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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.


  • Catholic woman aged 30 years and over who are resident in Australia, Kiribati, the Philippines and Japan – countries where the Sisters of the Good Samaritan live and minister;
  • An interest in the academic, spiritual and mentoring components of the program;
  • Identification of current study being undertaken or a proposed course at a recognised theological institution;
  • Evidence of leadership exercised in any context. Leadership experience in a not-for-profit organisation or a faith-based institution will be highly regarded; and
  • Special consideration will be given to women who are experiencing financial hardship or who live in isolated communities.

Applications for 2023 close on Friday September 16, 2022.

Application packs are available from