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The Flechtheim Scholarship


This scholarship is available to an applicant who is enrolled in any program or course taught through BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education in Trimester 1 2019


One scholarship will be offered annually. The scholarship provides a total of $1500 per annum to be paid as a lump sum after the HELP census date.

Selection Criteria

Applicants for the scholarship are required to submit the application form along with a short paper (1500-2000 words) that shows understanding of an aspect of Bonhoeffer’s theology and, ideally, an element of applying it to a contemporary event.

Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of research work that enhances understanding of the discipleship, ethics and/or theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The criteria include clarity of purpose, depth, rigour and innovation.

Conditions of Award

  • The scholarship is tenable for up to one year.
  • The scholarship must be taken up in the year for which it was awarded.
  • The scholar shall continue to fulfil the relevant eligibility criteria for the duration of the scholarship.
  • This scholarship is subject to the availability of funding.
  • The scholar shall not be required to undertake employment as a condition of award of the scholarship.
  • The scholar shall be required to present their paper on the approved topic at the Annual Australian Bonhoeffer Conference and for subsequent publication, at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

Further Reading

Mary Ward Grant

The Loreto Sisters established this scholarship to support women in specialist and postgraduate study in theology, spirituality and pastoral ministry. The Mary Ward Grant is a partial grant to assist applicants in financial need and priority is given to Catholic lay women. Eligible BBI students are encouraged to apply through the Loreto Sisters and are automatically advised when the grant becomes available.

Giving to BBI

There are many ways you can assist BBI to continue the work it does. You can make a donation towards the BBI Scholarship in memory of Sr Leonie Crotty rsm, which will enable women to study Theology at a postgraduate level. Read about how scholarships help dreams come true

Alternatively, you could make a donation to the eConferences, which will assist with the production and delivery of these inspirational educational events.   


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