Mary Curran Scholarship

About this scholarship

Established in 2014 by local North Sydney resident Mary Curran this Scholarship supports ACU nursing students in their second or third year of study who undertake a placement at a local hospital. Mary was attended by graduate ACU nurses in 2013 while in a coma for months after having a serious heart infection. Mary has a passion for animals, in particular her cat Cicero.

Application dates

Open Date: Closed

Close Date: Closed

Scholarship type



  • The scholarship is valued at $2,500, to be paid in one lump sum.
  • There is one scholarship available.

Student type

Current Students


  • Citizenship: Domestic students
  • Faculty: Health Sciences
  • Course: Bachelor of Nursing
  • Campus: North Sydney
  • Year level: Second or third year
  • Required study load: Full-time
  • Minimum GPA: Current GPA of 5.0 on the ACU seven point scale or above
  • A deep interest in animals
  • Enrolled in, or have completed, a practical experience unit during second or third year of the course

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 300 words outlining:
    • Why have you chosen to undertake your degree? And what do you hope to achieve with it in the future?
    • Tell us about your interest in animals?
  • Evidence of placement allocation/location
  • Academic transcript
  • Written reference (professional)

Selection criteria

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

  • Written statement
  • Evidence of placement
  • Academic merit
  • Written reference

Preference will be given to students who have completed placement at Royal North Shore Hospital or North Shore Private Hospital.

Selection process

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

Ongoing requirements

You are requested to submit a letter of appreciation for the donor explaining how the scholarship has assisted you. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October 2018.

Applications are closed

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