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; and be registered with the University of Tasmania Disability Services and have an approved Learning Access Plan in place. Please note, applicants who are commencing university for the first time must have a Learning Access Plan in place by census date of their first semester of study.
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 for the duration of the degree. The scholarship funds will directly cover the costs of activities including: one-on-one tutoring with a qualified teacher/tutor, a laptop, specialised computer software and related training, mentoring and possibly advocacy support.
Duration of the degree
31 October 2021
Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. All questions should be answered in full, however please note your spelling, punctuation and grammar will not be taken into consideration.