Australian parliamentarian King O’Malley and his wife Amy, instructed in their wills that their estates be used for Home Economics scholarships. They believed that Australian family life ought to be strengthened and supported for the sake of the nation, through the empowerment of individuals and families.
Since then, the King & Amy O’Malley Trust awards annual undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students applying for or enrolled in tertiary Home Economics or equivalent programs, such as Teaching, Nutrition and Dietetics, Child and Family Studies, Food Science, Community Studies and Consumer Science.
Annual scholarships are available for:
- Full-time undergraduate study to undertake one year only of an eligible undergraduate program, for the calendar year following the year the scholar was selected, with the opportunity to reapply for up to three additional years ($5000)
- Full-time postgraduate study to undertake up to three years of a postgraduate program, subject to satisfactory program reports ($7500)
- Part-time postgraduate study – study which is less than full time but not less than half-time ($3750)