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Ecclesial Futures Scholarships

Predicting the church of the future is beyond our human ability to foresee or anticipate with absolute certainty. However, future-vision in the midst of change is a vital ingredient for any movement of flourishing churches. Our Ecclesial Futures Scholarships are intended to contribute to informing and shaping the practices of mission and ministry by, with, and among the Baptist churches in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia.

Whitley College is committed to the sort of critical innovation and creativity that will birth and sustain communities of Baptist Christians wherever, and however, they gather together for mission and ministry.

The BUV scholarship is intended to support a Whitley College student studying towards a PhD at the University of Divinity and who can make a demonstrable contribution to the strategic research objectives of the Baptist Union of Victoria and Whitley College in understanding and engaging with the LOTE churches, congregations, and initiatives.

The BUV Scholarship of up to $10,000 per annum, will contribute a part-time HDR Scholarship and will support a Whitley College student studying towards a PhD at the University of Divinity who is able to demonstrate that their research potentially contributes to the strategic research objectives of the BUV and Whitley College in the area of LOTE congregations and initiatives.

Successful BUV Scholarship students are free to apply for other University Scholarships (RFS and RSS) and grants, where eligible; especially where the student wishes, or is required, to study full-time.

Details of the BUV scholarship, including eligibility criteria, are available by downloading a pdf flyer. Further questions can be directed to the Director of Research

The Cities of God (CoG) scholarship is intended to support a Whitley College student studying towards a PhD at the University of Divinity and who can make a demonstrable contribution to the strategic research objectives of the BUV and Whitley College in understanding and engaging with the urban mission practice and ecclesiology of churches, congregations, and initiatives in the culturally and religiously hyperdiverse cities of Australia.

The CoG Scholarship of up to $10,000 per annum, will contribute a part-time HDR Scholarship and will support a Whitley College student studying towards a PhD at the University of Divinity who is able to demonstrate that their research potentially contributes to the strategic research objectives of Whitley College and international research partners in the area of ‘The city and the urban church’.

Successful CoG Scholarship students are free to apply for other University Scholarships (RFS and RSS) and grants, where eligible; especially where the student wishes, or is required, to study full-time.

Details of the BUV scholarship, including eligibility criteria, are available by downloading a pdf flyer. Further questions can be directed to the Director of Research