Pam O’Gorman Bursary
Helping students with hearing loss further their education
Taking on tertiary study is an exciting step. It is also a big one and comes at a cost.
The Pam O’Gorman Bursary gives two successful applicants a one-off cash payment of $2,000. This support is intended to help successful applicants cover some of the necessary costs of studying, including hearing augmentation devices and tools.
The Pamela O’Gorman Bursary is a $2,000 cash grant. There are no stipulations attached to this funding.
2023 Bursary Application Details
Applications will open in December 2022 via a link on this page.
Applications will close January 31, 2023.
Applications are open to:
- Students with hearing loss starting or currently studying in tertiary education, including university and TAFE studies
- Applicants must already be enrolled in a tertiary education program/institute in Queensland
Shortlisted applicants must submit two references (and the contact details of referees), one of which must be from the applicant’s school or current institution.
All application requirements must be completed; a single page of supplementary information may be attached.
Both academic achievement and extracurricular activities will be considered in the selection process.
Pam O’Gorman dedicated more than 10 years to helping hearing-impaired people.
She received many accolades as a music teacher, but her hearing loss made it difficult to continue, so she turned to teaching hearing loss management.
She was an inspiration to all who attended her classes and showed that when properly managed, hearing loss should never prevent people from achieving their goals.
Pam was also a board member of Better Hearing Australia Brisbane for 6 years and served as the coordinator of teachers.
She was much loved, and this bursary recognises her enormous contribution.
She would be delighted to know that this bursary has been named in her honour to help a student further their studies.