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Scholarships and Bursaries

The College offers a range of scholarships to students who display commitment and motivation in the areas of learning, creativity, leadership, collaboration and community.

Inspired by Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, the College also offers Bursaries (monetary assistance) to enable students to attend our College when they might otherwise not have been able to do so.


MADALAH Indigenous Bursaries

The College is committed to providing educational opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Year 7-12 by offering MADALAH Secondary Education Scholarships.


MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from remote and regional communities to Western Australia’s leading schools.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who enrol at the College for 2025, or who are already enrolled at the College can apply for these Scholarships.

These Bursaries are open to Indigenous students who demonstrate commitment and motivation in areas of learning, leadership and community. It is renewable every year up to Year 12, subject to positive application and effort.

Who can apply? 
Students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The level of financial contribution is determined on an individual and confidential basis. 

Value of scholarship: 
50% to 100% of tuition fees for the remaining duration of schooling at Our Lady of Mercy College. 

How to Apply
For more information, please visit the MADALAH website.

Year 7, 2025 Scholarships 

All applications for these Scholarships and Bursaries open on Friday, 29 March 2024 and close on Wednesday, 24 April 2024. Information on how to apply will be emailed to families who have a child enrolled for Year 7, 2025, in Term 1, 2024.

1. Examination-Based Scholarships:


Scholarship Examination to be held on Saturday, 4 May 2024, from 8.20am to 12.30pm.


Academic Scholarships GeneralOpen to students entering Year 7 in 2025.


2. Non-Examination-Based Scholarships and Bursaries:


Music Scholarships: Open to students entering Year 7 in 2025.

Parents & Friends Bursaries: Open to students entering Year 7 in 2025

First Nations Bursaries: Open to Indigenous students entering Year 7 in 2025

If you would like further information in relation to Scholarships and Bursaries, please contact the Enrolments Department, by calling (08) 9720 3300 or by emailing

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