Cerebral Palsy Alliance Professor Henry J Cowan Memorial Scholarships
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Professor Henry J Cowan Memorial Scholarships are awarded to support high achieving students to pursue their studies, and to encourage their future career in the field of disability. These scholarships were established in 2005 under the sponsorship of Cerebral Palsy Alliance and are administered by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
- The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Professor Henry J Cowan Memorial Scholarships are open to students who are enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Applied Science or Graduate Entry Masters (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Speech Pathology) course offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sydney.
- The Scholarships shall be open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents.
- There are three scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $1500 and will be available for one successful applicant from each of the disciplines of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology.
- Applicants should demonstrate interest in the field of disability and a strong academic and/or practical achievement in paediatrics components of their studies. A particular interest in cerebral palsy would also be desirable.
- The Scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students in the third year of their course for use in the fourth year of their studies or Graduate Entry Masters students in the first year of their course for use in the second year of their studies. Students must have a satisfactory academic achievement and pass all the practical units prior to their final practicums.
- The successful applicant's contact details will be provided to Cerebral Palsy Alliance. It is an expectation of the Award that the student will consent to one of their final practicums being provided at Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and that the successful applicant will participate in the evaluation of the scholarship and in any longitudinal study of recruitment or career marketing of allied health professionals to Cerebral Palsy Alliance. The successful applicant will be requested to provide their contact address and general employment details on graduation, and for up to two years post graduation.
- In addition it is an expectation of the Award that within one month of placement completion, the successful student will, upon request, provide a 500 word report and feedback of their placement experience at The Spastic Centre.
- A committee appointed by the Faculty of Health Sciences plus a staff member from Cerebral Palsy Alliance will determine the award winners. The judging committee's decision will be final.
A maximum of $1500 for each student. A total of $4500 will be available for one successful applicant from each of the disciplines of occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology.
How to apply
Students should apply in writing. The application should not exceed four pages in total. One hard copy of the application should be submitted to Scholarships, Learning and Teaching. A Block, Faculty of Health Sciences, an electronic copy should also be emailed to .
For more information contact the Clinical Education Administrator in the discipline of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology.