Mary Ward Grants
True to the vision of Mary Ward and her belief in the pivotal role of women in leadership, the Loreto Sisters established the Mary Ward Grant in the year 2000 to support tertiary study in theology, spirituality and pastoral ministry. It is a partial grant to assist applicants in financial need and, while priority is given to Catholic lay women, all applications are considered.
Grants are offered at the discretion of the Grant Committee. Consideration will be given to applicants who are undertaking specialist or postgraduate study and those seeking to complete the final year of undergraduate study. Applicants must be enrolled in the relevant course. Each application is treated confidentially on an individual basis, with no discussion on the outcome. Applicants are asked to submit the following information:
- Personal details
- Study proposal
- Financial assistance sought ($) and purpose for which the grant will be used, e.g. fees, resources, research assistance, living allowance, travel
- Personal and /or professional benefit of the grant
- Proof of scholarship: e.g. relevant qualifications and/or results of recent theological or related study
- Names of three referees (including one personal and one professional or academic)
Applications in writing to: Dr Denise Desmarchelier IBVM, Mary Ward Grant Committee, PO Box 214W, Ballarat West Vic 3350.
Applications for the 2019 Mary Ward Grant are due by 10 October 2018.
Offer of grants will be made in December 2018.
For further enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Young RSM was a boarder at Loreto College Marryatville from 2000-2002. After school she completed a Bachelor of Circus Arts before preparing to join the Sisters of Mercy.
Elizabeth received a Mary Ward grant in the first years of her Bachelor of Theology, which she completed while in formation. She took her First Vows in 2010 and then worked in the Port Augusta, firstly doing a teaching Diploma and then coordinating Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Port Pirie Diocese. Elizabeth has also been involved in other ministries such as chaplaincy in detention centres and the Port Augusta prison.
On December 10 2016, Elizabeth made her Final Profession of Vows at the Port Pirie Cathedral. Elizabeth would like to send her heartfelt thanks to the Loreto school, Sisters and community for the instrumental part they played in her religious and personal upbringing. Elizabeth would like to call God’s blessings on the Loreto family as they live the gospel call with so much FELICITY!