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Theological School Scholarships

Generous donors have enabled the Theological School to award scholarships and other financial assistance to students. This includes support for theological study, training for ordained ministry, and research degree candidature.

Joan Adams Scholarships

The Joan Adams Scholarship allows outstanding students to study for degrees of the University of Divinity. Successful applicants will show potential to provide leadership at Trinity College and in the wider church during their studies and in their subsequent careers.

Up to three scholarships are available at any one time for theological studies at undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral levels for awards of the University of Divinity. The total value of individual scholarships will usually be between $15,000 and $35,000 per year, depending on whether residential fees are included.

Scholarships are normally awarded for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress and an annual review. It is expected that students will apply to use FEE-HELP to repay fees through the tax system, and that the scholarship will therefore not be used for the payment of course fees, but rather be used to support the recipient’s studies. (FEE-HELP is only available to Australian citizens.)

Eligibility

Applicants should be:

  • an active member of the Anglican Church of Australia, or a church in communion with the Anglican Church
  • enrolled in a formal course of study offered by the University of Divinity through Trinity College Theological School
  • undertaking a course, preferably as a full-time student
  • a resident in Melbourne during the term of the scholarship.

Criteria

  • Applicants should have a proven track record of solid academic achievement or evidence of their capacity to excel academically.
  • Priority is given to those proposing active ministry, lay or ordained, within the Anglican Church.

Value and duration

  • Total value of $15,000 to $35,000
  • Up to three years

Special conditions

  • The scholarship is subject to annual review, and poor results or a failure to live up to the agreed expectations may result in early termination of the scholarship.
  • Applicants are expected to provide leadership within Trinity College, including the academic and worshipping life of the Theological School, and in the life of the church.

What next?
Applicants should first download and read the 2021 Joan Adams Scholarship Information, and also familiarise themselves with the Trinity College Theological School and its programs.

Step 1
Download and complete the Theological School Scholarship Application in PDF or Word format. 

Step 2
Prepare the following supporting documentation:

  • A cover letter providing full name and contact details, an indication of the course of theological study you propose to undertake, and an indication of your plans regarding residence in Melbourne
  • A personal statement of approximately two pages, addressing the criteria for award of the scholarship (as above)
  • A curriculum vitae showing relevant study, experience and publications (if any)
  • Copies of academic transcripts of previous study (new students only)
  • Names and contact details of three referees. 

Step 3
Email your application (preferably in PDF format) to tctsregistrar@trinity.edu.au

Or send your application to:

The Registrar
Trinity College Theological School
100 Royal Parade
Parkville Vic 3052

Applications close COB 15 November 2020.

Enquiries 
Contact tcts@trinity.edu.au

Studentships for Ordinands

These studentships assist in the training of candidates for ordained ministry. Funds are used to offset the cost of fees for the Formation Program and other non-university training undertaken at Trinity.

Eligibility
Applicants must be enrolled in the Formation Program.

Criteria
These funds each have separate criteria, as listed below. Please note which studentship you would like to apply for on your application form.

  • The Albury studentship for support of candidates from the Diocese of Wangaratta (many include stipend).
  • The Florinda Anderson studentship for the education of deserving students from the Diocese of Ballarat.
  • The Bishop’s, Payne, Rupertswood and Florence Stanbridge studentships for the promotion of learning amongst candidates for Holy Orders from the Diocese of Melbourne (preferably later-year students who have passed Greek).
  • The Nigel and Margery Herring studentship (2011) for a candidate for ordination with financial need.
  • The Kew (1878), Marley (1887) and Combedown (1898) studentships for candidates in the Diocese of Melbourne.
  • The Richard Grice (1879), Henty (1879), Moorhouse (1921) and Frank Woods (1977) studentships to train candidates for Holy Orders within any one of the dioceses in the Province of Victoria.
  • The Upton-Everest (1963), A.V. Green (1964), A.F. Tweedie (1964), Esmond Sutton (1980), Daisy Searby (1983), Sydney Smith (1986), Alfred Bird (1998) and John Liversidge (2012) studentships to assist the training of candidates for the Anglican Ministry.
  • The A.M. White studentship (1943) for 'protestant' candidates for admission to Holy Orders who are in financial need.
  • The Joseph Burke studentship (1993) for a student of theology.

Value and duration

The total value of studentships is approximately $2000 for one year.

What next?
Step 1
Download and complete the Theological School Scholarship Application in either PDF or Word format.

Step 2
Email your application (preferably in PDF format) to tctsregistrar@trinity.edu.au

Or send your application to:

The Registrar
Trinity College Theological School
100 Royal Parade
Parkville Vic 3052

Applications close COB 15 November 2020.

Enquiries 
Contact tcts@trinity.edu.au

Financial assistance scholarships

Thanks to the generous and far-sighted support of Trinity alumni, donors and friends, the Theological School can award several financial assistance scholarships, including the:

  • Geoff and Edith Pitcher Scholarship
  • Susan Sandford Scholarship
  • Rosemary Young Scholarship (for female students only)

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled to study at Trinity College Theological School.
  • Rosemary Young Scholarship applicants must be female.

Criteria

Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Value and duration

The total value of these scholarships varies, depending on financial need, and the duration is up to three years.

What next?
Step 1
Download and complete the Theological School Scholarship Application in either PDF or Word format. 

Step 2
Email your application (preferably in PDF format) to tctsregistrar@trinity.edu.au

Or send your application to:

The Registrar
Trinity College Theological School
100 Royal Parade
Parkville Vic 3052

Applications close COB 15 November 2020.

Enquiries 
Contact tcts@trinity.edu.au