Brightwater is honoured to offer scholarships aimed at improving the lives of people in our care.

The Brightwater Lyn Beazley Scholarship

This scholarship aims to help Brightwater investigate the science behind the regeneration that takes place in the brain as a direct consequence of the Oats Street acquired brain injury rehabilitation program.

The scholarship was established thanks to a donation from Professor Lyn Beazley after winning the Governor’s Award for Giving in 2012, combined with a donation from the Southern Districts Rotary Club.

2014 recipient

Fiona Allanson: Neuropsychological predictors of outcome following acquired brain injury in adults

Fiona Allanson is the inaugural recipient of the Brightwater Lyn Beazley Scholarship

The University of WA Psychology and PhD candidate is researching the neuropsychological predictors of outcomes following acquired brain injury in adults.

At Oats Street, the focus is on a person's abilities rather than their disability, and supporting them to maintain current skills, regain lost skills and learn new skills. The approach encourages and supports clients to stay connected with people, places and pursuits important to them. By doing this, their quality of life is enhanced and their independence and personal autonomy maintained and strengthened.

L to R: Fiona Allanson, Brightwater CEO Jennifer Lawrence, Professor Lyn Beazley

The Don Hutchison Scholarship

Don Hutchison served on the Brightwater Board for 25 years, the last 13 as Chairman. In 2001, to honour his lasting and outstanding achievement, an annual scholarship was established in his name.

The scholarship is for staff members to conduct a project, research or further learning that will contribute to improved quality of life for our clients.

2019 recipients

Gap Tshering: The Weekend Entrepreneur

2018 recipients

Rebecca Andrews, Lyn Maitland: Mental Health Training

2017 recipient

Belinda Harvey: Promogram Prisma wound management trial

2016 recipients

Wendy Hudson: Train the trainer program in person centred practices
Nicola Llewellyn-Berry: Train the trainer program in person centred practices

The Peter Lane Scholarship

The Peter Lane Scholarship was established in 2008 with a generous donation from the Lane family in memory of their son, Peter. Peter had an acquired neurological disability and lived at Brightwater prior to his death in 2004.

This scholarship is for a staff member/s to conduct a project, research or further learning to create opportunities that will improve the quality of life of Brightwater clients, and increase expertise in the delivery of specialised services to young people with neurological disability.

2019 recipient

Curtis Reddell: A community based return to work readiness program for people with an ABI: Partnering with a local sports club

2018 recipients

Melissa Marsden, Peggy Lee: Oats Street Coffee Group
Rachel King: The effects of self-compassion intervention on improvement in self-worth and quality of life in people with an ABI

2017 recipients

Georgina Hett: Determining perceptions and outcomes following the implementation of on-site meal preparation in a supported accommodation context
Nicky Brosnan, Rachel King: Responsible drinking after brain injury program

2016 recipients

Tanyan Cavlovic, Georgina Hett, Yvonne Morris: Developing a standardised approach to assessment of young individuals with disorders of consciousness