Bursary and Scholarships - Telethon Speech and Hearing

Bursary and Scholarships

Bursary Support

With the generous support of the Hearing Foundation, Telethon Speech & Hearing continues to offer bursaries to families whose children need to access our early intervention hearing impaired or speech and language delay programs.

 Bursaries ensure partial fee relief for your child to attend our early intervention program for up to a year and are means tested.

Scholarships

Scholarships are provided through a range of generous donors to ensure finances are not a barrier to enter Telethon Speech & Hearing’s early intervention hearing impaired or speech and language delay programs. Scholarships enable your child to attend our early intervention program for up to a year and can provide partial or full fee relief.*

Many of our supporters like to engage with the scholarship recipients through a yearly morning tea and request to be informed of the impact of their support. Telethon Speech & Hearing encourages all prospective scholarship recipients to complete the attached consent form to help us streamline your application process.

2019 Scholarships:

Scholarships List 2019

The McCusker Foundation Scholarship was established in 2018 through the generous support of The Honorable Malcom McCusker and Tonya McCusker AM.

Ten scholarships are awarded to provide financial support to children through our early intervention programs, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend our learning programs which are critical in their development, so they can have the most fulfilled lives possible.

Serving as the gateway to WA and acting as Perth’s largest domestic and international airport. The Perth Airport Scholarships were established in 2018.

The purpose of the scholarships is to ensure that families in need of financial support to enable their children to attend our early intervention programs do not go without the critical help they need for their child’s development.

These scholarships are specific for families within the geographical regions of the City of Swan, Canning, Belmont and Kalamunda.

Over 110 years old, Rotary International is a global network of over 1.2 million people who work towards supporting local and international causes in which they can make a difference. Members, also known as Rotarians, gather at weekly club meetings in a variety of Perth based locations. The following clubs have kindly donated a scholarship; enabling a locally based child the opportunity to attend one of TSH’s early intervention programs.

  • Rotary Club of Northbridge – Closed
  • Rotary Club of Applecross – Closed
  • Rotary Club of Scarborough – Closed

Frank and Atilia Tomasi have had a long association with Telethon Speech & Hearing. Their grandson was enrolled in the Talkabout program. This scholarship is named in memory of Frank’s wife, Atilia. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to children in TSH’s early intervention programs, ensuring they have access to the best support in their most critical years of early development.

The Stan Perron Scholarship is a scholarship in memory of Vale Stan Perron. The scholarship recognises the Perron family’s long-term support and philanthropy to Telethon Speech & Hearing. Through the Stan Perron Charitable Trust , ten scholarships have been awarded to provide financial support to children to attend our early intervention programs, who may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can apply for both a bursary and a scholarship.

Yes, you may apply for more than one scholarship.

Yes, there are cut off dates. To ensure that your application is considered please apply before the cut off dates.

All applications will be reviewed, afterwards successful applicants will be contacted.

Private Health Insurance

NDIS

Carers Allowance  – $127.10 per fortnight plus a Health Care Card for the child.

Carer Payment

BetterStart – This is transitioning out as NDIS rolls out.