Fr Francis Hefferan Memorial Bursaries & Awards

​​​​Fr Hefferan Bursary

The family of the late Rev Fr Francis Hefferan who was Parish Priest of Nambour Catholic Church, set up a Benevolent Fund in 2000, specifically to encourage young people to achieve their goals by rewarding outstanding efforts in academia, the arts, or innovative pursuits

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

The Fr Hefferan Bursary is open for applications for 2023
It is open to all young people aged between 15 and 25 years who can display exceptional ability and achievement either academically, in the arts or in innovative pursuits.

 In addition please note there is a new category called "Innovations". See the Information page.

Awards (Award winners may re-apply for further future Awards/Bursaries)

Bursaries (Bursary winners may not re-apply in the future)

Applicants can be of any race or creed but must have resided in the Nambour district or districts adjoining Nambour district (Sunshine Coast).

Application forms and Information are available in July/August each year from:
1. Your local secondary school/church office
2. Download Application Form and Information about the Bursary via the below pdf ​
2023 FINAL School Info to Principals & Churches 2023.pdf
3. from the Parish Office of St Joseph's Catholic Church 177 Currie Street Nambour
Office Hours: 8.30am to 2pm Monday, (closed Tuesday) Wednesday, Thursday & Friday phone 5441 1034

Applications should be emailed to St Joseph’s Parish Office or posted to: St Joseph’s Parish Office, PO Box 569 NAMBOUR 4560

or hand delivered to: St Joseph’s Parish Office (Community Centre) 177 Currie Street Nambour

NO late entries will be accepted.

(With thanks to St Joseph's Parish, Nambour for allowing permission to use this information.)