2024 Scholarship Applications are Now Open!

After our initial three-year Scholarship scheme, we are pleased to announce that we will continue to offer scholarships in 2024. We hope our scholarships 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.

Scholarships are awarded in recognition of a student’s sense of vocation and future plans as well as the financial impact a scholarship will make on their ability to study.

Please note:

  • Scholarships will only be awarded after census date in each semester.
  • Note that scholarships do not cover all unit fees, and so students will need to pay some of their tuition either upfront or via FEEHELP if available to them.
  • As we seek to steward our Morling Scholarship fund and provide equitable opportunities for our students, we will not be offering scholarships to students who have already received scholarships between 2021-2023. (Existing ongoing matching scholarships and other longer-term scholarship arrangements may continue.)


Applying for a Scholarship

Students can apply for Scholarships in a single online form, providing they meet the eligibility criteria. Some scholarships have their own eligibility criteria and students should review this in detail before making an application. As part of submitting your online application, students may also be required to provide supporting documents.


2024 Scholarships Available

Morling General Scholarship

Eligible for: New fulltime students in any faculty
Benefit: $1250 per enrolled unit, up to $10,000/yr
Funded by: Morling Scholarship Fund
Duration of scholarship: 12 months
Number of scholarships available: 8
Extra information: Students commencing a course studying at least 3 units/semester.

Matching Scholarships

Eligible for: New and continuing students in any faculty
Benefit: For each enrolled unit: sponsor pays for a 1/3 of a unit fee, the student pays for 1/3 and the College covers 1/3
Funded by: Jointly funded by sponsoring organisation, the student, and the College

Duration of scholarship:  1-2 semesters determined by sponsor and College
Number of scholarships available: 10
Extra information: The sponsor should be an organisation (church, workplace etc). If an individual wishes to sponsor a student, our preference is that they do this through their church. 

Tinsley Bequest Mission & Evangelism Scholarship

Eligible for: New and continuing Bible and Theology students
Benefit: Up to 50% funding of enrolled unit fees each semester.
Funded by: Tinsley Bequest
Duration of scholarship: 12 months
Number of scholarships available: As determined by Tinsley Faculty
Extra information: Preference will be given to fulltime students who have a clear sense of call and/or gifting in cross cultural mission, church planting, or evangelism.

Vose Aboriginal Scholarship

Eligible for: Indigenous students studying theology in WA
Benefit: As determined by sponsor
Funded by: Minnie Bairstow Trust
Duration of scholarship: As determined by sponsor
Number of scholarships available: 1-2
Extra information: This scholarship is available to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student completing Bible and Theology course who is living and studying in WA. This scholarship is offered through the Minnie Bairstow Trust. Preference is to give two scholarships, with the 2nd being funded by the Morling Scholarship Fund.

Partner with us

We deeply value the opportunity to partner with you, in a variety of ways. 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.

We are deeply grateful for the faithful support of individuals, churches and other organisations. Your generosity in your love, prayer and financial support is so vital to our ongoing ministry. We hope you will be encouraged with us and walk with us into the future as we strive, with God's enabling, to be the best that we can be, so that churches are enriched and God's kingdom is extended.

We also want our Scholarship Program to be sustainable. Our goal is to increase our scholarship funds to provide opportunities for students, year after year, generation after generation. So, where possible, we encourage churches and individuals to consider providing a tax-deductible matching donation for a scholarship recipient, or to donate to our General Scholarship, Tinsley Mission or Kel Willis funds.

Donations are processed securely through Baptist Financial Services Giveway portal.


Important Dates

  • Matching scholarships can be confirmed at any time.
  • General & Tinsley Scholarship offers will be made from mid-June.
  • Applications after June 21 will only be considered for new students and/or according to available funds.
  • Semester 2-2024 APPLICATION FORM CLOSES: FRIDAY JULY 5, 2024

Prospective Students

If you are a future student (i.e. you are also applying to study at Morling for the first time) please check the overview and criteria of the course you are interested in to ensure you will meet acceptance requirements.

Become a Matching Donor

Most 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? Why not invest in them and in the Kingdom through a Matching Scholarship!

Register your interest in being a Matching Donor HERE



Find out more on the Donations page of our website.

Donate to our Scholarship Fund

Donate to our International Student Fund 

Some of our scholarships are only available to full-time students and we will prioritise all applications from students planning on studying full-time, as a way to resource students who could reduce other commitments during their scholarship period. 

Generally, your scholarship benefit will not cover all the expenses of study – both tuition and additional costs.

It is important to note in some cases, that the scholarship amount you receive is based on the number of your enrolled units at Census Date

Matching scholarships are a great way for your church or workplace wants to support you and cover some of your tuition costs. Matching scholarships allow your sponsor to partner directly with Morling in your studies and maximises their financial commitment to you. You may want to suggest this possibility as you share your plans for study.

After you apply, your referees are contacted to complete a questionnaire. The Scholarship Committee will then review your application and referee surveys and if successful, will send an offer via email. If you are not successful, you will also be notified via email. For further information about dates and timings, please refer to the website and the confirmation email from when you submit your application.

Yes, everyone needs to complete an application to study, and meet the acceptance requirements, for their chosen course/pathway before they can start studying. We encourage you to start this process first, and then apply for a scholarship. You do not need to wait until you are accepted to apply for a scholarship, but if you have completed your student application, it makes it easier for the Scholarship Committee to decide on your application. Please click here to complete your student application.

Yes, you can apply for more than one type of scholarship. However, each student will not receive more than one type of scholarship.

Your scholarship funds will be awarded for a 12-month period. You are welcome to apply again for subsequent years.

We encourage you to use your funds to cover part (or all) of your tuition fees and for some scholarships this is mandatory. Where applicable, and if you are eligible, you may prefer to put your fees on Fee-Help and use the scholarship funds for other relevant study and living expenses such as textbooks, computer equipment, conference fees, accommodation costs, on campus meals or travel costs for intensives.

If you are not using your funds for tuition fees, scholarship funds are released to you after ‘Census Date’ each semester. This is the date when your enrolments are confirmed and is typically one month after the semester starts.

This means that you will need to be able to cover any expenses before the scholarship funds are released. The College will reimburse you after Census Date.

The scholarship funds are not considered income, so you do not have to inform Austudy of your benefit.

Yes, you will receive a digital certificate after Census Date of the first semester of your scholarship.

Your scholarship is awarded for one calendar year from the date on the offer. If you defer your studies and you study beyond the scholarship offer, your scholarship is not deferred with it (unless there are exceptional circumstances agreed to by the Scholarship Committee). However, you are welcome to apply again.

No, your scholarship funds are only available for units enrolled at Morling College.

Scholarship Stories

JulietJuliet (Master of Education – Leadership)

Meet Juliet. She is a Ugandan, wife and mother of five who has desired to equip and mentor teachers and leaders in Uganda for decades, but the financial burden of higher education made this dream seem like an impossibility. “The Lord answered her prayers” and she received a scholarship to pursue a Masters of Education in Leadership. The financial freedom has enabled her to grow in her leadership skills, and in her first trimester, she has “effectively trained 250 Christian educators” on how to think biblically and critically.

CathrineCatherine (Graduate Diploma Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care)

“God has been preparing me for chaplaincy my whole life,” says Catherine. She has always desired and felt a Divine invitation to pursue a vocation in championing and pastoring those in need. Catherine felt doubtful due to financial constraints but she applied for Morling and a scholarship despite it, and she got it! “As a recipient of this scholarship, financial burdens that threatened to distract and cripple me have fallen to the ground and I can study and prepare for ministry…”

DeanDean (Master of Divinity)

Full-time vocational ministry is challenging to say the least. One must be poised in soul care, teaching and preaching and some instances are faced with the lack of financial resources. So when Dean, a bi-vocational church planter and father, received the Tinsley scholarship during one of the most unprecedented seasons of his life he was overjoyed. “The scholarship funds were an incredible blessing to support my family as we invest into the kingdom work of church planting.” He is now one step closer to completing his Masters of Divinity.