Vision Australia is proud to help students who are blind or have low vision to achieve their life goals.
We would like to sincerely thank our supporters for making a difference by sponsoring the Vision Australia Further Education Bursaries. Their generous contributions help to lift the barriers that could otherwise prevent people who are blind or have low vision from following their chosen career paths.
Meet the 2023 Vision Australia Bursary recipients
Australian Capital Territory
Madeleine is enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts – Film Production at the University of Canberra. The bursary awarded Madeleine an Apple MacBook Pro with extended warranty, 28-inch ClearVision external monitor, Apple Magic Keyboard, Apple Magic Track Pad and large print keyboard stickers.
New South Wales
Ariel is studying Bachelor of Fine Arts – English at University of Sydney. From the bursary Ariel has received an Apple MacBook Pro, Wacom Intuos Pro Paper with Pro Pen, Laptop backpack, Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, a 24-inch Dell Monitor, USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, Apple Magic Keyboard, Apple Magic Mouse and Kindle 32GB Oasis E-Reader with WiFi.
Isaac is enrolled in Bachelor of Clinical Science at Macquarie University. Isaac’s bursary award has provided HP Probook 450, Everki Laptop Briefcase, ZoomText Magnifier/Reader with Software Maintenance Agreement, Applie iPad Pro 4th Generation, Rugged Case for iPad Pro, ScanBox+, Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, HP Monitor with Webcam and Adjustable Stand, Universal USB-C Multiport Hub, 8Ware HDMI Cable, Microsoft Sculpt Bluetooth Mouse and Camsol Laptop Power Bank.
Nicola is enrolled in Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English and Writing majoring in Global Indigenous Studies at University of Newcastle. The bursary has awarded Nicola an Apple MacBook Pro, Wacom Intuos Pro with Pro Pen, Toshiba Portable SSD External Hard Drive, Adobe Creative Cloud, Everki Laptop Briefcase, Curved 34-inch Monitor, StarTech USB-C Multiport Docking Station, 8Ware HDMI Cable, Large Print Mac ALBA Keyboard, Apple Magic Trackpad, Olympus Digital Voice Recorder and Rockrose Ebony Portable Powerbank.
Ashely has enrolled to a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Griffith University. The bursary has awarded Ashely a MacBook Pro, iPad Air, Smart Folio with Keyboard, Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Dock Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple AirPods Pro, Clover 6 Handheld Electronic Magnifier, Cordless LED Smart Lamp and a Large Print Keyboard.
Eliza is enrolled in a Diploma of Counselling at the Australian College or Applied Professions. From the bursary Eliza has received ZoomText Fusion with Software Maintenance Agreement, Victor Reader Trek, Dragon Naturally Speaking Software, J-Dictate Software, HP Probook, Poly Blackwire Headset, Samsung 27-inch Monitor, Microsoft Mouse, Superspeed 4 Port Hub and a Large Print Keyboard.
Rachael is studying a Bachelor of Science Advance (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology. The bursary has awarded Rachael ZoomText Magnifier with Speech and Software Maintenance Agreement, HP Probook, Microsoft Mouse, Asus 24-inch Monitor, Belkin Multiport Dock, Large Print Keyboard, Colour Wireless Laser Printer, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil for iPad, Apple Smart Folio for iPad and Microsoft 2021 License.
Sidney is enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws at University of Queensland. Sidney’s bursary award has provided him with HP Probook, ZoomText Fusion and Pearl Camera.
Avsar has enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne. The bursary has awarded Avsar a MSI Stealth Laptop, 27-inch External Monitor, Samsung Galaxy Tablet with a Note View Cover and Ultra Keyboard.
Cody has enrolled in Masters of Art Therapy at LaTrobe University. Cody has been awarded a MSI Creator Desktop, Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Cygnett TEKVIEW Slimline tablet, Epos ADAPT on-ear Bluetooth UC Headset with USB and Talking Touch-Typing training for Windows.
Ella is enrolled in a Bachelor of Counselling at Australian College of Applied Professionals. Ella has received a Dynabook Portege Laptop and a Victor Reader Stratus from the bursary.
Jasper is studying a Double Diploma – Diploma of Sport and Diploma of Business at SEDA Group. Jasper has been awarded ZoomText Fusion with Software Maintenance Agreement, JAWS Upgrade, HP Probook, Pearl Camera, Victor Reader Trek and an iPhone 14.
Patrick is enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce at Melbourne University. The bursary has awarded Patrick a MacBook Pro, iPad Air, iPhone 14, 27-inch Curved Monitor, Apple Pencil, External Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Backpack, Task Lamp, AirPods and a Powerbank.
Raegan is studying a Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) at The Gordon. Raegan’s bursary award has provided her with ZoomText Magnifier with Speech and Software Maintenance Agreement, HP Probook, Optical Mouse, 24-inch Monitor, Belkin Multiport Dock, Large Print Keyboard, Color Laser Printer, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil for iPad, Apple Smart Folio and Microsoft Office license.
Samantha has enrolled into a Double Degree - Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Tasmania. Samantha has received MacBook Pro, iPhone 14 and AirPods Max from her bursary award.
Yusef is enrolled to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at RMIT. Syed’s bursary award has provided him with a Lenovo Laptop, 24-inch Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse, Backpack, Multifunction Laser Printer with additional Toner, Samsung S22 Phone with a Phone Cover and a Powerbank.