Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Disability
Wendy Hall Scholarship
Two Wendy Hall Scholarships are offered annually to support NSW students with disability access accredited further education such as TAFE and university.
The Scholarships can be used to pay for expenses like textbooks, library and internet charges, on campus accommodation, transport, stationery, computer equipment, personal care and other related expenses.
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.
Thomas Hepburn Lennox Scholarship
The Thomas Hepburn Lennox Scholarships are administered by Northcott and are open to students who have physical disability and are past or present Northcott customers.
The scholarship may assist with expenses such as textbooks, accommodation, field trips, stationery and university travel.
For more information on the above three scholarships, go to Northcott’s scholarship page.
The Good Universities Guide
There are currently more than 3000 scholarships available to Australian students, across both the higher education and vocational sectors. This site will help you compare courses and scholarships.
The Young Carer Bursary Programme
This programme aims to help relieve the financial pressure on young carers to undertake part-time employment in addition to managing their educational and caring responsibilities.
The programme is funded by the Australian Government and administered by Carers Australia.
Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants
Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants program is critical in keeping young people at home with their families and preventing new admissions to inappropriate housing.
Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite that is unable to be funded through other means (eg. NDIS). This funding is to both enhance the quality of life for young people with high care needs and assist them to remain living in their own home with loved ones.
The grants provide one-off funding of up to $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at home and are at risk of entering inappropriate housing.
Top tip: individuals with or without NDIS funding CAN apply! Please contact us if you are unsure.