The Kym Adey Catherine House-UniSA Scholarship has been established to support women from Catherine House to undertake further education at UniSA or UniSA College. Catherine House provides supported accommodation and emergency housing to women over 21, unaccompanied by children‚ who are affected by homelessness. Emeritus Professor Kym Adey has had a long and distinguished career in higher education and was a former Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President at UniSA.
Applications are assessed in November/December each year, and shortlisted applicants are invited to attend an interview. The successful applicant will be given a conditional scholarship offer, subject to the recipient enrolling in a UniSA program.
Applicants must be: a participant of the Catherine House Women’s Centre, by attending an initial pathways interview with the Education Coach and subsequent fortnightly meetings for a minimum period of four months, which will facilitate the applicant actively working on an education and employment pathway plan.
Consideration will be given to applicants’ involvement in various Catherine House activities and programs such as speaking to school or other stakeholder groups, representing clients in meetings, participating in promotion for Catherine House, the 1:1 mentoring program or the Client Advisory Group (CAG).
Applicants must provide a personal written statement detailing any previous study and their anticipated benefits of undertaking further education at UniSA or UniSA College. Recipients will be selected on the basis of a personal written statement and an interview. Recipients will be required to provide peer support to other clients of Catherine House..
$10,000 which is apportioned over the life of an agreed program of study, provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship conditions and maintains satisfactory academic progress.