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 Timber Merchants Australia.
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.
2019 Candidate Winners
Another great result this year with winning Candidates from the following MGA TMA member businesses:
Golden City Mitre 10 – Bendigo
Danahers Mitre 10 – Heidelberg Victoria
Lamcal Builders Supplies – Heidelberg Victoria
Mathews Timber – Knoxfield Victoria
Ryan & McNulty – Benalla Victoria
Dahlsens Building Centres
Bendigo Truss Plant Pty Ltd – Victoria
All shared in a total scholarship fund of $59,000 and attained excellent results and scores relative to the criteria of: