Tertiary Scholarships

The Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships

The Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships were first offered in 2004. The scholarships are supported by the family of the late Gregory and Dolores Farrell. Gregory Patrick Farrell OAM was a founding Director of the SpineCare Foundation. The scholarships are open to students who use a wheelchair for mobility; are Australian citizens; and have been accepted into a university course in NSW or are currently enrolled in one. 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.

The aim of the scholarship is to support integration into tertiary education. It is acknowledged that the student with a disability may have additional obstacles to overcome in accessing a tertiary education. One of these obstacles can be the additional costs involved to enable participation in tertiary education. The costs involved can be considerable and variable according to the degree of disability.

2014 Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships - Information and Application Form

2014 Scholarships

In 2014, four scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be offered to students in New South Wales who use a wheelchair for mobility and are attending university.

Updates will be posted over the coming months about the successful scholarship recipients of the Gregory and Dolores Farrell Scholarships for 2014. For more information please call Deanna Mooney on (02) 9890 0959 or email deanna.mooney@northcott.com.au

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