Kay Stubbs Scholarships

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Scholarship Details

The Kay Stubbs Scholarships are provided annually. Between one to five scholarships to a total value of $5,000 (e.g. one scholarship worth $5,000 or five scholarships worth $1,000 each) will be awarded annually, depending on available resources. Decisions are made on a needs basis.

These scholarships were possible through the generosity of the late Kay Stubbs (inset above), a Life Member of our organisation, who generously bequeathed part of her estate to our cause.

Funds may be used for:

  • Payment of school, TAFE, university or other approved educational institution’s fees
  • Purchase of computer or adaptive computer equipment
  • Purchase of appropriate resources
  • Payment of a scribe used for an examination
  • Recording or other equipment to eliminate the need to take notes

Exclusions: The Kay Stubbs Scholarship cannot be used to cover travel or petrol costs.

Applications open Monday, 5 June and close Friday, 29 September 2017.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible to receive a Kay Stubbs Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a New South Wales resident
  • Have a medical diagnosis of arthritis
  • Be attending a school, TAFE, university or other approved educational institution
  • Be aged under 25 years
  • Be able to demonstrate the Scholarship will significantly enhance their capacity to complete their education
  • Agree to provide an annual report to Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW on how the funds have been used
  • Be prepared to be featured as a case study in either Arthritis Matters magazine and/or a fundraising appeal
  • Spend the scholarship funding within the same financial year it is awarded

To apply, please download the Kay Stubbs Scholarship Application Form and return via one of the following:

  • Mail: Locked Bag 2216, North Ryde NSW 1670
  • Fax: 02 9857 3399
  • Email: info@arthritisnsw.org.au

Selection Process

The deadline for receipt of applications is 29 September 2017. Applications will be reviewed by the Education Committee of the Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW Board in October 2017, for an award to be offered in the 2018 calendar year. The Education Committee will evaluate all applications and make a recommendation to the Board. Decisions will be made using the following process:

  • Applications are to be forwarded to the Health Promotion Manager, Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW, using the approved application form.
  • Where the applicant is aged 18 years or over, the Health Promotion Manager will arrange a discussion with the applicant. For young people under 18 years of age, the Health Promotion Manager will speak with the applicant’s parents.
  • Where appropriate, the Health Promotion Manager will also speak with the health professional involved with the applicant to determine the appropriateness of the support. This is particularly important in situations where equipment or a computer is requested.
  • Following a meeting with the applicant, the application will be presented to the next meeting of the Education Committee and they will make a recommendation to the Board.
  • The Chief Executive Officer will write to the applicant advising them of the decision of the Education Committee and the Board.

Information for successful applicants

Where an applicant is successful in being granted a Kay Stubbs Scholarship they will be required to meet the following:

  • Wherever possible, Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW will purchase the item/s on behalf of the successful applicant and invoices are to be made out to Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW.
  • If the scholarship is for payment of fees, a copy of the invoice for fee payment must be forwarded to the Finance & Operations Manager, Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW.
  • For computer purchases, two quotes for the requested equipment must be provided.
  • A progress report must be provided by 22 December 2018 regarding how funds were expended and the benefits resulting to the applicant.
  • A copy of their annual academic achievement record must be forwarded to the Chief Executive Officer, Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW.
  • Successful applicants must agree to their story and photo appearing in the quarterly Arthritis Matters magazine and/or a future fundraising appeal.