Mary Curran Scholarship
Opens 6 Aug 2021 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline 6 Mar 2022 11:59 PM (AEDT)
$2,500
Description

About this scholarship

Established in 2014 by local North Sydney resident Mary Curran this Scholarship supports ACU nursing students in their second or third year of study who undertake a placement at a local hospital. Mary was attended by graduate ACU nurses in 2013 while in a coma for months after having a serious heart infection. Mary has a passion for animals, in particular her cat Cicero.
  

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • The scholarship is valued at $2,500, to be paid in one lump sum.
  • There is one scholarship available.
  • Discounted accommodation fees valued at $5,000, in ACU's Miguel Cordero Residence, Camperdown (subject to availability, see the Discounted accommodation offer section below for further information). 

 

Student type

Current Students
  

Eligibility

Applications are open to current ACU students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: domestic
  • Faculty: Health Sciences
  • Course: Bachelor of Nursing
  • Campus: North Sydney
  • Year level: second or third year
  • Study load: full-time
  • Minimum GPA of 5.0 on the ACU seven-point scale
  • A deep interest in animals
  • Enrolled in, or have completed, a practical experience unit during second or third year of the course

 

Application process

Applicants are required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 300 words outlining:
    • why you have chosen to undertake your degree, and what you hope to achieve with it in the future.
    • your interest in animals
  • Evidence of placement allocation/location
  • Written reference (professional)

 

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Academic merit
  • Written reference

Preference will be given to students who have completed placement at Royal North Shore Hospital or North Shore Private Hospital.

 

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and the recipient selected by the donor.
  

Ongoing requirements

Recipients will be requested to submit an impact statement for the donor explaining how the scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October in the year that the scholarship is awarded.


Discounted accommodation offer

ACU Living and Learning Communities has student accommodation options located in each state where we have a campus.  

Living in student accommodation is a great way to get the most of your university experience. In our accommodation, you’ll have access to unique sporting, leadership, spiritual and community engagement opportunities.  

ACU understands that moving from a rural, regional or remote area to one of our campuses could be quite daunting. We want to assist this scholarship recipient with a discounted accommodation option. In Sydney, we are offering one of our NRAS Studio apartments with a $5000 discount on a 12-month agreement. Click here for more information about this accommodation offer. 

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Mary Curran Scholarship


About this scholarship

Established in 2014 by local North Sydney resident Mary Curran this Scholarship supports ACU nursing students in their second or third year of study who undertake a placement at a local hospital. Mary was attended by graduate ACU nurses in 2013 while in a coma for months after having a serious heart infection. Mary has a passion for animals, in particular her cat Cicero.
  

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • The scholarship is valued at $2,500, to be paid in one lump sum.
  • There is one scholarship available.
  • Discounted accommodation fees valued at $5,000, in ACU's Miguel Cordero Residence, Camperdown (subject to availability, see the Discounted accommodation offer section below for further information). 

 

Student type

Current Students
  

Eligibility

Applications are open to current ACU students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: domestic
  • Faculty: Health Sciences
  • Course: Bachelor of Nursing
  • Campus: North Sydney
  • Year level: second or third year
  • Study load: full-time
  • Minimum GPA of 5.0 on the ACU seven-point scale
  • A deep interest in animals
  • Enrolled in, or have completed, a practical experience unit during second or third year of the course

 

Application process

Applicants are required to provide the following as part of the application:

  • A written statement of approximately 300 words outlining:
    • why you have chosen to undertake your degree, and what you hope to achieve with it in the future.
    • your interest in animals
  • Evidence of placement allocation/location
  • Written reference (professional)

 

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Academic merit
  • Written reference

Preference will be given to students who have completed placement at Royal North Shore Hospital or North Shore Private Hospital.

 

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and the recipient selected by the donor.
  

Ongoing requirements

Recipients will be requested to submit an impact statement for the donor explaining how the scholarship has assisted them. The letter should be submitted to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 October in the year that the scholarship is awarded.


Discounted accommodation offer

ACU Living and Learning Communities has student accommodation options located in each state where we have a campus.  

Living in student accommodation is a great way to get the most of your university experience. In our accommodation, you’ll have access to unique sporting, leadership, spiritual and community engagement opportunities.  

ACU understands that moving from a rural, regional or remote area to one of our campuses could be quite daunting. We want to assist this scholarship recipient with a discounted accommodation option. In Sydney, we are offering one of our NRAS Studio apartments with a $5000 discount on a 12-month agreement. Click here for more information about this accommodation offer. 

Value

$2,500

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Opens
6 Aug 2021 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline
6 Mar 2022 11:59 PM (AEDT)

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