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.

Thomas Hepburn Lennox Scholarship - OPEN NOW

Northcott's Thomas Hepburn Lennox Tertiary Scholarship program is now calling for applications from people with physical disability wishing to pursue tertiary studies in NSW in 2020.  

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

  • have physical disability
  • are past or present Northcott customer; and
  • have been accepted into, or a 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 2020 Thomas Hepburn Lennox Scholarships will close on Friday 22 November 2019. Applicants must complete and return the form found here.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Isabel Chapman on isabel.chapman@northcott.com.au

Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarship

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

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

Students may be studying either full or part time, and may be proceeding to a higher degree in Australia or overseas. The scholarship assists with expenses such as textbooks, accommodation, field trips, stationery and university travel.

In 2018, five Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships of up to $5,000 each were awarded in NSW. Existing scholarship recipients are undertaking Bachelor Degrees in Primary Teaching, Exercise and Sports Science, Digital Media and Business, as well as a Graduate Diploma (Auslan-English). 

Details about the 2020 Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships will be available on this page in the coming months.

Wendy Hall Scholarship

The Wendy Hall Scholarships are administered by Northcott and are 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.

Details about the 2020 Wendy Hall Scholarships program will be available on this webpage in the coming months.

This is a wonderful opportunity and prestigious accolade to receive a scholarship. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more and get your applications in!

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