Mark Ashford Scholarship

Rewarding excellence in tertiary education and tenacity in overcoming the trials of CF while studying.


The Mark Ashford Scholarship is awarded each year to a person with CF who has shown excellence in tertiary study and/or shown tenacity to overcome the trials of CF while studying. The amount of the scholarship is $3,000.

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From 2019, the scholarship is generously funded by TelferYoung, in memory of Mark Ashford. Mark had CF and passed away in 1996 after making a huge contribution to home health with his work on the Fletcher Group’s Healthy Homes book.

2016 marked 20 years of the Mark Ashford Scholarship with a video produced by Kieran Wright to acknowledge the past recipients who achieved remarkable results – often in the face of adversity.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2019 are now open for anyone with CF who has been studying at tertiary level within the last 12 months (including trade courses).

Applications close on Friday 15 March 2019 and the successful applicant will be notified by 31 March 2019.

To apply, please fill out the form below or download a printable application.

If you'd like further information on this scholarship, please get in touch.