There are a number of scholarships available for students with disabilities, including scholarship options from external organisations.
The Sir Charles Bright Scholarships are awarded to students with a disability undertaking post secondary education, whether at University, TAFE or other recognised educational institutions. The Scholarships of $1,500 are presented annually. Closing date for applications is usually 24 December.
The Alastair McEwin Scholarship has been established by Mr Alastair McEwin, alumnus of the University of Adelaide and current (as at July 2017) Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner. The Scholarship supports one undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student with a disability, who is undertaking a program of study at the University of Adelaide.
The Scholarship has been established in perpetuity by Mr McEwin. It is awarded each year to support students who aspire to become leaders in their field and who also have a disability, as defined under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- Australian citizens undertaking study as a Commonwealth supported student and must remain enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis in the approved program for which the scholarship was approved.
- registered with the University of Adelaide Disability Support.