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 disability, assisting with the last two years of schooling, and provide them with financial assistance going into further education or employment.

John Hughes,  Winemaker/Owner of Rieslingfreak, has established the Kicking Goals Scholarship. John has slight Cerebral Palsy and has always wanted to put together a Scholarship that enables a child with a physical disability to go further. The 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 region 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).

Scholarship Applications are received by a sub-committee made up of a Foundation Barossa Board Trustee, 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 disability and reside in the Barossa region. The Scholarship is designed to provide some financial assistance ($500 per year) for Years 11 and 12, together with John Hughes mentoring the children, focussing 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 education or employment.

Key dates

Nov 18                                                             Applications Open

Feb 28                                                             Applications Close

To apply for Kicking Goals Scholarship please use the form here.