Catenians offer $5000 uni grant

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Members of the Australian Catholic Students’ Association take a cruise on the SS James Craig on Sydney Harbour in July. The Catenians have announced a scholarship worth $5000 for Australian Catholic tertiary students. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

A $5000 scholarship for Australian Catholic tertiary students is up for grabs – thanks to the Catenians.

The lay organisation, which is dedicated to strengthening the faith of its members through faith-based friendship, is looking to help students reach their educational goal.

Applications will close at 4 PM on 12 August.

The scholarship is inspired by the Catenian desire to fund and deliver charitable services, which inspire and improve the lives of those in need of assistance via The Catenian Charity Inc. founded in 2015, with its goal of advancing the future of young Catholic leaders in Australia.

Scholarship hopes to help marginalised

The scholarship provides grants to marginalised and disadvantaged students who are between the ages of 16 to 25 and are on low incomes and cannot afford to pay either tertiary institution fees, or tertiary residential college fees.

The grants are to be paid to the University or College by the student.

Only Australian citizens are eligible and must be enrolled full time as a second year or higher in the graduate entry degree or be enrolled in a higher degree, while having demonstrated drive and commitment to achieve academically despite their hardships, financial or personal.

Helping Catholic students

Applicants will have to complete a form detailing the purpose of the grant, monthly budget of their income and expenses, their semester tuition fees and/or their weekly residential accommodation charges.

The scholarship was established to advance the interests of Australian Catholic students who are in necessitous circumstances, enrolled, full-time, at an Australian tertiary institution or tertiary residential college, and want to enhance their life through learning.

For more details about applications and what is required to be eligible, visit the Catenian website.