Scholarships open for young people with disabilities
Young people with disabilities are being encouraged to apply for sports and academic scholarships of up to $5000.
The scholarships are provided by Coastability and its ambassador, Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch, is encouraging all eligible young people to also apply.
"To be eligible for the sports scholarships, you must be 10-23 years old, have a primary physical or multiple disabilities, have outstanding sporting achievements or competed at a state or national level," she said.
"To be eligible for the academic scholarships, you must be 16-23 years old, have primary physical or multiple disabilities, sound academic record and acceptance or enrolment in accredited post-school course of study, or in a course as part of high school studies."
"Coastability is an incredible non-profit organisation that has long supported disabled young people in being able to achieve their dreams, whether it be to attend university or to compete on the international stage in big sporting events such as the Paralympics.
"I have had the privilege of meeting so many young, talented and disabled people on the Coast who are achieving incredible things."
Further information is available on the Coastability website at https://www.coastability.org.au/.
Media release, 29 Apr 2022
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford