ACU Centre for Liturgy postgraduate scholarship

About this scholarship

The ACU Centre for Liturgy Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2016 to enable a postgraduate theology student with a demonstrated ongoing interest in liturgical studies and/or sacramental theology to study one 600-level unit in liturgy or sacraments at ACU.

Scholarship type: Merit 

Value: One scholarship is awarded as a tuition fee waiver, equivalent to the current tuition fee for one 600-level unit of study in liturgy or sacramental theology at ACU. There is one scholarship available.

Student type: Current Students or Future Students

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria, as of the scholarship application date.

Citizenship: Domestic students

Faculty: Theology and Philosophy

Course: Enrolled in a Masters program in Theology

Campus: Any 

Application process: Please provide the following as part of the application: 

  • Written statement of approximately 300 words outlining:
    • your demonstrated ongoing interest in liturgical studies or sacramental theology
    • previous or current engagement in liturgical/sacramental ministry or formation activities in your local parish or school community and your intended ongoing engagement in such activities
    • details of previous study in liturgy or sacramental theology and/or intended future study in these discipline areas.
    • Academic transcript 

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

  • Written statement
  • Enrolment in a Liturgy and/or sacraments 600-level unit
  • Academic merit 

Selection process: Applications will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and a recipient selected by a selection committee comprised of the Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy and a member of the ACU Centre for Liturgy Board of Advisers. Preference will be given to students who meet a minimum GPA of 5.0 (on the ACU seven-point scale or equivalent). 

Ongoing requirements: You are requested to submit a letter of appreciation for the Director of the ACU Centre for Liturgy explaining how the scholarship has assisted you. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October. You are requested to promote and support the work of the ACU Centre for Liturgy by participating in promotional activities pertaining to the awarding of the scholarship (i.e, participating in an informal interview and providing a photograph for publicity purposes).

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Previous Scholarship Recipients

2023        Paul Bennett, Kangaroo Island, SA

2022       Christopher Ohlsen, Parramatta, NSW

2020      Thomas Cullen, Brisbane, QLD

2019       Kerri-Anne Ramsay, Wahroonga, NSW

2018       Susan Farjado, Brisbane, QLD

2017       Samantha Wegner, Parramatta, NSW

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