Barry Whelan Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

The maximum amount available for distribution is $10,000 per year

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 July 2021

Applications open 1st July and close 31 July each year.

Length of award

The scholarship is only available for one year and the succesful applicant will be asked to give a report to the Board of Trustees of the Disability Resource Centre, at the completion of that period of time.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The scholarship is to encourage people with disabilities to optimise their potential in the fields of recreation and education.

Selection criteria

The scholarship was established in Hastings and those applicants with an association with this city would have preference.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The term "disability" in the application form will have the same definiton as the term has in the Disabled Persons Community Welfare Act.

How do students apply?

Please complete the application form in full. Applicants who detail the following are more likely to receive favourable consideration:-
A completed application form;
Specify the sum sought;
Provided budgeted details of cost of study;
Outline any specific project or activity;
A budget for any project proposed.
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

All applicants will be informed of the Trustee's decision.

Decision makers

Applicants are considered by the full Board of the Disability Resource Centre (H.B.) Trust.

History or background of award

The scholarship was formed by the Disability Resource Centre (H.B.) Inc in 1995 (and since registered as a Charitable Trust), in memory of Barry Whelan who was one of the founders of the organisation.

Additional information

Applications must be submitted on the approved Application form.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Sue Robson
Manager Finance/Administration Disability Resource Centre
Disability Resource Centre (HB) Inc
PO Box 2348, Stortford Lodge, Hastings
06 873 8206
06 873 8212


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in May 2021.