Mary Ward Grant

Mary Ward, 1585 - 1645, founded the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known in Australia as Loreto. Convinced that women in time to come will do much, she believed passionately in the education of women to their full potential and to the highest contemporary standards.

In order to promote the dignity and role of women in church and society, the Mary Ward Grant was established to support specialist of post-graduate study of theology, spirituality and pastoral ministry.

This is a partial grant to assist applicants who have financial need, included those seeking to complete the final year of undergraduate study.

Priority is given to Catholic lay women. Other applications will be given serious consideration.
Grants will be offered at the discretion of the Grant Committee. Each application will be treated confidentially on an individual basis, and no discussion on the outcome will be entered into.

Applicants are asked to submit the following information:
• Personal Details
• Study Proposal
• Financial Assistance sought ($) and purpose for which the Grant will be used (fees, resources, research assistance living costs, travel etc.)
• Personal and/or Professional Benefit of Grant
• Proof of Scholarship: relevant qualifications and/or results of recent theological or related study
• Names of three referees (include one personal and one professional/ academic)

Please send applications by mail in printed format to

DR DENISE DESMARCHELIER IBVM
MARY WARD GRANT COMMITTEE
PO BOX 168, PORTLAND, VIC 3305

Applications close Wednesday 16 October 2013. Offers of grants will be made in December 2013.