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Barry Whelan Scholarship

History 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.


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


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

Number of awards



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


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.

Closing dates

31 July 2021
31 July 2022
Applications open 1st July and close 31 July each year.

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

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Additional information

Applications must be submitted on the approved Application form.

Decision makers

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


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

Conditions of acceptance

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


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