Mark Ashford Scholarship

Rewarding excellence in tertiary education and tenacity to overcome 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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The scholarship is generously funded by Tasman Insulation, manufacturers of Pink Batts, in memory of Mark Ashford. Mark was a person with CF who 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 are open to any person with CF who has been studying at tertiary level within the last 12 months (including trade courses).

Applications for the 2018 scholarship are currently OPEN and closes on Wednesday 17 October 2018. Award winner will be notified by 31 October 2018.

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.