Sister Cecily Dunne Scholarship

Established in 2000 by St. John of God Health Care (Ballarat) to celebrate the contribution of Sister Cecily Dunne SJG who was the principal nurse educator of the School of Nursing, St John of God Hospital, Ballarat from 1971 until it closed in 1990.

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

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

  • Studying at the Ballarat campus
  • Enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (including dual degrees)
  • In the third year of their course

Required Documentation
The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Written statement of approximately 200 words outlining future career goals and aspirations.
  • Academic transcript
  • Written reference (academic or professional)

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

  • Written statement
  • Academic merit
  • Written reference

Selection Process
Applications will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and a recipient selected by the donor and a representative of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Ballarat Campus.

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.

The recipient is guaranteed an interview for a position in the graduate nurse program at St John of God Health Care, Ballarat.