What is the Kicking Goals Scholarship?
Kicking Goals is a scholarship being offered by Foundation Barossa, and being supported by a number of local businesses. The Scholarship is designed for children with a physical disability, assisting with the last two years of schooling, and provide them with financial assistance going into further education or employment.
John Hughes himself has slight Cerebral Palsy. John is Winemaker/Owner of Rieslingfreak, and has established the Kicking Goals Scholarship. John has always wanted to put together a Scholarship that enables a child with a physical disability to go further. This Kicking Goals Scholarship builds on the success of a one off “Stump Jump” scholarship in 2010 and is designed to take children in the Barossa Valley further into education, with the ultimate goal being employment.
To date funds for the Kicking Goals Scholarship have been donated to Foundation Barossa by Rieslingfreak, Barossa Quarries and ‘Riesling For Good’ (a collaboration of Peter Griscti, Rolf Binder, Eden Hall Wines, Brady & Co, Vinpac, Multi Colour Labels).
The Scholarship Applications are received by a sub committee made up of Board Member, John Hughes and a third member chosen by the Foundation Barossa Board in consultation with John.
Who does the Kicking Goals Scholarship assist?
The scholarship is for children in Year 10, who have a physical disability and reside in the Barossa Valley. The Scholarship is designed to provide some financial assistance ($500 per year) for years 11 and 12, together with John Hughes mentoring the children, focusing on further education and employment. At the end of Year 12, there will be up to $3500 available for the child to spend on further education, educational aids or transport that may be required for the education or employment.
Late October Scholarship information online
Last week of November Applications Open
Last week of January Applications Close
First – second week of February Interviews conducted
Last week of March Scholarship Announcement
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