Sister Cecily Dunne Scholarship
About this scholarship
Established in 2000 by St John of God Health Care (Ballarat) to celebrate the contribution of Sister Cecily Dunne SJG who was the principal nurse educator of the School of Nursing, St John of God Hospital, Ballarat from 1971 until it closed in 1990.
- The scholarship is valued at $4,000, to be paid in one lump sum.
- There is one scholarship available.
- Recipients are also eligible to receive discounted accommodation (subject to availability, see more details on the Discounted accommodation offer at ACU Living and Learning Communities).
- Opportunity to complete their graduate year at St John of God Ballarat Hospital. Acceptance into the graduate year at St John of God Ballarat Hospital is contingent on a successful interview outcome.
This scholarship is open to those who meet all of the following criteria:
- Faculty: Health Sciences
- Course: Bachelor of Nursing (including dual degrees)
- Campus: Ballarat
- Year level: third year (as of Semester 1, 2023)
Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:
- A written statement of approximately 200 words outlining:
- why you have chosen to undertake your degree
- what you hope to achieve with it in the future
- Letter of recommendation (academic or professional)
Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:
- Written statement
- Letter of recommendation
- Academic merit (based on current ACU GPA)
Applications will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office, and a recipient will be selected by a panel comprising of the donor's Mission and Nursing representatives and a representative of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at the Ballarat Campus.
- Recipients will be requested to submit an Impact Statement for the donor explaining how the scholarship has assisted them. This should be submitted to the ACU Scholarships Office no later than 1 October in the year the scholarship is awarded.
- Recipients will be invited to a presentation event and are requested to attend if this does not impede placement or study commitments.