Scholarships

Scholarships

Brightwater is proud to provide a number of scholarships aimed at improving the lives of the people in our care. Each of these scholarships is administered by the Brighwater Research Centre.

 

The Brightwater Lyn Beazley Scholarship

This scholarship was established thanks to a donation from Professor Lyn Beazley, after winning the Governor’s Award for Giving, and a donation from the Southern Districts Rotary Club. The scholarship aims to help Brightwater investigate the science behind the regeneration that takes place in the brain as a direct consequence of the Oats Street rehabilitation program. Fiona Allanson is the inaugural recipient of the Brightwater Lyn Beazley Scholarship. The University of WA Masters Psychology student and PhD Candidate is researching the neuropsychological predictors of outcomes following Acquired Brain Injury in adults. The program focuses on a person's abilities rather than their disability by supporting them to maintain current skills, regain lost skills and learn new skills. The approach encourages and supports clients to stay connected with people, places and pursuits important to them. By doing this, their quality of life is enhanced and their independence and personal autonomy maintained and strengthened.

Don Hutchison Scholarship

The Don Hutchison Scholarship is awarded to Brightwater staff in line with the Board’s commitment to developing our people, culture and knowledge and is given in memory of Don Hutchison who served on the Brightwater Board for 25 years, the final 13 as Chairman. The annual scholarship provides financial support for staff to conduct a project, research or further learning. These projects must contribute to improved quality of life for Brightwater residents and clients. Applications are reviewed by the Brightwater Research Centre and the Leadership Team, which makes the final selection. Scholarship recipients are announced at the Annual General Meeting in October. Recipients must provide a written report of their activities which may include key learning areas/experiences, value to others (if they have attended a course), how the learning concepts and skills acquired have been applied in the work area, the goals, how they were achieved or not achieved and why, the outcomes, and any benefits for Brightwater. Applications are open to permanent employees of Brightwater.

Peter Lane Scholarship

The Peter Lane Scholarship was established in 2008 through a generous donation from the Lane family in memory of their son, Peter. Peter had an acquired neurological disability and lived at Brightwater facilities prior to his death in 2004. Throughout Peter’s time with Brightwater his family campaigned for increased expertise in the area of neurological disability within the organisation. Their commitment continues to this day through the Peter Lane Scholarship. The Peter Lane Scholarship was established in 2008 through a generous donation from the Lane family in memory of their son, Peter. Peter had an acquired neurological disability and lived at Brightwater facilities prior to his death in 2004. Throughout Peter’s time with Brightwater his family campaigned for increased expertise in the area of neurological disability within the organisation. Their commitment continues to this day through the Peter Lane Scholarship. Applications are reviewed by the Brightwater Research Centre and the Leadership Team, which makes the final selection. Scholarship recipients are announced at the Annual General Meeting in October. Recipients must provide a written report of their activities which may include key learning areas/experiences, value to others (if they have attended a course), how the learning concepts and skills acquired have been applied in the work area, the goals, how they were achieved or not achieved and why, the outcomes, and any benefits for Brightwater. Applications are open to permanent employees of Brightwater.

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