2015 Further Education Bursary recipients

Congratulations to all recipients on their outstanding achievements and to the generous supporters who are helping them to achieve their education goals.


Victoria

Michelle Genardini is studying a Bachelor of Health Science at La Trobe University. The bursary provided Michelle with a Pearl high speed scanner and Openbook OCR software for converting hardcopy text into accessible electronic versions, a digital camera for viewing lecture presentations and anatomical models of skeletons and muscles.

Nathaniel Schmidt is studying a BA Psychology at La Trobe University. The bursary provided Nathaniel with a laptop running JAWs screen reading software and a Focus 40 Blue Braille Display.

Emma-Mae Schmidt is studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne. The bursary provided Emma-Mae with a Braille Sense U2 which is a Braille input and output notetaker laptop.

Theresa Whelan is studying a double degree, a Bachelor of Applied Public Health and a Bachelor of Global Studies at ACU. The bursary provided Teresa with a MacBook Pro laptop with a large external monitor, a scanner and an iPhone.

Soban Sivachthiran is studying a Certificate IV in Accounting at RMIT. The bursary provided Soban with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification with speech, an iPhone, an iPad, OCR software and a digital camera for viewing lecture presentations.

Darren Harris is studying a Bachelor of Science Engineering at the University of Melbourne. The bursary provided Darren with a laptop with a large external 24” monitor, Microsoft Office, OCR software and a multifunction printer.

Jamie Faulkner is studying a Bachelor of Health Science at Endeavour College. The bursary provided Jamie with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification software with speech, an iPad, a scanner, OCR software, a Victor Reader Stream and a portable video magnifier.

Sadam Ahmed is studying a Certificate IV in International Trade at RMIT. The bursary provided Sadam with a scanner with OCR software, Microsoft Office, an iPhone and other items to supplement the equipment he already owns.

Ashlee Cremona is studying a Bachelor of Law/Psychology at Latrobe University. The bursary provided Ashlee with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification software with speech and a Pearl high speed scanner and Openbook OCR software.

Olitta Faapusa is studying a Certificate IV Community Services Work at Victoria University. The bursary provided Olitta with a laptop to run her own copy of JAWS text to speech software, an iPhone and a Pearl high speed scanner and Openbook OCR software.

Cassandra Embling is studying a Bachelor of Music at Monash University. The bursary provided Cassandra with a Focus 40 Blue Braille Display, a Pearl high speed scanner and Openbook OCR software and a copy of JAWS text to speech software.

Sara Partrow is studying a PhD in Psychology and Health Science at Swinburne University. The bursary provided Sarah with an iPhone, laptop, video magnifier, printer and scanner, OCR software and a SD card.

William Mason is studying a Bachelor of Science at Monash University. The bursary provided William with a laptop and software.


New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory

Julian Harris is studying a Bachelor of Engineering at UNSW. The bursary provided Julian with a Microsoft Surface Pro running magnification software with speech, a 24” external monitor, a laser printer and an iPhone.

Inderjeet Kumar is studying a Diploma of Accounting at Nepean College of TAFE. The bursary provided Inderjeet with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification software with speech and a Prodigi Duo 24” CCTV.

Sarah Plunkett is studying a Diploma of Business Administration at Bankstown TAFE. The bursary provided Sarah with a laptop running JAWS screen reading software and OCR software for making text accessible. 

Henry Hanson is studying a Bachelor of Arts at Sydney University. The bursary provided Henry with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification software with speech, an external 24” monitor, an iPhone and an iPad.

Tamika Honeyman is studying a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Griffith University.  The bursary provided Tamika with a MacBook Air laptop running Zoomtext for Mac, an external 24” monitor, a multifunction printer, an iPhone and a 7” video magnifier.

Nicholas Bosch is studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney. The bursary provided Nicholas with a MacBook Air, an iPad and an iPhone.

Ryan Taylor is studying a Certificate IV in Community Services at Bathurst TAFE. The bursary provided Ryan with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification and speech software, OCR software, a multifunction printer and a portable video magnifier.

Kallan Mitchell is studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Newcastle. The bursary provided Kallan with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification and speech software, OCR software for making text accessible and a multifunction printer.

Phillip Stolk is studying a Bachelor of Theology at Moore College. The bursary provided Phillip with a MacBook Pro laptop running Zoomtext for Mac, a scanner and OCR software for making text accessible.


Queensland

Elizabeth Brown is studying a Diploma of Community Services at EVOCCA College. The bursary provided Elizabeth with a laptop running JAWS screen reading software, a Pearl high speed scanner with Openbook OCR software for converting hardcopy books to accessible electronic text and a Victor Reader Stream.

Nathan Letts is studying a Diploma of Sound Recording and Production at TAFE Queensland East Coast. The bursary provided Nathan with a MacBook Pro laptop with built in magnification and voice over, and some sound recording software.

Brent Matthews is studying a Bachelor of International Studies at the University of Queensland. The bursary provided Brent with a Microsoft Surface Pro, Zoomtext magnification with speech software, a multifunction printer, OCR software for making text accessible, a camera for viewing lecture presentations and an iPad.

Eleanor Mill is studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland.  The bursary provided Eleanor with a high performance desktop computer with a Zoomtext upgrade and keyboard, a camera for viewing lecture presentations and dual monitor arms. 

Joshua Wright is studying a Bachelor of Business at Griffith University.  The Bursary provided Joshua with a laptop running Zoomtext magnification with speech software, a multifunction printer and OCR software for making texts accessible.

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