Maev O'Collins Social Work Scholarship

About this scholarship

Established in 2015 by Ellen Maev O’Collins for the purpose of assisting ACU’s Social work and Health Sciences students at the Canberra campus to overcome financial disadvantage.

Application dates

Open Date: Closed

Close Date: Closed

Scholarship type



The scholarship valued at $3,500, to be paid in one lump sum.

There is one scholarship available.

Student type

Current Students Or Future Students


  • Citizenship: Australian citizens
  • Target group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Faculty: Health Sciences
  • Course: any ACU degree
  • Campus: Canberra
  • Year level: any
  • Required study load: full-time
  • Financial hardship

Application process

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

  • Evidence of financial need
    • Most recent Tax Assessment Notice OR
    • Centrelink Income Statement OR
    • the most recent 60 days of bank transactions AND pay slips from the last 6 weeks
  • Evidence of academic merit

Selection criteria

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

  • Financial need
  • Academic merit

Preference will be given to students studying the Bachelor of Social Work. If a suitable Social Work recipient is not found then the Scholarship will be available for applicants studying any other course offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Selection process

The recipients will be selected by the Scholarships Office, in consultation with the First Peoples and Equity Pathways Directorate.

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.

Applications are closed

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