​​​​Applications for Mary MacKillop Cat​holic School Access Fund Bursaries

The MacKillop Catholic School Access Fund (MacKillop Fund) provides access to Catholic education for families experiencing significant financial hardship, who live within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.​

Eligibility and S​election Process

Bursaries are awarded on the basis of demonstrable, means-tested inability to afford a Catholic education. Support from the fund is not dependent on academic ability of the student.

An expression of interest form should show:

  • A demonstrated inability to afford the fees at a Catholic school, eg the family has a health care card.
  • The family is supportive of the ethos, values and mission of Catholic education

Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the committee, based on greatest need, and funding availability. Supporting financial documentation is necessary before any expression of interest form, or renewal of bursary, can be processed. Special consideration may be given to students who are socially, culturally, spiritually or emotionally disadvantaged.

Expression of interest​

The committee meets in May every year to award bursaries for the following school year.

All Expression Of Interest forms must reach the committee no later than 15 April for enrolment in the following school year. Late expressions of interest may be considered, dependent upon availability of funds. If funding is not immediately available, late applications may be considered at the next May disbursement.

To complete an expression of interest form click here. A copy of your health care card will be requested at a later date.​