2021 Pegasus Scholarship Awards Evening
Pegasus’ annual Scholarship Awards Evening was held on Thursday, 25 February with scholarships presented to 12 lucky Pegasus participants for 2021. One of our favourite and most heart-warming events in the Pegasus calendar, the Scholarship Awards Evening provides a fantastic opportunity for the scholarship recipients and their families to meet their generous donors.
Now in its eighth year, the Pegasus Scholarship Program allows individuals living with a disability to participate in Pegasus’ therapeutic horse facilitated programs for one year. The Program was originally set up following introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), to help the many families who are unable to access funding through the NDIS to participate in Pegasus’ programs.
“After a tough 2020, Pegasus is incredibly grateful and excited to be welcoming back our participants for 2021. There is a high demand for Pegasus’ unique services but unfortunately, restricted funding can make accessing them very difficult for many families. We are lucky to have such a generous community and, thanks to the kindness of this year’s Scholarship donors, the 12 Scholarship recipients will be able to benefit from Pegasus’ life-changing therapeutic programs this year, an opportunity they may otherwise not have had”
Matthew Watson, Executive General Manager, Pegasus.
Thank you to Eastlake Football Club for, once again, being the evening’s venue sponsor and The National Zoo and Aquarium for kindly gifting family passes to each of the Scholarship recipients.
For more information on our Pegasus Scholarship Program, please click here
2021 Scholarship Recipients and Donors
Opportunities Scholarship in Memory of Chris Hall
Riding Tall Scholarship in Recognition for Excellence in Riding
Capital Chemist Scholarship in Recognition for Excellence in Riding
Canberra Rotaract Club Scholarship for Excellence in Riding
The Confidence Scholarship in memory of Helen Heindl
St Francis Xavier College Scholarship for Developing Confidence
Belconnen Bowling Club Courage and Confidence Scholarship in Recognition of Good Horsemanship
The Lions of Canberra, Kambah Scholarship
Brad Ridley Memorial Scholarship for Horsemanship
Cain Scholarship in Recognition for Excellence in Riding
Waying the Stars Scholarship for Perseverance in Working with Horses
The Lord's Taverners 'Taverners' Bill' Riding Development Scholarship