Huntington’s Tasmania has made available, from the Greg Jacobson Trust Fund, an annual scholarship to assist Tasmanian students studying at an approved tertiary facility. Members of families affected by Huntington’s disease are encouraged to apply for this assistance. Guidelines are as below and further information and an application form can be obtained from;
PO Box 1168, BURNIE Tas 7320 or
phone (03) 6431 3403.
GRANT GUIDELINES – OVERVIEW
GREGORY JAMES JACOBSON EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Greg Jacobson Trust Fund has been established as a result of a bequest from the Estate of the Late Gregory James Jacobson, who at the age of 26 years was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, a disorder that took his life some 16 years later.
Huntington’s Tasmania has set up a Trust Fund with the proceeds of this bequest to aid in the funding of tertiary education at an approved tertiary facility for members of families directly affected by Huntington’s disease.
Our aim is to assist as many genuine tertiary students as possible by funding one annual scholarship valued at $1,000. 00. Funding will be for one year only, however applicants in receipt of assistance may apply While there are no restrictions on the spending of the Grant money, it is anticipated that it will be used for the purpose of purchasing publications or other aids to study. Proof will be required that the applicant has been accepted at an approved tertiary facility and that they are a genuine member of a family directly affected by Huntington’s disease. The recipient of a Grant scholarship will be required (at the end of the year for which they have received the Grant) to attend a state committee meeting of Huntington’s Tasmania with a progress report on their studies.
Applicants will be assessed by a committee consisting of executive members of Huntington’s This decision will be final and no other discussion will be entered into.