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Million Dollars Plus Released for Morling Scholarships

Monday 28th September 2020

We are very excited to announce Morling College’s new scholarship program for 2021 and beyond.

Our new scholarship program came about from a real sense of God’s leading. I was planning a report on scholarships when the Lord clearly directed me to consider a million dollars being made available from an independent asset over three years. This program plans to release over $300,000 per year for General Scholarships and $100,000 per year from the Tinsley Bequest specifically for scholarships in evangelism, mission and church planting.  To my delight the Morling Leadership Team and Board confirmed this as God’s direction. This should mean the potential of 40-50 substantial scholarships per annum to join those recipients of our existing scholarships and fellowships.

Our Director of Ministries, Steve Bartlett, and his team, are equally excited about this program. Together we believe that this will energise our ministry together. It will have a significant and powerful impact on Morling’s vision and mission to equip and shape Christ-centred followers to impact the world. These scholarships will also provide deeper opportunities for us to partner with the Baptist Association’s bold goal of growing God’s Kingdom with 1000 healthy churches by 2050 (the ‘Gen1K goal’).  

These scholarships aim to allow students to focus on their studies and participate in College life by relieving financial pressures that come through tuition fees or living expenses. It is my hope that this revitalised scholarship program will enable women and men who have not had the opportunity to come to Morling to study, including those from culturally diverse and indigenous communities. It may also allow students to dedicate at least one year to full time study if their circumstances would normally prevent it. While we can’t guarantee a scholarship for everyone, this is a breakthrough provision to extend Kingdom ministry.

Our General Scholarships, which could be up to $10,000 year for a student, will be awarded in recognition of a student’s sense of vocation and plans for ministry as well as the financial impact a scholarship will make on their ability to study. Other scholarships are designed to equip students in specific ministry or training areas. Full time and part time students may apply.

You can find more details about these scholarships and the application link on our website.



We deeply value the opportunities we have to partner with you. Please consider how you can partner with us!

Please pray that God uses this program in mighty ways and that Morling will be a good steward of the funds that are available. Pray with a discerning heart about who you could encourage to apply. Pray for applicants and those in the selection process. Commit to praying for scholarship recipients.

The majority of our students come to College because they have been encouraged to be further equipped by someone they know. Have you already identified people in your church or community who are gifted and who have a desire to grow deeper in faith and service? Let me encourage you to have meaningful conversations with these people, and others, about how a scholarship could help them study at Morling.  

If you are thinking of further study or are currently a Morling student, why not prayerfully consider applying for a scholarship yourself!

Morling has always been blessed by the generosity of others. There will be opportunities in this scholarship program to partner with us, either through donations to our General Scholarship Fund or in matching funds or co-sponsoring certain students or programs. If you would also like to establish a scholarship then let us know! Be assured, that when you donate to the General Scholarship fund at Morling, these funds will be used for this purpose.  Information can be found on the Scholarship webpage.

Morling College is more than just a place to gain a degree. We aim to be a faithful and flourishing community of faith and learning, where we strive together to share the hope and power of the gospel. By offering these scholarships, Morling hopes to share this vision and mission. My hope is that you will partner with us in this new venture.

Please get in contact with me if you would like to hear more.

He is risen!

Ross Clifford

Written by Ross Clifford

Morling College Principal

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