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This year’s participants include Angela Johnson

Since their foundation and throughout their 165-year history, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan have been committed to the flourishing of women. They have educated girls and women from pre-school to tertiary levels and have been engaged in adult education and adult faith formation.
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan are now inviting applications for the third year of their Study and Mentoring (SAM) Program. The program offers financial assistance for women undertaking tertiary studies at a recognised theological institution. Core components of the program include opportunities for spiritual direction, mentoring and dialogue with like-minded women.
Financial assistance will be offered to a maximum of $A8000 per year. The grant can be spent on tuition or other expenses associated with the completion of the qualification.
It is necessary that there be a consonance between the values of the applicant and the ethos of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.
Applications for 2023 close on Friday 16 September 2022.
2022 recipient Angela Johnson, Principal at Assumption Catholic Primary School, Bathurst said the SAM Program was a good fit for her because of “its mission of supporting and inspiring women”.
“In my career I’m really passionate about supporting women to achieve their goals in education, so there is a real alignment,” she said. “I’m also very attracted to the program’s spiritual aspect.” Angela is studying a Master’s in Leadership and Theology, while raising three children and working in school leadership.
“My hope is to act as an inspiration for other young women who have children but also some aspirations in leadership in our education community so that one day I can be a sounding board for people going down that path,” she said.