The Fairbrother Foundation formed a partnership with the UTAS Foundation in 2008 to support keen students to undertake an undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania. Since 2008, the UTAS Foundation has awarded a 3-year Fairbrother Foundation Scholarship to 20 students, enabling many to successfully undertake university study.
To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must have a parent employed by Fairbrother Pty Ltd or Degree C Pty Ltd (an entity owned by Fairbrother) and preferably be entering the first year of their degree. The Fairbrother Foundation Scholarship currently provides recipients with $15,000, spread evenly across 3 years.
The current recipients of the Fairbrother Foundation Scholarship are:
Former recipients include:
In 2018, the Fairbrother Foundation partnered with the Royal Flying Doctors Service to offer a $5,000 scholarship to a first year nursing student from an outer regional or remote area of Tasmania. The scholarship includes a one week experience at an RFDS base, either on in Tasmania or interstate.
The 2023 recipient of this Scholarship is Brooklyn Turner. Past recipients are Sharni Walker (2019), Eve Bell (2020), Justine Barrett (2021), and Ericka McKinnon (2022).
For more details about the Fairbrother First-Year Nursing Scholarship: