Virginia Rigby Scholarships

This scholarship program is set up to assist families with the educational needs of children who are experiencing financial hardship due to breast cancer.

The Virginia Rigby Scholarship was established to honour the legacy of Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation co-founder Virginia Rigby. Virginia was passionate about ensuring all Hunter breast cancer patients had equal opportunities and a network of support to help them through their treatment.

Flexible scholarships

The Virginia Rigby Scholarship program is intended to be flexible. There is no set figure to be funded and no excessively restrictive rules about how the money is to be spent – so long as it’s supporting the education of a child whose parent has breast cancer.

Apply when needed

We want to ensure support is available when families need it. This is why there is no open or close dates for scholarships – simply apply when you need it.

Funding from fees to uniforms

Whether you need assistance with school fees, uniform costs, excursion payments, laptop or school supplies, HBCF is here to provide financial support to ensure a childs eduation does not suffer.


Scholarships are awarded to children who have a parent that is suffering financial hardship due to breast cancer treatment.

Scholarships may also be provided to support a child who has had a parent pass away from Breast Cancer.

Application Process

To apply for a scholarship, you will need to complete an application form outlining your family circumstances, what you are requesting assistance for and the reasons for your request. You will also need to provide a letter of support from your oncologist.

Register your interest

If you are interested in applying for a Virginia Rigby Scholarship, please call 0419 658 875.

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