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2022 BJ Hickey Scholarship winners with Episcopal Vicar of Adult Faith Formation and Education, Fr Vincent Glynn (Left) and Centre for Faith Enrichment Director, Dr Marco Ceccarelli (Right).

The Centre for Faith Enrichment (CFE) has renewed its call for applications for BJ Hickey Scholarships for the year 2023.

Offered to lay people residing in the Archdiocese of Perth, the scholarships are intended to help those wanting to further their Biblical studies of any length at any level, locally or overseas.

Applicants need not be academics or have an academic background – they do need to have a passion to know and further their understanding of the Scriptures and to help others with that knowledge.

CFE Director Dr Marco Ceccarelli said that the scholarship continues to give lay people extraordinary opportunities to delve into the richness of the Bible here in Perth, interstate and overseas.

“BJ Hickey Scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, 18 November 2022. We have a user-friendly process on our website where applicants can submit their application and read about how others have benefited from the scholarship in past years”.

“With travel interstate and overseas once again gaining traction, we hope people will take advantage of the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Scripture by attending a course, a conference, a symposium or another enriching education experience”

The BJ Hickey Scholarship was set up by Emeritus Archbishop Barry James Hickey, who continues to play a central and fundamental role in the committee. Emeritus Archbishop Hickey began the scholarship with the sole intention of offering lay people an opportunity to undertake Biblical studies either locally or overseas.

For those wanting to apply for the 2023 Scholarship, the Centre for Faith Enrichment’s Scholarships offers both the scholarship application details and the scholarship application form.

To find out more please visit

Applications for a 2023 Scholarship will need to be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday, 18 November 2022.

For further info, please email The Centre for Faith Enrichment on or call on 9278 0261 (please note new number)