Ronald McDonald House Charlie Bell Scholarship

Ronald McDonald House Charlie Bell

Continuing on with the amazing work their charity has done for seriously ill or injured children, the Ronald McDonald House have announced that applications to their 2019 Charlie Bell Scholarship are now open.

About Charlie Bell

The late Charlie Bell was the first Australian Global CEO of McDonald’s. After passing away following a courageous battle with cancer, Charlie left a wonderful legacy that allows young people who have experienced serious illness or injury to get their life back on track and follow their dreams.  RMHC is privileged to offer Scholarships in honour of Charlie Bell.

Supporting those who need it most

Ronald McDonald House Charlie Bell

Annabel Waugh, 2016 Charlie Bell Scholarship recipient.

Open to any student or apprentice aged between 15 – 20 who has suffered a serious illness or injury, the scholarship offers grants of $5000 to help assist them to further their education or career.  Going towards university or TAFE fees, text books, tools or anything that will directly help them reach their education goals, there are four of these scholarships available for Queensland and the Northern Territory.

With many applicants missing significant periods of schooling due to treatment, these funds aim to help lessen the burden, to support their ongoing learning and development and to ensure they are able to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they have had to face so early in life.

Annabel Waugh, 2016 Charlie Bell Scholarship recipient, suffered from hydrocephalus as a young child which caused her to miss schooling while undergoing treatment.  Thanks to the assistance and funding of the scholarship, Annabel is currently studying Biomedical Science at the University of Queensland and hopes to do medicine and clinical research down the track to help find a cure for the condition she has.

What are the details?

  • Scholarships are awarded annually
  • Applications close on 30th September each year (excluding QLD/NT)
  • Queensland and Northern Territory Applications close on 31st October, 2019
  • Selection will be made by the Ronald McDonald House Awards Committee
  • Attendance at the Awards Ceremony is required, where possible

Who can apply?

To apply for a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You need to be between 15-20 yrs of age (permission from a parent or guardian is required for children under the age of 18)
  • You need to have been treated at a Children’s Hospital for Serious Illness or Injury
  • You must be eligible to attend a tertiary or vocational institution such as University, College or TAFE

How to get started

You can apply for a scholarship simply by completing a form that requires you to supply:

  • Educational information/history
  • Relevant medical history
  • An outline of your study aims, career pursuits, personal achievements, community involvement & goals for the future
  • A personal reference
  • Education/Employer reference
  • Signature of parent/guardian (if under 18 years)

If you think that you could benefit greatly from this scholarship and meet the requirements needed, below are the best ways to source more information and get started on your application.

You will find the Charlie Bell Scholarship application form here.  Applications can be submitted online or via video with assistance to complete the application available if required.  For more information, visit RMHC, call on 07 3647 0646 or email [email protected]

Applications for Queensland entries close on 31 October 2019.

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