Francis Carroll Scholarship

Established by public appeal in 2006, in honour of Archbishop Francis Carroll's contribution to the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, on the occasion of his retirement as Archbishop.


One scholarship valued at $2,500 is available each year, paid in one lump sum.


This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria:

Required Documentation

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Evidence of ATAR ranking or equivalent
  • Evidence of the applicant's contribution to, and/or leadership in, community service
  • A written statement of approximately 100 words outlining how the Scholarship could financially support the intended program of study
  • Evidence relocation, including:
    • Proof of residence in rural/regional area of the Archdiocese of Canberra/Goulburn or the Diocese of Wagga Wagga
    • Proof of new residential address.
  • Written reference (academic) which addresses the above selection criteria.

Selection Criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Community service
  • Written statement
  • Evidence of relocation
  • Written reference.

Selection Process

The recipient will be selected by the Scholarships Office.

Ongoing Requirements

Recipients are requested to submit a letter of appreciation for the donor explaining how the Scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October of each year.