Australian parliamentarian King O’Malley and his wife Amy, having no living relatives, 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 Consumer Science, Family and Consumer Studies, Food and Nutrition, Teacher Education.
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 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)