Frederick Richard O’Connell was Executive Director of the Timber Merchants’ Association (Vic) in the 1950's. In his will, he left a sum of money to be used for scholarships for the children of TMA members or children of their employees.
Each year applications are open to candidates who have enrolled in or who have already commenced a degree, certificate or diploma course conducted by a Victorian university. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of good character, personality and academic achievement. Preference is given to candidates who are children of either employees or directors/proprietors of companies that are members of the MGA TMA.
MGA TMA members are able to apply for the scholarship and it is available for those who have enrolled in or who have commenced a degree, certificate or diploma course conducted by a Victorian University.
Scholarships up to $5,000 are made available through this program.
2021 Candidate Winners
Another great result this year with winning Candidates from the following MGA TMA member businesses:
A.G. Brown Sawmills, Victoria : Jack Braddick
Bendigo Truss, Victoria : Emily Taylor
Dahlsens, Victoria : Jorja Brown
Dahlsens, Victoria : Harrison Miller
Dahlsens, Victoria : Katherine Storck
Danahers Mitre 10, Victoria : Phoebe Taplin
David’s Timber, Victoria : Olivia Coutts
Drouin West Timber & Truss – Victoria : Jaiden McDougal
Drouin West Timber & Truss – Victoria : Jacob Nunan
Golden City Timber & Hardware, Victoria : Nicholas Forbes
Kelly’s Mitre 10, Victoria : Brooke Kelly
Mathews Timber, Victoria : Lucy Wright
Ryan & McNulty Sawmillers, Victoria : Evan Dowe
All shared in a total scholarship fund of $59,000 and attained excellent results and scores relative to the criteria of: