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Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries and Scholarships

Loreto Normanhurst is committed to providing support to families through the provision of Bursaries and Indigenous Scholarships.

Through this support we expand accessibility of the holistic education that Mary Ward envisioned for all young women to students who could otherwise not afford a Loreto Normanhurst education.

Unlike many other schools, Loreto Normanhurst does not offer Academic, Sporting, or Music scholarships. We consider these talents in assessment of applications for all enrolments as an indication of the student’s ability to contribute to the holistic learning that is so integral to a Loreto Normanhurst education.

Bursaries

Bursaries are open to day and boarding students new to Loreto Normanhurst seeking entry in Year 7 to 11.

In any given year we have families who find themselves in necessitous circumstances, including those affected by drought, bushfires, and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bursary assistance with respect to tuition and/or boarding fees and the exact amount approved varies from case to case.

Key Criteria

The primary criteria for the provision of financial assistance from the Bursary Fund is a demonstrable, means-tested inability to afford a Loreto Normanhurst education.

The following is also considered in assessment of Bursary applications:

  • Congruence with Catholic values and the ethos of the School. This will generally include consideration of factors such as baptism into the Catholic faith, family connection with Loreto Normanhurst, families whose values are congruent with those of Loreto Normanhurst and/or level of involvement of the Applicant and her family in their Catholic parish or faith community and commitment to Christian life and values.
  • Priority will be given to students and families who, in the opinion of the Committee, will be significant contributors to the school community. The focus will be on generous endeavours in a variety of fields, rather than any notable academic or extra-curricular talent.
  • Families must be prepared to accept all of the Conditions of Bursary Support and the Loreto Normanhurst Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

For more information on a Bursary, please refer to the Financial Assistance, Bursary, and Indigenous Scholarship Policy.

View Bursary Policy

Indigenous Scholarships

Loreto Normanhurst offers Indigenous Scholarships each year to a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are seeking to maximise their educational outcomes as part of our First Nations Program.

This program is supported by generous donations to the School’s Indigenous Scholarship Fund and in its partnership with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF).

Indigenous Scholarships are available to students new to Loreto Normanhurst seeking entry as a boarding student.

The Indigenous Scholarship covers tuition, boarding fees and some incidental expenses and may be full or partial.

Key Criteria

As per Bursary Applications, the following criteria are also considered in the assessment of Indigenous Scholarship applications:

  • The student must be able to demonstrate a means-tested inability to afford a Loreto Normanhurst education.
  • Congruence with Catholic values and the ethos of the School. This will generally include consideration of factors such as baptism into the Catholic faith, family connection with Loreto Normanhurst, families whose values are congruent with those of Loreto Normanhurst and/or level of involvement of the Applicant and her family in their Catholic parish or faith community and commitment to Christian life and values.

Priority will be given to students and families who, in the opinion of the Committee, will be significant contributors to the School community. The focus will be on generous endeavours in a variety of fields, rather than any notable academic or extra-curricular talent.

Additional Criteria

  • The student must be eligible for ABSTUDY to attend AIEF partner schools.
  • Families must be prepared to accept all AIEF and the Loreto Normanhurst Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

For more information on Indigenous Scholarships, please refer to the Financial Assistance, Bursary, and Indigenous Scholarship Policy.

View Scholarship Policy

How to Apply

Bursary and Indigenous Scholarship applications for students enrolling in 2024 have now closed. Bursary Applications for 2025 open on Monday, 12 February 2024 and will close on Friday, 1 March 2024.

Students enrolling in 2025 who have expressed an interest in a Bursary or Indigenous Scholarship on the Application for Enrolment may be invited to complete a Bursary and Scholarship Application Form in Term 1 2024.

Please note that a student who has already commenced at Loreto Normanhurst is not eligible to apply for a Bursary or Indigenous Scholarship.

Step 1

The consideration of Bursaries and Indigenous Scholarships will only be made to those students who meet the enrolment criteria of the school. Please refer to the School's Enrolment Guidelines for these criteria.

All Bursary and Indigenous Scholarship applications are subject first and foremost to the successful completion of the enrolment process. An Enrolment Form must be submitted and families will need to be prepared to progress through the Enrolment Process which is outlined.

See How to Apply

Please complete your initial Enrolment Application and ensure that you have indicated on that Application that you are interested in either the Bursary or the Indigenous Scholarship.

Complete your Enrolment Application

Step 2

Invitation to complete a Bursary/Indigenous Scholarship Application

The Bursary and Indigenous Scholarship application process opens one year in advance of requested entry.

Bursary Step 2

  • Bursary applications are invited from those families who have expressed an interest in a Bursary on the Application for Enrolment and have successfully progressed through the enrolment process.
  • The family may be invited to interview with the Bursary Committee.
  • An offer of enrolment may be made with or without an offer of Bursary support.

Indigenous Scholarship Step 2

  • AIEF Scholarship applications are invited from those families who have expressed an interest in an Indigenous Scholarship on the Application for Enrolment and have successfully progressed through the enrolment process.
  • On review of all Enrolment documentation along with the Indigenous Scholarship Application and other supporting documentation by the Principal, an offer of enrolment may be made together with the offer of an Indigenous Scholarship.

Samantha Mar Scholarship

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The legacy of a significant member of our Loreto Normanhurst community is sometimes remembered through the generous donation of an award or scholarship.

This kind of generosity weaves community connections between students current and former, building our Loreto network of strong women of service, independence, and grit.

One such woman, Samantha Mar ('93) is honoured by the generosity of the Farrell Family Foundation who have offered a perpetual scholarship in her name. Since 2005, the Samantha Louise Mar Scholarship has been awarded to a student of high academic potential who demonstrates leadership and engagement in extra-curricular, social justice and beyond, just as Samantha did.

The Samantha Mar Scholarship was awarded in 2023. As the Scholarship is only awarded every six (6) years, it will next be awarded in 2030.

Key Criteria

  • The Samantha Mar Scholarship will be offered to a student entering Year 7 at Loreto Normanhurst.
  • The Scholarship will be offered to a student of high academic achievement who can demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in several areas of school life including, but not exclusive to extra-curricular and social justice.

Other Eligibility Criteria

The following will also be considered in assessment of Samantha Mar Scholarship applications:

  • The family’s means-tested ability to afford a Loreto Normanhurst education.
  • Congruence with Catholic values and the ethos of the School. This will generally include consideration of factors such as baptism into the Catholic faith, family connection with Loreto Normanhurst, families whose values are congruent with those of Loreto Normanhurst and/or level of involvement of the Applicant and her family in their Catholic parish or faith community and commitment to Christian life and values.
  • Priority will be given to students and families who, in the opinion of the Committee, will be significant contributors to the School community. The potential mutual benefit for both the School and the student and their family must be obvious.

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