What Is The Greg Singh Bursary Association Inc?

The Greg Singh Bursary Association Inc (GSBA) was established in 2011 in honour of Greg Singh, who served as a councillor representing Golden Beach in the Caloundra City Council from 2004 to 2008 on the Sunshine Coast.

Councillor Singh was a highly respected member of the local community who had overcome his lifelong disability to realize his personal potential and community leadership qualities.  Greg was a trailblazer who put aside his disabilities to work tirelessly to achieve his personal and career goals.

His life was cut tragically short by cancer.  Inspired by his achievements, the Greg Singh Bursary Association Inc was formed in 2011 by a group of local Caloundra people who knew Greg.

WHAT DOES THE GSBA DO?

The GSBA raises funds to provide bursaries to children disadvantaged by their own, or their parent’s, disability to assist them to achieve their goals.

The Association is governed by the Queensland Associations Incorporation Act 1981 and is registered as a Charity under the provisions of the Collections Act 1966.

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A BIG thank you to our supporters for the 2016 Trivia Night fundraiser. The funds raised will provide bursaries for students with disabilities. Your assistance is very much appreciated.

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Thank you to all those who attended last night's Trivia Fundraiser.
As always Ashley 'Tugboat' Robinson OAM was an entertaining MC.
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ABOUT THE GSBA BURSARY:

Who can apply for bursary?

Parents of current or past students of Golden Beach State School can apply on behalf of their child, if either the parent or the child has a disability.  The student must be under 18 years of age.  The application must be recommended by the Principal of Golden Beach State School or the student’s current school principal.

What is meant by a disability?

Children with a range of conditions can have difficulty at school. Disability in relation to education is inclusive of moderate impairments in the areas of sight and hearing, speech and language, auditory processing, fine and gross motor development, as well as conditions such as autism, and emotional and behavioural disorders.

Please contact the GSBA for the full terms and conditions of the bursary.

What type of assistance is provided:

A bursary in the form of financial assistance of up to $500 is available.  Disbursement of bursary funds will be not generally be made directly to bursary recipients.  Funds will be allocated by approval of the GSBA management committee as per the bursary application.  Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of one bursary in any calendar year.  The number of bursaries available is dependent on the funds raised by the GSBA Inc.

 

What is the application process?

Applications are accepted twice a year, in January and July, for assistance to be provided in the following semester or year. Applications must be submitted on the GSBA Inc. Application Form by 31 January or 31 July of each year.  Late applications will not be considered, and should be held until the next funding round.  The GSBA Inc. Committee, which consists of representatives from the Golden Beach Progress Association, Golden Beach State School and the local community, selects the bursary recipients.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Greg Singh Bursary Association or would like to donate, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.