Mary Ward Grants (Deadline: 5 October 2016)




True to the vision of Mary Ward and her belief in the pivotal role of women in leadership, the Loreto Sisters established the Mary Ward Grant to support tertiary study in theology, spirituality and pastoral ministry. It is a partial grant to assist applicants in financial need, and, while priority is given to Catholic lay women, all applications are considered.

The Mary Ward Grant is a partial grant only, to assist applicants in financial need.

While priority is given to Catholic lay women, all applications are considered. Grants are offered at the discretion of the grant committee. Each application is 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, e.g. fees, resources, research assistance, living allowance, travel
  • Personal and /or professional benefit of the grant
  • Proof of scholarship: e.g. relevant qualifications and/or results of recent theological or related study
  • Names of three referees (including one personal and one professional or academic)

Applications in writing to: Dr Denise Desmarchelier IBVM, Loreto Sisters, 2 Talbot Grove, Marryatville SA, 5068.

Applications for the 2017 Mary Ward Grant are due in by Wednesday 5th October 2016.

For further enquiries please contact Director of Mission, Andrea Grant

Read about the 2016 Mary Ward Grant recipients