Catherine McAuley Scholarship

About this scholarship

This is an endowed scholarship established in 2006 by the Sisters of Mercy in Queensland to honour Sister Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, and in recognition of the predecessor college McAuley College.

Application dates

Open Date: Closed

Close Date: Closed

Scholarship type



  • The scholarship is valued at up to $10,000. It will be paid in instalments of $2,500 per annum for the duration of your course (up to a maximum of four years).
  • There is one scholarship available.

Student type

Current Students Or Future Students


  • Citizenship: domestic
  • Faculty: Health Sciences, Education and Arts or Law and Business
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree (except Theology)
  • Campus: Brisbane
  • Year level: any

Application process

Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. You must attach the following documentation with your application:

  • A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining;
    • Why have you chosen to undertake your degree?
    • What do you hope to achieve with it in the future?
    • In what ways does your chosen field of study contribute to the good of society and how can you contribute?
  • Evidence of the applicant's involvement and/or leadership in community service through activities designed to create a more just, merciful and sustainable world.
  • Two written references.

Selection criteria

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

  • Written statement.
  • Evidence of contribution to community service.
  • Written references.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with social and economic disadvantages, or students from rural and regional areas.

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and a recipient selected by the donor.

Ongoing requirements

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

Applications are closed

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