Moore College provides a number of scholarships to eligible students enrolled in or intending to enrol in a Moore Theological College course of three major types:
- undergraduate courses
- postgraduate courses
- online Diploma in Biblical Theology course (overseas students only)
There are endowed scholarships in a range of areas subject to specific conditions and requirements of each award.
You can browse some examples of the scholarship awards on the Scholarship Awards page.
Scholarships are only awarded to persons who fulfil the requirements for admission to a program of study at the College. Students and prospective students are encouraged to apply for scholarships at any time, even before there’s been an outcome on their enrolment application. However, the Scholarships Committee cannot make a decision until enrolment has been offered and accepted. We encourage prospective students to apply for scholarships as part of the enrolment process to enable faster outcomes and to ensure students can have confidence in being able to afford study with us. Scholarships are generally meant to cover part of the costs of completing a qualification.
How Tax Deductibility Affects Scholarship Donations
As a higher education provider, Moore Theological College Council is a deductible gift recipient. As such, all donations to the College are tax-deductible. This includes all donations to the various Scholarship Funds, which are all internal accounts of the College.
However, in order to be entitled to tax deductibility, donations made to a Scholarship Fund cannot be allocated by the donor to an individual student. Hence, to achieve tax-deductible status, donors must understand that they are contributing to the Scholarship Fund in question, rather than donating a specific amount to individual students. Donations to each of the Scholarship Funds are pooled; students then apply to access these funds; further fundraising may be a condition of being granted funds; and provision of financial support is at the discretion of the College.
Scholarships are awarded based on the advice of the Scholarships Committee of the Moore College Foundation. This committee oversees all aspects of scholarships including applications, notifications, and the responsibility to ensure the wishes of donors are met. Unless specifically indicated otherwise in the terms, scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, merit and/or the applicant’s mission/ministry potential.
Applications for undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship support are assessed a minimum of four times per year. Out of phase applications may be considered on a case by case basis. In 2021, scholarships will be considered at committee meetings in January, April, July, October and December. The deadlines for submission of applications ahead of these meetings will be: Mon 18 January, Mon 19 April, Mon 12 July, Mon 27 September and Mon 22 November.
Please submit your application and it will be forwarded to the Scholarships Committee of the Moore College Foundation. For any scholarship related enquiries, please contact the Foundation on +61 (0)2 9577 9900 or Foundation@moore.edu.au.
If successful in obtaining a scholarship, conditions include:
- willingness to participate in promotional activities for the College and the fund
- submission of reports to the Scholarships Committee to demonstrate satisfactory progress
- the expectation that you will contact us if your circumstances change
For guidance on completing the section on annual income and expenses, please see Cost of College information.
Generally, scholarships are paid after the census date when the enrolled student commences study in the manner indicated in their scholarship application. Generally, when the scholarship recipient is an international student in arrears, the scholarship will be paid to the College towards fees when the fees become payable. Scholarships are not normally paid ahead of the year for which it has been awarded.
Unless otherwise stated, most scholarships are awarded for one year only, and scholarship recipients are required to submit another application if they wish to apply for a scholarship the following year.