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Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship

The Public Education Foundation’s Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have a physical disability to enable them to reach their academic potential.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship will provide a student with a physical disability transition into tertiary education to study for a degree. Please note – this scholarship is for students studying on-campus only.

Up to five scholarships are available to support students in 2022, each valued at $10,000. Each scholarship will be split into two equal payments to be made after census day each semester of the 2022 university calendar.

The scholarship is to cover educational expenses such as:

  • Laptop, iPad or similar device to undertake/enhance your studies
  • Assistive technologies required to undertake/enhance your studies
  • Subject or study related software, printer, stationery and textbooks
  • Mobility scooter or other disability aids to assist in travelling to/from and moving around campus
  • Home wifi for study
  • Furniture for study (desk, lamp, chair etc)
  • Face-To-Face Tutoring or Online Tutoring
  • Transport costs for travel to/from University


  • Has a permanent physical disability
  • Attends a Public School in the ACT, NSW, QLD or VIC
  • Currently in Year 12 and intending to apply for university in 2022
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident


  • Evidence that current study and academic records are appropriate to the nominated University study
  • Potential to do well at university and determination to complete the nominated study
  • Able to demonstrate that the scholarship will make a significant contribution to reaching their potential
  • Experiencing financial disadvantage that may prevent the student from successfully completing their desired studies
  • Positive attitude towards schooling
  • Participation in school life
  • Contributes in the community and/or in extracurricular activities

Applications close: Tuesday 3 August 2021

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