The Isabel and John Gilbertson Charitable Trust was formed in 2002 as a means for the children of Isabel and John Gilbertson to continue their parents' charitable work. Son Andrew Gilbertson and his wife Charlotte have dedicated more than 20 years to ensuring young people with specific learning difficulties have equitable access to educational resources. In 2008 The Isabel and John Gilbertson Charitable Trust established the Gilbertson Family Scholarship Fund with the University of Tasmania to provide support for University of Tasmania students with specific learning difficulties via the Gilbertson Family Scholarship.
Available to undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students with specific learning difficulties, for example dyslexia, in any field of study at the University of Tasmania. Students may be studying full time or part time. To be eligible, students must agree to regular one-on-one tutoring with a qualified teacher, tutor or mentor, recommended through the School (for a minimum of 10 hours each semester) for the duration of the award; be diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty by an Educational Psychologist; be registered with the University of Tasmania Disability Services; and have an approved Learning Access Plan in place.
To retain this award, recipients must remain enrolled and undertake regular one-on-one tutoring with a qualified teacher, tutor or mentor, as recommended through the School (for a minimum of 10 hours each semester).
$2,000 per year
Duration of the degree
31 October 2020
Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full.