A maximum of two Scholarships will be awarded annually. To be eligible, the student must be a daughter of a family that meets the income and asset means-test as measured annually prior to and during the Scholarship period.
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 Full 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.
Applications for Gonzaga Barry Scholarships are now open.
Applications for 2025 commencement will close on Friday 28 June 2024.
Scholarship applications must include:
- Completed Gonzaga Barry Full Bursary Scholarship Application Form
- Certified copies of requested financial documentation
- All-Rounder Portfolio and supplementary documentation. Portfolios will not be returned to the applicants.
GONZAGA BARRY APPLICATION FORM