Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Scholarships
in Education, News, Paediatrics
28 May 2015
Since its establishment by Eliza Hall in 1912 with a donation of £1,000,000, The Walter & Eliza Hall Trust has been helping Australians in need. The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust provides funding for four scholarships managed through the Public Education Foundation (PEF).
This Opportunity Scholarship program offers four scholarships – 3 x $6K and 1 x $10K for Year 12 students, attending NSW Public Schools, with a physical disability who wish to progress to tertiary education.
Applications open on 1 July and the application details are available on the PEF website www.publiceducationfoundation.org.au.
Eligiblility criteria is that a student is currently in Year 12 at a public school and intends studying part time/full time the following year; they have a diagnosed physical disability (only) no cognitive impairment or mental illness and financially disadvantaged.
In addition, a $6,000 tertiary scholarship for a student with a physical disability is offered through The University of Sydney on behalf of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. This scholarship, along with three others offered through the University of Sydney, are managed by the University’s Scholarships and Prizes area.
Eligibility criteria for this scholarship is that the student must be entering at least their second year of study full/part time, have a diagnosed physical disability, be a HECS funded student and financially disadvantaged.
Ideally the scholarship funds are to be utilised to support students in their studies. This may include the purchase of assistive technologies, laptops, additional tutoring, textbooks, equipment etc etc. but may also include the cost of cabs to university etc.