The Parishes of the Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions and St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox College offer sponsorship to students.

 

PARISH SPONSORSHIP

Number available

Each Parish of the Diocese offers two ongoing sponsorships on a rolling basis i.e. as one student completes their course, another student may be admitted.

 

Selection Criteria

  • A baptised member of the Coptic Orthodox Church and actively involved in his/her local congregation;
  • A history of service and leadership qualities
  • Articulation of how theological studies will benefit them and their community
  • Some level of financial need
  • The Parish Priest will recommend who will be awarded the scholarship at his discretion in liaison with the Dean of SAC.

 

Conditions

  • Scholarship recipients must enrol in at least one unit per Semester
  • Scholarship recipients must pass all units to maintain the scholarship

 

ALUMNI OF ST MARY’S COPTIC ORTHODOX COLLEGE SPONSORSHIPS 

 

Number available

St Mary’s College sponsors five students annually, on a rolling basis i.e. as one student completes their studies another student will be admitted.

 

Selection Criteria

  • This scholarship is open to all alumni (former students) of St Mary’s College. Students will be sponsored for up to four units per year and as one student completes their studies another will be admitted.
  • A genuine interest in studying theology at SAC.
  • A firm commitment to completing the entire course of study
  • Evidence of ministry to the church
  • Some level of financial hardship

 

Conditions

  • Scholarship recipients must enrol in at least one unit per Semester
  • Scholarship recipients must pass all units to maintain the scholarship

 

How to apply for a scholarship

Students must complete a Sponsorship Request Form. The forms will be collected and where places are available students will be chosen on merit according to the criteria listed above.  Students will be notified within 14 days of the closing date for applications.

Closing date for sponsorship requests:

Semester 1 2017: January 31

Semester 2 2017: June 30

Parish Sponsorship Request Form

St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox College Alumni Sponsorship Request Form