The Trust was established in 1985 by Malcolm Penn, in memory of Sir Charles Bright, a former judge of the Supreme Court and a man who did much in both his public and in his private life for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged in the community.
The scholarships are awarded to students with a disability undertaking post-secondary education, whether at University, Technical and further Education or other recognised post-secondary educational institutions. The Trust has provided scholarships to over 300 students with disabilities.
The Sir Charles Bright Scholarship is an authorised trust and registered charity and is administered by a Board of Trustees. The Trust has received support from Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, The Royal Society for the Blind, The Brain Foundation, Guide Dogs, PQA, SCOSA, Multiple Sclerosis, 5RPH, Arts SA, the Department of Employment, Training and Further Education and a number of private donors.
Application forms for scholarships are available annually from late October and the round closes at the end of January.
You can download an application form here.
Enquiries to David Penn, Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the trust on 0439 490 010.
Scholarships of $2000 are presented annually in February.
Sir Charles Bright Scholarship Trust
Patron: His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia
Ambassador: Peter Goers, OAM