Study Abroad : Community Engagement Scholarships At Australian Catholic University – Australia 2018

About this scholarship

Established in 2018 the Community Engagement Scholarship is a two-year program that recognises and rewards students who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing development of their knowledge and skills in community engagement.

Community Engagement Scholars take on a large commitment during the two years of the program. Refer to ‘Ongoing Requirements’ below.

Scholars are provided with:

  • a work space and access to a computer in the ACU Engagement office
  • an ACU Engagement mentor throughout their participation in the program
  • access to all ACU Engagement seminars, workshops and other community engagement learning opportunities
  • the opportunity to give a presentation on their learnings to our community partners and senior ACU Staff at the end-of-year seminar

Application dates

  • Open: Monday, 20 August 2018
  • Close: Friday, 21 September 2018

Scholarship type



  • The scholarship has a total value of $10,000, being $5,000 per annum, to be paid in $2,500 instalments each semester over two years.
  • There are two scholarships available.

Student type



This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all of the following criteria, as of the scholarship application closing date.

  • Citizenship: Domestic and international students
  • Faculty: any
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus: any
  • Year level: Second year or above
  • Contribution to, and/or leadership in, community service
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 5.0 (on the ACU seven point scale).

Application process

Apply online by clicking the button below and completing the application form. You must attach the following documentation with your application:

  • A written statement of approximately 300 words outlining:
    • How do you engage with your community and how does this reflect the mission and values of ACU?
  • Written reference in support of your community engagement activities (from an academic or community engagement leader)

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • Evidence of community service

Selection process

Applications will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and a recipient selected by selection committee comprised of ACU’s Vice-President, Pro Vice Chancellor Engagement and a Community partner representative.

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • Remain enrolled in course identified at the time of application
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0
  • Participate in a minimum of 100 hours of community engagement practicum per year with ACU Engagement (may include internally-focused engagement activities)
  • Participate in a minimum of 100 hours of approved community engagement activity per year with community partners of ACU Engagement
  • Attend quarterly workshops focused on topics related to community engagement run by ACU Engagement
  • Maintain an electronic portfolio that displays their progress and achievements throughout their time in the CES Program
  • Maintain regular contact with their ACU Engagement mentor

Click this link to apply


Applications close on 21 September 2018

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