Acts2CoME Scholarships and Bursaries
Acts2CoME provides scholarships to assist and encourage students who show a desire to grow in faith and a commitment to service or ministry within the Catholic Church. Scholarships assist students with course fees for Certificate IV and Diploma ministry courses and may be sought on the basis of academic, leadership, or ministry achievement.
- Academic Scholarship – Applicants who display academic merit from previous study
- Leadership Scholarship – Applicants who display leadership potential
- Ministry Scholarship – Applicants who have shown commitment to ministry within the Church
In addition, a bursary may be sought on hardship grounds. Bursaries are considered on a case-by-case basis for students whose opportunities may be limited because of financial need. Applicants can apply for one year of fee assistance in the case of ongoing financial hardship, or a one-off payment to assist in the case of short term financial aid.
To be eligible for consideration, students must:
- Be Australian citizens or permanent residents
- Meet eligibility criteria for studying at Acts2CoME
- Demonstrate a commitment to Christian Service or Ministry; or a desire to grow in their Christian faith or Ministry
- Enrol for full-time study
- Produce documents supporting their application type:
Conditions and requirements are set out in the application form, downloadable below.
Book and other fees are not included.
Eligibility Criteria for Scholarship
Other Scholarships and Bursaries
The Centre for Faith Education administers the BJ Hickey Scholarship, established by Emeritus Archbishop Hickey, whilst still Archbishop of Perth, to promote the study of scripture by lay people. Prospective students at Acts2CoME are encouraged to apply. Please contact the college for a list of eligible units. Applications for this scholarship are open from September to November each year. Details and application can be found at:
A number of other Catholic organisations are prepared to support students studying for ministry. These do not have any connection to the college but may consider students for their funding. These include Knights of the Southern Cross (https://wa.ksca.org.au) and the Catenian Association (http://catenian.org/scholarships), the latter of which has a fund specifically for scholarships for young people who wish to attend organisations such as ours.
Another organisation which provides funding for ministry is the Union of Catholic Apostolate (UAC), founded by St Vincent Pallotti in Rome in 1835. It endeavours to spread the concept of a Church in which all people are actively involved. The UAC offersscholarships/study grants to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity which is consistent with UAC aims and objectives. An application form for the scholarship/study grant is available from: The
Secretary, Vincent Pallotti Scholarship Trust, 85 Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria, 3101; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consideration should also be given to asking your Parish or organisation, if working for a Catholic ministry organisation, for sponsorship to assist you in your studies.