Application period for CoastAbility Scholarship extended to May 31

Liesl Tesch MP with 2020 CoastAbility Scholarship recipients Rae Anderson and Tahlia Blanshard

Applications for the 2021-22 CoastAbility Scholarships for young people with a physical disability have been extended until Monday, May 31.

Scholarships on offer include both an academic and sporting scholarship, with each providing funding up the value of $5000 for successful applicants.

To meet the scholarship criteria, applicants will need to be a Central Coast resident with a physical disability or multiple disabilities, as well as a CoastAbility client or eligible for membership, which is free.

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, said she has seen the difference funding, such as the CoastAbility scholarship, can make to peoples’ lives.

“I am a firm believer in you never know if you never try and I really encourage those who meet the criteria to apply,” Tesch said.

“2020 recipients Rae Anderson and Tahlia Blanshard are both thriving academically and financially supported thanks to CoastAbility.

“Initiatives like this really do have the potential to pave your future career, whatever that may be, and I am excited to see our community benefit from this.”

Academic Scholarship applicants will need to be currently enrolled in an accredited course of study at a tertiary institution, whilst Sporting Scholarship applicants will need to demonstrate outstanding sporting achievements or potential to compete at a high level.

For more information about the Scholarships, or to apply, visit:

Media release, May 24
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch