Sister of Mercy Scholarship

About this scholarship

Established in 2010 by the Ballarat Sisters of Mercy who support the Mission of ACU and wish to contribute to its work, in particular, a commitment to supporting high quality education based on Christian values and a commitment to mercy and justice.

Application dates

Open Date: Thursday 06 September 2018

Close Date: Monday 11 March 2019

Scholarship type

Equity

Value

The scholarship is valued at up to $4,000, paid as one instalment annually for the duration of the course.

  • $1,000 per annum is available for students enrolled full-time, for a maximum of four years
  • $500 per annum is available for students enrolled part-time, for a maximum of eight years.

There is one scholarship available.

Student type

Current Students Or Future Students

Eligibility

  • Citizenship: domestic and international students
  • Faculty: any
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus: Ballarat
  • Year level: first or second year (or part time equivalent)
  • From a rural or regional area

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 500-800 words outlining:
    • How you engage with your local community and how does this reflect the mission and values of ACU?
    • The hardship or barriers you have faced in accessing higher education, and how your degree will change your future.
  • Three written references
  • Evidence of relocation or residence in a rural or regional area

Selection criteria

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

  • Written statement
  • Written references

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.
  • The recipient will be required to submit an annual report to the Scholarships Office by 1 October each year on his/her progress and the ways he/she has demonstrated his/her commitment.

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