The Missionary Sisters of Service Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2024 to mark the 80th anniversary of the order’s founding. Source: Melbourne Catholic.
The scholarship will fully cover the recipient’s tuition fees for postgraduate study at the University of Divinity in Melbourne ($19,032 per full-time year at 2024 rates) and also provides a $10,000 annual living allowance. The scholarship is available for a fixed period of two years.
The Missionary Sisters of Service congregation was founded in Tasmania in 1944 by Fr John Corcoran Wallis, who had discerned an unmet need for pastoral support in Australia’s rural and isolated areas. Since then, MSS Sisters have served and supported communities around Australia.
With most of the sisters now at retirement age, the MSS continues its outreach to those experiencing disadvantage, inequality or isolation through its Highways and Byways agency.
The Missionary Sisters of Service Scholarship aims to support theological education and pastoral leadership in Australia that is consonant with the vision of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on “care for our common home”.
The scholarship will be awarded to a female candidate who is eligible for admission to a postgraduate coursework award at the University of Divinity. She must have the capacity to make a contribution to the future of theological education or pastoral leadership in Australia that is consonant with the vision of Laudato Si’.
Applications close on October 31 with the outcome to be advised by November 30.
Missionary Sisters of Service launch new study scholarship (Melbourne Catholic)