Scholarship opportunities

Do you have a disability and are currently studying at TAFE or university?

Or perhaps are you thinking about embarking on tertiary studies in 2020, but are worried about managing the extra costs and logistics.

Having a disability doesn’t have to be a barrier to reaching your educational goals. Financial assistance from one of Northcott’s tertiary scholarship programs might just be the support you are looking for.

We proudly invite people with disability to apply for one or more of the scholarships below.

Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarship

The Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships are administered by The SpineCare Foundation (a subsidiary of Northcott) and is now open to students who:

  • use a wheelchair as a primary form of mobility;
  • are Australian citizens; and
  • have been accepted into, or are currently enrolled, in a university course in NSW.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 28 January, 2020.

Students who are completing year 12 at the end of 2019 are eligible to apply if they plan on attending university in 2020. Students who are part of the way through a tertiary course are also eligible to apply.

In 2020, five Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be offered to students in NSW. Those proceeding to a higher degree are also eligible, as are students who have been accepted for post-graduate study in Australia and overseas. 

You can read the Recipient Guidelines and apply here.

Wendy Hall Scholarship

The Wendy Hall Scholarship is currently open until 31 January, 2020. Administered by Northcott, the scholarship is open to all NSW students with disability wishing to access accredited tertiary education, such as courses offered through TAFE or university.

Priority is given to students who:

  • are from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background;
  • are from a culturally or linguistically diverse background; or
  • are from a rural or remote area.

The scholarship funds may be used to pay for textbooks, library and internet charges, on campus accommodation, transport, stationery, computer equipment, personal care and other related expenses.

For more information about the Wendy Hall Scholarship, click here, review the Recipient Guidelines and apply here.

Northcott scholarships are a wonderful opportunity and a prestigious accolade for successful students. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more and get your applications in!

Thomas Hepburn Lennox Scholarship 

Northcott's Thomas Hepburn Lennox Tertiary Scholarship program calls for applications from people with physical disability wishing to pursue tertiary studies in NSW.

The Thomas Hepburn Lennox Scholarships are administered by Northcott and are open to students who:

  • have physical disability;
  • are past or present Northcott customers; and
  • have been accepted into, or are currently enrolled in, a TAFE or university course.

The scholarship may assist with expenses such as textbooks, accommodation, field trips, stationery and university travel.

Applications for Thomas Hepburn Lennox Scholarships for 2020 have now closed. Keep an eye out for information about 2021 scholarships over the coming months.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Isabel Chapman on

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