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 Fr Francis Hefferan Memorial Bursaries & Awards

The family of the late Rev Fr Francis Hefferan who was Parish Priest of Nambour Catholic Church, set up a Benevolent Fund a decade ago, specifically to encourage young people to achieve their goals by rewarding outstanding efforts in academia, the arts, community service or sporting pursuits.

The Fund Committee comprises representatives of community, schools and our Parish.

Annually in August the Committee invites students between the ages of 15 and 25 years in and around the Nambour area to apply for cash Awards and Bursaries. 

Young people who are high achievers in their fields of expertise are encouraged to apply.

Application forms are available from St Joseph’s Parish website each year:

(Go to ‘Main Menu’ top right hand side: ‘Fr Hefferan Bursary’)

Or contact the parish office via email:

2012 will be the thirteenth year of these Awards/Bursaries, during which time approximately $111,200 has been distributed to a total of 123 young people, in pursuits as diverse as weight lifting, music, theatre, community service and academic excellence.