Spiritual Care and Mental Health Scholarship

The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (MSC Sisters) will offer a scholarship of up to $10,000.00 in 2020 to support a student (or students) to undertake a stream of study that focusses on the spiritual care of people living with a mental illness. The course of study, including accredited units in Clinical Pastoral Education, may be taken at postgraduate or undergraduate level. Recipients of the Scholarship will be expected to provide MSC Sisters with mid-year and end-of-year progress reports.

Applications for the scholarship may be submitted by students who are presently studying spiritual care and/or mental health.

Applications can be made after 1 November 2019 and should be submitted by 7th January 2020. Applications received after 7 January 2020 may be processed in a second round. Further details regarding the scholarship and an application form will be available on this page on 1 November 2019.

Postgrad Australia Scholarship

This scholarship has closed. Please check back for future announcements.

PostgradAustralia believes postgraduate education can give people the means to achieve great things. That’s why we’re proud to support students with a passion for learning through the PostgradAustralia Scholarship. The successful applicant of the PostgradAustralia Scholarship will be paid a grant of $2,750 in April 2019. We’re not looking for a stratospheric GPA. We’re not even asking for a transcript. What we want to see is your passion for knowledge in a field you love.

Everyone studying or planning to study a postgraduate course in Australia is eligible, regardless of your study field, study mode, residency status, or football team.

Eligible programs include:

  • Graduate certificates
  • Graduate diplomas
  • Master’s degrees
  • PhDs

The winning applicant will have their enrolment in a current postgraduate program verified with their institution.

Applications close on March 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on April 5, 2019. Visit the Postgrad Australia website for more information about the scholarship and details on how to apply.

Hindmarsh Trust Scholarship for students coming from South Australia

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Hindmarsh Church of Christ Trust, Stirling has scholarship available for a South Australian student who comes to study full-time at the College.

The total amount of the scholarship is $10,000.

The award is contingent on suitable applications being received.

The trustees’ primary intention is for the money to support a new student from South Australia to come to the College and study theology and ministry. The money could pay for accommodation in a one bedroom unit for nearly two years, but it could also be used for tuition or even living expenses with the usual caveats, particularly that the student must attend lectures and pass assessments. The scholarship will be paid in two halves – immediately after the census dates in successive semesters.

Please note:

  1. Electronic or faxed applications will not be accepted.
  2. The scholarship is for a student who currently resides in South Australia and is embedded in a Churches of Christ community.
  3. Applications should be received by the beginning of February. However, applications received after this date may be considered in a second round.
  4. Scholarships will be paid in two halves; the first half on 1st April and second half on 1st September.

The scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of Stirling’s Grants and Scholarships Committee. See application form (here) for further details.



Scholarships for international students

There are a number of scholarships available to international students in Australia.

Click here for information on AusAid Awards.

Click here for information on Endeavour Scholarships.


Research Training Program (RTP)

The RTP is a single flexible pool of funding to support both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees.

Click here for more information about the Research Training Program.