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Harrogate Ladies College scholarships

Each year we award a small number of scholarships to girls joining our senior school who demonstrate an exceptional talent or potential in a particular field including:

  • Academic ability
  • Sport
  • Football (The Lioness Scholarship) – new for September 2024 (Year 7 applicants only)
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance – new for September 2024
  • Textiles
  • Choral singing
  • Art

In addition to individual talents and potential, we are also looking for something special in our scholars.  We’re looking for girls who embody our ethos of “a passion for learning and a love of life” and who show an enthusiasm for inspiring and motivating others.

Benefits of Being a Scholar

Being a scholar is, in itself, a great honour and our scholars are held in high esteem within our school community, but scholarships also carry a number of other benefits, including:

  • Discount on standard College Day fees of 5%
  • Extensive programme of scholars’ events
  • Mentoring by a teacher or senior scholar
  • Annual scholars’ dinner with the Principal


Applying for a Scholarship

Scholarships are open to all girls joining College at Year 7, Year 9 Year 10 and Year 12.  Existing students can also apply at key stages throughout their school career. 

Scholarship applications are open during the Autumn Term in the year prior to joining, followed by assessments in the following January.  Awards are then announced at the beginning of March.  We will consider scholarship applications outside of these timescales subject to availability.  (Timescales for applications from existing students differ from these).  

If you would like to find out more about our scholarship programme or to request a scholarship application form, please contact our Admissions Team on 01423 537045 or email  

Download the 2024 Scholarships and Bursaries Brochure Here