Pam O’Gorman Bursary

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 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.

Bursary Details

The Pamela O’Gorman Bursary is a $2,000 cash grant. There are no stipulations attached to this funding.

Bursary Application Details


If you’re a student with hearing loss enrolled in a tertiary education program in Queensland or a Queensland resident studying online outside of Queensland, you’re eligible to apply.

Apply today and showcase your academic achievements and extracurricular activities. We’ll need a statement of support from one referee or your institution and, if you are successful, confirmation of your enrolment and your hearing loss.

Both academic achievement and extracurricular activities will be considered in the selection process.


Pam O'Gorman

Pam O’Gorman, whom this bursary honours, dedicated over 10 years of her life to helping those with hearing loss.

Pamela O’Gorman

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 inspired 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 six 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.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Eligibility: The bursary is open to a student with a documented hearing loss who will be enrolled in a tertiary institution in Queensland or a resident of Queensland studying online at an Australian tertiary institution in the year the Bursary is awarded.
  2. Application Process: Applicants must complete an online application form, which includes a personal statement outlining the impact of their hearing loss on their education. If shortlisted, they must provide proof of enrolment and hearing test results.
  3. Selection Criteria: The selection panel will consider the following criteria when selecting the recipient of the bursary:
    1. The impact of hearing loss on the student’s education and daily life
    2. Academic achievement and extra-curricular activities
    3. Benefits to be derived from the bursary
  4. Awarding the Bursary: The bursary recipient will be notified in writing, and the award will be made as a cash payment to the recipient’s bank account.
  5. Reporting Requirements: The recipient is not required to detail how the funds were used or their progress in their studies.
  6. Use of Funds: The bursary must support the recipient’s education and can be used for expenses such as tuition fees, study materials, and hearing augmentation devices or solutions.
  7. Renewal: The bursary is a one-time award and is not renewable. However, previous recipients may reapply in future years if they meet the eligibility criteria.
  8. Confidentiality: All personal information collected during the application process will be kept confidential and used only to administer the bursary.
  9. Publication: The recipient’s name and enrolled institution will be announced on BHA’s website, social media and press releases.
  10. Disclaimer: The award of the bursary is at the discretion of the selection panel, and no appeal process is available. The selection panel reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the bursary at any time.

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