Mary MacKillop

About this scholarship

Established by the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, Queensland, through Australian Catholic University, to commemorate and honour the work of their foundress Mary MacKillop. This scholarship recognises and rewards undergraduate ACU students who can demonstrate support and involvement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Application dates

Open Date: Closed

Close Date: Closed

Scholarship type



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

Student type

Current Students Or Future Students


  • Citizenship: Australian
  • Target group: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Faculty: any
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus: Brisbane
  • Year level: First or second year
  • Required study load: Full time

Application process

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining how the Scholarship could financially support the applicant's intended program of study
  • Evidence of the applicant's contribution to, and/or leadership in, community service
  • Academic transcript (current)

Selection criteria

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

  • Written statement
  • Community service
  • Academic merit

Selection process

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

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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